The two types of compensation you are entitled to if you suffered a whiplash injury in Great Malvern
Have you sustained a whiplash injury in Great Malvern? Was it your fault? If not, it is likely that one of the things that will be one your mind is whether you are entitled to compensation or not. You can easily deduce your chances by asking yourself the following three questions…
- Did the incident occur because of someone else’s negligence or error?
- Did the whiplash injury in Great Malvern happen in the last three years?
- Did you see a medical professional for your injuries?
If you can answer yes to those questions, you have every chance of making a successful claim. Nevertheless, what a lot of people do not realize is that compensation is split up into two different types. Firstly, you have general damages and secondly you have special damages.
Let’s begin with the former – general damages. This relates to the compensation you will receive because of the physical suffering you have encountered. Therefore, this amount is largely decided based upon the severity of your injury and how much of an impact it is going to have on your daily life. Therefore, someone with lifelong injuries will receive a lot more than someone whose symptoms are going to disappear within a few months.
Now you know about the first type of compensation, but what are special damages? This essentially relates to any expenses you have encountered as a result of the whiplash injury in Great Malvern. Have you needed to sort out childcare while you recover? Does the hospital you use charge for parking? Have you suffered a loss of income because of your whiplash injury? These are all examples of special damages you can claim for. After all, if you did not suffer from your whiplash injury you would not have encountered any of them.
If you think you have good grounds for a successful compensation claim the only thing you need to do now is get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. We will ensure you get the full amount of compensation you are entitled to; this is both in relation to general damages and special damages. Simply get in touch with us today!
Our helpline numbers are 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We’re open 24/7, so you can call us any time.
You can try the 30 second test on our website. With just a few clicks, you can find out whether you’re eligible to claim.
Or you can text ‘Claim365’ to 88010.
Date Published: 13th July 2014
Author: David Brown