Compensation Claim in Wellow
Have you been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault? If so, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim in Wellow. Some people don’t want to claim compensation because they view it in a negative way and think that people who make claims are out to get as much money as they can. However, while there may be one or two bad apples in the cart, the majority of claims are legitimate and the money people are awarded is justified for the injury and inconvenience that they have suffered at the hands of someone else.
What is compensation?
Compensation is money paid to someone who has suffered an injury because of the negligence of someone else. It is right that compensation is paid, because the victim has suffered an unnecessary injury that has disrupted their life in some way, and in some cases this injury may have permanently changed their life. If you’ve suffered an injury, don’t be afraid to claim; you are entitled to make a compensation claim in Wellow.
A compensation award is made up of two parts
- General damages: General damages are paid for the pain and suffering and loss of future earnings which arise as the rest of the accident and injury; and
- Special damages: Special damages are paid for actual financial loss caused by the accident. These can include damage to belongings (for example, clothing), the costs of care, travel costs to and from hospital (for example, to see a doctor or other medical professional) and extra medical expenses.
What do people use the money for?
Since the money awarded for special damages is the claimant’s actual costs related to the injury, it is only the money received from the general damages award that can be considered additional money. However, general damages can include future loss of earnings. If someone is injured so seriously that they are unable to work for a long period of time or ever again, they will be awarded future loss of earnings. People in this situation are being financially reimbursed for the money they would have earned.
Compensation for pain or suffering
The pain and suffering part of the compensation award is money given to compensate the injured person for what they have gone through, whether mental or physical or both. This part of the award helps the injured person to feel that their pain and suffering have been acknowledged, and the liable party has been held responsible. Therefore, it can be viewed as an important part in the healing process.
The amount of money you are awarded for pain and suffering depends on whether gross negligence or part negligence is established in the case. If gross negligence is established, then there will be a substantial payout for your pain and suffering.
Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 today to start your compensation claim in Wellow. Why not try our 30-second test? Find out quickly how much your personal injury claim could be worth.
Date Published: 14th September 2013