There are many different kinds of ‘loss’ which can be included in your claim, besides your injuries. It is very rare for your injuries to be the only loss you have suffered. Some standard categories of other losses are:
- Medical expenses and treatment costs – These are often incurred during your recovery. It can include expenses such as painkillers or rehabilitation treatment.
- Travel expenses – A number of journeys may become necessary due to the accident. Examples include attending your GP or hospital after the accident.
- Loss of earnings – If you are unable to work for a time following the accident, your income may be reduced. This can cover many kinds of income such as: lost wages, bonus payments, commission, or anticipated earnings.
- Care and assistance – Even relatively minor injuries can make you reliant on others in your daily life. You may be able to claim for the time and costs of friends, family, or healthcare professionals helping you.
The losses you claim will vary greatly upon your individual circumstances. Find out more about the diverse range of losses by downloading our free ebook: The Ultimate Personal Injury Compensation Guide.