The Components of a Compensation Claim

All personal injury claims are made in order to recover compensation for the pain and suffering caused by the relevant accident. However, the majority of such claims will also include a component of damages for any financial losses incurred as a result of the injury.

What type of loss was suffered?

We are an award winning firm and our personal injury solicitors have the authority and experience you require for confident advice as to your rights and options in relation to a compensation claim. This includes advice that relates to the following four major categories of compensation:  

  • Compensation for pain and suffering - This depends entirely on the circumstances of the case - for example, the severity of your injuries and the impact they have had on your life. It is very difficult to put a precise figure on what you are likely to be awarded by the court but, as personal injury specialists, we know what has been awarded in the past. Once we have made an assessment of your claim we can help guide you, this may include giving you a rough estimate of your possible award. 
  • Compensation for loss of wages - Perhaps you were unable to work for a time, and have lost wages as a result. Or perhaps you had to work reduced hours, in order to ease yourself back into the workplace? Or maybe you have been told that you will never work again. In each case you should be able to make a compensation claim for the financial loss you have suffered.
  • Compensation for services - Sometimes people need help after suffering a personal injury. Often family members will step in, but on other occasions it is necessary to pay someone to help with personal or domestic tasks. You can claim for compensation in either situation.
  • Compensation for other financial losses - There are many additional expenses you are likely to incur while coping with a personal injury. Expenses such as travelling to medical appointments, buying medicines, or making modifications to your home are among the many factors that that can be accounted for by your personal injury claim.If you are in urgent need and there has already been some admission of liability on the part of the defendant, it may be possible to achieve an interim award to cover all or some of your most pressing costs.

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If you have been injured call our personal injury lawyers for an immediate, no obligation, free legal consultation on 0800 0891 331.

We are the largest personal injury firm in Scotland, have won many awards for our work, and each week secure around £1 million in compensation for our clients.

In fact, we win around 90% of the cases we take on. If you would like to find out more about the terms of a No Win No Fee agreement with Thompsons, click here.

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