What is a personal injury?

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Personal injury is defined as general physical and/or psychological damages to an individual that are the fault/s of another responsible party, be it a driver of another car, an individual, employer or the owner or manager of a public space.

It is important to remember that claims can be psychological in nature or related to defamation of character or reputation because of wrongdoing or negligence.

If it can be proven that the personal injury was suffered through no fault of their own, plaintiffs may be eligible to make a claim for compensation.

Some of the most common ways in which a person suffers personal injury include:

Instances of personal injury include:

More information about specific accidents or injuries can be found on our accident compensation page.