Your injuries themselves will usually form the main part of your claim. But you can also claim for other expenses and losses which have resulted from your injuries.
With all additional losses, it is important to document them as much as is possible so that the loss, and the that amount you are claiming for, can be proved.
Some common examples of losses include:
- Damaged items – such as your phone or clothing
- Vet bills – if you had a dog which was also injured in the attack
- Loss of earnings – if you took time off work and did not receive full pay, or you lost a bonus due to your absence
- Medical expenses and treatment costs – such as painkillers or physiotherapy sessions.
- Travel expenses – to attend your GP or hospital, for example
- Care and assistance – if your injuries required a friend or relative to provide significant help in your daily life
If you have encountered any losses due to your injuries, and you are not sure if you can claim for them, make sure to discuss these with your solicitor.