Understandably, when someone is injured in some kind of accident that was not their fault, the first thing they think about is getting the medical attention they need and recovering. Then, in many cases, the injured party begins to consider making a claim for compensation; and after all, if the injury you sustained was not your fault, why wouldn’t you?
It is often at this point that potential claimants start looking for a personal injury calculator in order to ascertain exactly how much compensation they could be in line for. There are many such calculators available and perhaps unsurprisingly, the figures provided can vary immensely. So just how are compensation amounts calculated and how accurate are these calculators?
Many factors to take into consideration
If you use a personal injury calculator and the website you are using gives you an exact amount for your type of injury or accident, it is almost certain that this number is wrong. The reason for this is that there are many factors to take into consideration when an actual compensation amount is calculated. Factors include:
- How severe was the injury?
- Has the injury caused loss of income or employment?
- How long is the recovery period?
- How much negligence was involved?
- Will the injury have long-term effects?
- Has there been any psychological trauma?
These are not the only considerations to be made when an injury payout is calculated but it gives you can idea of how complex the issue is. Luckily, Accident Advice Helpline is here to help.
We will do all the work for you
The last thing you want after you have been injured is to get involved in a complicated and drawn-out legal case. When you have Accident Advice Helpline on your side you have a national law firm which specialises in personal injury compensation backing you up. We want your claim to be as simple and stress-free as possible and you can rely on us to do everything we can do get you the highest compensation amount possible.
We also have a great personal injury calculator
On our website you will find our own personal injury calculator. It only takes about 30 seconds to use and it will give you a good idea of how much you could win. The results will also explain how the amounts may vary depending on some of the factors mentioned above.
Don’t forget, you can also call us on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to speak to our expert advisors.