How much injury compensation and other frequently asked questions answered
If you are considering claiming compensation for your personal injuries there will be many questions you have, the most common being; ‘how much injury compensation will I get?’. Accident Advice Helpline is an accident management firm that assists people claim personal injury compensation. We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions we receive and our answers.
If the question and answer you are looking for is not given below, do not hesitate to call us and one of our friendly and professional advisers will be happy to assist you.
How do I know if I am entitled to claim personal injury compensation?
Accident Advice Helpline will be able to discuss your individual case and advise you whether you have a legitimate claim for personal injury compensation. There is certain criteria that needs to filled in order to qualify to claim compensation.
Firstly the accident should have occurred with in the last three years. It should also be possible to prove that you were not at fault and that the cause of the accident was the negligence or error of a third party.
You should also be able to prove that you suffered personal injuries as a result of the accident.
How much injury compensation am I entitled to?
Every personal injury claim for compensation is slightly different. However your personal injury solicitor will be able to give you an estimate of how much injury compensation you can expect.
The figure they give you will be based on general and special damages. General damages is the compensation for the injuries and pain you have suffered. This includes both physical and emotional injuries. Special damages is the compensation for any financial loss resulting from the accident. This includes loss of earnings and things such as medical expenses etc.
How long will it take to settle my claim?
Most claims are settled within a few months. However the length of time will depend on the seriousness of your injuries and the complexity of the case. In more complicated cases or where the personal injury compensation claim is disputed it may take a little while longer.
How much will the personal injury solicitor charge me?
All of the solicitors that work with Accident Advice Helpline work on a no win, no fee** arrangement. That means if your personal injury compensation claim is not successful then you pay nothing to your personal injury solicitor. There are no upfront expensive legal fees to pay. In most cases your solicitor will claim their fees from the negligent party. We understand that at this time you are suffering physically, emotionally and financially. We want to try and help you as much as we can to get over this difficult incident.
Date Published: 15th January 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Personal injury claims