What determines the amount of the compensation?

What determines the amount of the compensation?

The amount of compensation directly depends on the severity of the injuries suffered by the victim, as well as the financial losses caused as a result of the accident.

The case brought against the guilty party is based on claims for compensation for such losses as:

  • General damages
  • Special damages

In difficult cases, when full recovery of health and working capacity is associated with prolonged treatment, an additional requirement will be compensation for:

  • Future care and loss

 General damages 

  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Injuries and maims
  • Psychological problems
  • Deterioration of quality of life
  • Loss of career
  • Loss of a loved one


General damages - awarded to compensate for the direct consequences of an incident when the injured person's injuries are directly related to the actions or behavior of the respondent.

  Special damages


  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Transportation costs
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of ability to work
  • Repair or replacement of damaged property

 Special damages - awarded to compensate for the actual out-of-pocket costs incurred by the victim and may vary depending on the circumstances of the incident.

Future care and loss

  • Patient care costs
  • Costs for re-equipping the place of residence
  • Long-term loss of income

Future care and loss - are awarded to compensate for the losses that the victim will have to face in the future and directly depend on the severity of the damage to the victim's health.

 Advance payment

 If the accident resulted in serious injury, such as broken limbs or head/brain damage, and the duration of the claim is statistically greater than 12 months, you are eligible to apply for an advance/partial payment. Such a need mainly arises when the victim loses the ability to work, and as a result, also the income.

If you experience financial difficulties as a result of a serious incident, please let us know. “it happens” will do its best so that you receive an advance payment.

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