How much compensation will I receive for my injury claim?
This depends on the extent of fault on the part of the other party, the quality of your evidence, the quality of your lawyer’s investigation and the loss of income claim that your lawyer presents.
If someone whose injury has had a significant effect on their quality of life (work, psychological, physical) is entitled to more substantial compensation than someone whose injury has had a minor impact on their lives.
As is the case in other situations, the right to claim damages for injury depends on the circumstances and the elements proved including fault and causation.
The amount of compensation also is determined by:
- General damages (loss of enjoyment in life due to suffering);
- Out of pocket expenses (medical bills, rehabilitation costs);
- Any loss of income and superannuation contributions;
- Paid and unpaid recuperative assistance;
- Lost wages;
- Loss of future income earning capacity;
- Ruined holiday damages;
- Potential medical or personal care costs that is likely to occur due to the injury; and
- The interest from the loss of earnings.