When a personal injury victim is considering making a claim, asking how much compensation they may receive is often one of their first questions. After all, making a claim can be a lengthy and stressful process and it’s natural to want to have an idea of what you can expect to get out of it when all is said and done.
With that said, each case is different. Without knowing the precise details of your claim, there is no way of accurately estimating the exact amount of compensation you will be awarded. Two seemingly similar claims can actually receive drastically different settlements. The particular details of your case and the evidence you can provide can significantly affect the compensation you are awarded.
While there is no telling exactly how much compensation you’ll be awarded, the Compensation Calculator can give you a rough idea of what you can expect to receive.
Keep in mind that that these figures are estimates of what is commonly awarded for similar injuries. Additional compensation may be paid for related past and future expenses and the loss of potential earnings, for instance.
Other factors that will also be considered when determining your compensation include: the severity of your injury, the effect that your injuries have had on your overall physical and mental health, your physical and mental pain and suffering, and the length of time you’re injuries are expected endure.
While the Compensation Calculator is a great resource for providing an idea of what you can expect, a personal injury solicitor is your best bet for getting a more realistic estimate of how much compensation you are likely to receive.
If you’re serious about learning the amount of compensation you can be awarded for your injuries, we can help you find the right injury lawyer for your claim. Give us a call today and we’ll get started right away.
Guideline Compensation Amounts
Below are the official guideline compensation amounts for various types of personal injuries. These figures do not include compensation for loss of earnings, medical expenses, etc – these are calculated separately and added to the figures listed below.
- Severe brain damage – £177,100 to £326,700
- Moderate brain damage – £34,815 to £177,100
- Minor brain damage or head injury – £1,788 to £34,760
- Total blindness – approx. £217,250
- Loss/impairment of sight in one eye – £7,370 to £53,020
- Total deafness – £73,315 to £88,660
- Loss of hearing in one ear – £25,300 to £36,850
- Broken nose – £1,375 to £18,700
- Broken jaw – £5,225 to £36,850
- Loss of one front tooth – £1,782 to £3,190
- Serious neck injuries – £36,740 to £119,900
- Moderate neck injuries – £6,380 to £31,130
- Minor neck injuries – £1,000 to £6,380
- Tetraplegia (Quadriplegia) – £262,350 to £326,700
- Serious damage to lungs and heart – £53,075 to £121,330
- Injuries causing permanent damage to lungs – £10,175 to £44,300
- Serious lung disease – £44,275 to £110,000
- Mesothelioma (minor to severe) – £12,210 to £101,750
- Severe back injuries – £31,350 to £130,130
- Moderate back injuries – £10,120 to £31,350
- Minor back injuries – £1,000 to £10,120
- Paraplegia – £177,100 to £229,900
- Severe shoulder injuries – £10,340 to £38,830
- Moderate shoulder injuries – £6,380 to £10,340
- Minor shoulder injuries – £1,000 to £6,380
- Fractured clavicle (collarbone) – £4,180 to £9,900
- Severe pelvis/hip injuries – £31,625 to £105,875
- Moderate pelvis/hip injuries – £10,175 to £31,625
- Minor pelvis/hip injuries – £1,000 to £10,175
- Amputation of both arms – £194,700 to £242,550
- Amputation of one arm – £77,715 to at least £110,880
- Simple fractures of the forearm – £5,390 to £15,510
- Serious, permanent wrist injuries – £19,800 to £48,400
- Simple fractures of the wrist – £2,860 to £5,995
- Serious Vibration White Finger/Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome – £13,530 to £31,075
- Moderate VWF/HAVS – £6,985 to £13,530
- Minor VWF/HAVS – £2,420 to £6,985
- Amputation of both legs – £162,800 to £227,975
- Amputation of one leg – £79,200 to £111,100
- Broken bones/fractures – £5,000 to £22,440
- Severe knee injuries – £21,175 to £77,770
- Moderate or minor knee injuries – up to £21,175
- Severe ankle injuries – £25,300 to £56,320
- Moderate ankle injuries – £11,110 to £21,505
- Minor ankle injuries – £1,000 to £11,100
- Amputation of both feet – £136,950 to £162,800
- Amputation of one foot – £67,870 to £88,660