How much compensation will I receive?

At the start of your claim it is very difficult to put an accurate figure on the amount of compensation you are likely to receive following your accident.

The main factor influencing the amount of compensation you will receive is the duration and effect that your injuries have had on your life. Unless you are fully recovered from the accident, this may take months or even years to become clear.

It is never in your interests to settle your claim before any long-term effects of your accident can be ruled out, as if you are going to have ongoing or permanent side effects following the accident this can mean the difference between just a few thousand pounds, to literally hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation.

The other big factor in the amount of personal injury compensation you will receive is the fact that you are entitled to claim for more than just the physical symptoms you have experienced.

The four types of compensation that can be claimed for:

General damages
Compensation for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries. We arrange for you to see a Court approved medical expert who writes a report on the extent and effects of your injuries. This will help to determine a realistic compensation figure.

See Compensation amounts for a guide to how much this figure may be.

Special damages
Compensation for costs, expenses and financial losses you have suffered as a result of your accident. These may include cancelled holidays, cost of treatment, personal items, loss of income and phone bills.

Future losses
Compensation for losses or costs that you are likely to incur in the future, for treatment, rehabilitation, income or other purposes.

If your claim has taken a long time to settle, compensation for interest may also be payable to you.

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