The purpose of claiming for Shepway road traffic injuries is to obtain compensation. This is to ensure that you are not left out of pocket as a result of the negligence of somebody else. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have put together a guide which will help you to determine the amount of compensation you may be entitled to.
What is compensation?
Compensation, in British law at least, is there to ensure that you do not suffer any financial losses due to the negligence of another person. This, basically, means that you will, if you claim compensation, be put back in the same financial position that you were in before the accident.
Compensation will be claimed from the party at fault. Generally speaking, they will obtain the money to settle the compensation claim from their insurer.
How much compensation are you entitled to?
Sadly, when it comes to claiming for Shepway road traffic injuries, there is nothing ‘set in stone’ with regards to the amount of compensation that you may be entitled to. Whilst we would love to say that you could claim a certain amount for a broken arm or leg, this is impossible. Each and every case is different.
The amount of compensation available is not tied to the injury that has been suffered. It is, instead, tied to the amount of financial loss that a person is dealing with. This means that even if a case shares similar facts, the amount of compensation that is available will be drastically different.
When you make a claim through Accident Advice Helpline, we will ask you to supply evidence of any financial losses that you may have suffered as a result of the injury that you have suffered. It must be proven that those losses are directly attributable to the injury. We will, of course, do our best to help you gather all of the evidence that you need. We will also help you to identify any losses that you may not have thought about previously. After all, here at Accident Advice Helpline, we are here to ensure that you are able to claim the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to.
Losses that you may be able to claim include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Loss of income
- Medical expenses
- Childcare expenses
- Travel expenses
- Medical equipment
- The cost of renovating your home in order to take into account your disability.
- Pain and suffering, although do be aware that this does not amount to a huge percentage of your claim
Start your claim for Shepway road traffic injuries today
Contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you are calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 5th May 2015
Author: David Brown