If you have been looking up damages for non fault injury online, you might have been confused by some of the information you have read. The search term certainly contains too many pages for you to go through quickly. However, here at Accident Advice Helpline we have used the phrase to help you find us and our services more quickly.
If you have been involved in an accident within the last three years, and blame for that accident cannot be attributed to you, then you could have grounds to file for damages for non fault injury. If you have been diagnosed with a work-related illness such as repetitive strain injury (RSI), you can probably file for personal injury compensation as your employer may have been negligent and therefore instrumental in allowing you to become injured. You can also claim for occupational diseases such as farmer’s lung, or for illnesses caused by another person’s negligence such as food poisoning.
Damages for non fault injury
Because the nature of every accident is different and the resulting injuries vary, no one can accurately say how much you might receive in damages. You can take the 30-second test on the Accident Advice Helpline website to get a rough estimate of how much you might be awarded if your claim were successful. You could also ask an accident solicitor for a guesstimate and read up on amounts awarded to others online.
What do damages cover?
The amount of damages you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries and the circumstances surrounding your accident. For example, if you have had life-changing injuries such as brain damage or damage to the spinal cord, you would need money to cover your medical and care expenses for the rest of your life. Compensation payouts would be more substantial than those awarded to someone with lesser injuries.
Generally you receive compensation for the pain, distress and suffering caused by the accident and your injuries (physical or psychological), as well as for loss of earnings. Your medical costs and expenses, such as prescription charges, will also be calculated into the amount you receive if you keep the relevant receipts.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any queries regarding any possible claim for personal injury compensation (or damages), then we suggest you visit the Accident Advice Helpline website and read more about us and what we may be able to do for you. We have been in the business of helping people to make compensation claims for more than a decade and have specialist solicitors based all over the country to help you wherever you are based.
You can call us at any time, any day of the year for expert advice regarding any possible personal injury compensation claim you may think you have. The freephone numbers are 0800 689 0500 for landline calls and 0333 500 0993 for mobile calls. Why not give us a ring right now?
Date Published: 7th July 2013