There is no defined limit, calculator, or table to work from when calculating slip and fall accident injury claims.
Every claim is treated according to the unique circumstances. That’s why it’s important to go over your case in detail with an experienced slip and fall lawyer, who can assess your situation and help you determine how much compensation should be paid to you.
A slip and fall lawyer at Auger Hollingsworth will be able to estimate compensation based on the facts of the case and, if necessary, an investigation and expert medical opinion.
Compensation may include the following:
- Out of pocket medical expenses e.g., emergency care, hospital visits, medication, etc.
- Future medical expenses, e.g., if rehabilitation or physiotherapy is needed
- Expenses that would not have occurred but for the accident, e.g., damaged property
- Pain and suffering (“general damages”)
- Lost wages (past loss of income)
- Future loss of income
If your injuries are severe enough to keep you off work and involve a long period of recovery, the claim is likely to be significantly more than if you can return to work relatively quickly.
Sometimes, with the most serious injuries (like spinal or brain injuries), a return to the same career as before the accident is impossible for the victim – and this will be taken into account when damages are awarded.
In such cases, occupational therapists may be called in to assess future medical needs and actuaries or accountants will need to calculate future losses. We will be as precise and thorough as possible with your claim.