How much compensation can you get for an injury? This is a frequently asked question, and people are surprised when they are informed that there is no way of answering this without knowing all the details of their accident and having the medical report pertaining to their injury.
A solicitor will also need to do research into cases for claims which are similar, to find out how much compensation has been awarded in the past. They will also need to consult the Judicial Studies Board’s guidelines as these give the amounts a person could get for their injury and the pain and suffering it caused, if the claim is successful.
How much compensation can you get for an injury to your face?
How much compensation can you get for an injury to your face? This is a slightly easier question to answer than, ‘How much compensation can you get for an unspecified injury?’ If the injury is severe, you could receive a maximum sum of £64,000. However, there are other factors which are taken into consideration when compensation is awarded. These are the age and gender of the claimant as well as the success of cosmetic surgery, the effect on the claimant and the pain and distress caused by the injury and the effect it has on the claimant’s life.
Of course, firstly you and your solicitor would have to prove that the accident in which you suffered you injury was caused by another person’s negligence.
Making a personal injury compensation claim
If you have had an accident which was not your fault within the last three years then you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim. If you have been diagnosed with an illness or disease which was caused by another person’s negligence within the last three years, then you may also have grounds to make a claim.
Your first step should be to find a personal injury solicitor who has the necessary experience and expertise to handle your claim. You can usually have a free initial appointment so that you can discuss your claim. At the end of it, the solicitor should be in a position to tell you whether or not you have grounds to make a claim.
Your solicitor will then write a letter to the person responsible for the accident and they will have three months (usually) in which to reply. If they admit responsibility, then you may be able to settle out of court if the amount of compensation offered is reasonable. If the offer is not reasonable, then you will be advised to go to court and this could take several years.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been wondering, ‘How much compensation can you get for an injury?’ the chat to the claim experts at Accident Advice Helpline today. First of all you can visit our website to find out more about us and then you may want to call us on one of our free helpline numbers. Call 0800 689 5659 from your mobile phone. Our initial advice is free.