Personal Injury what can I claim for?
Personal Injury what can I claim for? Suffering from injuries is devastating. As a result of having to pay for medical treatment and time off work, you experience financial losses as well. Fortunately, if it happened because of someone else’s negligence, the law gives you the right to claim financial compensation.
After sustaining injuries, you’re entitled to claim for the pain, loss of earnings, and even the future loss of earnings you’ll incur. You can also claim for clothing destroyed in the accident, transportation costs incurred while recovering from your injuries, and any other items purchased to help you recover.
You can claim for the following:
- Liquidated damage
- Consequential damages
- Compensatory damages
- Loss of earnings claim
- Nominal damages
- Losses suffered
- Quality of life
- Lost earnings
Contact our personal injury lawyers to make an accident claim. Whether you have suffered a road traffic accident or an accident at work, as you are the injured party you can make an injury claim.
How We Help
Your claim will be accepted if you or someone close to you has been injured by someone else’s negligence. Read further to learn what we offer and how Hamilton Douglas Legal can fight for the claim on your behalf. Our experienced and highly skilled personal injury solicitors have dealt with thousands of such cases and have delivered positive results.
The breaching party are responsible to compensate you for your injuries.
What Type Of Damages Can You Claim For An Injury
If you have been injured or ill due to no fault of your own, you should claim compensation. There are two types of damages you can claim: general damages and special damages.
What Are General Damages
General damages are the most common type and also considered as the first part of compensation claims. Injuries, illnesses caused by another’s negligence, and loss of facility or feature are all eligible for this form of compensation.
Put simply, any effect the mishap has brought on the standard of your life, can be compensated. The amount of money depends on the degree of your injuries, pain, and loss. The courts have also provided guidelines on the amount that should be compensated for general damages.
The second part of compensation claims and the not-so-common one are special damages. These damages are meant to put you back in a better financial position than you were before your injuries. The special damages are meant for any extra costs or losses you incur as a consequence of the mishap.
Since these damages also cover the indirect expenses, they are sometimes called the, “out of pocket expenditures”. The special damages will cover all immediate expenditures incurred as a result of the accident, as well as future expenses. These will vary depending on the circumstances. They include the following.
Loss of earnings
- Loss Of Earnings – The special damages will cover any lost wages due to the injury. They will also compensate potential losses due to inability to work. You’re entitled to get compensation money if you need to take time off work to recover from serious injuries. If you or a family member was injured while self-employed, you should see a professional personal injury solicitor.
- Family Loss Of Earnings – Because of your injuries, your family may be paid as well. In some cases, relatives may be able to claim for time spent caring for or driving you to the hospital.
- Treatment, rehabilitation, and other care costs – Special damages will pay all future treatment, rehabilitation, and care expenditures. The compensation will pay these fees for the rest of your life if you haven’t totally recovered.
- Damages To Property And Assets – If the accident damages your property or valuables, you can claim damages for things like your house, vehicle, motorcycle, glasses, clothes, phones, laptops, and computers.
- Aids, Adaptations, and Any Other Material – the damages will cover all the aid and equipment that is necessary for you right now, or for the coming days. Moreover, any adaptation and changes you will have to make to your house will also be covered. For example, widening doors and windows to accommodate stretchers and wheelchairs, or installing an escalator or lifts. This includes the expense of a new house, if necessary.
When Will You Get Compensation
You will be paid after both parties have agreed on the general or particular damages. In some circumstances, you might seek interim reparations if the other party admits fault and accepts responsibility for your pain. Interim payments will be made before the final settlement to help with continuing expenditures.
It is common for parties to agree to monthly payments in order to cover future expenditures such as aids and carers. These small payments will continue as long as you have injury costs to cover all your needs.
Bear in mind, that every compensation claim is different, and has different complications. As a result, it’s critical to contact HD Claims who are well-versed in legal topics and can assist you in determining what kind of damages you’re entitled to. Contact us today to start your claim.