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Damages for Personal Injury- a New Guide

19th April 2018

The team at Penmans has, for many years, been helping innocent victims of accidents and clinical
negligence to recover compensation both for their physical injuries and the financial losses they
have suffered.

During that time we have dealt with a wide range of cases; from minor injuries attracting only
modest compensation to life changing injuries where compensation has been measured in hundreds
of thousands of pounds and beyond.

All of these cases have two things in common.

First, in order to claim compensation then the injury must arise from the negligence of a third party.
Life is not perfect and accidents do happen where someone else is not to blame. But if the injury is
caused because of the negligence of someone else then we can help in bringing a claim

The second thing is that all cases of compensation are calculated in the same way. The purpose of a
claim is to put the victim, as far as is possible, back into the position they would have been had the
accident not occurred.

Clearly a sum of money cannot mend an injury or remove pain. Guidance is given to the Courts and
case law over the years has established the level of compensation that is appropriate for any specific
injury. We will always give guidance and advice on the appropriate level of compensation.
In addition, we can help with the calculation of financial losses, both past and into the future, which
is often a complex issue.

As a firm of solicitors we are accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) who
recognise our expertise in personal injury and clinical negligence cases. APIL have just published a
very useful guide to compensation claims with answers to some of the commonly asked questions,
together with an easy to read breakdown of how each area of compensation is calculated.

The guide is available online as and is useful reading for anyone considering a claim.
We would be happy to answer any questions concerning potential claims and how we can help
under a “no-win- no fee”.

For more information please contact any member of the team:
… or telephone 024 7622 6575 to discuss how we can help.

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Penmans Office Locations


17a Queens Road



Tel: 024 7622 6575


30-32 Warwick Road



Tel: 01926 858222


The Precinct


CV35 9NL

Tel: 01789 470022