Interest on general damages, special damages and judgment debt
Interest on general damages, special damages and judgment debt

The following PI & Clinical Negligence guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Interest on general damages, special damages and judgment debt
  • Interest on general damages
  • Interest on special damages
  • Interest on a judgment debt

Interest on general damages

Entitlement

A claimant is entitled to simple interest at a rate the court deems fit.

The rate

Interest on general damages is awarded at the rate of 2% a year.

Interest can be awarded on all damages for personal injury and death that exceed £200.

The period

Interest accrues from the date of service of the claim form until the date of trial.

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