Truck Accident Compensation
I would like to know how much truck accident compensation my husband is eligible for. His spine was crushed in the accident and he has had to give up his job.
The amount of truck accident compensation your husband is likely to receive will depend on a number of factors. However, before the value of compensation he may be entitled to is discussed, it must be made clear that a claim for compensation can only be made if the accident and subsequent injuries were caused by the full or partial negligence of a third party.
Once negligence has been established and your husband’s injuries treated, it is recommended that he consults with a solicitor about his truck accident compensation at the first practical moment. His solicitor will be able to evaluate his case and offer a preliminary estimate of how much compensation he may receive.
Your solicitor will be able to assist with your husband’s application to the Injuries Board Ireland. They will assess his case and calculate how much truck accident compensation he may receive. His physical injuries will be measured against the “Book of Quantum” which will offer a value based on the severity of the injuries sustained. That value will then be altered to account or your husband’s age, sex, and general state of health prior to the accident.
However, the amount of truck accident compensation that your husband is entitled to should not only represent his physical injuries but should include any quantifiable emotional injuries he may have suffered and for any detriment to his quality of life. This “loss of amenity” refers to the negative impact your husband’s injury has had on his performing of day to day tasks, and whether he can no longer partake in social or leisure activities that he previously enjoyed.
Additionally, your husband may receive “special damages” for his loss of income, along with any other financial expenses that he may have incurred including medical costs, the cost of re-structuring the home to accommodate a wheelchair and alternative transport fares.
Your husband’s truck accident compensation claim should encompass all aspects of his injury so that he receives his maximum entitlement to compensation. The best way to ensure that this claim is fully represented would be to engage a solicitor at the first practical moment.