If you have been injured in the workplace, and the accident was not your fault, you will rightly be thinking about making a claim for compensation. If you find yourself in this position, you will also no doubt be wondering how much money you could be entitled to. Keeping that in mind, read on for some advice on working out your compensation claim’s value in Trafford.
Working out your compensation claim’s value in Trafford
Of course, it is not possible to give you an accurate figure of how much your claim is worth without knowing the ins and outs of your case. If you would like a more accurate estimate, all you need to do is give us a call. Nevertheless, in this post, we will divulge how compensation amounts are calculated while also giving you some general guidelines on amounts.
The first thing you need to recognise is that compensation is split into two parts. The first part is general damages, and this is the money you will receive the compensation you for your injuries and your suffering. This is calculated based on the medical report that is supplied by your doctor. The second part of compensation is special damages. This relates to any out of pocket expenses you have incurred because of the accident and your injuries. This includes the likes of prescription costs, travel expenses, counselling costs, loss of income, and such like. You will need proof of these expenses, so do not throw away your receipts or any other relevant documents.
So, how much money could you receive? This depends on the type of injury you have sustained.
If you have suffered a head injury you could receive anything from £1,250 to £222,000, with the highest payout being for those that suffer severe brain damage.
Other areas of the body that are commonly injured include the back, arms, and legs. If you have sustained a minor back injury, with recovery expected to take less than two years without surgery required, you will receive anything from £1,700 to £6,380.
If you have sustained a severe injury that has serious consequences, such as double incontinence or impotence, your compensation will be in the region of £73,700 – £130,130.
Arm injuries also range from £5,300 (minor) to £242,500, which is the amount you could receive if you have had to both arms amputated.
Leg injuries also differ dramatically, with less serious injuries ranging from around £7,000 to £22,440, while amputation can result in a payout of anything from £77,800 to £227,970.
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It is vital to recognise that these amounts are general guidelines. If you would like a more accurate estimation of your potential compensation claim’s value in Trafford, give us a call today on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 8th November 2015