If you look on Accident Advice Helpline’s website there is a 30-second test that will give you an estimate as to the amount of money you could receive from an injury claim. However, you should be aware that this test is only an estimate and no one can guarantee you will get this amount.
Do the solicitors in Hayes believe the calculator?
People like to have a rough estimate to how much money they may be entitled to if they make an injury compensation claim, using the solicitors in Hayes. This is why we have the calculator on our website.
There are a lot of different things to consider when you make an injury compensation claim, it is not just the pain and suffering that you been through. The financial consequences that are caused because of an accident and an injury can be devastating, this is why there are other factors that need to be considered in you claim.
Your injury compensation claim is made up of money for your injuries and repayments of other costs and losses incurred because of the accident, for example:
- Cost of care – if your injuries are serious, you may not be able to carry out simple every day tasks for yourself, such as bathing or showering yourself. This might not be a permanent situation, but while it lasts and you need the care, the costs are recoverable.
- Cost of adapting your home – if your injuries are so bad that you have become disabled, it may be that your home is no longer suitable for you to live in as it is. If adaptions need to be made to accommodate your injuries, this will be part of your personal injury compensation claim.
- Cost of moving home – think of the above scenario, but your house is on the top of a hill with 30 steps up to it. It is possible that the home cannot be adapted and that you have to move. The costs would be covered.
- Loss of earnings – if you are the main breadwinner in your household and your income is reduced to statutory sick pay, how will you pay your rent or mortgage, how will you pay your household bills and last but not least, how will you feed your family?
- Medical expenses – there are occasions when private medical treatment is necessary because some forms of treatment are not available on the NHS, such as dentists costs. This would also cover extra prescriptions and you should try to get and keep receipts for everything.
In this list are just five of the things that would make up part of your personal injury compensation claim, there are many other areas as well that the solicitors in Hayes at Accident Advice Helpline would take into account when compiling your claim.
Phone our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, and speak to one of our advisers, they will help you start your personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 2nd April 2014
Author: David Brown