What special damages can you claim for when making a negligence claim in Torfaen?
Every day accidents occur. From road traffic incidents, to workplace accidents, to slips and trips, the list is endless! If you have been involved in an incident, that was not your fault, there is every chance that you will be entitled to compensation. A lot of people do not realise that compensation is split into two parts. Not only will you receive money for your suffering, for example general damages, but you can claim for special damages as well.
What are special damages? This is basically compensation for any costs you have encountered as a direct result of your injuries. To illustrate this, let’s take a look at some examples of special damages that you may want to claim for when making a negligence claim in Torfaen.
Medical Costs – If you have sustained an injury it is obviously likely that you will experience some medical expenses, such as the cost of a prescription or treatment. You will definitely be able to claim for this.
Loss Of Income – Has your injury left you unable to work? For a lot of people this can leave them in a bad position financially. After all, not everyone gets sick pay and then you have those that are self-employed as well. Nonetheless, you can claim for this as part of your special damages when making a negligence claim in Torfaen.
Repair Costs – If you have been involved in a road traffic accident for example and your car has been damaged you will be able to claim for the repair costs.
Childcare Expenses – A lot of people find themselves in a position where they need to pay for childcare, as they are unable to look after their kids whilst they recover. This also counts as a special damage.
Travel Expenses – This includes everything from hospital parking expenses to the cost of having to sort out alternative methods of transport.
Other Treatments – Finally, the damage of an injury is not always physical. A lot of people find themselves needing counselling to help them get over the situation. This will also be covered when you make your negligence claim in Torfaen.
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Date Published: 1st December 2014
Author: David Brown