When you make a personal injury claim, the whole idea is to get your hands on compensation. Our personal injury claim solicitors in West Lindsey want to help you with that. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we want to help you claim the compensation that you deserve. Let us explain what compensation is all about.
What is the purpose of compensation?
In the United Kingdom, compensation is not there to offer massive pay rewards to those who have been injured. This means that you should not be expecting millions and millions of pounds in compensation. Instead, compensation is there to ensure that you are not left out of pocket due to the negligence of another person.
Compensation is there to help you claim expenses that can reasonably tie to the accident. This, for instance, means medical bills, or even loss of income. Whilst you can, in some cases at least, claim compensation for pain & suffering, the amount of money on offer for that will be quite slim.
How much compensation can you claim?
Without having our personal injury claim solicitors in West Lindsey look into the nuances of your case, telling you the amount of compensation that you may be entitled to is impossible. This is because cases, even when they share similar facts, will have completely different outcomes. There is no figure set in stone. You could suffer a severe injury, but get less of a pay-out than somebody who suffered a minor injury simply because the financial impact was lesser.
When you work with Accident Advice Helpline, we will work closely with you to determine the amount of compensation that you may be entitled to. We will nudge you in the right direction to help you collect the evidence that you need. Possible claims you can make include:
- Medical expenses. Yes, we have the NHS in the United Kingdom, but not everything is available through the NHS. You may, for instance, need to pay for medication. You may need to pay for private healthcare (you can’t go all private). You may even need to pay for medical equipment or the cost of renovating your home in order to take into account your disability.
- You should be able to claim expenses for time off of work, no matter how much time you have taken off work. In some cases, you may even be able to claim for loss of income in the future simply because your injuries mean that you are no longer able to continue your selected career.
- Travel expenses
- Childcare costs
Get in touch with personal injury claim solicitors in West Lindsey
Contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you are calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 18th May 2015
Author: David Brown