How is a compensation claim’s value in Thurrock worked out?
If you are thinking about making a personal injury claim, one of the key things you will obviously want to know is how much compensation you will be entitled to. In this post, we are going to give you a great insight into how your compensation claim’s value in Thurrock is worked out. If you would like to receive an estimate regarding how much money you could receive, you should give us a call to speak to one of our friendly and experienced advisors who will give you a helping hand.
When it comes to compensation, it is vital to recognise that this is split into two parts, known as general damages and special damages.
Let’s start with general damages – This is the money you will receive to compensate you for your injuries and your suffering. When it comes to determining how much you will get, the medical report that is provided by your doctor will be used. This report will state your injuries, the extent of your suffering and the recommended course of treatment. Your compensation amount will reflect this. This also highlights why it is imperative to see a doctor if you have been hurt, otherwise you will struggle to make a claim, as there will be no proof of your injuries.
Next we have special damages, and this is the compensation you are going to receive to cover any out of pocket expenses you have incurred because of your injuries. Here are some common examples –
- Prescription costs
- Treatment expenses
- Travel costs
- Vehicle repair expenses
- Loss of income
- Childcare costs
- Counselling expenses
- The cost of adapting your accommodation
- … and much, much more
If you are to claim for these expenses, you will need proof, so make sure you do not throw away your receipts or any other relevant documents. When it comes to loss of income, it is a good idea to get a letter from your employer. If you are self-employed, you will need documents of your previous earnings to show how much money you are going to be potentially missing out on by being unable to work.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you would like to discover more about your potential compensation claim’s value in Thurrock, or if you would like to start the process of making a claim, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We would be more than happy to assist you in any manner we can. All you need to do is call 0800 689 0500 from your landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 8th November 2015