If your personal injury claim is successful, you will be entitled to compensation.
Pain, suffering and loss of amenity
You will receive compensation for the actual injury itself and your pain and suffering and for the things that you cannot do as a result of your injury (known as loss of amenity), which can include things like hobbies.
The amount of compensation that you are entitled to for this aspect of your claim will depended on the nature and extent of the injuries suffered for example how serious the injuries are and how long the symptoms last for. This part of the claim is assessed with the assistance of an expert medical report(s).
We will arrange your medical examination with the best medico legal experts in the field which could include for example an orthopaedic surgeon, spinal, surgeon, neurologist, psychiatrist, plastic surgeon.
In assessing this aspect of your claim, our specialist personal injury solicitors will consult guidelines called the Judicial Studies Board Guidelines which give brackets in respect of particular personal injuries – for example for a broken leg, depending on severity, around £12,500. In addition we will thoroughly research case law to find cases where claimants have suffered similar injuries to you and use our extensive knowledge, experience and judgement to assess the value of this aspect of your claim.
You will also receive compensation for your financial losses and expenses – both past and future. Your financial losses are assessed according to the evidence that we obtain to show what you have lost. This can include loss of earnings, medication and treatment, travel costs to and from hospital appointments, and the cost of any care and assistance you have had. In terms of loss of earnings it may be necessary to instruct financial experts to assist for example an accountant (possibly a forensic accountant). We can assess exactly what evidence is needed and instruct the right people for the job.