How much is my personal injury claim worth?
If you have been involved in an accident that is eligible for compensation, the question at the forefront of your mind may be concerning your personal injury claim worth. The answer is very much dependent on the circumstances and severity of your injury, but there are quick and simple options available, allowing you to gain an initial idea.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have a handy online tool that will provide you with an estimation of your personal injury claim worth. The 30-second tool will ask a series of short, simple questions, and return a lower and upper limit for your compensation amount, dependent on severity. In just half a minute, you will have a good idea of the numbers you may be dealing with, thereby enabling you to manage your expectations accordingly.
How is my personal injury claim calculated?
You personal injury claim worth is designed to be a fair reflection of the damages caused by your accident, aiming to feasibly compensate you for your injuries. This takes into consideration the type and severity of your physical harm as well as the monetary impact of your accident. For example, your injury may have resulted in a loss of earnings as you are not able to work, or perhaps it has left you with large medical bills to pay. Whatever the result, your claim should go a good way towards helping compensate for these expenses – after all, if an accident was not your fault, it is only fair that you are not expected to be out of pocket or suffer as a result.
In the majority of cases, your personal injury claim worth will be calculated based on the outcome of other similar cases. For example, if you are making a claim for industrial deafness at work, your claim amount will be based on the compensation awarded to others in a similar situation.
It is not only your injury type that is taken into account – the severity is also important. The difference between mild concussion and irreversible brain damage is vast; compensation amounts should reflect theses differences in severity and award a considerably higher amount to those who have suffered life-altering injuries. Whilst a monetary figure will not make these injuries disappear, they may help with improving quality of life by allowing budget for care provision, specialist treatment and medication.
How do I make a claim?
If you have suffered a personal injury, you should get in touch with a law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline as soon as you can. Our team of highly trained advisors will ensure you are looked after at every step of the way, championing your case whilst you relax in the knowledge that your claim is being handled by experts in their field.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we use a trusted network of solicitors, meaning we are always able to find you a legal representative that specialises in your specific injury type. This ensures that you have the best possible chance of a positive outcome, and all on a no win no fee* basis.
Date Published: 29th August 2012
Author: David Brown