Some people wonder why some innocent victims get more compensation than others for their Rossendale car accident claims. The reason is it is not just the injuries, there are lots of things that go into making an injury compensation claim. This is why the compensation amounts differ.
If you need some advice about an accident that you have recently been involved in, through no fault of your own, contact us here at Accident Advice Helpline and we will guide you through the process of making car accident claims.
The differences in Rossendale car accident claims
Let’s use the examples of a teenager with no responsibilities, and a young parent to show how the differences in awards happen. Let’s say they are both in a road traffic accident in which they suffer a whiplash injury of the same degree.
A young parent making Rossendale car accident claims
Let’s assume that the young parent has two small children, and her partner goes out to work. She normally looks after the house and sees to the children, but because of her whiplash injury she cannot do these things for a while.
This is when people realise just how expensive it is to get the jobs done that are taken for granted, and a housewife and mother does automatically. Employing a cleaner is not cheap, and childcare can be very expensive. The alternative is for her partner to lose time from work to help, but that would eat into their finances even more.
If the accident she sustained her whiplash injury in was the fault of someone else, claiming compensation is the answer. She will receive an award for her injury, and as long as her claim is successful, she will be able to recover all the costs associated with the accident. There is also the stress caused by not being able to care for her own children to consider.
The teenager making Rossendale car accident claims
Lets assume the teenager is turned 18, as before this they cannot make a claim for themselves. The victim has no responsibilities and lives at home with their mum and dad. There could be some minor costs associated with their injuries, but nothing in comparison to the young parent.
Getting everything you are entitled to
The victims in these two scenarios would be awarded totally different amounts, but whatever your situation is, you need to make sure that you get everything you are entitled to, and the best way to do that is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline.
Our experience, expertise and knowledge not only gives your claim its best chance of success, we will also make sure it reaches its full potential. Call 0800 689 0500 to speak to an advisor today.
Date Published: 14th December 2014
Author: David Brown