13Apr

The amount of bus injury compensation you can claim depends on the extent of your injuries and how your injuries have and will affect your life. However, you can also claim back lost income, including overtime, and any relevant and provable expenses.

Information on how bus injury compensation is calculated and awarded can be found below. To find out how much compensation you could claim for your accident, you should call our free claims helpline on 0800 157 1437 and chat to one of our claims advisors.

How bus injury compensation is calculated

The compensation you receive for your claim will be made up of two parts:

  1. General damages, and;
  2. Special damages.

General damages is the compensation awarded for your injuries; special damages is the compensation awarded for any financial losses related to your injuries. You can claim both types of damages, irrespective of the circumstances surrounding your personal injury claim.

Calculating general damages

General damages is awarded primarily on the extent of your injuries and how your injuries have and will affect your life. Also taken into account will be the recovery period from your injuries and the acceleration of any pre-existing medical conditions, if applicable.

All these will be ascertained through a medical examination. The examiner’s report will be used to calculate your pay-out. The final pay-out figure has to be fair and proportionate to your injuries and to the level of pain and suffering that you have and will experience.

Calculating special damages

You can claim back any lost income as a result of your accident including overtime and/or benefits, as well as any out of pocket expenses related to your accident. These may include travel expenses such as bus or taxi fares and medical costs such as dental treatment.

To claim special damages, you have to provide proof of loss. Your lawyer will inform you on what they need from you, however you can expect to have to produce wage slips if you are claiming back lost wages or bus tickets if you are claiming back travel expenses and so forth.

Adding damages together

Your general damages and special damages will be added together to form a single settlement demand, which will be put forward to the other side. So long as everything is in order, and your demand is fair and proportionate, you can expect a positive result.

Find out how much bus injury compensation you could claim today

To get an estimated pay-out for your accident and injuries, call our experienced claims advisors today for free and with no obligation on 0800 157 1437.