Does the winner of an injury claim keep all their money?
When people decide to make a claim for compensation as a result of an injury they have suffered at the hands of another person, one of the first things they often want to know is does the winner of an injury claim get to keep all the money? Making a success of your injury claim can be easy – just read on.
When they refer to “money” this is the financial compensation that the winners of an injury claim are awarded at the end of their case. This financial compensation is awarded depending on the nature of the injuries sustained, the severity of these injuries and therefore the impact they have had on the victim’s day to day life, as well as whether or not the person making the claim was in any way responsible for the accident (and therefore the injuries) themselves.
The compensation of an injury claim also takes into account any loss of earnings that the victim might have been exposed to, for example, if you have had to take time off from work which resulted in statutory sick pay being paid rather than your usual wages, or if you have had to take unpaid time off to attend medical appointments etc.
The compensation of an injury claim will also include any other out of pocket expenses associated with the claim. For example, you may have had to cover the hire of a courtesy car if you have been involved in a road traffic accident and did not have this as part of your insurance. You may have had to rely on public transport to get you around. You will have had to attend a meeting with an independent medical professional who would assess your injuries as part of the process. This will mean making journeys that you would not normally have been expected to do.
The amount of money receive therefore varies from case to case. To find out how much your case might be worth you could take our 30 second test today. Simply answer a few simple questions about your accident and the injuries you have sustained, and we can tell you how much you can expect to claim.
Making a success of your injury claim with no risk
As we operate on a no win no fee basis when it comes to making a claim for compensation, we only take a fee if your case is a success.
As a result this means that you will not be entitled to keep 100% of an injury claim compensation as some of this will go towards covering your legal fees.
However, here at Accident Advice Helpline we believe in being upfront and honest about the cost of your case, and will discuss everything in detail with you before you proceed so you know precisely where you stand.
It is this stance on honesty which is why Esther Rantzen is our patron, and recommends us to everyone if they need an accident lawyer on their side.
Date Published: 4th March 2014
Author: David Brown