Types of personal injuries and their consequences: Understanding the impact on lives

When a personal injury occurs the effects can be far-reaching and impact all aspects of your life. Many personal injuries can occur through accidents in your daily life, such as slips and trips, car accidents and accidents in the workplace. 

Let’s take a look at the sort of consequences that may occur as a result of these injuries. 

Slips and falls

Slips and falls are the most common types of personal injury. Many occur due to hazards being on the floor. Things such as wet floors, uneven surfaces or rundown pathways may result in some serious injuries.

Whilst most slips and falls result in bruising, cuts and grazes, there can be more serious harm done. Falls can lead to broken bones, spinal injuries, brain injuries and even permanent mobility issues. 

A lot of these injuries can cause chronic pain and discomfort which can lead to more psychological effects such as depression and anxiety. Some are even life-limiting so you may lose some of your independence and social life due to needing assistance to leave the house. 

Car accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are another major cause of personal injuries. Distracted driving, speeding, impaired driving or adverse weather can all cause an accident to occur, either with more than one car or if you are driving on a road alone.

There is a myriad of injuries that can occur in a car accident. The luckier victims will get away lightly with a few cuts and bruises. Many, though, will not be lucky and could suffer from spinal cord damage, head trauma, limb amputations and paralysis. 

Whiplash and neck injuries are common injuries from a car crash. If you think you have suffered whiplash, seek advice from a medical practitioner as soon as you can. 

Any of the longer-term injuries can cause severe psychological effects such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression. These can be exacerbated by worrying about your finances, any damage you will have to repair on your vehicle, and any resulting disabilities. 

Workplace accidents

Workplace accidents can occur in every industry and for many different reasons. Dangerous workplace conditions, a lack of safety protocols or equipment malfunctioning can all result in someone getting harmed. If you have been harmed as a result of someone else’s negligence then speak to a firm of solicitors who can guide you through the personal injury claims process

Lacerations, burns and electrical shocks are common accidents in industries such as construction, electrical and engineering and they can range from moderate to severe.

There is also a risk of occupational illnesses in certain sectors. For example, carpel tunnel syndrome can be a chronic illness for someone who uses a computer a lot or types things out regularly. 


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