What is the legal definition of personal injury?
Personal injury is a legal term, referring to being injured to the body, mind, or emotions. This contrasts from most claims, which would be damage to property, whereas injury is about the damage the victim suffers. In most legal jurisdictions, injury refers to a type of tort lawsuit where the victim is suing the plaintiff for not taking due diligence and allowing the defendant to get hurt.
Who can claim a personal injury accident claim?
This kind of claim can be made by any person who has gotten injuries or suffered personal losses in an accident due to the negligence or fault of any other person. Furthermore, as per Australia’s laws, the dependent of any person who has suffered injuries can also file a claim.
How to claim personal injury?
What can be claims made for?
You can make a claim for the following things:
- Any medical expenses that you have born as a result of an accident
- Medical expenses you are slated to bear in future
- If the accident has caused loss of your earnings in the past, you can make a claim for it. Moreover, in case, you are certain that the accident can result in future loss of income, you can also file a claim for it as well
- Claims can also be made for non-monetary damages
- If, in an unfortunate case, a person died in the accident, their dependents are entitled to make a claim for funeral costs