You can file a personal injury claim if you have been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault. If your claim goes through, you can receive compensation from the party responsible for your injury. There are numerous types of personal injuries, and not all of them are eligible for compensation. Healthcare varies across the world, and some countries experience far more injury claims than others.
How do healthcare costs vary in different countries?
Injury claim specialists, National Accident Helpline, carried out some research into the cost of healthcare across the world. They started by looking at the expense of medical treatment for a broken leg in various countries. They found that the USA is the most expensive country in the world to treat a broken leg, at a whopping £25,550. It will cost 7.5 times more to treat a broken leg in the USA than in the UK, at just £3,363. Spain also ranked highly with a total cost of £15,000 for a fractured leg. However, the UAE, Argentina, and India have some of the lowest medical expenses for a broken leg in the world. Treatment for a fractured leg in the UEA came in at just £2,094.
But what about personal injury claims?
The USA also has the highest volume of internet searches for personal injury claims in the world. There are 330,000 searches per month in the USA compared to 104,250 monthly searches in the UK. Of course, it should be noted that the USA has a significantly larger population than that of the UK.
Portugal and Switzerland have some of the lowest personal injury claims, with only 150 searches per month.
What can class as a personal injury?
Accidents happen all the time, and personal injuries are widespread. For the most part, personal injuries are usually down to a mistake or human error. However, in some cases, another party is responsible for your injury, and they should be held accountable. Different countries have different approaches to personal injury claims.
In the UK, road traffic collisions and motor vehicle accidents are very common. Motor vehicle accidents can include motorbikes, cars, trucks, and much more. Whether you are a pedestrian, driver, or passenger, you can be involved in a motor vehicle accident.
Slips, trips, and falls happen all the time in public places. Sometimes, these incidents can be down to a hazard in public, such as broken or slippery flooring. Precautions should be taken to warn the people of these hazards and prevent injury.
Medical negligence is also a type of personal injury, referring to substandard care provided for medical professionals. This can involve anything from a surgical error to prescribing you the wrong medication.
If you have experienced a personal injury that wasn’t your fault, seek advice from a personal injury lawyer.