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    Injury claim jargon buster: What does quantum mean?


    Injury claim jargon buster: What does quantum mean?

    The last thing you need when you’re trying to make a claim for an accident at work or a car crash is a load of pages filled with jargon to get your head around.

    Legal language can be confusing and seem a little strange if you’re not used to it, but there’s no need to panic if you don’t understand some of the jargon. Our expert personal injury lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline can help to bust the jargon and ensure you have a clear understanding of the any documents you receive, regarding your work accident claim or you personal injury compensation case.

    What does quantum mean?

    Quantum is a legal phrase, which is used to describe the value of your claim; it includes special and general damages and relates to the sum of money you will receive.

    How the quantum is calculated

    General damages relate to physical and mental pain and suffering, while special damages refer to the economic impact of the incident.

    The amount of compensation awarded varies significantly from case to case and many factors are taken into account when calculating the value of the claim, such as the nature and severity of the workplace injuries you sustained, the impact of a workplace accident on your earnings, your options for future employment, and the amount of time you were forced to take off work.

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    How do I make a compensation claim?

    Compensation is awarded to people who have suffered illness or injury through no fault of their own. In order to claim work accident compensation, you must have proof that the incident was not your fault, and the accident must have happened within the last three years.

    Examples of evidence, which may be used to support your case, include eyewitness statements and statements from colleagues or supervisors, medical reports and photographs.

    Pursuing a claim

    If you would like to pursue work injury compensation, Accident Advice Helpline can remove all the stress and strain from the process. Accident Advice Helpline has 15 years’ experience specialising in personal injury claims, and is endorsed by renowned consumer rights campaigner, Dame Esther Rantzen.

    For more information, simply visit our website and complete the 30-second eligibility test or call our 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500, to find out more about the claims process and to discuss the fundamentals of your case with one of our professional advisers.

    Date Published: March 2, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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