What is Personal Injury?
Personal Injury is the term used when a person is physically and/or psychologically harmed as a result of an incident that came about through someone else’s actions. For example if a person was in a car either as a passenger or a driver, and another person then caused another vehicle to hit that car and physical and/or psychological harm was caused.
There are a wide variety of personal injury cases resulting from incidents that occur either on one occasion or over a period of time and in different scenarios. Therefore there could be an accident at work, a road traffic accident, or someone who may have suffered injury due to an uneven or slippery surface.
At Bradford & Son we deal with a wide range of different types of Personal Injury, which includes both physical and psychological symptoms, these include:-
Accidents at Work, caused by the negligence of others including use of dangerous machinery without adequate training, insufficient or unavailable PPE, cuts or lacerations, hit by falling objects and more...
Road Traffic Accidents, injurys caused by collisions, rear end shunts or untreated roads
Clinical Negligence, including Misdiagnosis or delay, surgical errors, negligence by GP/Doctor/Nurse, prescription errors, birth injury, cosmetic surgery and more...
Trips & Slips caused by cracked pavments, uneven surfaces, wet/slippery floors with no warning signs, inadequate lighting, poor housekeeping, for example tripping or falling over something left in a walk way.
As for compensation for the injury itself there two main areas of claim which are known as General Damages and Special Damages. General Damages are awarded for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity. This means that the court takes into account not only the extent of the pain and suffering, but also the extra inconvenience that it causes.
Special Damages cover out of pocket losses that have occurred as a direct result of the injury. The out of pocket losses are often put into relevant categories or ‘Heads of Claim’.
If you think you may be entitled to make a Personal Injury claim complete our contact form.
One of our friendly experts will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your potential claim.