The amount of compensation (also known as damages) that you will receive varies considerably and is dictated by the seriousness of the injury and your individual circumstances.
There are two types of damages:
(1) ‘General Damages’, which will include compensation for your injuries, and consists of the pain and suffering that you have endured and the effects of the injuries on your lifestyle (also known as loss of amenity).
To help us value your claim, we obtain specialist reports which detail the injuries that you have suffered and their effects on your day to day living as well as the impact on, for example, your employment. We take into account when valuing your claim the effects of the injuries to date as well as the impact that they will have on you in the future.
(2) ‘Special Damages’, which is compensation for any financial losses, which you have suffered due to your injuries. Again, the items that are recoverable will depend on the individual’s circumstances and the list of such items is quite lengthy. Common examples include lost earnings, out of pocket expenses for medication, travel and care and assistance provided by friends and family whilst you may be recovering from your injuries etc.
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