If you have suffered an injury in an accident that was not your fault, you should take time to learn more about the types of compensation that you can receive after making a successful claim with an accident lawyer in Pantymwyn. Listed below are the four main types of damages we will be able to include in your compensation claim.
General damages is the legal term for the compensation that you will receive for the physical and/or psychological injuries you have sustained as a result of your accident. It will also compensate you for a reduction in your quality of life.
Special damages is the legal term for the compensation you will receive for the financial losses and expenses you have encountered as a result of your accident. To secure special damages, your accident lawyer in Pantymwyn will ask you to retain proof of your losses and expenses, such as receipts, invoices and wage slips.
Listed below are examples of the financial losses you will be able to recover through your compensation claim:
- Lost earnings;
- Medical costs;
- Lost pension rights;
- Hire care charges;
- Insurance excess charges;
- Travel expenses;
- Property damage expenses;
- Care costs;
- Medical equipment purchases; and
- Private treatment fees.
The process of making a compensation claim can take time, and as a result of this it may be possible for you to receive an interim payment, which will help to ease the financial burden caused by your injuries. An interim payment is a partial payment of your compensation award, which will help you to cover the cost of your medical treatment and transport expenses. You will only be eligible to receive an interim payment if your case has a good chance of success. For example, if your opponent has admitted liability for your injuries, or if the court accepts that you have a strong case for compensation.
If your medical evidence indicates that your injuries will worsen over time or cause you to suffer from related problems in the future, then you will be able to receive provisional damages. Such an award will cover your future losses and expenses.
A personal injury lawyer in Pantymwyn will help you to secure the best possible compensation settlement
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, our lawyers will aim to obtain the maximum possible compensation settlement for the injuries you have received. Our 100% no-win, no-fee* service is completely without risk from the moment you give us a call. Just dial 0800 689 0500 (landlines) or 0333 500 0993 (mobiles) to speak to our advisers now and get started on your claim with a lawyer in Pantymwyn.
Date Published: 7th February 2014
Author: Jan Newell