How are personal injury compensation claims calculated?

There are several factors that determine the value of a personal injury compensation settlement.

There is no simple answer as it varies from person to person depending on their individual circumstances.

Factors that will impact a claim include:

  • Type of injury and severity;
  • Past loss of earnings;
  • Rehab and medical costs;
  • Future loss of earnings – This will vary on the type of job and how the injury impacts future salary. For example, if the injury rules out heavy lifting, then it might have a big impact on a construction worker but minimal impact on an office worker. Therefore, the future loss of income compensation could be very different.
  • The level of liability – If the injured party was partly liable for the injury, then this may reduce the compensation amount. For example, if someone was injured in a car accident and was not wearing a seatbelt then it may be considered partly liable.

Disclaimer: This information is designed for general information in relation to Queensland compensation law. It does not constitute legal advice. We strongly recommend you seek legal advice in regards to your specific situation. For help understanding your rights, please call 1800 851 458 or chat via live chat to talk to one of our Lawyers today.

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