A guide to special damages for a negligence claim in Tonbridge and Malling
If you have landed on this post you have probably been involved in some sort of incident and you are thinking about making a negligence claim in Tonbridge and Malling. Did you suffer a slip, trip or fall? Perhaps you were involved in a road traffic accident? Maybe you were injured in the workplace? There are many different scenarios that can lead to personal injury compensation claims. Yet, irrespective of what injury or incident you have suffered, it is vital to know about special damages.
What are special damages?
This is a type of compensation. It is the money you will receive to cover any out of pocket expenses you have suffered as a direct result of the incident. For example, let’s say you were involved in a car crash and another vehicle smashed into yours and caused considerable damage. The repair costs are an example of something you will be able to claim for as a special damage. After all, if it was not for the incident in question you would not have needed to put your car in for a repair service.
There are lots of other expenses that class as special damages. This includes any medical expenses, such as prescription costs and treatment costs. You may have needed counselling to get over the incident. This also counts as a special damage. There is then loss of income and overtime opportunities, travel expenses, childcare costs and such like.
How do you get special damages?
It is important to note that you are going to need proof if you are to benefit from special damages. After all, you cannot simply say you have spent money on travelling to and from the hospital if you have nothing to show for it. So, make sure you keep your receipts, mileage records, appointment letters and such like.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline our solicitors are the best at making sure you get the full amount of compensation you deserve when making a negligence claim in Tonbridge and Malling. So, why not give us a call today?
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Date Published: 13th September 2015
Author: David Brown