How is a personal injury claim calculated?
The most common concern of people when making a claim is how much compensation I will receive if I make a claim, and to determine whether or not it’s worth going through all the trouble. Calculating a personal injury compensation claim may sound simple but it is not always that straightforward as it is also strictly dependent on the injury you are facing.
Below is a list of various examples of what some claims may be worth; but as determining a fairly accurate amount is quite difficult, we advise contacting us directly so you will be able to get a more accurate assessment. Regardless of the case, be it a road traffic accident or even medical negligence, the rule to pursue any action necessary has the same approach.
Personal injury claims Scotland calculator.
In usual cases, the amount of compensation is proportionately equivalent to the pursuer’s injury. What this means is that, the severe your injury is, the more compensation you will get. For example, the compensation amount for a soft tissue damage won’t be the same for something as severe as a brain damage.
With that being said, your personal injury claims Scotland calculator will determine your approximate sum based on two major factors; the intensity of the injury you have faced and any emotional or mental consequence from the injury.
Following is a list of different kinds of personal injury compensation as it will aid you in getting a rudimentary understanding of how the entire procedure is carried out. As a result, you will be able to calculate an estimate of your compensation.
- General damages.
This basically relates to the suffering and pain of the victim. Another name for general damages in Scotland is Solatium. It may seem alien but there is actually a catch. The legal system has created a price list which can be used when calculating the compensation depending on the type of injury or disease faced by the victim.
- Head injuries.
Head injuries are a major concern as the victim is more prone to brain damage. If someone is facing a minute head injury can claim up to three thousand to six thousand pounds. However, if something severe has taken place, the compensation amount can be up to twenty thousand pounds.
- Psychological or mental trauma/injury.
This type of compensation is entirely dependent on the degree of harm. If the medical consensus suggests that the damage is temporary and that everything will be soon back to normal, then the claim could range between four thousand and ten thousand pounds. For something as severe as a permanent damage, the compensation sum can reach up to fifty thousand pounds.
- Upper body injuries.
Normal injuries to the upper body can authorize a claim which can range between four thousand to six thousand pounds. Something more serious can authorize a claim of up to ten thousand pounds or above. To clarify things, upper body includes neck and shoulders.
- Back injuries.
Back injuries can be extremely excruciating and daunting and there is a severe psychological stress on the victim as he is now at a high risk of spine damage. In some cases, back injuries have also resulted in paralysis. So, taking all this into consideration, the compensation fund for back or spinal injury lies between six thousand to twenty thousand pounds.
- Hands, wrists or arm injury.
Calculating the claim for such injuries is a bit convoluted as it is difficult to determine whether or not the damage is severe or not. For less severe injuries, the claim can be up to five thousand pounds from three thousand pounds.
Calculating personal injury claims can be a tricky process for general public. To know this subject in full depth, you can reach out to us and consult our professionals. We believe that personal injury victims should be adequately compensated.
Also, we work with a no win no fee model. This means we’ll have to work extremely hard because your success will be our success.