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Accident compensation varies considerably from case to case depending on:
- The severity of the personal injury
- How long the personal injury lasts
- Whether the personal injury aggravated a pre-existing medical condition
Thus it is only possible to give guidelines on the ranges within which compensation for the usual types of accident injuries may be awarded.
The compensation guidelines below are based on the compensation awards listed in the Judicial Studies Board Guide, which assists the Courts and legal industry to assess the value of injury claims.
In addition to compensation for the accident injury a claim may also include other losses, for example:
- Treatment costs
- Loss of earnings
- Other financial losses (such as the cost of future care in the most severe cases).