Under the term ‘General Damages’, a calculation may be made for ‘pain and suffering’. This will be assessed on the victim‘s actual experience of the impact of the trauma, and the implications of their on-going recovery and treatment, whether full recovery or partial.
Specific injuries and their severity and impact on the victim, are considered depending on the type and site of injury on the body. There are guidelines on these, published by the legal authorities. Solicitors working in the field of personal injury law also have a working knowledge of the amounts being awarded for specific injuries. When starting your claim, it’s a good idea to work with a solicitor or legal firm that can tell you a compensation claim’s values in East Lindsey.
Examples of compensation claims’ financial values
- Minor head injuries – £3,000 to £6,000
- Serious head injuries, depending on severity – £20,000 upwards
- Upper body, neck and shoulders, e.g. whiplash – £4,000 upwards
- Hands, wrists, arms, loss of limb or permanent damage – upwards of £10,000
- Loss of leg, or loss of use of leg – around £25,000 and upwards
Costs, expenses and on-going needs. The above are guideline figures in general. Your own legal advisor will calculate precisely what he or she thinks your specific personal injury should be worth.
As mentioned above, the estimate will include a component for pain and suffering, a calculation for continuing needs (if applicable) and if appropriate, a claim for costs such as additional support and care, domestic and personal care, loss of income and other expenses borne as a consequence of your accident injury. Some insurance companies will offer a quick settlement in order to keep costs down. For this reason it is important that accident victims seek proper independent advice so they know their real entitlement. Don’t be short-changed, contact one of our trained advisors now for an idea of how much your claim could be worth.
A compensation claim’s value in East Lindsey
See our testimonials for stories with successful outcomes for victims of personal injury trauma. If you have suffered similarly and you think you can prove the negligence or responsibility of a third party, we could do the same for you. For accurate and up-to-date advice on a compensation claim’s value in East Lindsey, plus an opinion on what, if any expenses you could claim, call our 24/7 helpline now.
Our advisors have the answers at their fingertips and can guide you on how to start your claim. Call them on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or if on your mobile, 0333 500 0993. Text “claim365” to 88010 for a call back. Do it now.
Date Published: 29th October 2015