There are two types of compensation you can claim.
General damages are for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity you have had to cope with after an injury.
These are approximations of amounts commonly awarded for certain accident related injuries.
|Whiplash||Symptoms lasting for 1 year||£3,630|
|Symptoms lasting for 2 years||£6,660|
|Back Injuries||Minor to severe||£2,050 to £134,590|
|Fractured wrist||Uncomplicated Colles fracture||£6,220|
|With minor permanent disability||£10,530 to £20,490|
|Fractured ankle||With full recovery in 1 year||£4,600|
|Damage to Teeth||Loss of several front teeth||£7,320 to £9,540|
|Scarring||Trivial to severe||£1,980 to £87,670|
|Post Traumatic Stress Disorder||minor to severe||£3,300 to £84,150|
Please note that all cases are judged on an individual basis and amounts awarded can vary due to differing circumstances.
Special damages are for money you've had to pay or earnings you have lost because of an accident. They can include loss of future earnings too.
Special damages compensation can also cover:
- damage to clothing or other belongings;
- the cost of medical treatment;
- travel costs to hospital for you and visiting relatives;
- ongoing care, therapy or counselling to help you recover from or cope with your injury; and
- the cost of hiring a car or repairing the one damaged in an accident.
If you need to spend money for things related to your accident or injury, you should keep receipts if you can. This will make it easier to claim the money back as part of special damages.
To speak to our Personal Injury Department then call today on 0800 652 6547