The different levels of compensation for personal injury claims
If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault and you have suffered personal injuries, then you may be entitled to compensation.
There are different levels of compensation for personal injury claims and the amount you may be awarded is dependant on a number of factors. This includes the seriousness of the accident, the injuries you have sustained and the impact they have had on your life. Any expenses or losses you have incurred as a result will also affect the amount of compensation you can claim for.
Different types of accidents
Your personal injury may be a result of the following accidents and incidents:
- Car accident
- Motorcycle accident
- Bicycle accident
- Work-related accident
- Accident at a hairdresser’s
- Accident at a beautician’s
- Slip, trip or fall
Different types of personal injuries
The type of accident you were involved in will affect the type of injuries you sustained. Below are some of the common injuries that will affect the levels of compensation for personal injury claims:
- Broken bones
- Sprain or strains
- Loss of teeth
- Loss of hair
- Loss of sight
- Loss of hearing
- Loss of limbs
There are also many other types of injuries that can be sustained and that compensation can be claimed for. Psychological trauma can also affect the levels of compensation for personal injury claims.
Importance of seeking medical assistance
It is very important that you seek medical attention for your personal injuries after your accident.
Keep a note of your symptoms, medical diagnosis and treatment. This information will be very important for your personal injury solicitor when they calculate the amount of compensation you should expect to receive. But do not worry if you do not remember exact details; we understand that medical terminology can be confusing. Your solicitor will gain access to your medical records, with your consent of course, and use the official reports to help win the maximum compensation you deserve.
If further tests, medical opinions or treatments are required then your personal injury solicitor will assist in arranging this for you.
Getting the compensation you deserve
Accident Advice Helpline will help you to win the compensation you deserve. We will provide a specialist personal injury solicitor in your local area who will calculate and negotiate the levels of compensation for the personal injury you have sustained.
The solicitor will take into account medical reports, your personal statement and financial losses. You will have the chance to say whether you think the levels of compensation for personal injury are fair and acceptable to you.
Once liability is admitted by the negligent party then negotiating the level of compensation is quite straightforward. Your solicitor may even be able to have an interim payment awarded to you while negotiations continue, thus helping your financial situation.
Date Published: 17th October 2012
Author: David Brown