Have you been involved in a road traffic accident? Perhaps you were injured as the result of a faulty product? Maybe you were the victim of a workplace accident? No matter what type of situation you have been involved in, if the accident was not your fault, you will likely be entitled to compensation and personal injury advice in Connah’s Quay.
However, a lot of people do not realise that compensation is split into two parts – general damages and special damages. A lot of people recognise that they will be compensated for their injury, which is general damages, but some people do not realise that they will also receive a payout for any out of pocket expenses they have encountered, which are known as special damages.
Personal injury advice in Connah’s Quay with Accident Advice Helpline
If you are looking for personal injury advice in Connah’s Quay, one of the first things to know is that you need to keep proof of any expenses you have encountered because of your injuries. This includes receipts and any relevant documents, as you will need to be able to prove the costs if you are going to claim for them. Keeping that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the most common special damages people claim for.
Medical expenses – There is only one place to begin, and this is with medical expenses. After all, if you have been injured then it is likely you will need to pay for treatment or prescription costs. You will, of course, be able to claim for these and get your money back.
Travel costs – This includes everything from the cost of getting to and from the hospital, to having to use a different mode of transport while you recover, to hospital parking fees.
Counselling expenses – Unfortunately, a lot of people suffer mental trauma after they have been involved in an accident. If you have sought counselling to help you through this difficult period in your life, you won’t have to foot the bill. After all, injuries aren’t always physical.
Loss of income – Finally, if you have suffered a loss of earnings or overtime opportunities due to your inability to work while you recover, you will also be able to claim for this.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline
For personal injury advice in Connah’s Quay, get in touch. Our helpline numbers are 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. The helpline is open 24/7, so you can call us any time.
You can try the 30-second test on our website. With just a few clicks, you can find out whether you’re eligible to claim. Or you can text ‘Claim365’ to 88010.
Date Published: 3rd July 2015
Author: David Brown