Losses & Expenses in Personal Injury Claims
When pursuing a claim for personal injury compensation it is possible to recover past losses and expenses together with those that will be incurred in the future. This is known as a claim for special damage.
To recover such compensation you must show that the sums claimed:
- Are reasonable in amount
- Have or will arise as a direct consequence of the injuries sustained
- Are not considered ‘too remote’ in law
In a more serious case expert evidence may be required to identify appropriate aids and equipment. In addition further reports may be necessary to address the need for specialist care and assistance as well as structural changes to your existing home or the purchase of a purpose built property.
Compensation for future loss of income and earnings potential may involve expert evidence where it is not possible to return to previous employment and future earning capacity remains uncertain. Actuarial tables may be used to calculate the level of compensation that is appropriate in claims for future losses and expenses. The tables take into account such factors as life expectancy and employment prospects had it not been for the injury.
In fatal injury claims it is also possible for the victim’s family to recover such losses and expenses although the compensation that is awarded will be apportioned between the estate and the financial dependants.
Compensation may be paid in a single lump sum or split between an immediate one off payment and annual sums, known as periodical payments, which are used to meet continuing requirements.
At Sintons we can provide detailed advice in relation to all aspects of personal injury compensation claims and the sums that may be recovered.
In addition, all personal injury claims are pursued on a No Win No Fee basis so you can rest assured that there is no financial risk.
To begin a personal injury compensation claim or obtain further advice with no obligation contact Sintons 24/7.