How is compensation assessed?
The amount of personal injury compensation awarded varies depending on the seriousness of the injury and the financial losses involved. Compensation is awarded for pain, suffering and your inability to do things after your accident that you could do before. The award is made based upon medical evidence. This compensation is known as General Damages.
Accident compensation is also paid to cover financial losses suffered as a result of the accident. The aim of this type of compensation is to put you back in the same position, financially, as if the accident had never occurred. It will not put you in a better position financially. It can also cover any loss of earnings since the accident and any future loss of earnings. This compensation is known as Special Damages.