Personal injury compensation claims must consider the financial impact and on-going needs of an injured individual before any decision about the amount of an award can be made. The court must take into account the prognosis indicated by medical experts and the potential costs of any care. In these circumstances you will need a Quantum Report.
The purpose of the report is to provide the quantum- value of claim – including the on-going rehabilitation and care needs of the injured party and whether those needs will be “whole life” needs or whether there is a reasonable expectation of eventual recovery. It will outline, in detail, the financial implications resulting from the injury.
We will arrange for an expert to make an assessment and take a history of the injured person, either in hospital or their own home, which will outline the impact on the claimant, the difficulties they face on a day to day basis and the predicted on-going requirements. The report will include:
- The diagnosis
- The prognosis
- Treatment to date
- Capacity to work
- The costs of care and assistance since the accident
- The impact the injury has had on the family of the claimant
- The expert recommendations for adaptations to the family home to facilitate day to day activities and reduce risk
- Any recommended specialist equipment to assist in daily life
- Adapted vehicles or any other mobility devices
- Cost of respite care
- Future care in the event of decline
A Quantum Report is written for the benefit of the court rather than the individual who commissioned it and must be impartial, well informed and thorough. The Quantum Report plays a crucial part in deciding the amount of the award granted for the injury; Giambrone’s personal injury experts will ensure that your report will be as comprehensive as possible and will accurately reflect the impact of your injury.