4. Keep a record of any out of pocket expenses or losses incurred as a result of your injury
If you proceed with a claim for personal injury, as well as being able to claim for the pain and suffering as a result of your injury which is known as 'general damages' you are also entitled to claim for out of pocket expenses, known as 'special damages'.
Examples of special damages you can claim include:
- Loss of Earnings
- Travel expenses incurred if you have travelled to/from medical appointments in relation to your injuries
- Medication and treatment costs
- Care and assistance with tasks such as housework, DIY and gardening.
If you incur any of the above expenses as a result of your injury it is important you obtain receipts and/or other evidence such as wage slips so that these expenses can be recovered at the conclusion of a claim for personal injury.