Compensation is the money that you will receive as part of the settlement in relation to your personal injury. It is usually split into three sections;
This is the compensation that you receive for the injury itself. This will usually constitute the bulk of the compensation that you receive, and will be a direct sum based upon the severity of the catastrophic injury.
This area of compensation relates to any aftercare or rehabilitation that the injury requires. For example, if your injury requires you to have 24 hour care, the supporting compensation will be an agreed amount to take care of this. It generally takes the form of rehabilitation and treatment costs, so it could be anywhere within a wide range of sums depending on the severity of the injury.
This area of compensation covers a number of areas, such as loss of earnings from being unable to work; care required during this period and most importantly any specialist medical treatment of equipment that is required to enable you to deal with the injury. Again this can be within a large range depending on the severity of the injury. Catastrophic Injuries tend to see large amounts of expenses recuperated.
There are also additional areas of compensation, such as potential psychological damage that the incident has caused, as well as compensation for possibly having to give up a job you enjoy due to your injury.
There is a time limit for making a claim, after which it becomes very difficult to gain compensation. The usual limit is for the claim to have begun within 3 years of the initial injury. Claims related to aviation must be made within 2 years and claims made for injuries suffered while abroad must be made under the jurisdiction of the country in which the injury occurred.
Each case is unique and all are on a “No Win, No Fee” basis, so Claim Time work around the clock to ensure that you receive the best compensation package for your catastrophic injury. It doesn’t stop there though, as we provide a comprehensive Aftercare program to ensure that you have all the advice you need to move forwards with your life.