WHAT IS MY CLAIM WORTH?
One of the most significant factors in the value of your claim is the cost of damages, including:
You may be able to recover compensation for any damages related to the treatment of your personal injury, including past, present and future costs, such as:
- Prescription medications
- Hospital bills
- Cost of testing, like x-rays
- Appointments with specialists
- Transportation in an ambulance
If you miss work because you were receiving treatment or were physically unable to perform your job, you may be able to recover compensation for the wages you lost.
LOST EARNING POTENTIAL
You may also be able to recover compensation to mitigate the lost earning potential caused by your injury. This applies in situations where your injury prevents you from working or from performing aspects of your job.
The amount of compensation is determined by the difference between current earning potential and what your earning potential would have been if the injury had not occurred.
PAIN AND SUFFERING
In some cases, the emotional suffering and physical pain from a personal injury is just as severe as the financial toll. That is why the law allows injury victims to recover compensation for damages like pain and suffering.