We find here at Accident Advice Helpline, that many potential clients would like a definitive answer to how much compensation they could claim. Without knowing the full details of the case, it is difficult to give an accurate figure which is why, when you call us on 0800 689 0500, we will not give any guarantees… only a ‘ball park’ figure, as they say.
It will be your lawyer that gives you the fullest and accurate figure of the compensation they will attempt to win on your behalf. But, what does the amount of compensation you claim depend on? Why do some cases, seemingly identical in every way, win differing amounts of compensation awards? Is it alchemy or is there actually an underlying calculation process when it comes to compensation amounts?
Your lawyer will need to take the following into account:
- The nature of the accident
Clearly, the nature of the incident will have an effect on your compensation claim. Those accidents that were complex and severe tend to be those that receive an increase rate of compensation but this is not always the case.
- When it happened
Making a claim many months after the event can sometimes affect the amount of compensation claimed as time has a habit of fogging the memory – in other words, we forget things! Claiming as soon as you can after your accident is essential.
A successful claim for compensation also depends on who is responsible for the accident or incident. For ALL compensation claims, you, the claimant, must not have been responsible hence your lawyer will look for liability from either an individual or a business, company, agency, council etc.
- Injuries nature and severity
A major factor in a compensation claim is the nature of any injury or injuries, as well as the level of severity. To this end, it may be that an independent medical assessment could be the way forward; your lawyer will advise further.
- Long term impact of your injuries
Many people suffer injuries that have a long term impact on their life, meaning that changes and modifications may be needed to their home, car and other areas. Your lawyer can ensure that this is taken into account in any compensation settlement offered.
- Extra costs incurred
Many claimants also find that after being injured in an accident, that they face additional financial hardships, such as struggling to make mortgage payments due to having decreased salary payments as they off work in the longer term.
Looking for a lawyer in Lower Slaughter?
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Lower Slaughter working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, we can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Lower Slaughter or anyway make us your first point of call.
There is no mystery to compensation! Accident Advice Helpline have all the answers, so call us 0800 689 0500 from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 23rd March 2014
Author: David Brown