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Rehabilitation and Care

If you have been involved in an accident it is important that you understand what you are able to claim compensation for. The law reflects the fact that every accident, whether it is on the road or at work, is different. The same is also said for the injuries that can be sustained, varying in severity. At Kerr Brown, our accident claims team understand that you will be anxious to know whether you will be able to pursue compensation for every aspect of your injury, and will help you to achieve the maximum financial award possible.

Claiming compensation to reflect the seriousness of your injury

The idea of compensation in the context of personal injury actions is to try to recompense you, so far as is possible, for the harm and loss you suffer as a result of someone else's negligence. An accident can have a significant impact, and the law takes this into account when it comes to determining what compensation can be sought. You will have scope to claim compensation for a variety of different aspects of your injuries, including:

Solatium (pain and suffering)

  • Most accidents that cause you injury are also likely to have caused you to suffer a degree of pain. ‘Solatium’ is the legal term used to describe the pain and suffering that you experience as a result of being injured. In Scotland, you are entitled to include this in your claim for financial compensation. The sum of money that you can expect in compensation to reflect the pain and suffering you have endured is difficult to determine. It will largely depend on the gravity of your injuries and the degree of pain that you have had to endure as a result of being injured.

 

  • Loss of Earnings

Depending on the seriousness of your injuries sustained in an accident, you may have been forced to take some time off work whilst you recover. As a result, you might hav lost out on wages you would have otherwise earned. Where it is proven that an accident was not your fault, you are entitled to include in your claim for compensation any loss of earnings that you would have received but for the accident.  In particularly severe accidents, you may no longer be able to return to working life or you may have to change the type of work that you do. In those cases, it will be possible to seek compensation for loss of future earnings – the money you would have earned had you been able to return to work.

Out of Pocket Expenses

  • Your accident may cause you to spend money that you would otherwise not have had to spend. Those looking to secure compensation for a personal injury caused by someone else often forget about these additional expenses. If you have had to attend hospital clinics following your accident, or if you have had to replace property that has been damaged, then the money you have spent doing so can also be claimed as part of your compensation claim.


Medical Treatment

  • Many accidents may cause injuries that demand immediate medical attention. Alternatively, you may need specialist medical assistance in coping with your injuries and undergo a period of rehabilitation. If you have paid for this treatment out of your own finances, either to avoid lengthy NHS waiting lists or to address unbearable pain, then you may be able to recover the cost in your compensation claim.
     

Speak to our Lawyers in Glasgow Today to Discuss your Compensation Claim for Rehabilitation & Care

Kerr Brown is a leading provider of personal injury services from compensation claims to rehabilitation assistance. We understand that an injury can have a significant impact on people, both physically and psychologically. The law is designed in such a way to allow you to recover a sum of money in compensation that reflects the gravity of your injuries and the impact they have had on you, following your being involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault. Our team will help you secure the maximum level of compensation that is possible in your circumstances. Contact us today via our online contact form or call 01412214880 to learn more about the different types of compensation, and how we can help you secure what you deserve.

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