If you’ve been in a serious car crash perhaps you’re asking ‘how much compensation do I get for my back injury’?
How much compensation do I get for my back injury? The answer is rather more complicated than you might imagine. You could get around £875 for a minor case of whiplash, for example, although you will have to prove that you have the symptoms. There have been some bogus claims for this type of injury in the past which have been reported in the media. It seems that for every road accident reported, there were three claims for whiplash injuries.
Generally, you and your solicitor have to prove that your injury was the result of another person’s negligence. Once this can be established, your solicitor will need your medical report in order to be able to give you an estimated sum in answer to the question how much compensation do I get for my back injury?
How much compensation do I get for my back injury?
The answer, basically, is that it depends on several factors. One crucial factor is the severity of your injury. If your injury is minor, then you would not expect to receive very much in compensation, perhaps several hundred pounds. On the other hand if your injury was life-changing as happens when there is brain damage or damage to the spinal cord, then you could receive a multi-million pound payout.
You are also compensated for not being able to perform your usual daily tasks because of an injury, or not being able to follow the leisure pursuits you had before the accident.
Loss of earnings also comes into the equation when compensation is calculated as do medical costs and expenses which may be for both the past and future. If you need care after your accident whether at home or in a residential home, then compensation will cover this.
When can I claim compensation?
If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault in the last three years, then you may be able to file a personal injury compensation claim. You may also have grounds to file a claim if you have been diagnosed with an illness caused by another person’s negligence in the last three years. This could be a work-related illness or perhaps food poisoning, for example.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you think that you have good reasons for making a personal injury compensation claim, but you need advice about how to proceed, you can contact us at Accident Advice Helpline.
You may want to visit our Accident Advice Helpline website, or you may want to take advantage of the numbers to call us for expert legal advice. You can do this at any time, every day of the year, without exception. Call free on 0800 689 0500 (for landlines) or 0333 500 0993 (for mobiles). Why not call us now, for expert legal advice about any possible personal injury claim you believe you have?
Date Published: 27th October 2013
Author: David Brown