The calculation of compensation for sports injury claims is not particularly different from the calculation of any other personal damages, although it remains important to understand that the estimation of damages is a precarious exercise and can only ever provide general indications.
The similarity in damages calculation is because the distinctive features of sports injury claims are in the determination of whether liability exists at all. However, once it is determined that liability exists in law, then the claim proceeds identically to a road traffic accident, slip, trip or fall or an accident at work.
Accident Advice Helpline’s online compensation calculator is a great place to start when searching for a general assessment. The calculator takes in the essential details from individual sports injury claims and returns an average figure that is typically paid out for that kind of injury.
What factors are involved in calculating a settlement?
In general, a court assesses damages along the lines of two broad headings:
General damages – these are an estimate of the easily calculated financial losses which result from the fact of an accident. They are generally tied to some sort of simple mathematics, for instance, the number of weeks an injured person will be off work due to injury.
Special damages – this part of the award compensates the victim for more intangible factors, such as pain, suffering and loss of amenity, things which are more difficult to define and resist simple calculation. This part of the award is more difficult to calculate and requires experience and expertise.
In sports injury claims, the online calculator will assess you for some details to allow it to gauge, as precisely as possible, the sum of damages likely to be paid as general damages. However, special damage will be based on average sums for that kind of injury because the courts award of these sums is based on the skill of the solicitor representing you in making clear the effect the injury has had on your life.
Despite all of this, injury claims calculators have proven to be surprisingly accurate and are trusted by many people. Best of all, a typical user will only take a matter of minutes to fill out the injury claim calculator.
Accident Advice Helpline’s online claim calculator
Could you be one of the thousands of sports injury claims that Accident Advice Helpline supports every year?
If you have been injured in a sports accident which wasn’t your fault then you can calculate your claim by the online calculator available on our homepage and see how much it estimates for you. If your accident has happened within the past three years, then Accident Advice Helpline can support you on a no win, no fee basis. We handle many sports injury claims every year – so have no fear about the extent of our expertise!