You claim two types of compensation in a GP negligence case.
Type 1: General damages
General damages are for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA) or the injury itself. The amount of compensation depends on how much discomfort you experience or the extent of injury from the GP negligence.
Type 2: Special damages
Special damages are for loss of earnings, care costs and out-of-pocket expenses. You sue for compensation if you cannot work while recovering from GP negligence. Any extra medical treatment and special care need to be paid for, usually by you at the point of entry.
Out-of-pocket expenses such as travel, hotel stays and meals are refundable in a GP negligence claim.
Always keep payslips and receipts as evidence of special damages.