If you have been injured on a bus or by a bus in an accident that was not your fault, then you could be owed a few thousand pounds or tens of thousands of pounds. The amount of compensation your bus accident injury claim is worth is determined first and foremost by the extent of your injuries, and how your injuries have and will affect your life.
The greater the level of pain and suffering you experience in the short-term and long-term, then generally speaking the more financial compensation you can expect to be awarded.
To give you an example, if you slipped whilst boarding a bus and fractured your wrist, then you would be awarded more compensation than somebody who had the same accident but sprained their wrist. Or to give you another example, if you were run over by a bus and you were left bed-bound for several weeks, you would be awarded more compensation than somebody who was knocked over by a bus but only experienced superficial injuries.
In addition to your injuries, you can also claim what is called ‘special damages’, which is the compensation awarded for financial losses related to your accident. These can include lost income from a job including overtime, lost benefits or welfare and out of pocket expenses such as travel expenses or medical expenses. You can claim whatever is related to your accident back and when you tack this into your bus accident injury compensation, your pay-out will be considerably more. Your lawyer will need to prove your special damages though, so make sure you keep a hold of any payslips or receipts related to your accident.
Bus accident injury compensation examples
The following pay-outs are simply examples and they should not be taken at face value:
- The average pay-out for a broken wrist in a slip trip or fall on a bus is £3,00;
- The average pay-out for cuts and bruises because of a slip, trip or fall is £1,500;
- The average pay-out for injuries sustained by a bus door is £4,000;
- The average pay-out for being hit and knocked out by a bus is £3,500;
- The average pay-out for serious injuries, such as head trauma, is £11,000.
Of course, we would be able to provide you with a much better estimated pay-out if we knew more about your accident. To this end, we operate a claims helpline where you can speak with an experienced claims advisor about your bus accident injury.
Find out how much you could claim today and get expert legal advice to help you make the right decision by calling our free and no obligation claims helpline today on 0800 157 1437.