Compensation Value and How It Is Calculated
If you have been hurt in an accident which was caused by another person, you are entitled to make a compensation claim in Swindon, as long as the accident happened within the last three years. The process of claiming your compensation is relatively simple; you would initially call Accident Advice Helpline, which would put you in touch with an in-house solicitor. They will then ask for evidence related to your accident, including medical records and they will handle the rest of the claim process for you, keeping you updated on any changes. The value of the claim is made up of various aspects.
Compensation for Injury
The bulk of your compensation would be based on the injury and any physical and psychological damage this has caused you. You may have been stuck in hospital for a period of time or just been left feeling uncomfortable and this is one of the reasons why you receive compensation. In addition, if your injury was severe, you may not be able to return to work, which can cause all sorts of stress and worry, not to mention financial difficulties. The compensation will never make up for the injury, but it can help to soften the blow a little and take some pressure off you.
Out of Pocket Expenses
If you have been left out of pocket as a result of your injuries, such as paying for medical treatment or a loss of income, you may be entitled to receive the value of this, or at least a portion of it. In order for this to be recognised as part of your compensation claim in Swindon, you would have to provide receipts relating to your outgoings, so that the solicitors can use these as part of your case.
In many cases, post-accident care may be required if you suffer from a serious accident and this would make up a portion of your compensation claim in Swindon. Post-accident care can affect your self-esteem as well as being costly, depending on whether you need to use external assistance.
You may need to make changes to your lifestyle as a result of your injuries, including changing your home to suit or not being able to carry out the same activities as before. If you have had to do this, you may be in a position to receive compensation for it.
If you think you are entitled to compensation, call Accident Advice Helpline and a trained solicitor will be able to deal with the third party and try their best to get the positive result you need. The advisors are always available to take your call and with a ‘no win no fee’ policy, you really have nothing to lose! Get the justice you deserve by giving Accident Advice Helpline a call today on 0800 689 0500 and see what they can do for you.
Date Published: 28th August 2013
Author: Emma Matthews