If you have had an accident and been injured you may be able to claim for compensation. You can claim for loss of earnings due to the recovery period. This includes time you have to take off to attend hospital or therapy sessions directly related to the injuries that you suffered. If your injuries leave you unable to carry out your current profession you may also be able to claim for loss of future earnings.
In addition, you can claim back any money you have had to pay out as a direct result of the injury that you have suffered. This includes the cost of drugs, therapy sessions, travel to treatment sessions and paying for necessary adaptations to your home or vehicle. All kinds of expenses fall into this category, so this is by no means an exhaustive list.
All personal injury compensation claims are different, so it is impossible to say how much you can claim will be worth before it has actually gone to court. However, in most cases it is a substantial sum of money.
Given that there is a lot riding on the success or failure of a personal injury claim, it is very important to use a good lawyer to fight your corner. Taking an hour to pull together as much documentary evidence as possible concerning the accident and your injuries is also time well spent. The more evidence you can give to your lawyer the easier it will be for them to win your case.