How damages are calculated during personal injury claims

How Damages Are Calculated During Personal Injury Claims

We understand that when making a personal injury claim it is important to know what to expect. That is why at McPartland & Sons Solicitors, we aim to make the process as transparent as possible.

Who is responsible for my personal injury?

Responsibility will depend on the type of injury you have sustained. If it was sustained in a road traffic collision it may be the driver who caused the accident with the damages recovered from their insurance company. If sustained in a public place it may be the owner of the property or a government body. If the injury was sustained within the workplace or because of circumstances in work, it will most likely be your employer with damages paid by their insurer.

Every accident is different, and no one claim is the same as another. This means that the claims process can differ according to the unique circumstances of each case.

To get the best possible result for your case, McPartland & Sons Solicitors will ask you for the following information:

  •   Details of the accident, such as where and when it occurred
  •   A police log or incident number plus any statements (if given)
  •   Details of your injuries
  •   Details and evidence of any treatment you’ve received
  •   Details of any known losses (e.g., wages, damage to property)
  •   Details of your employment which may include your income if you have been off work.

Once all the necessary information and paperwork are gathered, we will raise your claim most efficiently. The unique circumstances of your case will determine how quickly you will receive compensation for the personal injury claim.

If there are disputes over responsibility, otherwise known as ‘liability’, or any serious losses or injuries then the case may be resolved in court which can prolong the process.

Once a full picture of your situation is obtained, especially in cases involving ongoing medical problems caused by the accident, most injury cases are concluded within 12-18 months depending on the nature and complexity of the injuries. Non-injury personal claims are generally concluded, and compensation is recovered within six months.

How much compensation can I get for a personal injury?

How much personal injury compensation you can claim depends on your accident, the circumstances surrounding it, and the losses suffered. Although some claims can stretch well into the hundreds of thousands and beyond, many factors influence the outcome, such as:

  • Your age
  • Whether you were partially at fault
  • The severity of the injury
  • Any additional symptoms
  • The extent of the treatment required
  • The need to take medication to control pain and discomfort
  • Length of recovery

McPartland & Sons Solicitors specialise in Personal Injury and Road Traffic / Car Accident claims and every case is different.

If you would like an idea of how much you might be able to claim, speak to our personal injury claims specialists at McPartland & Sons Solicitors and we will give you our honest and expert opinion.

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