When clients hear the phrase ‘damages’ or ‘compensation’ many only think that refers to money offered to compensate injury. When an accident occurs it may cause some clients to have to take time off work, pay for physiotherapy and in extreme cases (where the injury is life changing, pay for care and equipment.
Financial losses (also known as ‘special damages’) may not occur in every case, but in many cases they can be the largest element of a clients claim. In fact when you hear in the news about a Claimant being awarded in excess of a million pounds you will probably be shocked to hear that the majority of that award isn’t for the compensation of injury. It is for the past/future loss of earnings, cost of care and amendments to their home to accommodate their new needs as a result of the injury.