When a compensation claim is being calculated by a solicitor, a number of different factors relating to the victim’s injuries and circumstances must be taken into account. If you have been involved in a road traffic accident, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible so an accurate record of your injuries is held by a professional organisation. Your solicitor will need access to your medical records in order to establish the extent of your injuries which will help them to determine how much compensation you are owed for your physical injuries.
It is impossible to say exactly how much motor vehicle accident compensation you will receive without an accurate assessment of your case being carried out by qualified solicitor. There are guideline amounts that are issued by the courts and solicitors use this information to calculate the extent of your damages. Once your solicitor has been able to gather the initial evidence relating to your motor vehicle accident, and the injuries you sustained as a consequence, it is likely they will be able to advise you as to the likely level of compensation you should expect to receive.
After your accident, if you have been unable to work as a result of your injuries, you need to make a record of any earnings you have lost as a direct result of the accident. If you were receiving sick pay from your employer, you need to keep the wage slips that detail the amounts you were paid. Your solicitor will also need to seek wage slips from before your accident so they can calculate your losses accurately. As part of a compensation award for damages, you are entitled to claim compensation for loss of earnings after a motor vehicle accident.
If you had to wait for treatment on the NHS, you can claim compensation for any expenses you had to pay if you sought medical attention privately. If you choose to make a claim through a reputable law firm, it is likely they will be able to arrange for you to receive the rehabilitation treatment you need through one of their independent providers. If, for example, you need physiotherapy treatment in order to recover from your injuries completely, your solicitor should be able to arrange for a reputable rehabilitation provider to give you the treatment you need. You will need to keep evidence of any expenses you have incurred as a direct result of your motor vehicle accident injuries – even small amounts, like travel expenses and parking expenses, add up.
If you would like to be fully compensated for every aspect of your suffering, and for every financial loss you have made as a direct result of being involved in a road traffic accident, you need to keep as much evidence documented as you can. Providing you are able to give your solicitor the information they need about your damages, there is an extremely good chance a reputable law firm will be able to make sure you are fully compensated.
The actual amount of compensation you receive will be based on a combination of different factors relating to your case such as the severity of your injury, the impact that the injury has had on your daily life, whether or not your injury is ongoing, whether you will fully recover from your injury and whether or not you will be able to continue working.