The length of your claim will depend upon the type of injury you have suffered, the severity of the injury and a number of other factors beyond your control. One aspect within your control that will impact upon the length of your claim and the amount of compensation you are likely to be awarded is your choice of solicitor. Many cavalier law firms will not go to the lengths required in order to maximise the compensation you deserve as they believe it is not in their interests to do so. Our experience in personal injury claims has allowed us to identify the very best law firms. By contacting Journey Owl, we will advise you on your injuries and put you in touch with a law firm that suits the particulars of your claim and your demands.
Compensation depends on a case by case basis as every claim involves different circumstances, injuries and effects. However, if your claim is successful, you are likely to be awarded compensation under the following heads:
Pain, Suffering and Loss of Amenity
This directly relates to the injuries you have suffered and will compensate you based upon the duration, frequency and severity of your injuries.
Loss of Enjoyment of Holiday
This compensates you for the days of your holiday that you failed to enjoy as a result of your injuries. This is often awarded at a daily rate between £25.00-£150.00 or as a percentage of the cost of your holiday.
Diminution in Value of Holiday
This compensates you for the holiday you purchased but failed to receive as a result of your injuries and is capped at 100% of the cost of your holiday.
Special Damages and Future Losses
This compensates you for the losses and/or expenses that you have incurred as a direct result of your injuries as you would not have incurred them otherwise.