Anyone who ever makes a personal injury claim would like to know at the start of it how much compensation they are likely to get. It’s not a case of being greedy. In some workplace accident cases, it is evident from the outset that the injuries that 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 some reassurance as to how much money you might get and when.
With other less severe but still painful accident at work injuries, it is still natural that you want some idea of how much you will be receiving 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 outlined 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): this is compensation for the injury you suffered and the effect it has had 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 give you an idea as to what your claim is likely to be worth in terms of compensation once we have:
- Gathered together 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 whether there may be some element of 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 serious or are likely to have a longer lasting effect, than was originally thought would be the case.