How will my compensation be calculated?

How will my compensation be calculated?

We can help you to claim compensation both for the injuries you have suffered, and for any financial loss resulting from these injuries.

Compensation for your injuries

This is usually based on the awards made in previous claims to people with similar injuries.

For common errors and injuries, there are often lots of comparable claims so it is easy to identify what level of compensation you should receive. However, in more complicated medical negligence cases, there are, thankfully, fewer instances to compare. In such situations an experienced medical negligence solicitor, such as those at Price Slater Gawne, will be able to advise you on what level of compensation you are likely to receive should your claim be successful.

Compensation for financial losses

When seeking compensation for financial losses every claim is different. Therefore, the amount you are likely to receive should your claim be successful depends on the specific losses you, or your loved ones have suffered as a result of the negligence.

In addition to any losses already suffered, you can also obtain compensation for costs or losses that will arise in the future. Typical examples of specific financial losses include:

  • Loss of earnings
  • Medical expenses
  • Paying for care and rehabilitation
  • Travel expenses
  • Necessary adjustments to your home.

It is important that documentation is kept, such as receipts, as these are helpful in proving the financial losses you have suffered.

Where possible, we’ll seek to obtain interim compensation payments to help ensure the necessary care and rehabilitation can begin as soon as possible.

If you would like to discuss the likely value of any claim, and whether you should pursue a claim please contact us for a no-obligation chat.