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Injury Types

If you have an accident where you get hurt, you might not be aware that you could get any type of injury, depending on how you land, collide with something or even the way in which you end up falling, tripping or slipping.

Here is a list of the types of injury which often form the basis of compensation claims:

  • Head injury – this covers memory loss, concussion, brain haemorrhages and headaches and vomiting. Symptoms can last between a few months and a lifetime. They’re usually caused by road traffic accidents, although workplace accidents can also result in this type of injury.
  • Hand injury – accidents at work are usually the cause of hand injuries, especially as the result of poor working conditions or prolonged use of equipment. Hand injuries can last for several months or years at a time, which makes getting back to work very difficult.
  • Wrist injury – workplace accidents are usually the main cause, and they’re one of the main symptoms of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). Often, they tend to last for several years if untreated.
  • Leg injury – caused primarily by slips, trips and falls in public spaces or in the workplace, the majority of leg injuries can heal within a few months with the right amount of care and rest. However, some are more severe than that, and can make getting around almost impossible.
  • Foot Injury- There are many ways in which you can cause injury, but you can literally be off your feet for weeks if you have an accident involving this part of your anatomy. The results can be painful and long lasting.
  • Back injury – one of the most serious types of injury, back injuries are usually caused by accidents at work, although they often occur as the result of a slip, trip or fall. They can prevent people from working, which can result in serious income loss.
  • Eye injury – loss of eyesight caused by accidents usually happen in the workplace or on the road. They can be caused by exposure to harmful chemicals, objects flying into the eye or by eye socket fractures after an on-road collision.
  • Hair Injury- If you have suffered hair damage and it was someone else's fault, then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
  • Ear Injury- If you have suffered hearing loss or an ear injury and it was someone else's fault, then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation
  • Jaw Injury- If you have suffered injury to your jaw in an accident or an assault that was not you fault, you should seek the services of a legal specialist at the earliest opportunity
  • Teeth Injury- Hopefully you will never be involved in an accident damaging your teeth, but if you are, you should seek specialist legal advice as soon as possible as you may be able to make a claim.
  • Nose Injury- If you have been involved in an accident and sustained injury to your nose, then you might be entitled to compensation.
  • Facial Injury- If you have suffered a facial injury and it was someone else's fault, then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation
  • Shoulder Injury- An injury to any part of the body can be painful and shoulder injuries are no exception. The shoulder is the most flexible and mobile joint in the body and is important in how we move our hands.
  • Arm Injury- The top of the arm consists of your humerus while your lower arm contains the radius and the ulna. Both of these, the radius and the ulna, enable the placement of the hands, the ulna steadies the radius while it rotates. This rotation is crucial to the total use of the forearm, allowing its full movement. Its loss or damage could be very serious
  • Chest Injury- Chest injuries can be very wide ranging as can the compensation for those injuries.
  • Elbow Injury- There are many different types of elbow injury, including dislocations and fractures, often as a result of trips and falls on public roads and pavements or at work or as a result of sporting injury. Falling onto the outstretched hand can cause a fracture to the elbow.
  • Hip & Pelvis Injury- This is one of the major bones in the body, enabling us to bend, flex, walk, sit and run. The hip is the area where the thigh meets the pelvis .Fractures to the pelvis or hip invariably leads to hospitalisation and often weeks of excruciating pain.
  • Knee Injury- Knee injuries are commonly caused in road traffic accidents and in slips and falls at work, in shops or on pavements. Many sporting accidents can result in injury to the knee
  • Ankle Injury- Ankle injuries can be caused in road accidents, but the most common cause is usually the result of a slipping or tripping accident. Many thousands of claims are brought every year for injury to the ankle.

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