Although the modern workplace has become significantly safer over the past several years, there is still a degree of risk associated even in the best ultra-modern working environments. For starters, as you already know, anything that is manmade is hardly perfect. The same applies to automobiles, products, medicine and, everyday household appliances. And with that as the backdrop, here’s a quick overview of some of the some of the grounds that may form the basis of a personal injury lawsuit today.
1. Medical Malpractice
This is essentially any form of negligence by a physician, medical practitioner or doctor that results in the injury or death of the patient. Under the provisions of personal injury law, the injured party, with the assistance of Michael Kelly, can sue the establishment for medical malpractice and collect significant damages. However, for the plaintiff or aggrieved party to win the case, they must prove beyond any reasonable doubt that the professional in question had a legal duty to care for the injured patient. And that this duty was breached some incorrect procedure or lack of it by the medical practitioner. As the injured party, you will also be expected to prove that the injuries resulted directly from the negligence or incompetence on the doctor’s side.
2. Products Liability
This one has become quite common over the years especially given that we are living in a day and age where automated manufacturing has become popular in the modern consumer environment. And this refers to a situation in which a plaintiff sues a manufacturer over damages incurred while using their product. Mostly, the product in question is often a defective household appliance that malfunctioned during operation thus causing accidental injury to the user. It could be that the appliance in question also failed to warn or include a visible warning sign. Which, of course, amounts to due negligence on the part of the manufacturer as they did not take sufficient precautionary measures to warn the user of the possible risk of using the product.
3. Workplace Injuries
This includes any type of injury sustained in your place of formal employment. It mostly revolves around injuries and personal health damages resulting from slip-and-falls and illnesses caused by exposure to certain health hazards. Nonetheless, it is important to note that the injury in question must be directly related to the firm’s working conditions (and occurred within the vicinity/property of the employer) if the lawsuit is to be valid. And this could be almost anything including accidents that are the result of working in unsafe/unapproved working conditions. Speaking of which, more recently, it has become admissible in court to sue employers for psychological damages that are the result of an extremely stressful workplace environment.
The Bottom Line
In order for any personal injury lawsuit to hold water – be it a product liability or medical malpractice – the bottom line remains that the plaintiff (or their legal representative) has the responsibility of proving that the negligent party did not take sufficient measures to protect them from harm.