Claiming any compensation amounts for personal injury is a decision that may feel right after being involved in an accident caused by another person or organisation. If someone else is to blame, compensation is there to protect you and provide a monetary figure that may be able to help alleviate your suffering.
How are compensation amounts for personal injury claims determined?
Compensation amounts for personal injury claims are largely determined by your injury type and severity. For example, a sprained ankle will be eligible for a different amount of compensation than perhaps a brain injury or spinal injury, which will likely be much more severe.
Financial impact is another consideration when determining compensation amounts for personal injury claims. This may include care costs, loss of income through an inability to work (either short term or long term), and medical expenses such as medication bills and specialist treatment costs. Compensation should help to ensure that you are not out of pocket as a result of your accident – either now, or in the future.
By speaking with a compensation provider such as the Accident Advice Helpline, you will be able to get an idea of compensation amounts for personal injury claims in relation to your specific situation. We run a 24 hour advice line on 0800 180 4123, or alternatively you can use our quick and easy 30 second online tool, which will assess your eligibility to claim and if you are entitled, return an approximate compensation figure with a lower and upper range depending on severity.
What types of injury may be eligible to receive compensation?
As long as your personal injury happened within the past three years, someone else was to blame and you required medical attention, then you should be able to claim for compensation. Personal injuries encompass a wide range of accidents types, including work accidents, road traffic accidents and slips, trips and falls. Injuries caused by these accidents could include:
- Broken bones
- Brain injury
- Spinal injury
- Groin strain
- Muscle tear
- Back injury
No matter what your accident or resulting injury, if you are eligible to receive compensation you should pursue your right to make a claim.
How can a claim be made?
There are many different ways to make a claim for compensation. You may decide to use a local personal injury solicitor, or perhaps a national compensation provider. But how do you choose which is best for your specific circumstances?
At the Accident Advice Helpline, we use over ten years of experience in helping claimants to make successful compensation claims to ensure that the process is as smooth and stress-free as possible. We will match your case to the legal expertise it requires – choosing from our network of over 190 trusted legal partners. Endorsed by consumer champion Esther Rantzen, you can rest assured that your case will be handled with utmost professionalism and all on a no win, no fee basis.
Date Published: 28th February 2013
Author: Sharon Parry