The amount of compensation you can claim depends on the kind of injuries you’ve suffered and how they’ve affected you.
The more serious and far-reaching your injuries, the more compensation you will need to pay for things like adaptations to your home, medical bills and loss of earnings.
Broadly speaking, personal injury compensation is broken down into two parts: general damages and special damages.
This is money that you receive for what the law calls “pain, suffering and loss of amenity.” This amount is calculated using recognised guidelines and by looking at what others have received in similar cases.
This includes compensation for your lost earnings and any wages you might lose out on in the future (if you can’t return to work or work in the same position). This type of damages is designed to repay any expenses you’ve incurred such as transport costs to hospital and any equipment you’ve had to purchase to make life easier.