Accidents can cause many other losses besides your injuries. Riding your scooter may have been a passion for you before the accident but this enjoyment has been affected, whether physically or psychologically, your compensation claim should reflect this.
Other losses could include damage to your scooter itself, your clothing, helmet, and other damaged items.
In general, you can include losses in your claim which have been caused by the accident or as a consequence of your injuries. Common losses include:
- Travel expenses – such as taxi fares or mileage.
- Medical expenses and treatment costs – such as physiotherapy or the costs of a wheelchair.
- Lost earnings – such as reductions in your normal income or lost bonuses.
- Care and assistance – provided by friends or family.
It is also possible to claim for losses which you are likely to incur in the future. For example, future care needs or treatment which will be required.