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The legal term personal injury is described as injury to emotions, mind, or the body. Note that this is not property injury or damage. Personal injury law is frequently used to refer to a kind of tort lawsuit claiming that a plaintiff’s injury has been caused by negligence from another individual, business or organization but can also occur in defamation torts.
The most widespread kinds of personal injury damages include work accidents, traffic accidents, claims of assault, accidents involving tripping, defect of a product (this is where the product is liable). Personal injury can also include dental and medical accidents, which include large amounts of medical negligence claims every year. Conditions resulting from these claims are frequently categorized as industrial disease cases, which include mesothelioma from asbestosis, chest diseases (silicosis, pneumoconiosis, asthma, emphysema, chronic obstructive airways disease, obstructive pulmonary disease, and chronic bronchitis), repetitive strain, vibration white finger, occupational stress, occupational deafness, and contact dermatitis injury cases.
If it is determined that the negligence of another party can be verified, the party who is injured may be able to receive monetary compensation from the responsible party. This controversial and complex system in the U.S. has stirred critics to call for tort reform. Many time attorneys represent clients on contingency basis by which the attorney gets a percentage of the plaintiff’s ultimate compensation that is paid once the case is resolved.