How much is my claim worth?
It is difficult to value a case until medical evidence has been obtained. The same type of injury may attract different levels of compensation depending on, for example, the severity of the injury, the recovery period, the treatment required, the impact on ability to work and whether there are any pre-existing injuries or complications. We select the most suitable medical expert/s for each case and consider every client's circumstances individually when advising on the value of a claim.
Awards can be made for:
- Pain, suffering and Loss of Amenity,
- Loss of Earnings - past and future, including losses of family members who take time off work to care for you.
- Travel Expenses - past and future, including losses suffered by family members who travel to care for you.
- Medical Expenses - past and future - you can claim private treatment even if you could have obtained the treatment free on the NHS.
- Care (paid for care or care provided free of charge by family or friends) - past and future
- Miscellaneous expenses such as care hire, vehicle repair costs, recovery, storage, insurance excess
- Loss of use of a motor vehicle, cycle or motorcycle
- Other uninsured losses, such as insurance excess on a cancelled holiday claim
- Loss of Congenial Employment - where you cannot return to your chosen career.
- Disadvantage in the Labour Market - whether or not you have returned to work.
- Special Equipment for the disabled (adaptions of vehicles, mobility scooters, lifts, hoists, special beds or chairs etc.)
- Extra fuel costs e.g. extra heating of the home, extra wear and tear on bedding etc.
- Special cosmetics to cover unsightly scarring.
- Accommodation Costs - removal costs, legal costs associated with moving, alterations to your house e.g. to create a shower room, to widen doorways etc. - where due to serious disability you have to move and/or money has to be spent adapting your home.
In Fatal Accident claims the claims that can be made include:
- Statutory bereavement damages
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of the deceased's property, car, clothing, etc.
- Personal injury if the deceased was conscious for a period of time between the accident and his or her death
- Loss of Dependency. This is an award of compensation to reflect the loss of the support, both financial and non-financial which the deceased gave to his or her dependents, spouse, children or other family members. This is likely to be the highest part of the claim where the deceased was a breadwinner, but is a claim that should be considered in all cases if there is evidence of some support to the family given by the deceased prior to his or her death.
The person handling your claim will advise you on what you can claim and will advise you as to what evidence will be needed to prove your losses. If you think you have a loss that you wish to claim, just ask, we are on your side.
Remember that you have a duty to mitigate your loss, which means acting reasonably to limit the extent of the loss. If you are not sure whether you can claim, we will be happy to advise you.
Call free on 0800 048 2355 to speak to a member of our team between 8 am and 6 pm Monday to Friday. Outside of those hours you can leave us a message on the same phone number, or alternatively complete the Online Enquiry Form at the bottom of this page with a brief description of your accident and we will get back to you as soon as possible.