People often seek reimbursement after an injury from a car collision, but there are many other kinds of accidents that you could receive compensation for. Here are four types of personal injury cases you should know about.
Premises liability accidents
Business owners have an obligation to keep customers safe by performing regular maintenance and reducing hazards in their stores. If you have a slip and fall or similar accident while at a store, the company may need to cover your medical expenses and other related costs if they failed to maintain a safe place of business.
Patients put a lot of trust in their physicians, but even doctors can make mistakes. When a medical professional makes an error, such as prescribing the wrong medication or making an incorrect diagnosis, you may find yourself with worsening pain or illness.
Your employer must provide the appropriate training and equipment to allow you to perform your job safely. Construction workers in particular are at an increased risk of harm while on the job, but employers often fail to meet safety requirements.
If a dog owner knows their pet has a history of aggressive behavior, or if the owner does not do enough to prevent a bite, the owner may be liable if their dog causes you harm.
After any kind of injury, you should seek medical attention immediately and document the accident. Your documentation may be helpful if you want to seek compensation for your medical costs.