What is a Personal Injury Claim?

Personal injury claims refer to any situation where one person seeks compensation from another person, a company or a public authority that has caused him or her to suffer some form of harm.

The injury could be physical or mental, and a person who makes a personal claim is also be entitled to seek financial losses such as loss of earnings and damage to personal possessions.

Personal injury claims can arise from many different situations. For example a straightforward claim could be made by an injured motorist against another driver following a road traffic accident.

In a more complicated example, a patient might bring a claim against a hospital trust following what they believe is a ‘badly performed’ operation where the person would be alleging clinical negligence.

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