You can claim personal injury compensation if you have been involved in an accident which was no fault of yours and you file a claim compensation within three years of the date of the accident. If the accident was your fault, then you can’t claim compensation. The answer to the question How much can I get from an accident? isn’t easy to answer, although there are guidelines, they only relate to the actual injury you sustain.
If you have an accident in a public place, a shop, cinema or restaurant for example, or at your place of work, you should report it to a member of staff and have the details recorded in the accident book, along with the names and contact details of any witnesses. You should then seek medical attention as failure to receive treatment for your injury as soon as possible after the accident may weaken your claim, as some injuries are made worse if no treatment is given until a later date.
How much can I get from an accident?
In answer to the question how much can I get from an accident, you need to understand how compensation works. You are awarded more in compensation for very severe injuries than you are for minor ones, as you would expect. You may get up to £3,750 for a minor injury, but you could get a multi-million pound settlement for a life-changing injury such as brain damage or damage to your spinal cord. However, no amount of money can ever adequately compensate you for loss of quality of life and so on.
What does compensation cover?
Compensation covers medical treatment and expenses, loss of earnings, and the pain, distress and suffering caused by your injury. If you suffer a life-changing injury you would get money to have your home adapted to your new needs, and for future, as well as past, loss of earnings, medical treatment and future care costs. You would also receive compensation for loss of quality of life. There is no conclusive answer to the question: How much can I get from an accident? This is because compensation has to be calculated according to individual needs.
Accident Advice Helpline
We at Accident Advice Helpline have heard the question How much can I get from an accident? many times, but even we, with our experience of more than ten years of handling claims, cannot say for certain how much you might be awarded. We do have a thirty second test on our Accident Advice Helpline website however. This rapidly calculates an estimated amount of the compensation you could get if your claim were successful.
We suggest you visit our website and read some of the information it contains which could be relevant to your personal injury compensation claim.
When you have satisfied yourself about our credentials, you may want to give us a ring for expert legal advice regarding your potential personal injury compensation claim. There are two freephone numbers for you to ring: 0800 689 0500 for landline calls and 0333 500 0993 for mobiles. Why not call now? The lines will be open whatever time it is.