If you were injured or hurt in an accident or suffered a catastrophic injury, you may be entitled to make a claim for pain and suffering. Pain and suffering compensation can be awarded as damages for the detrimental effect an injury has had on your life. Stacks personal injury lawyers can help you to determine if you have a case for a pain and suffering claim.
Pain and suffering are also referred to as general damages or non-economic loss (NEL). It is a very important part of a compensation claim. Particularly for those who cannot claim wage losses, such as young people, retirees or the unemployed, pain and suffering often comprises the largest part of a compensation claim.
Unfortunately, just because you may have experienced pain and suffering does not mean you will necessarily be entitled to compensation for it, as it depends very much on the circumstances surrounding the incident in which you were injured.
For example, being injured at work can result in different compensation entitlements to being injured in a car accident or in a fall in a shopping centre, as different laws apply to each type of accident.
As there are many kinds of personal injury and every case is different, you should seek legal assistance to find out how these claims are calculated and what factors are taken into account. Stacks personal injury lawyers can help you determine if you have a good case for bringing a pain and suffering compensation claim.
We act as no win no fee lawyers for many types of compensation claims. To find out if that arrangement can apply to your claim, or if you need to speak to a personal injury lawyer about a pain and suffering claim, please call us today.
To find out more about the types of personal injury claims where we can help you, please visit the pages below.