There is no upper or lower limit when it comes to claiming compensation. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we have claimed thousands for people hurt in car accidents but for some people with serious medical negligence cases, we have claimed hundreds of thousands on their behalf.
What factors affect how much you can claim? What do we take into account when building your case?
There are several factors that are considered (your lawyer will talk through all of these in detail):
- Injury or injuries – the nature and type of your injury is the first factor that informs the level of compensation award that you can expect. Some people suffer injuries that although serious, will heal. But other people are not so fortunate. Some people suffer life-threatening injuries that saw them fighting for their life and other people suffer catastrophic life-changing injury.
- Impact – the impact and longevity of your injury is also taken into account. Despite being serious, the impact over the longer term might be slight but someone who has suffered a slight injury, may find it will affect them for years to come, if not the rest of their lives.
- Emotional trauma – what your lawyer will also need to ask you is about the emotional impact your accident and injuries have had on your emotional well-being. Some claimants found they needed help to sleep or had recurring nightmares or flashbacks. Many people associate post-traumatic stress disorder with the military but any who has suffered a trauma can suffer from this debilitating condition.
- Additional expenses – being hurt and injured is a huge inconvenience that means life needs to change. Some people find that they have a whole load of additional issues to deal with such as personal help to wash and dress, or child care issues. Some of the solutions to help your life run smoothly again are services that you may have paid for; all costs that can soon add up. Keep receipts and records as your lawyer could add this to your claim.
Looking for a lawyer in Meriden?
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Meriden 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 Meriden or anyway make us your first point of call.
All our lawyers work on a no win, no fee basis so there is no need to worry about finding thousands of pounds to get your compensation claim off the ground.
And, our phone line – 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile– is free to call from most landline providers too so you can really talk through all the compensation possibilities with an AAH adviser.
Date Published: 23rd March 2014
Author: David Brown