The amount of compensation you receive for a successful medical negligence claim varies hugely from case to case.
Compensation is calculated based on the following factors:
Liability and Claimant’s Contribution
If it can be proven that your own actions contributed to your injury, be it a failure to take prescribed medication or not correctly completing your physical rehabilitation process, compensation may be reduced.
The Extent of Your Injury
Naturally, the more significant an injury and the greater an impact it has on your everyday standard of life, the more likely you are to receive a high compensatory fee for medical negligence.
Length of Your Prognosis
Injuries happen at different stages of life and a brain injury for a child could impact a longer period of life than a brain injury for an elderly individual.
Loss of Earnings
If you are forced to involuntarily miss work for a period of time because of medical negligence, your compensation should reflect that loss of earnings.