Compensatory Damages in Personal Injury Cases

The majority of personal injury cases fall into ‘compensatory’ category, meaning that the compensation is needed to be paid to the suffered party due to the loss of ability to work. The compensation aims at providing financial security for the term of incapacity or inability to perform the job (to the maximum possible extent). Therefore, the compensation represents bringing the suffering to money equivalent on practically all the accident consequences.

A certain group of cases is comparatively easy to quantify, e. g. property damage or medical assistance bills. However, it is way more difficult to classify the damage and define the compensation amount in case a suffered party has no chance to enjoy a hobby as a result of the accident suffered. One can learn how to submit accidental claims or whiplash claims for no win no fee; the accessibility gives birth to thousands of cases on an annual basis. And with the emergence of handy online tools, like Solicitors Guru, allowing you to find a licensed lawyer in a couple of clicks, cleints’ activity is growing permanently

Mentioned below is the breakdown of the types of the most common compensatory damages:

  • Medical assistance compensation covers the costs of medical post-accident treatment, the compensation typically covers the amount spend on treatment and includes an extra amount for the future treatment.
  • Income compensation aims at leveling the financial issues that occur during disablement incapacity. This type of compensation focuses not only on the amounts a person could have earned during the incapacity period, but also on money a person could have earned if it was not the accident that had provoked the undesired consequences. The compensation is often categorised as ‘loss of earning capacity’.
  • An individual can be entitled to a reimbursement in case of personal belongings are damaged as a result of an accident. Therefore, the compensation can be paid for virtually any types of property: be it clothing, vehicle, accessories and etc. In this case a market value is taken into account when the sum of compensation is calculated.
  • In pain and suffering cases, the compensation can be provided for discomfort suffered as a result of an accident (both short and long-term consequences can be taken into account).
  • Emotional distress compensation aims at covering serious emotional sufferings an individual had to go through during an accident or deal with it afterwards. The psychological impact or mental trauma leading to more complex diseases or manifestations of diseases yet to be identified (sleep disorder, anxiety, depressive conditions and etc. However, such cases are oftentimes categorised as pain and suffering cases and the amount of reimbursement is calculated basing on a different scheme.
  • An average enjoyment loss case, one of the most complicated types, implies providing compensation for the loss of interest and joy from daily pursuits: hobbies, exercises, recreational activities and etc.

The compensation amounts

In simple cases where the claim aims at compensating physical damage suffered only, the amount of compensation starts from £1-2k pounds: thus, in case of collar bone fracture an individual typically receives from £4 to £9k compensation. In more complicated cases the amount paid varies from case to case and may equal from £4k to £40k.


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