Serious injury compensation must be a full package to cover all your needs, today and tomorrow.
We are experts in serious injuries.
This means we take special care to ensure that your serious injury compensation claim doesn’t just compensate you for your injury. We know it must also cover all your present and ongoing needs that arise from the injury.
Your serious injury claim will be assessed in a variety of ways. Here we lay out the types of loss, both present and future, you can claim compensation for.
A serious injury compensation package can cover 4 main areas:
- Damages for your injury.
- Other general damages.
- Reimbursement of quantifiable financial losses to date (‘special damages’, see below).
General damages for serious injuries
There will always be an element of compensation for your serious injury which can’t be precisely calculated. Expert knowledge is needed to properly assess the amount of compensation due. The main areas are as follows:
- Pain, suffering and loss of amenity.
- Handicap in the labour market.
- Psychological injuries.
- Inability to return to any pre-accident occupation.
- Loss of enjoyment where you have suffered disruption to a specific holiday.
Special damages for serious injuries
Special damages are damages for financial loss. The court can make very accurate assessments of such damages. They cover such items as:
- Loss of earnings. This can include future earnings if the accident means that you are unlikely to return to work, or have to take lower paid work.
- Items lost as a result of the accident.
- Medical expenses.
- Rehabilitation costs for your serious injury.
- Cost of care. If you receive help free of charge from a friend, family member etc. you can claim against the responsible party for a sum reflecting that help
- Loss of pension.
- Loss of use of motor vehicle.
- The cost of specialist equipment such as wheelchairs and vehicles.
- Specially adapted housing, such as lifts, bathroom and ramps.
- Lifetime Payment for day to day living expenses, future equipment needs and ongoing medical treatment. This is called a periodical payment order (PPO).
There may be overlap and grey areas between special damages and general damages. This is another very good reason to use a specialist serious injury solicitor.
Use a specialist solicitor for serious injury compensation
Many aspects of a serious injury can be subjective and so can be hard to prove. Therefore it is essential that you use a specialist solicitor. They fully understand what a court needs to hear in order to award you the compensation you need and deserve. Your expert solicitor will know what questions to ask and will take a detailed statement from you in order to present your case as effectively as possible to the court.
Adam Law Solicitors are specialists in all types of serious injury compensation claims.
Contact us now. Most claims are time limited so please don’t delay.
Phone us on 0114 256 0111 for your free consultation. You can also email us, or fill in the contact form. Find out now if you have a claim for your serious injury.