Our accident compensation calculator is one of the most popular features on our site. In just 30 seconds it can let you know if your claim is valid and, if the answer to that is yes, let you know how much money it might be worth. This means that you don’t need to talk to anybody before getting information that can help you to decide whether or not it’s worth making a claim.
The compensation calculator works by comparing your case to other, similar cases and looking at the average amount that has been won. It won’t be accurate in every situation but it can give you a good general idea of what to expect. If you suspect that unusual factors in your case may make things different for you, you can call and discuss them with one of our advisors.
What the questions mean
Why does the compensation calculator ask the particular questions it does? Firstly, because they’re questions you should be able to answer without needing help. Secondly, because they have a major influence on how your claim is likely to develop.
- Were you injured in the last three years? This matters because most compensation claims have to be made within three years to be legally valid. There are a few exceptions – for instance, if you were under eighteen years of age when the accident occurred – so it’s still worth calling us if you think yours might be a special case.
- Was the accident your fault? Normally you will only have a valid claim if the answer to this question is ‘yes’, but if you share responsibility for the accident, a court might decide that it was mostly the other party’s fault and that you still deserve some compensation. Call us if you suspect this might be the case.
- Did you receive medical attention? You will normally only be able to pursue a claim if you received medical attention immediately after your accident. There are some exceptions, such as when symptoms of injury or illness emerge later.
- Where were you injured? Injury to different body parts results in different levels of compensation because it affects your life to different degrees.
If the compensation calculator tells you that you have a valid claim and you decide it’s worth going ahead, what should you do next? We won’t begrudge it if you decide to look for a solicitor elsewhere, but taking your claim forward with us is easy, free, and will get you good quality representation. Since you’re already on our site, it’s the logical next step.
In fact, you don’t need to leave our site in order to claim. You can do it right here, using our online claim form. Alternatively, you can call our helpline, where we have specially trained staff standing by at all hours of the day and night. They’ll be able to advise you further on the likely outcome of your case and put you in touch with a solicitor who can start the legal process for you.