The Compensation Calculator – why and how to use it!
The idea of claiming compensation is a daunting one for many people. There can be a lot of confusion about how and why claiming compensation for the accident you were involved in, along with subsequent injuries can make life better.
Another factor is people are unsure about how much they can and cannot claim, as well who to turn to for advice, support and guidance.
Accident Advice Helpline, along with its solicitor in Southall, have the answers!
HOW much can you claim?
This depends on a number of factors, something our solicitor in Southall will talk through with you, as compensation cases, for obvious reasons, vary from accident to accident.
However, as a guide this is what our compensation calculator looks for when it number crunches to give you an idea of how much you could be entitled to claim…
- The accident – in order to claim compensation, you must not have been at fault for the accident. If you were, you will not be eligible to claim compensation. The size of the accident, the severity and the circumstance may all have a bearing on how much you can claim.
- Your injuries – the main drive behind awarding compensation is to ensure that any changes you need to make to your life as a result of any injuries, can be done financially. The ‘more’ you were hurt, the ‘more’ compensation you could be entitled to claim. This, however, can vary; remember, this is a guide only. Your solicitor in Southall will be able to talk through the finer details once they have the full idea of what your compensation case involves.
- Expenses – as well as your injuries, we also look to ensure that any ‘out of pocket’ expenses that have been accrued by you, are also reimbursed. For example, not being able to drive may have meant additional expense such as taxis or specialist transport; you may also be paying prescription charges etc. Your solicitor in Southall would like to secure all of these additional expenses back.
WHEN was your accident?
An important factor to note for all compensation claims for personal injury is that you must be making your case within three years of the date of your accident. Attempt to make a claim outside of this deadline, and your case will surely fail; here at Accident Advice Helpline, our solicitor in Southall would be unable to help in this case.
WHY claim compensation?
It has been written in the law books for a long time, that anyone hurt in an accident that was not their fault has the right to seek compensation for their injuries. It may be that your injuries are long term, as well as life changing. Or, your injuries may have been short term; nevertheless, you are entitled to claim.