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One of the most common questions asked by people when deciding whether to making a claim for compensation following an accident is "how much compensation will I get for my injury?". While each case is different, compensation claim calculators can be useful in providing a guideline of an estimated level of compensation for injuries.

The nature of these injuries can potentially have a life altering impact on the injured party and their loved ones. These can be divided into sub-groups:

Head & Brain Injuries Compensation

These injuries will generally be either directly to the brain, head or spinal cord.

  • Brain Injury (Damage)
  • Severe brain damage – £214,350 - £307,000.
  • Moderate brain damage - £166,500 - £214,350.
  • Minor brain damage - £114,100 - £166,500.
  • Minor head injury - £1,675 - £9,700.
  • Neck Injury
  • Limitation of movement, permanent or recurring pain or discomfort - £10,450 - £19,000.
  • Whiplash injuries with a risk of further injury complications - £6,000 - £10,450.
  • Whiplash injuries where recovery takes around two years - £3,300 - £6,000.
  • Whiplash injuries where recovery is a period of weeks to a year – up to £3,000.
  • Eye Injury & Loss of Sight
  • Total blindness – £204,250
  • Loss of sigh in one eye with reduced sight in the other – £73,000 - £136,700
  • Total loss of sight in one eye – £41,675 - £50,000
  • Minor eye injury – £1,675 - £3,000.
  • Facial Disfigurement & Scarring
  • Very severe scarring – £36,800 - £74,000.
  • Less severe scarring - £13,650 - £36,800.
  • Significant scarring - £6,000 - £13,650.
  • Less severe scarring - £2,300 - £6,000
  • Trivial scarring – £1,125 - £2,300.
  • Hearing Loss
  • Total Deafness - £69,000 - £83,325.
  • Total Loss of Hearing in One Ear - £20,500 - £30,000
  • Hearing loss and/or Tinnitus – up to £34,600.
  • Dental Injuries
  • Loss/serious damage to several front teeth - up to £8,000
  • Loss/serious damage to back teeth - up to £1300 per tooth 
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Severe cases or psychological damage – up to £88,000.
  • On-going but treatable psychological damage - £1170 - £4450.
  • Minor psychological damage & anxiety - £1170 - £4450.

Body, Back or Chest Injury Compensation

Injuries involving the upper body may be debilitating and can cause restriction of mobility or restriction of movement in other extremities.

  • Back Injury
  • Quadriplegia: £246,750 - £307,000
  • Paraplegia: £166,500 - £216,000
  • Serious back/spinal injury (short of paralysis but including injuries such as impotence or double incontinence) - £69,200 – £122,350.
  • Serious back/spinal injury (bladder/bowl dysfunction, injuries to the sex organs, scarring with future surgery required) – £56,375 - £67,200.
  • Serious back/spinal injury (damage to the discs or vertebrae, recurring or persistent pain, psychological damage, mobility affected) – £29,475 - £53,000.
  • Moderate (problems with muscles or ligaments) – £9,500 - £21,100.
  • Minor (soft tissue injuries but a full recovery expected) – No lower limit - £9,500.
  • Chest injury
  • Damage to lungs and chest - £20,500 - £36,000.
  • Moderate chest injury (single minor wound with no damage to organs) - £8,250 - £13,650.
  • Minor chest injury (damage to ribs or soft tissue) – up to £2,600.
  • Rib Injury
  • Fracture where a full recovery can be made – up to £3,000.

Arm, Shoulder, Elbow Injury Compensation

Injuries to the arms or elbows could result from over use, for example strain, or the result of accidents.

  • Arm injury
    • Loss of both arms – up to £228,000.
    • Loss of a single arm - £90,000.
    • Amputation above the elbow - £83,325.
    • Fractures - £5,00 - £14,600.
    • Elbow injury
      • Very severe (loss of function) – up to £45,500.
      • Moderate injury (impaired function) – £7,800 - £10,300.
      • Minor injury (simple fractures, no long-term effect) – up to £7,800.
      • Shoulder injury
        • Damage to the Brachial Plexus - £14,600 - £36,500
        • Less serious injuries (soft tissue injury and a recovery in less than 2 years) - £6000.
        • Break / Fracture of the clavicle - £3,900 - £9,300

Hand or Fingers Injury Compensation

Injuries to the hands or fingers can have severe repercussions on the ability to do simple, everyday tasks as well as on loss of earnings.

  • Hand injury
  • Serious hand injury with permanent disability - £22,050 - £47,050.
  • Loss of fingers resulting in deformity, impaired grip and function - up to £27,000
  • Minor hand injury with no long-term repercussions - £700 - £3,300.
  • Minor thumb injuries - up to £3,000 
  • Fracture of finger - up to £3,600 
  • Wrist injury
  • Uncomplicated fracture up to £3600 
  • Fracture with complete recovery - up to £7,800 
  • Severe injuries with permanent disability - up to £45,500
  • Finger injury
  • Fracture or amputation of all or part of a finger - up to £19,000.
  • Loss of a thumb: £27,000 - £41,675

Hip or Pelvic Injury Compensation

Injuries to the hip or pelvis can result in lower back injuries or mobility issues. Indeed, they are likely to a source of long-term problems or discomfort.

  • Hip injuries
  • Significant injuries with incomplete recovery and permanent disability - £29,000 - £99,500.
  • Significant injury but minor or no disability - £3,000 - £29,800.
  • Minor injuries, good recovery - up to £5800 
  • Pelvic injuries
  • Extensive fracturing - £29,800 - £99,500.
  • Less serious injuries - £9,575 - £29,800.
  • Injury with minor to no lasting effects - £3,00 - £9,575.
  • Minor injury with full recovery – up to £3,000

Leg, Knee & Ankle Injury Compensation

Due to their association with mobility and the resulting lifestyle adaptions, leg and ankle injuries often see extremely high levels of compensation. Indeed, as these injuries have knock-on effects on your quality of life, compensation should reflect the time, help and equipment needed to adapt.

  • Leg injury
  • Severe fracture with incomplete recovery - up to £21,000.
  • Simple fracture with good recovery - up to £10,000. 
  • Knee Injuries
  • Continued pain and discomfort - up to £10,000
  • Lacerations, twistings, soft tissue injuries with good chance of recovery - up to £4,600
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Fractures, ligament damage but moderate disability - up to £10,400
  • Strains, sprains, with good chance of recovery - up to £4,000 

The level of compensation awarded within each of these sub-groups will depend on:

  • Whether a prosthetic limb can be fitted;
  • The extent of permanent or recurring pains in the leg;
  • Place of amputation on leg; and
  • The effect of the leg injury on the individual’s quality of life

Foot or Toe Injury Compensation

Injuries to the feet or toes can be a common result of slips or trips. These injuries can have an impact on mobility and earning capacity. Compensation in this area takes account of if one or both feet are injured, the degree of permanency of the damage and the resulting pain.

  • Foot injuries
  • Fractures, ruptures to ligaments and soft tissue injuries with permanent difficulties - up to £10,000
  • Moderate injuries with almost to full recovery - £5,300.
  • Toe injuries
  • Amputation of large toe - up to £23,800
  • Less severe toe injuries - £7,300 - £10,450
  • Fractures with full recovery - up to £7,300

The level of compensation awarded within each sub-group will depend on:

  • Whether prosthetics can be used;
  • The level of permanent disability suffered;
  • The effect on the individual’s personal/social life; and
  • The extent of any lasting or recurring pain due to the injury

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