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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Find how much you could claim for your Injury?

    Find how much you could claim for your Injury?

    When filing a claim for compensation, one of the most common stumbling blocks is not knowing how much money you can recover. To help you out, numerous law firms give you free access to their online personal injury calculators. You can also find specific injury forms, such as the one provided by Accident Advice Helpline. After filling out the form, you will get a rough estimate of the compensation amount you could claim for the injury you suffered. Before using a personal injury calculator or form, you should know that it only considers the suffering and pain the accident has caused you. This means that this tool is unable to calculate other elements you could claim, such as medical and travel expenses, personal care assistance, and damaged property.

    How does it work?  

    The personal injury calculator works by taking into account the information you provide. Generally, this tool includes a list that allows you to choose the part of the body that has been injured, including the head, face, neck, chest, shoulders, arms, hands, abdomen, back, hip, leg, knee, foot, and skin. Once you select a specific part, you can view several examples of injuries that are associated with estimated compensation amounts.

    If you choose abdomen, for example, the calculator includes different internal and external injuries, ranging from food poisoning and stab wounds to hernia, serious damage to kidneys, and infertility. As it can be seen, this tool covers as many abdomen-related injuries as possible. Similarly, the calculator includes different types of injuries for all body parts. Although this tool only provides rough estimates regarding the compensation you can get, using it is a good idea because you can figure out how much your injury claims are worth.

    When should you use a claim compensation calculator?

    The most appropriate time to use an injury calculator is after you end your medical treatment. This is because an accurate diagnosis along with the total cost of medical care can help you get more accurate estimates for your injury claim. As well, it would be a great idea to have your injuries thoroughly checked by a physician before filing a claim. This is because specific consequences and complications of an injury can increase the compensation amount.

    How accurate is the calculator?

    A personal injury calculator cannot calculate the final settlement accurately. During the lawsuit, different factors will influence the amount you will get for the injuries you suffered. Furthermore, the court always decides how much a person will get based on a series of aspects, including severity of injuries and contributory negligence. Nonetheless, calculators such as the one on Accident Advice Helpline’s website can give you rough estimates.

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    Top benefits of using a personal injury calculator

    Besides the fact that this tool allows you to get a free estimate of the compensation amount you may receive, it can also help you understand how estimates are usually calculated. The most advanced calculators use three key elements to calculate the range of the final settlement amount. These elements are the severity of injuries, total medical costs, and lost income.

    After using a calculator, you can approach a personal injury lawyer to find out more about how to get the most out of the claim you intend to file. This expert is able to present all the factors that can increase or decrease compensation estimates.

    Date Published: September 24, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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