Expert injury lawyer in Portree
Portree is the largest town on Skye in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. The current name, Port Rìgh translates as ‘king’s port’, possibly from a visit by King James V of Scotland in 1540. However this etymology has been contested, since James did not arrive in peaceful times. The older name appears to have been Port Ruighe (adh), ‘slope harbour’.
On Accident Advice Helpline website there is a 30-second test that will give you some guidance as to the amount of compensation you may receive, but you should realise that figures given by this calculator are only an estimate, and no one can promise that is the amount you will receive.
Does an expert injury lawyer in Portree believe the calculator?
We have calculators because people making a personal injury compensation claim, often like at least a rough guide as to the amount they may be entitled to after they have used an expert injury lawyer in Portree.
Do they differ much from what is actually received?
What you have to remember is that there is far more to consider than just the pain and suffering you have experienced. The financial problems caused by an accident can be dire, so there are other things that will make up part of your personal injury compensation claim. Your claim is made up of compensation for your injuries and repayments of other costs and losses incurred because of the accident, such things as:
- Loss of earnings – if you are the main breadwinner in your household and your income is reduced to statutory sick pay, how ill you pay your rent or mortgage, how ill you pay your household bills and last but not least, how will you feed your family?
- Medical expenses – there are occasions when private medical treatment is necessary because some forms of treatment are not available on the NHS, such as dentists costs. This would also cover extra prescriptions and you should try to get and keep receipts for everything.
- Cost of care – if your injuries are serious, you may not be able to carry out simple every day tasks for yourself, such as bathing or showering yourself. This might not be a permanent situation, but while it lasts and you need the care, the costs are recoverable.
- Cost of adapting your home – if your injuries are so bad that you have become disabled, it may be that your home is no longer suitable for you to live in as it is. If adaptions need to be made to accommodate your injuries, this will be part of your personal injury compensation claim.
- Cost of moving home – think of the above scenario, but you house is on the top of a hill with 30 steps up to it. It is possible that the home cannot be adapted and that you have to move. The costs would be covered.
These are just five of the items that would make up part of your personal injury compensation claim, there are many other areas as well that Accident Advice Helpline would take into account when compiling your claim.
Phone our helpline on 0800 689 0500, and speak to one of our advisors, they will help you start your personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 21st October 2013
Author: David Brown