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Personal Injury Compensation Payment

Personal injury compensation payment gives the victims of accidents an opportunity to secure appropriate treatment and to recover from their financial crisis. The amount of the personal injury claim depends upon the seriousness of the injuries caused, expenses made on the treatment procedure, sum total of lost income, time taken for healing the injuries and the mental and psychological stress that the victim had to go through. These amounts are also settled depending upon the victim’s affected lifestyle, his or her capability to work in future, distorted appearance and personal discomfort suffered by the victim.
There are no maximum or minimum compensation amounts for personal injuries. Maximum amount of compensation may be recovered if the victim and the solicitor succeed in capitalising different issues other than the personal injuries in a convincing way. Therefore, the assistance of an expert and experienced personal injury lawyer is very functional in securing the maximum amount of compensation possible at the earliest. Other factors determining the amount of personal injury compensation payment include age of the victim, negligence and ignorance of the opponent party, loss of finance, medical prognosis and extent of the liability. It has been seen that the healthy and young people receive the highest compensation amounts, because the court takes into account the mental anguish and financial loss of the victim who could have been otherwise highly productive.

In some cases, the family members of the injured person are entitled to receive the payment, depending upon the severity of the injuries and the dependence of the family upon the injured person. The victims can also be entitled to get compensation for the medical bills that have already been paid by their health insurance plan. Same is applicable for the lost earnings also, even if the victim takes sick leaves or gets the workers compensation benefits. However, this is not considered as a double recovery or a bonus.

Ultimately, it is certain that to obtain a bigger compensation amount, the victim must take help of a good and experienced legal practitioner, so that he or she can represent the case convincingly in the court. For this, one of the most important steps is to gather enough information and documents in support of the case, as these will definitely ease out the procedure of claiming for personal injury compensation. Contacting an experienced solicitor dealing with such claims will help in dealing with the claiming process that will be needed to be filed within the specified time period.

Slip in Public House
Mrs C whilst walking towards the bar area slipped on the wet floor of a public house whilst walking towards the bar area. She fell awkwardly causing a complex fracture of her right wrist. The insurers denied liability alleging the floor was dry and that Mrs C was drunk and jumping on the dancefloor. Cooks obtained evidence refuting this and issued the claim at Court. Settlement was reached just prior to the trial when Mrs C was awarded £20,000.00 she said:
"I would just like to say thanks to the staff who have been first class explaining things to me all the way and keeping me informed."
Mrs C from Middlesbrough

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Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
Wrist Injury
Serious Neck Injury
Serious Hand Injury
Ankle Injury
Serious Knee Injury
Serious Head Injury

*damages for loss of earnings and other losses and expenses are commonly paid in addition to the injury award and will vary in each case