What is the average accident claim payout
The amount of compensation you can expect to receive from an accident compensation claim will depend on a range of factors, including the circumstances and the severity of the injuries sustained and the length of time over which you are expected to make a full recovery. An average accident claim payout can vary according to many different factors and we at Accident Advice Helpline are fully equipped to advise you.
General and special damages
Following a personal injury, you can apply for two main types of compensation: general damages, which is awarded for your pain, suffering and inability to carry out everyday activities, and special damages, which is based on any expenses you have incurred.
A general damages settlement is based upon the nature and severity of the injuries you have sustained. The amount of compensation awarded will therefore take into account the way in which your injuries affect your daily life. Needless to say, you will be granted a higher than average accident claim payout if you have sustained serious or persistent injuries.
A special damages settlement is based on receipts for any financial losses encountered as a result of your accident. The aim of this type of compensation is to ensure you do not lose out financially. You can claim for prescription charges, travel expenses and private medical treatment through your special damages settlement.
In the case of a fatality of a relative, you will be able to make a claim for additional damages. The aim of this type of compensation is to cover the cost of funeral expenses and to provide essential financial support.
Obtaining a medical report
Many hundreds of people each day are treated by doctors, nurses, dentists and other health care professionals, although the standard of care is fortunately very high in this country and we can trust our medical professionals, occasionally things go wrong, sometimes with fatal results. If this has happened to you, a family member or friend, Accident Advice Helpline can help. As every personal injury case is different, it is impossible to provide you with an exact indication of the amount of compensation you may receive in the absence of a medical report. A medical report from an independent health care professional is therefore required in all personal injury claims and there are three main reasons for this:-
1. To diagnose the injuries sustained as a consequence of your accident
2. To consider and recommend medical treatment
3. To assist in determining the value of your compensation claim
Finding out more about an average accident claim payout
To determine the average accident claim payout for the injuries you have sustained, call Accident Advice Helpline’s helpline today or use our convenient compensation calculator. Once our claims advisers have taken down the details of your accident, they will be better able to estimate the amount of compensation you could expect to receive if you win your case.
Call us now on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or 0333 500 0993 if you’re using your mobile phone.
Date Published: 24th July 2013
Author: Louise Thacker