Aug
20
2013

How much is your personal injury claim worth?

Anyone looking to pursue a personal injury claim is bound to have one question at the top of the list – just how much is my claim worth? Unfortunately it isn’t that easy to answer with there being a whole range of factors that go into the decision, and it won’t be easy for someone to accurately determine the amount of compensation they could be entitled to without seeking suitable advice. But, we’re here to help, and we want to help demystify the claims process by letting you in on how a personal injury claim is calculated.

Factors considered

There are a number of factors that go into a personal injury calculation, but the most important will always be the severity of your injuries and the medical implications. Solicitors should always rely on medical evidence to determine this – the victim should be suitably examined and assessed before a detailed medical report is created, documenting the specifics of the accident and the resulting injuries as well as the prognosis and the potential long-term effects. It’s these long-term effects that can have the biggest influence on the resulting claim and you’ll often be asked how they’ll impact your employment and day-to-day life, with the emotional and financial stress sustained often being just as important as the physical pain.

The need for specialist advice

Any good personal injury lawyer will cover all of these aspects and many more besides, but it’s important to remember that an insurance company probably won’t – they’ll generally use a simple computer program to determine the (usually low) amount they’ll offer rather than thoroughly investigating your injuries, and that’s why you should never go into it alone. Many companies will try to offer you a pre-medical settlement to avoid further costs being incurred which means you could end up being short changed by hundreds or even thousands of pounds – without the necessary advice it’s almost impossible for the average personal injury victim to know how much their claim is worth, and that not only means you should never accept the initial amount offered but that you should seek specialist advice too.

Understand your claim – with our help

Here at Whats My Claim Worth we work with leading personal injury lawyers in the UK and our specialist team will be on-hand to take you through the process. And, if you want an accurate idea of how much compensation you could be entitled to, you can start things off by using our personal injury claim calculator – simply input your details and you could get an estimate of the amount you could be entitled to, being a great way to get your claim underway and making things a little less daunting too. Having an understanding of the claims process and the amount you could be awarded can make all the difference, but if you want a more solid idea of how much your claim’s worth make sure to get in touch for a no obligation chat with one of our team members and we’ll get things started.

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