Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Personal Injury

  • Nathalie DeFabriqueEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_1016

Synonyms

Accident claims; Civil law

Definition

A personal injury occurs when a person has suffered some form of injury, either physical or psychological. The injury is considered as a result of an accident or medical malpractice. When the injury was the fault of someone else, the individual may be entitled to monetary compensation from the person whose negligent behavior resulted in the injury. A structured settlement is sought after by the injured person to help protect them financially after the settlement. Structured settlements provide injury victims with tax benefits and enable them with proper financial planning for future needs.

Historical Background

A personal injury occurs when a person has suffered some form of injury, either physical or psychological. The injury is considered as a result of an accident or medical malpractice. When the injury was the fault of someone else, the individual may be entitled to monetary compensation from the person whose negligent behavior...

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References and Readings

  1. Greenberg, S. A. (2003). Personal injury examinations in torts for emotional distress. In A. Goldstein (Ed.), Handbook of psychology (Vol. 11). Forensic psychology. New Jersey: John Weiner.Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cook County Department of CorrectionsChicagoUSA