A guide to special damages for those that have suffered a whiplash injury in Grasmere
A whiplash injury in Grasmere is unfortunately not an uncommon occurrence. Thousands of people suffer from whiplash each and every year. From road traffic accidents to slips and trips, this is an injury that can be sustained in many different ways. Nonetheless, so long as the injury was not your fault, you will have a good chance of getting compensation.
When it comes to receiving compensation, a lot of individuals know that they will be compensated for their suffering. This means you will receive a sum based on the extent of the injury you have suffered and the impact it is going to have on your every day life. Nonetheless, many people do not know that they will also receive compensation for any special damages, i.e. out of pocket expenses they have encountered as a result of their injury.
What counts as a special damage?
Medical Costs – This can relate to anything from prescription costs to treatment.
Travel Expenses – Have you had to arrange alternative transportation because you are unable to drive? If so, you can claim for this. You are even able to claim for the parking expenses you have encountered because of hospital visits.
Loss of Income – Aside from this, you can also claim for any loss of income you have experienced because of the whiplash injury in Grasmere you have suffered. This is especially relevant for those that are self-employed or do not get sick pay.
Childcare Costs – A lot of people need to sort out childcare whilst they recover from their injury. If this applies to you, you will be able to claim.
So there you have it – four of the main examples in regards to special damages you can claim for if you experience a whiplash injury in Grasmere. Your solicitor will be able to give you further insight into this. At Accident Advice Helpline we have a great array of no win no fee* solicitors who can help you to win your claim. Why not give us a call and see what we can do for you?
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