What is considered a personal injury?

Many people are unsure if they can claim compensation when they find themselves injured. A personal injury can be a physical injury, disease or illness, as well as a psychological injury or illness.

These injuries could include an injury at work, during a traffic accident, as a result of tripping over uneven paving stones or even as a result of faulty good or services.

As well as these physical injuries, personal injury claims can also cover psychological illnesses caused by discrimination or harassment in the workplace, or as a result of stress at work.

Firstly you must consider who you believe was responsible for the injuries, as well as whether you want to make a claim for compensation to cover losses due to your injury. This includes immediate financial issues, such as being unable to work due to the injury you have sustained.

What action can you take?

You can inform the police, for example, if the injury was as a result from a traffic accident. You will also want to report the injury to your doctor, incase it became more serious.

Gathering evidence about the accident and injuries is crucial, especially when looking to make a claim.


There are several ways of getting compensation for a personal injury claim. Speak to our experienced solicitors for all aspects of personal injury claims.

Email Jenny McKellar: jmkellar@middletonssolicitors.co.uk