Personal Injury Compensations Claims
If you have suffered injuries in an accident, you should immediately consider making a personal injury compensation claim. This can be done no matter how major or minor your injuries are. Personal injury compensation claims can be made when someone or something was responsible for your injuries.
There are a lot of misconceptions as to what can be claimed or not claimed against personal injury compensation claims. It is important to know some basics so that you know what your lawyer is talking about and you will also know the range of damages that certain injuries attract.
General and Special Damages:
You are entitled to be compensated for all the losses you suffered on account of the accident or injury. This can include your clothing, property, loss of earnings and insurance excesses you might have to pay. You are also entitled to receive compensation for the pain and suffering because of the injury. In addition, you can make claims for future losses, for example inability to work, loss of promotion and inability to take part in certain sports or hobbies.
Your lawyer will divide the damages into two categories, namely general and special damages. Special damages are those that are quantifiable like loss of earnings, medical treatment, taxi fares etc. This means you have to keep a record of all the expenses after the injury so that you do not forget anything.
General damages are rather difficult to assess but lawyers give a monetary value to all the pain and sufferings you experience on account of the injury, the loss of future earnings, and how the injury will affect your general lifestyle in the future.
All personal injury compensation claims depends a lot on you, how you recover from the injury and how good a lawyer you hire.
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