If you’ve been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault then you’ll know how frustrating it is to know that all of the pain and suffering you’re going through is due to the actions of somebody else. It can feel as if there’s no course of action you can take to seek justice and whatever you do, that person will never be held accountable for what they did.
That, however, is not correct. By pursuing an accident claim you can seek accident compensation for the injuries that you have suffered. The amount of compensation that you receive will be based on the severity of your injuries and how much compensation was given out to claimants in similar situations. The person responsible for the accident, or any insurance company they might be with, will be forced to pay you this remuneration.
It’s not just the immediate suffering that is taken into account though. Any extra costs that you’ve incurred as a result of your injury will also be considered when deciding on the final amount you’ll receive. Money you’ve paid to repair damages to any of your property will be included, as will the costs of any adjustments you’ve had to make to your house or vehicle to allow you to continue living there comfortably, such as stair lifts or wheelchair access.
Any wages or pay you would have earnt whilst incapacitated can also be included in a compensation claim, as it is money you would have received had the defendant not caused you to have an accident.