At Accident Advice Helpline, we deal with countless claims for personal injury each year, and we’re often asked questions by people – not just the claimants themselves, but also people making enquiries on behalf of accident victims, and people researching the industry.
One question that crops up frequently is this:
“What are you actually claiming for when you make a compensation claim through an accident compensation solicitor in Harlow?”
How claims are calculated
The process of a successful claim is as follows: the claimant calls our hotline, their details are taken by an adviser, and an accident compensation solicitor in Harlow works to gain the claimant a payout.
The payout itself is for two things:
- Pain, suffering and loss of amenity
- Financial losses incurred as a result of the accident and injury
What does this mean?
The first element of the payout is not clear-cut. There is some degree of correlation between the severity of a person’s injury and the payout they receive, but this part of the payout is not something that can really be calculated. How, for example, does one assign a price to the experience of being confined to your home, or to missing family events?
The second element is straightforward, though – calculations are used for this bit, so it’s important to gather evidence. Keep receipts for services that you’ve had to purchase while you’ve been recovering, such as a home help or a childminder. Also keep payslips that demonstrate income loss.
This element may also take account of future losses. For example, if you will not be able to work full-time hours for the next year, this can be taken into account and the payout you receive will reflect that.
Claim through an accident compensation solicitor in Harlow now
You can make a claim by calling Accident Advice Helpline, whose lines are open 24/7 and are fully staffed by a team of professional, friendly advisers.
Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile – or, if you prefer, text “claim365” to 88010 and await a call from an adviser.
Take a look at our website
Before you call, you can check your eligibility to claim by going to our website and taking the 30 second test, which is easy to use – as is our free compensation calculator, which will give you an estimate of the amount you might receive if your case is successfully settled.
While you’re on the site, why not check out our client testimonials? These demonstrate the high regard in which we are held by our clients.
Finally, watch the video clip featuring Esther Rantzen. She is familiar to millions of people in the country through her tireless consumer rights campaigning – and for being the founder of ChildLine, a free, confidential advice service for children. We are delighted to have her as our patron!