What amount of compensation for back injuries in accident am I entitled to receive?
How much compensation for back injuries in an accident you may receive depends on several elements. The first obvious factor is your injury’s severity, and back injuries can range from moderately inconvenient to complete paralysis. That said there are numerous other factors that a solicitor will consider when assisting their client in making a compensation claim for a back injury.
If there is any conflict over liability, how much compensation for back injuries in an accident you are eligible for is likely to be reduced even if you were only partly to blame for the accident. If it can be proven that you were not wearing a seatbelt and “contributed” to your injuries, you can expect a 25% reduction in your back injury compensation settlement.
Medical professionals recognise that almost all people involved in serious car accidents will experience a degree of post-traumatic stress disorder and a consideration for an emotional injury would be made by a solicitor when compiling a compensation claim for back injuries in an accident.
Your injury’s severity will also impact on the amount of time you spend away from work which may affect your financial situation. You may also incur “out-of-pocket” costs if you are forced to employ help to take care of children or elderly relatives or use public transport if you can no longer drive your car. There are, of course, also the medical expenses for rehabilitation and physiotherapy treatment to consider in a back injury claim for compensation.
For these reasons – and for other possible variables in a compensation for back injuries in accident claim – you would be well advised to seek the assistance of a qualified solicitor. A solicitor would be able to assess your claim and advise you on the amount of compensation you should expect to receive. This information would be most useful if the Injuries Board make an unsatisfactory assessment of your back injuries compensation claim, or it the negligent party’s insurers approach you with an early offer of settlement.