When it comes to personal injury, there are a lot of popular myths. Understanding the truth versus the misconception can better prepare you to fully utilize the laws and options available to you or a loved one in the event of a personal injury. Don’t miss out on the justice you deserve!
Myth #1: Personal Injury Accidents Only Happen in Dangerous Job Industries
According to the National Safety Council, there are some industries more prone to personal injury and wrongful death than others – such as agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, transportation and warehousing, mining, and construction. But that doesn’t mean that you’re not at risk of a workplace injury in even a vastly different industry.
Myth #2: Personal Injury Cases Are Always Lawsuits
You might hesitate pursuing a personal injury case because you don’t want to get involved with the ordeal of a lawsuit, or you fear it might damage your employment opportunities. Contrary to popular opinion, when it comes to workplace personal injury, many cases do not result in a lawsuit against the company. Often, the case is resolved between your attorney and your company’s insurance agency.
Myth #3: Compensation for Personal Injury Covers Medical Expenses Only
Injuries often impact your life far beyond the medical procedures and bills. According to AllLaw, Special Compensatory Damages can include
- loss of earnings
- loss of future earnings
- medical bills
- cost of future medical care
- household expenses, and
- costs associated with cancelled trips or altered plans
Even less tangible outcomes of the injury can be compensated under the term “Pain and Suffering.” HG.org Legal Resources defines pain and suffering as a type of damage that can include mental anguish, emotional distress, the loss of enjoyment of life, anxiety, shock and humiliation.
Myth #4: Personal Injury Cases are Only for Major Injuries
There is no minimum settlement amount for personal injury cases. If you’re having to pay medical expenses for an injury caused by someone else’s negligence and/or if there are “pain and suffering” consequences impacting your life because of a workplace accident, you’re entitled to pursue a personal injury case. Speaking with attorneys who have handled personal injury cases of all kinds can help you decide if and how to pursue your compensation.
Knowing that you’re at risk of a personal injury accident shouldn’t make you afraid to go to work, but rather help you stay aware of how you can get the compensation and justice you deserve should you be injured on the job. The good news is that you’re not alone when it comes to getting clarity and support in your case. The experienced attorneys at Campbell, House & Company have dealt with a multitude of different personal injury cases, and we’re here to
help you in your case too. Don’t suffer in silence. Contact us today by calling our Shreveport office at (318) 855-0285 or by completing a free case evaluation online.
Campbell, House & Company
1815 Roselawn Ave
Monroe, LA 71201