There are different types of compensation which may be claimed; if you have suffered an injury where you were the innocent party, you may claim damages for the injury itself (known as general damages) and you may claim out of pocket expenses and loss of earnings as a result of the accident (known as special damages). Special damages can also cover future losses such as future loss of earnings or future medical expenses.
You may also claim compensation of a different kind in an employment context. If you are unfairly dismissed by your employer, you may (if you have the required continuous service) claim a basic award for unfair dismissal along with the compensatory award which generally comprises loss of earnings.
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