What Is “Loss Of Amenity”?

Loss of amenity is really the way in which you are affected by your injury. For example, if you are a sportsman who breaks his leg in an accident, and cannot return to playing your chosen sport, then that is a significant loss of amenity. It may be more serious for you, than someone who does not like sport and is very inactive. Another example is someone who is a musician, who enjoys playing the piano, guitar etc, and who damages a hand, so that he can no longer play the instrument. That would have a more significant impact on him, than someone who does not require such fine movement.

One way of putting is that it is a loss of one or more of the pleasures of life which you previously enjoyed, and slightly more may be awarded for that, so do tell your legal advisor of this.