Personal injury can affect life in many ways. Often it will lead to loss of earnings while the victim takes time off work recovering. At worst it can have an absolutely devastating effect, not only wrecking the life of the person who suffered the injury, but also the lives and families of loved ones. This is why innocent victims have a right to receive compensation. And when that happens one of the most asked questions is, “How much is my claim worth?”
Our specialist personal injury solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline can advise and assist you with your claim. However, we will not be able to tell you what your claim is likely to be worth without first examining the case with the evidence provided. Our solicitors will assess your case at no cost to you to give you an idea of what is ahead.
The factors which affect the value of claims
There are many factors which affect the sum received in successful personal injury claims. Firstly the claim will be based on the pain and suffering and loss of amenity caused by the injury. Any compensation awarded for these aspects is known as general damages.
The general damages assessment will be based on your doctor’s or other medical reports following the incident. This is why it is always important to see your doctor as soon as possible after the incident causing your injury. Our personal injury solicitors, along with our medical experts, will use those reports to help build a case for your compensation claim.
Another factor which may help decide how much the claim is worth is what is known as special damages. These are made up of the extra costs incurred by you following your injury. Built into this are loss of earnings – including overtime – from your enforced absence from work, costs of medication and charges for prescriptions. If care has to be hired, those costs can count as special damages as well. Future loss of earnings and even contributions which would have led to a larger pension can also be assessed and claimed as part of your compensation.
Proof will be needed for any added expenditures, or losses, when special damages are included in the claim. This is usually in the form of receipts and documentary evidence. It is well worth making the effort to have these to hand as special damages will be an important component in helping decide what your claim will be worth.
How our services can help you with your compensation claim
Before even contemplating the potential size of any compensation you need to put yourself in the best possible position to win your claim. That is why we offer our services. Not only will we be able to open your case at no cost to you, we will also use our expertise to represent you in a way which will not put your personal finances at risk with our no win fee system.