Anyone who ever makes a personal injury claim would like to know how much compensation they are likely to get at the start of it. In some workplace accident cases, it is evident from the outset that the injuries an injured worker has sustained are so severe that they will be life-changing. Fears of financial insecurity can quickly creep in, and you want reassurance about how much money you might get and when.
With other less severe but still painful accidents at work injuries, it is still natural that you want some idea of how much you will receive by way of compensation at the end of the claim.
We don’t think it’s right to say to a client who has just suffered an accident and has come to us for help that we believe their claim will be worth £XYZ. Making a personal injury claim is a serious matter. Section 17 of this guide outlines the types of damages you can claim for an accident at work. To recap, these are:
- General Damages – Pain suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA): compensation for the injury you suffered and its effect on your life.
- Special damages – financial losses that can be mathematically calculated, such as loss of earnings.
The Mooneerams way of advising you what your claim is worth
We will be happy to give you an idea as to what your claim is likely to be worth in compensation once we have:
- Documented the full details of your claim
- Obtained the necessary medical evidence to support your claim
- calculated your claim for special damages
- Ascertained whether your claim is likely to settle on a full liability basis or if there may be some contributory negligence on your part.
The other important point to note is that our opinion on the value of your personal injury claim may change if it turns out that your injuries are proving to be more severe or are likely to have a longer-lasting effect than was initially thought would be the case.