It's hard to measure somebody's pain and suffering. Injuries and illnesses will affect people in different ways and for varying lengths of time, and these must be considered when calculating the damages a claimant is going to receive.
Of course, compensation cannot put your life back to how it was before the accident, but it will hopefully help make things easier for you as cope with the lasting effects.
What's considered when claiming for pain and suffering?
Compensation will be awarded to you for the pain and suffering you endured from your injuries. The amount you receive will depend on several factors, which are used to determine the type and extent of loss suffered:
- the severity of your injuries,
- the length of your recovery,
- the amount of psychological suffering your injuries have caused you, and
- how severe the long-term effects are and their ongoing effects.
Determining the extent of these effects is a very complex matter. At Thompsons, our experienced personal injury solicitors will guide and advise you as to what is an appropriate sum to seek. You can rest assured that we will only ever act in your best interests, which is why, whenever you have a consultation with a Thompsons solicitor, you will be receiving advice that is honest and straightforward. All your options will be explained in detail so that you can choose the best way forward.
To help us build an accurate picture of how much compensation you deserve, we will instruct a medical report on your injuries and your prognosis from one of our trusted experts. On the basis of this report, we will compare your circumstances to other cases with similar injuries where the level of compensation for pain and suffering has been determined by the Court.
Our solicitors keep themselves up to date with the most recent decisions of the Courts – not to mention they are all very experienced at successfully helping clients claim compensation for a wide range of personal injury cases – so you can be sure that you are receiving the best advice.
How much will I receive for my injury?
Although amounts of compensation will depend on your personal circumstances, we’ve put together a few examples of payments made for pain and suffering in some commonly occurring types of cases. We've also included the key details of the cases, including the amount of lasting suffering caused to the claimants. This should give you a rough idea of the figure you may be able to claim:
How much do you get for pain and suffering?
There is no standard payout for pain and suffering. Sums awarded will depend on the severity, duration and impact of your injuries and whether the other party is wholly or partially responsible for the incident.
Receive the fair amount of compensation with Thompsons
Suffering a personal injury is never an easy time for anyone involved, and the amount of pain and suffering, both physical and emotional, caused to you and your loved ones can be hard to cope with. That's why Thompsons Solicitors is dedicated to improving things as much as possible for all victims of negligence.
We are a multi-award winning law firm – one of Scotland's largest personal injury law firms in the country, in fact – and we win more than nine out of ten cases we take to court. We want to do everything in our power to help you and your family through this difficult time.
If you think you might have a valid claim for compensation and would like to speak to one of our accident lawyers just give us a call on 0800 0891 331.