If you are pondering the question, ‘How much compensation am I likely to receive?’ you may have sustained an injury in an accident that was not your fault. However, you may not have filed a personal compensation claim, because you are not sure if it would be worth the hassle as it was only a minor injury that you had.
On the other hand, you may have already filed a compensation claim and be wondering how much money you might get which could get you out of financial difficulties which you have because of your injury.
How much compensation am I likely to receive?
How much compensation am I likely to receive? It is really difficult to predict just how much you could receive for your injuries without referring to your medical reports and the Judicial Studies Board’s guidelines for compensation for specific injuries.
Compensation is designed so that you do not lose money because of an injury that was caused by another person’s negligence. It covers any medical expenses which you would not have had if you hadn’t been injured. You are also awarded loss of earnings for the time when you were unable to work. The amounts given for this will vary from person-to-person, depending on their wages or salary before the accident occurred.
You are also compensated for the pain, distress and suffering caused by your injury, as well as for loss of quality of life because of it. For example, if you were an amateur tennis player and could no longer play because of an arm injury, you would receive an amount of money to compensate you for no longer being able to do something which you used to enjoy.
Any compensation calculator which you can find online (such as Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second test) can only provide you with an estimate of the amount of compensation you could be awarded if your claim was successful. No one can accurately predict the amount of compensation you could get if your claim were successful. However, if you want an immediate answer to the question, ‘How much compensation am I likely to receive?’ you could try one of these online tests.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with more than 15 years’ experience in the personal injury compensation field. We work with a team of specialist solicitors and we handle every single claim on a no-win, no fee basis. You can find out more by visiting our website.
However if you don’t feel like doing this, you can just phone us for expert legal advice about any type of personal injury compensation claim which you believe you have.
To get in touch, simply dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 27th September 2013