Do you have a free personal injury calculator?
All the leading sites, including ours, in the personal injury compensation claim industry, have a free personal injury calculator on their website. At Accident Advice Helpline we call ours the 30-second test and it will let you know if you qualify to make a claim and give you a rough idea of the amount you can expect to be awarded.
Is your free personal injury calculator always accurate?
What you must not do, is assume the amount the free personal injury calculator tells you is set in stone; it can go up or down according to the severity of your injury, your age and lots of other circumstances. Although we try to make the estimates as close to the correct figure as possible, someone else is also involved in making the decision about the amount; the other party in an out of court settlement and the judge if the case goes to court.
Severity of your injury and your age
Your injury can be something quite mild like a few cuts and bruises, to injuries that are disabling and life-changing. They can even be fatal and then it would be your family that make the fatal injury compensation claim. The same injury in a young child, an adult and an elderly person can have totally different consequences and affect their lives in different ways. Broken bones are a prime example; they will heal the quickest in a child and slowest in an elderly person.
There are lots of other circumstances that are taken into account when working out your personal injury compensation claim, such as:
- How much you have lost in earnings and what length of time will you be off work
- If you will not be able to work again, how old are you? 30 and lost 35 years’ wages or 63 and lost two years’ wages? It is all relevant
- Have you been disfigured in some way that can be embarrassing, such as on your face. This can be worth more than a scar on the leg that no one will see, particularly if you are female, a male model or actor
The list of circumstances is never-ending, far too much to include in a free personal injury calculator.
Not a problem though, you can telephone Accident Advice Helpline on our free helpline number. Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone and speak to one of our advisers. We will be able to discuss your case in much more detail and if you decide you want to go ahead with a personal injury compensation claim, you adviser can get the wheels in motion for you.
Accident Advice Helpline operate on a no-win, no-fee basis, so you will not have to find any money to start you claim.
Date Published: 5th August 2013