Three main examples of special damages for a whiplash injury on Holy Island
If you have suffered a whiplash injury on Holy Island and are making a compensation claim, you will be entitled to two types of compensation. The first is general damages. This relates to compensation for the injury you have sustained, i.e. your suffering and how it is impacting your daily life.
You can also claim special damages. These are essentially the costs you have encountered because of your whiplash injury on Holy Island. Keep proof of these, such as receipts, and your solicitor will ensure you get compensated for these. To give you further clarity regarding what special damages are, read on to discover more about three of the most common special damage examples.
Loss of income – Often, when someone experiences a whiplash injury on Holy Island, they are unable to work for a while. Even if you have sustained a minor injury, you may need to miss a couple of weeks – not everyone gets sick pay. Moreover, those who are self-employed will suffer as well. Luckily, you can claim for this as a special damage.
Travel expenses – Travel expenses represent another cost you will likely encounter because of your whiplash injury on Holy Island. It is very unlikely that you will be able to get straight back into a vehicle after suffering from whiplash. Therefore, you may incur the expenses of public transport, or you will need to sort out alternative transport to get to and from places. Moreover, you should also consider the fact that you will have to pay for your hospital car parking tickets. You can claim for these, as well.
Childcare costs – Have you needed to pay for a childminder or any other type of childcare while you recover? A lot of people are not capable of looking after their kids while they are recovering. From being sick to having restricted movements, it is important to take care of yourself. If you require childcare, you will be able to claim for this as a special damage.
If you have suffered a whiplash injury on Holy Island, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today!
To discuss your claim with no obligation and in confidence, ring our helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, text ‘claim365’ to 88010, or try the 30-second test on our website: http://www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk/30-second-test.
Date Published: 10th August 2014
Author: David Brown