Calculating your Personal Injury Claim*
Claiming compensation for an accident/personal injury* can be a daunting idea especially at a time when you may be suffering physically, be unable to return to work and not earning as a result. It is understandable why many people who have been involved in an accident and suffered a personal injury* as a result of the negligence of another person might forego their right to claim compensation because it all just seems too much to handle.
However, for others, ignoring their right to claim compensation for a personal injury might not be an option if, for example, they cannot work as a result of their injury and have a family to support/mounting bills to pay etc vtwusfa. A person has the right to seek personal injury compensation* if they had been injured in an accident through the negligence or carelessness of another party and one question that is always asked is – how are personal injury claims* calculated?
Personal Injury Claims* Calculations
Personal injury* compensation claim awards depend on the seriousness of the accident/injury, the consequences of the injury and the losses incurred as a result of the accident/injury. In most personal injury claims* losses are grouped into two categories when calculating the claim: “general damages” & “special damages”.
- General damages refer to non-financial damages such as pain and suffering, physical and emotional, the duration of your injury and your overall long term prognosis according to the medical facts of your case.
- Special damages refer to your “out of pocket expenses” for example, loss of earnings, medical bills, travel expenses, future losses, future treatment costs etc.
How can I make a personal injury claim*?
When seeking compensation for an accident it is strongly advisable to do so with the assistance of a solicitor specialising in personal injury* law. Your solicitor‘s experience and expertise will prove to be invaluable and will make the experience less daunting for you which, will allow you more time to focus on getting yourself back on track!