When claiming following a personal injury, there are two categories of compensation, and travel expenses fall into the ‘special damages’ category, which refers to financial losses incurred due to the circumstances resulting from your personal injury.
It is possible to claim for travel expenses, as long as the expenses are reasonable and not excessive. The travel expenses must relate to journeys taken because of the accident. Tinsdills can help you claim for travel expenses relating to your accident and personal injury.
There are a variety of travel expenses which may arise due to your injury. For example, you may need to visit the hospital, your GP, or another medical professional for treatment and appointments. If you have to stay in hospital it is often possible to claim for journeys taken by your immediate relatives to visit you.
In all cases however, you need to be able to prove that the journey taken was necessary, and directly because of your accident.
Normally, you can claim for the fare you paid if using public transport, such as bus or train tickets, and if travelling by car, the standard rate is usually 45p per mile in addition to parking costs.
All of these costs can be claimed back, but it is important to remember they must be necessary and directly because of your accident.
Tinsdills can help you claim travel expenses back, and get together the necessary evidence and proof of their purpose.
Claiming Travel Expenses with the help of Tinsdills
We know that if you are looking at claiming your travel expenses after an accident and personal injury, you are likely to have a bigger claim relating to the injury as well. Tinsdills are personal injury specialists, and so claiming back your travel expenses is likely to form a small part of a much bigger picture when it comes to making a claim.
Our team of dedicated personal injury specialists deals with claims such as these every day, including claims for travel expenses. That is why we are well placed to advise and represent you if you decide to go ahead and seek compensation.
Tinsdills recognise that making any claim can be a stressful and difficult experience, which is why we help to make the whole process easier, through expert, knowledgeable and first class legal advice. We can help you claim successfully, and take the weight of a claim off your shoulders.
Contact Tinsdills to discuss claiming for Travel Expenses today
Our experienced team of professionals can help you today. We deal with claims just like yours all the time, and so we know just what is needed to maximise your prospects of success.
The earlier you contact us, the better we will be able to help you, as time is always of the essence.
Tinsdills have offices across the region, in Sandbach, Leek, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Hanley, and our team is only ever a phone call away.
Contact us today on 01782 652363 or fill in our online form.