No two accidents or personal injury cases are the same, which is why the amount you could claim depends on your individual circumstances. However, you can get a general idea of how much you might be entitled to by knowing the approach taken to calculating damages and the factors taken into account.
How are personal injury damages calculated?
If your personal injury claim is successful, you’ll be awarded general and special damages. General damages look to compensate you for the severity of your injuries and the impact they’ll have on you in the future, both physically and mentally. This figure is reached by looking at two sources: the amount judges have awarded in previous claims for similar injuries and official guidelines setting out approximate figures for how much someone should receive for their injury (known as the Judicial College Guidelines). For example, whiplash that takes over three months to recover from can attract from £1,900 to £3,500, while severe post-traumatic stress might attract up to £88,000.
Special damages cover the financial losses you’ve suffered as a result of your injury, such as the cost of medical treatment, rehabilitation or future care and the loss of past and future earnings. It can be easy to miss some common out of pocket expenses that can be claimed for, so it’s important to be as thorough as possible when figuring out how much an injury has cost your financially.
To get a more accurate assessment of how much you could claim for your injury, contact our knowledgeable personal injury solicitors. We’ll work closely with you to figure out how much your claim could be worth and make sure you claim the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to.
Personal injury: why choose us?
Our friendly, knowledgeable team have helped people all over England, Wales and Northern Ireland win compensation for personal injury. We’re experienced, easy to work with and good at what we do. We genuinely put our clients first and always work to get them the best possible outcome.
If you choose us, you’ll have a dedicated solicitor or team of solicitors who are committed to:
- providing support throughout the entire process
- getting you the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to
- delivering quality of service
- keeping costs down
You don’t need to worry about the expenses involved in bringing a claim. Our personal injury solicitors offer a variety of funding options, will be upfront about the costs involved and take on cases on a no win no fee basis.
We know that making a personal injury claim can be daunting. Our aim is to make the process as smooth as possible. We’ll do this by working closely with you so that we can deliver expert guidance and dedicated support tailored to your unique circumstances.
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