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What is the difference between a personal injury case, a medical malpractice case and a worker’s compensation case?

by | Jun 20, 2024 | Barrie's Banter |

Even though I will give a brief description of each, it is important to note that a claim may share components of all of these. As such, it is important that you speak with an attorney who is familiar with all 3 so that your matter will be dealt with properly.

A personal injury matter is simply an event that results in a personal injury; however, in legal practice, it means that a person is injured in an accident, not job or medical negligence related, for example, a car accident.

A medical malpractice case is one where a person is injured by medical negligence, the legal definition of which is a case where the defendant medical professional or institution departed from good and accepted standards of care of someone with their level of expertise.

A worker’s compensation claim is one where someone is injured while in the course of their employment.

An example of a case we had where all 3 of the above were involved – a person was driving a vehicle for work and was injured when their vehicle was hit by another car (personal injury, worker’s compensation). Thereafter they were taken to the hospital where a brain bleed was negligently not diagnosed (medical malpractice). The case fell into all 3 categories. The interplay among the components and their effect on each other is too complex to explain in a blog, but you can contact us for more information if this sounds like a matter you have experienced.

As a personal injury attorney with over 30 years of experience, I am available to discuss your case and inform you of the information you need. In addition, if the matter involves 1, 2 or 3 of the above, I have attorneys that we work with who will cooperate with each other in order to give the client the maximum compensation with maximum expertise.


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