Five FAQs on bodily injuries


Can I claim for any type of personal injury?

Compensation for personal injury can be claimed if you can show that the bodily injury you have suffered was the direct result of negligence of another party. The other party could be the driver of the car that hit you, a medical professional who has treated you, or your employer who did not provide adequate safety equipment for your job. Your personal injury solicitor can outline in detail the types of injury for which you can claim compensation.

What are the key factors with personal injury claims?

Personal injury claims must in all cases show causation. Causation means that the bodily injury you have suffered was directly caused by the action or inaction of the other party. Your personal injury lawyer will explain that you can’t claim compensation for a simple accident; causation must be shown in all compensation claims.

How much compensation could I receive for a bodily injury?

The Judicial Studies Board Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases sets out the normal amounts of compensation awarded for different bodily injuries. However, these are guidelines only and judges can deviate depending on the fats of the case.

What are ‘general damages’ in compensation claims?

When your personal injury solicitors working out an estimate of the personal injury compensation you could receive, this will usually be divided into general damages and special damages. General damages will cover your loss of earnings for instance and also takes into consideration the level of pain and suffering you have endured. Special damages are for the cost of treatment and other financial loses you have incurred.

How can a solicitor help me with my claim for compensation?

Personal injury cases can be highly complex and contentious. It is vitally important to have the advice and representation of a personal injury solicitor in these cases.

If you would like to obtain legal advice on personal injury compensation, Caven can put you in touch with a local personal injury solicitor free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local personal injury solicitors please call us on 08001 221 2299 or complete the web-form above.

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