It is possible that when you have heard people talking about making a compensation claim in Upton-upon-Severn they have referred to “damages”. You might not be entirely sure what this means if you do not have any experience of the legal process, so we have put together the following information to give you a run down.
What are damages?
When you make a compensation claim in Upton-upon-Severn the word “damages” is exactly the same in terms of meaning as “financial compensation”.
If you have been involved in an accident that was caused by someone else, and you have been injured or affected in some way as a result, then you would be pursuing a personal injury claim and if your compensation claim in Upton-upon-Severn is successful you will be awarded damages to act as recompense for the suffering you have endured.
What are damages awarded for?
You might want to start a compensation claim in Upton-upon-Severn for a variety of reasons, for example:
- Injury as a result of a road traffic accident (whether you were the passenger, driver or even a pedestrian)
- A slip, trip or fall in a public place (maybe a wet floor has not been appropriately signed or hazards have been left lying around)
- An accident at work (perhaps caused by faulty machinery)
- An industrial illness (for example vibration white finger or repetitive strain injury)
- An industrial disease (for example occupational asthma or asbestosis)
You can claim damages for the pain and suffering that has been caused by your accident as well as any out of pocket expenses you might have been subjected to. For example, loss of earnings, the cost of medical treatment (whether this is prescriptions, or physiotherapy or even counseling if it is needed).
In some compensation claim Upton-upon-Severn it may be that you are fundamentally unable to return to work. In that case, additional damages can be awarded, especially if it was a specific occupation like a Fire Fighter in which case courts tend to take the view that this is “more than just a job”. Turning to an administrative appointment if you have been used to the active lifestyle of a Fire Fighter is a significant change to make and can have a serious impact on your lifestyle and mental well-being.
How much is my compensation claim in Upton-upon-Severn worth?
Unfortunately we cannot tell you precisely how much you are likely to be awarded in damages at the early stages of starting your claim. We do have a compensation calculator called our 30 second test on our website which will give you a rough estimate of how much your particular accident and the injuries you have sustained are likely to be worth; however, there are a lot of factors that need to be taken into account.
Once you have instructed Accident Advice Helpline, we will assign you one of our specialised solicitors who will be able to provide you with more information.