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Damages For Personal Injury: Pain, Suffering, Loss Of Amenity, Financial Loss And Expense

Find out what damages for personal injury are, claim both general damages (for pain and suffering) and special damages (for past and future financial loss and expense).

See examples of financial loss and expense you might incur for different types of injury and accident claim.

What are damages in personal injury claims?

“Damages” is the legal word used in the UK to describe the types of loss and expense you can claim following personal injury. This area of law is technically known as torts.

What are the different types of damages you can claim?

There are broadly two different types of damages you can claim for personal injury.

General damages for physical and psychological injury

General damages describe a loss for pain, suffering and loss of amenity for the actual personal injury you experience.

The amount of compensation monies you can receive are determined by previous decisions made in the UK courts for similar injuries. The figures are adjusted to take into account for inflation.

See our detailed compensation amounts article – setting out each type of injury you can suffer with the amount of general damages compensation you can expect to claim.

Special damages for financial loss and expense

Special damages are specific types of financial expense or loss, which are applicable to you and your specific circumstances alone. There are in essence special to you and will vary widely from person to person.

Examples of special damages for different types of personal injury

Click on the type of personal injury claim you are interested in – to see our detailed article setting out the kinds of financial loss and expense that you can claim.

Car Accident Damages

Find out the types of damages you can make following a car accident.

Medical Negligence Compensation

Discover the types and amounts of loss you can claim for clinical negligence in the UK.

Motorbike Accident Compensation

See examples of damage compensation following motorcycle accidents.

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Therapy Damages

Discover how post traumatic stress disorder can be treated using cognitive behavioural therapy or eye movement desensitisation reprocessing and how to claim the cost of this treatment as part of your personal injury damages.

Rehabilitation Expenses For Spinal And Head Injuries

The costs in rehabilitation for serious injuries, such as those to the spine and the head can be quite extensive – find out what losses can form part of damages for rehabilitation.

Road Traffic Accident Compensation

Find out the types of damages compensation you can claim following a road traffic accident.

Work Injury Compensation

Find out the types of damages you can claim for accident at work claims.

Damages Compensation Summary

In this article we set out some of the most common types of personal injury compensation claims you can make, together with the types of loss and expense you can claim in damages for each.

We offer a number of free online and telephone legal help options – including asking an online question and speaking direct to a specialist solicitor to assess your claim.