Claiming for a bus accident in Wandsworth
If you have been injured in a bus accident in Wandsworth, there is a very high chance that you will be entitled to compensation, so it is of little surprise that you find yourself on this page. In this post, we are going to talk you through all of the things you can claim for. Often, when people think about personal injury claims, they only tend to think about the money they will receive for the injuries they have sustained. However, there are other things you can claim for, and often the financial losses can be more significant. Keeping that in mind, read on to find out everything you need to know.
What are financial losses?
This is the money you will receive to cover the cost of anything you have encountered as a direct result of the accident or your injuries. They can also often be referred to as special damages. Examples include:
- Damage to your personal belongings
- The cost of surgery
- Travel expenses
- The cost of parking at the hospital
- The cost of treatment
- Medical expenses
- Consultant’s fees
- The cost of counselling
- Loss of income
- Childcare expenses
- … And much, much more
One vital thing you do need to be aware of is the fact that you will need to have proof if you are going to claim for these. Therefore, it is vital to keep your hands on the likes of receipts and any other applicable documents.
Personal injury compensation
Now you know a bit about the financial losses you can claim for, and, of course, you are also going to be compensated for your suffering. This is often a lot harder for people to grasp in terms of how much they will receive. After all, it is difficult to put a monetary value on your well being. Nevertheless, a medical report that is provided by your doctor will be assessed and used to determine how much you will receive. The factors that will be taken into account are as follows:
- The type of injury you have suffered
- The level of treatment required
- The extent of the injury in regards to when you can work again – if you can work again
- The impact the injury will have on your leisure pursuits
- The impact the injury is going to have on your day-to-day life
- The duration of the injury
- The severity of the injury
- How many injuries you have suffered
- Whether you have any pre-existing medical history that is relevant
Accident Advice Helpline
Now you know what you can claim for, so if you would like to begin the process, give us a call on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. We can help after your bus accident in Wandsworth.
Date Published: 15th November 2015
Author: David Brown