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Injury claims are legal proceedings put in place to recover compensation for injuries-physical financial or even psychological — suffered as a result of negligence or an oversight on the part of another individual. There are different occurrences that may necessitate the proceedings including but not limited to the following.

Accidents
If an accident occurs as a result of negligence from the driver, you may employ the services of an injury claims solicitor or attorney to assist you in getting compensated for the injuries suffered from the accident. However, to do so, you will require a statement for a qualified and certified medical practitioner explaining the extent of the injuries and possible effects in the present and future periods. You will also require a report to the police explaining the details of the accident. These should be obtained immediately after the accident in order to capture evidence while it still fresh.

Work-related Injuries
Sometimes, you may get injured at work by machinery or people. In order to claim compensation, you must prove that your organization or the involved employees owed you a duty of care which they subsequently violated either knowingly or unknowingly. The accidents may be caused by obsolete machinery that should have been replaced a long time ago, long shifts that resulted in impairment of your sensory response time, manholes that were left open or even faulty machinery that has not been rectified despite constant reminders and plea by the employees.

Medical negligence
The claims may be as a result of negligence by medical practitioner in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The medical practitioner can be held liable if they misdiagnosed you, if they gave you the wrong medicine that may result in complications or if they refused to treat you when you really required their help.

Legal malpractice
You may also claim compensation for negligence by your lawyer. For example, if they took your case but never worked on it, or they did not put in the required level of effort and the ruling ended up favoring the defendants in the case. If the broke the attorney-client privilege or the acted with your proper authorization.

Slip and fall accidents
In public places, all slippery floors should be clearly labeled. This reminds the users to be careful so as not to fall and harm themselves. In places where this is not properly done, you have the right to claim personal injuries if you fall and subsequent get injured in any way.

Situations When You Can Make Injury Claims