If you have been injured in a North Kesteven accident at work, one of the questions that will likely cross your mind is “what is my claim worth?” In short, determining the value of your claim is not a simple matter as your claim will be specific to your individual situation.
Valuing your North Kesteven accident at work
The value of your North Kesteven accident at work claim will depend on a number of factors, but the compensation you receive will typically fall into two main categories:
- Compensation for your injury
Although no amount of money will ever make up for the pain and suffering associated with your injury, you will be entitled to claim for both the pain and suffering you have encountered as a result of your injury and the impact your injury has had on your lifestyle.The Ministry of Justice provides a set of guidelines known as the Judicial Studies Board Guidelines and your solicitor will use these to put a value on the compensation you should receive for your injury. Before assessing your claim against these guidelines, your solicitor will arrange for you to undergo a medical examination with a specialist doctor and the resulting medical report will help them to determine the nature and severity of your injury.
- Compensation for your financial losses
You will be able to claim for all of the financial losses that you have incurred as a result of your injury. These may include:
- Your medical expenses
If you have incurred private medical expenses as a result of your injury, you can recoup these expenses as part of your overall settlement value. These expenses could include your medical treatment costs, prescription charges and nursing care costs.
- Your lost earnings
If your injury has meant that you have been unable to work, you will be able to claim for your lost earnings. What is more, if your injury is likely to have an impact on your ability to work in the future, or may force you to change jobs, you can claim for your anticipated future loss of earnings.
- Your medical expenses
Pursuing compensation for your North Kesteven accident at work
To estimate the value of your North Kesteven accident at work claim, please call our Freephone helpline or use our 30-second test. Our trained claims advisors will then ensure that you receive expert advice on your compensation claim.
Date Published: 26th September 2014
Author: Jan Newell