Compensation for injury claims is set to increase

Accident claim solicitor, James McNally, from our Exeter office reports on the announcement that the amount of compensation accident victims will be entitled to receive for their injuries is to be increased.

The Court of Appeal has announced that personal injury compensation is to be increased by 10% from April 2013. The increase will apply to judgements in all accident claims after this date, irrespective of the actual date the injury was sustained.

This increase will only apply to the ‘pain, suffering and loss of amenity’ element of the accident claim. This type of compensation is known by accident lawyers as general damages. Out of pocket losses and expenses incurred as a result of the injury (known as special damages) will stay the same.

The 10% increase in injury compensation has been brought in as part of a wider package of changes to the way personal injury claims are dealt with under the Government’s controversial Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. 

If you have suffered a personal injury and think that you may be entitled to compensation then call or email one of our local personal injury lawyers on 0808 139 1594 for a free assessment of your accident claim. We have specialist local personal injury solicitors covering the whole of Devon and Somerset. They are highly experienced in dealing with accident compensation claims and will ensure that you receive maximum compensation in accordance with the latest increases. We deal with claims on a genuine No Win - No Fee basis and guarantee 100% compensation with no deductions.

Alternatively, you are welcome to pop into any of our offices for some free advice and guidance. No appointment is necessary and we have branches throughout Devon (and now Somerset) including Exeter, Barnstaple, Bideford, Taunton, and South Molton.

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