There is no easy answer to this question. If you have consulted the Personal Injuries Assessment Board book of quantum you will have an idea of the range of values within which your injury falls.
Claimants should be very careful that if their prognosis is not yet final they then should be very weary of accepting any assessment. If the prognosis is not final you may require further surgery or further treatment into the future, however, if you settle your claim then you have no right to re-open that case again no matter what further surgeries or interventions that you require.
In order to decide whether the assessment is appropriate for your injuries, you should defer to your solicitor who has years of experience of settling these cases and will be able to assist you in placing a value on your case.
*In contentious business a Solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.
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