The amount of compensation you may receive from your car accident claim will depend on several factors, including the severity of your injury, how long you were out of work, whether you can still perform your old job, and the amount of insurance coverage available to you. If you suffered severe injuries that require extensive treatment and care, missed a significant amount of time from work, and have experienced a reduction in the quality of your life, your car accident case may be worth considerably more than someone who suffered injuries that healed relatively quickly.