A personal injury lawyer deals with civil law, which refers to the area of law involving relations between private individuals, and handles issues including, but not limited to:
- Car accidents, accidents at work, tripping accidents, assault claims, accidents in the home, and vacation accidents.
- Industrial disease, such as asbestosis, mesothelioma
- Chest diseases, e.g. emphysema, pneumoconiosis, silicosis, chronic bronchitis, asthma, and chronic obstructive airways disease, occupational deafness, occupational stress, and repetitive strain injury cases.