At Geoffrey Lurie’s Personal Injury Solicitors Newcastle, a Personal Injury Claim can be funded as a “no win no fee” agreement, meaning that your legal costs for making a personal injury claim are kept to a minimum and if you are unsuccessful in your claim you will not have to pay anything.
Compensation in personal injury cases is known as “damages”.
General Damages in personal injury claims are awarded to compensate for “pain, suffering and loss of amenity”. The level of compensation depends upon the nature of the injury, likely recovery time and prognosis. When assessing compensation, reference is made to expert medical reports, case law and the Judicial College Guide Lines.
Special Damages in personal injury claims are losses or expenses arising as a result of the accident. Special damages include but are not limited to:
- Loss of earnings
- Medical treatment such as physiotherapy
- Travel expenses
- Damage to possessions
In claims involving serious or catastrophic injury, a personal injury claim for Special Damages may also include:
- Future loss of earnings
- Ongoing specialist medical care and related expenses
- Adjustments to your home
- Pension loss
Geoffrey Lurie’s Personal Injury Lawyers offer a free consultation on making a no win no fee compensation claim – or with one of our specialist accident lawyers.
Geoffrey Lurie’s personal injury lawyers will be happy to discuss your claim in full – and answer any questions you may have about making a no win no fee personal injury claim.