How is your compensation claim’s value in Thanet worked out?
Let’s face it; if you are making a compensation claim, one of the main things you want to know is how much money you are going to receive. In this post, we will provide you with everything you need to know regarding how your compensation claim’s value in Thanet will be worked out so that you can get a better understanding.
Two parts to compensation
First and foremost, it is vital to be aware of the fact that compensation is split into two parts – general damages and special damages. We will explain both below:
- General damages – General damages is the money you will receive for the pain you have endured. This is designed to compensate you for losses that aren’t purely financial, so money can only really aid you through the difficulties of your recovery. This includes all of the injuries you have incurred as well as the emotional and mental trauma. For the most part, this amount will be calculated based on the medical report that has been provided by your doctor. This highlights why it is vital to see a medical professional.
- Special damages – The second part of compensation is special damages, which are designed to compensate you for financial losses. When you have been injured in an accident, it is likely that a lot of knock-on costs will occur. You will be able to claim for these, but you will only be able to do so if you have proof in the form of receipts and any other relevant documents, such as a letter from your employer.
Examples of special damages
- Prescription expenses
- Treatment costs
- Loss of earnings
- Vehicle repair costs
- Childcare expenses
- The cost of altering your accommodation
- The cost of getting to and from hospital
- Counselling expenses
Contact Accident Advice Helpline
If you would like to get a precise figure for your compensation claim’s value in Thanet, please do not hesitate to contact Accident Advice Helpline. Our helpline numbers are 0333 500 0993 from a mobile or 0800 689 0500 from a landline. You will speak to one of our polite and professional advisors, who will be more than happy to assist you in any manner they can.
You can also begin the process of making a claim when you dial. The advisor you speak to will match you to one of our solicitors based on the specifics of your case. All of our solicitors work to a no-win no-fee* payment agreement, meaning you will only need to pay legal fees if your case is a success. This minimises monetary risk by a significant degree, so give us a call today.
Date Published: 15th November 2015