Although compensation claims are remarkably common, some types of claims are more unusual than others. While you might hear a lot about claiming compensation after a car accident or a slip, trip or fall incident, there are a variety of other situations that can give rise to compensation claims too. To learn more, take a look at these four surprising injuries you can claim compensation for:
1. Taser Injuries
Tasers are designed to incapacitate a suspect without causing significant harm or death, but they should only be used in very specific circumstances. If you’ve been attacked with this type of weapon, you may be able to claim compensation for a taser injury with personal injury lawyers, Romanucci & Blandin. Despite being highly trained, police officers can sometimes use their weapons inappropriately and, when this happens, you should be compensated for the harm you sustain as a result of their actions.
2. Accidents in the Air
When you’re traveling by airplane, you’re reliant on the pilot and crew to get you to your destination safely. Although millions of people are scared of flying, few of us consider the many dangers that can occur on board a plane. However, it isn’t just engineering faults or technical issues that can cause accidents to occur. Faulty seating or even torn carpeting could be enough to cause you harm while you’re en route to your destination, for example. If so, it’s likely that the airline will be liable for your injuries and, with help from a personal injury law firm, you can make a claim against them.
3. Sports Injuries
When you play sports, some types of injuries are relatively routine, but others can result in legal action. If someone you’re playing football against acts recklessly or intends to hurt you, for example, they may be held liable for the resultant injuries. Alternatively, if the pitch, field, or court you’re playing on hasn’t been properly maintained and you’re hurt because of it, the owners could be forced to pay you compensation.
4. Loud Noises
Exposure to loud noises is a leading cause of hearing loss, but few people realize that you can be compensated for this type of injury. Either long-term exposure to moderately loud noise or a sudden extremely loud noise can cause permanent damaging to your hearing, which is why it’s so important to use hearing protection in certain environments. If you’re unfairly exposed to loud noises or you aren’t given effective hearing protection in specific situations, such as at work, and you suffer hearing loss, it’s worth getting legal advice as you may be able to claim compensation.
Are You Eligible to Make a Claim?
Most types of injuries can be the subject of compensation claims but how they occurred will be the determining factor when deciding whether you have a good chance of making a successful claim. By seeking legal advice, you can find out where liability lies and whether it’s sensible to proceed with a claim for compensation.