What’s the most frequently asked question when it comes to personal injury claims? Most people wonder whether they are eligible, but one of the questions you’ll hear most often is, “How much is my claim worth?” It is understandable that most people want to know how much compensation they could get before they decide whether or not to proceed with a claim – after all, why would you waste your time if you’re not going to get much in the way of compensation? But it can be a difficult question to answer accurately.
How much is my claim worth?
Put this question to any personal injury lawyer and you’re not going to get the answer you were expecting. That’s because every claim is different and without knowing the ins and outs of what has happened, it is very difficult for a lawyer to tell you how much your claim is worth.
So is it worth claiming for minor injuries?
It might be that you’ve injured your back after a manual handling accident at work, suffered whiplash in a car accident or broken your ankle after slipping on a wet floor in a shop. These types of accidents are all fairly common and all have led to minor injuries, but don’t be fooled into thinking that it is not worth making a claim for compensation. In actual fact, it is well worth making a claim as you could find you are entitled to more compensation than you expected. Claims take into account any losses you’ve suffered, so if you have suffered loss of earnings after your accident, you can expect to be compensated for this.
Will I get more compensation for serious injuries?
When it comes to how much your claim is worth, the more serious your injuries, the more compensation you could receive. That’s simply because a more serious injury is more likely to impact your quality of life both now and in the future. For example, a brain injury might mean you’re unable to return to work, whilst a spinal injury could leave you disabled and unable to care for yourself on a daily basis. These types of injuries naturally lead to a more substantial personal injury settlement, but they can be a little more complex to process too and as a result, they can take longer to settle.
Take the 30-second test
We recommend taking the 30-second test on our website if you are wondering how much your claim is worth. Although this won’t give you an exact figure, it will give you a guide as to what you could expect to receive if your claim is successful. We only take on claims we think will be successful, as our lawyers offer a 100% no-win, no-fee service, and if you have any questions about how the claims process works, you can call us for advice. All advice is offered on a no-obligation basis, so call to speak to one of our advisors on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: October 15, 2017
Author: Rob Steen