People often wonder how much compensation claim payouts are worth and how much they would get for their injuries. It is very difficult to say for sure what sum anyone would get in compensation claim payouts as each accident and set of circumstances are unique.
The range of compensation claim payouts
If you suffer from a minor injury, you could receive up to £3,750 in compensation. This might be for a whiplash injury or lacerations and bruising, or perhaps for food poisoning. If, on the other hand your injuries were severe and life-changing (perhaps a brain injury or damage to the spinal cord), then you could expect to receive a multi-million pound settlement.
What does compensation cover?
Compensation generally covers loss of earnings, when you have been unable to work because of our injuries, as well as for the pain, distress and suffering caused by those injuries. Compensation claim payouts also cover medical expenses, such as prescription charges, as long as you keep receipts.
In the case of life-changing injuries, the settlement will be high because it takes into account the future needs of the accident victim. Of course, the more severe the injuries, the more pain, distress and suffering they will cause. There will also be considerable loss of earnings if the person can never work again.
It can take years for compensation claim payouts to come through and you may have financial difficulties to deal with. Under these circumstances, you may be able to seek an interim payment to see you through times of hardship.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm, with more than 15 years’ experience of helping people receive compensation claim payouts. We work with a team of expert solicitors who are experienced in the field of personal injury compensation claims.
To find out more about us and how we may be able to help you, why not visit our website? You can take the 30-second test on our home page, which can give you an estimate of the amount you could receive if your claim is successful.
When you have done this, we suggest you call us on one of our free helpline numbers for expert legal advice. If you are calling from a landline, simply dial 0800 689 0500 to chat to a member of our team.
Alternatively, you can dial 0333 500 0993 if you are using a mobile phone, or text, ‘claim365’ to 88010 and we will call you back as soon as possible.
Date Published: 19th August 2013