When someone is making an injury claim, there are some things that they think about that are pretty obvious, like their costs for their injuries. But there are other things that they may be able to include in their claim that they may not think about. Below are some of the common things that people don’t think about when they are making their personal injury claim that they could be eligible to claim as part of their damages when they have been in an accident.
Travel expenses and transportation costs when making an injury claim
If you have fees for taxis or public transportation, keep your tickets or receipts so that you can claim the journey cost. This is something that you can claim as part of your personal injury claim if your injury was caused by someone else. An example would be if you are paying extra money to ride the public transportation than you would if you drove your own car you can claim the difference. This doesn’t mean that you can go ahead and rent the most expensive car to take you around but it’s going to help with making you whole.
Clothing and property claims when making an injury claim
Anything that was destroyed or damaged is something that you can claim if you have evidence of what it will cost to repair or replace it. If you have the receipt, it will be something that you need. It’s also enough to have proof of the cost to replace it like a catalogue clipping or estimate. You’ll also need to provide a total list of everything that you’re claiming and how old they are. Anything that’s not totally destroyed should be kept so that it can be inspected by the insurance company.
Lost earnings when making an injury claim
If you had to take some time off of work due to the accident you’ll lose basic earnings and/or bonuses and overtime. Even if the employer paid you for this time off, it’s possible that you’re going to have to include the sick pay in the claim in your employer’s contract. Keep in mind you can claim pay loss which is what you get after your national insurance and taxes. You can’t claim gross loss. You can prove this through comparing a few months’ worth of pay slips. If you’re self-employed, then it would go by books, tax returns, accountant information,
These are the things that you should consider when you are making an injury claim. They may not seem obvious but they are some things that could possibly part of your claim. if you are unsure if you can make them a part of your claim, hire a solicitor. They are going to be able to tell you what can be claimed and what you should do. We can help you with finding the right solicitor. We have a lot of solicitors that we work with and that can help you with your case.
Date Published: 10th January 2013
Author: David Brown