Personal Injury Trends to Watch Out For

Personal Injury Trends to Watch Out For

February 17, 2021

Believe it or not, personal injury trends are a thing that people should watch for, especially in 2021. The pandemic has left many people short on funds, and they may try everything for a shot at the big prize!

In short, people can easily try to claim rewards for fake damages either by lying or by injuring themselves. This should make it hard for them to prove other people’s negligence, but not impossible!

With a professional personal injury law firm behind you and with the following information regarding personal injury trends, you should be able to keep your business or yourself safe from any lawsuits!

Coal Mining and Black Lung Disease

According to a series of reports, the MSHA did not properly respond to the exposure of silica dust of some Kentucky miners.

On top of that, they also steer clear from recognizing the actual dust as the cause of an actual epidemic among miners. Because of this, Kentucky and surrounding states might see a surge in black lung disease personal injury claims.

Forklift Accidents

Forklift accidents and injuries are extremely common throughout the US. One leading cause is the lack of forklift certification in many workers who injure themselves or other people while on the job.

However, the main issue is that most Safety and Health Programs don’t investigate the injuries and deaths caused by improper forklift operation. As such, don’t be surprised if a forklift appears on your next personal injury case. 

Ride-Sharing Accidents

It is expected that ridesharing will see an increased number of accidents in the following years. This results from such services’ increase in popularity and ease of access.

Now, almost anyone can order a vehicle through a ride-sharing service. Unfortunately, some people can use this opportunity to frame drivers for indecent behavior, harassment, and other types of personal injury. 

Malpractice Claims

Obviously, in a period when a lot of people must spend a lot of time in hospitals, it goes without saying that malpractice claims will increase.

The downside of this trend is that it will be tough to prove the innocence of those innocent medical workers. As there are many other things to be discovered about COVID-19, a patient under treatment for this virus may come with ingenious ways of suing for malpractice.

Social Security Disability Applications

Once again, thanks to COVID-19, people that are apt and ready to work may very well apply for supplemental security income. 

The poor financial situations created by the virus and the government’s failure to provide reasonable funds for people in such conditions can cause a surge in personal injury cases based on disability discrimination. Why?

Because some applications might be denied based on various factors and, most of the time, an appeal doesn’t solve the issue.

The Bottom Line

Individuals, businesses, and lawyers alike must keep an eye out for this personal injury trends. People make false claims all the time, but it is usually easy to disrupt their plans and avoid an unfair settlement.However, for the delicate situations mentioned above, you may need a professional personal injury law firm to take care of your claim and, of course, protect you against a fake one!


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