Step 4 – Calculating your Personal Injury Compensation
Broadly speaking there are two aspects to your claim. The first will be an amount for pain, suffering and loss of amenity caused by the injuries. We will look at valuing this element with you by discussing the sorts of awards that Judges have made in the past in cases where the claimant has suffered injury which is similar to yours.
The second aspect to your claim is your past and future financial losses and expenses. Examples of such losses include the following:-
- Past and future travel costs
- Past and future treatment costs
- Past and future loss of earnings
- Any potential loss in respect of a pension
- Any changes to accommodation, equipment or aids needed by you as a result of the injury suffered
- Any help provided by family and friends in relation to housework, DIY, shopping and gardening
- Any professional care which is needed to be supplied to you for day to day living
- Any damage to your own personal items or effects, such as jewellery, clothing, mobile phones, etc
- The cost of any ruined event or engagement such as a holiday
We will ask you to keep a record of any expenses that you incur as a result of your accident as we will need to prove your claim and you will need to contact us on a regular basis to tell us how you are progressing in terms of your recovery from your injuries.