Compensation Amounts

Compensation Claim Amount

When you are thinking of making a personal injury compensation claim, it is highly likely that you care a great deal about how much compensation claim amount you are likely to receive. This information can influence what you decide to do about your accident or injury. It allows you to decide whether compensation payment is worth the time and stress of making a personal injury claim.

We believe in making your personal injury claim as hassle-free as possible. This means that we will take over as much of the work as possible. We allow you to concentrate on getting back to full health. Make a personal injury compensation claim and know more about the amount of compensation you can expect. Call us on 0121 565 4317 or use our online claims form to arrange your free, no-obligation consultation.

What Is Taken Into Consideration When Deciding On A Compensation Amount?

It is impossible to give an accurate estimate of the compensation claim amount without knowing the full details of your unique case. This is why our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors take the time to fully understand your personal situation. In more general terms, however, your compensation can be divided into two parts.

The first is based on the specifics of your injury

Judicial College set the official guidelines for compensation for a particular injury. They give a broad range of values for compensation amounts for each injury, reflecting the fact that some broken legs (for example) are worse than others. Our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors have years of experience in interpreting these guidelines and will be able to give you a much more accurate estimate than a simple online calculator.

The second part of your compensation takes you back to your life

The second part of your compensation is to take to get your life back on track. For some very serious injuries, we recognize that this is impossible, but we want to get you as much of your life back as we can. This part of your claim would include any loss of earnings you may have had, the loss of future earnings if you are unable to continue in your previous career, any modifications you may require to help you adapt to your new life. This provides you with the best quality of assistance, such as an electric wheelchair to continue with as many of your previous activities as possible or adapting your home so that you are able to continue to live independently. If you are unable to work as a result of your accident or injury, you are also able to claim compensation for your lost earnings.froad

In many cases, this second part of the compensation award can far exceed the amount given for pain and suffering according to the Judicial College guidelines. Our expert personal injury claims solicitors are able to highlight areas where you are making costly changes to your life that you deserve compensation for. This enables us to make sure that you receive the full compensation you deserve.

Typical Compensation Amounts For Common Injuries:

Injury  Compensation From:


Less severe brain damage £12,210 £34,330
Moderate brain damage £34,330 £174,620
Moderately severe brain injury £174,620 £224,800
Very severe brain damage £224,800 £322,060
Simple nose fracture £1,360 £2,010
Serious jaw fracture £14,320 £24,300
Loss of smell £19,920 £26,230
Loss of taste £15,300 £19,920
Complete loss of sight in one eye £39,270 £43,710
Total blindness £214,210 £254,250
Back injury causing chronic permanent
£30,910 £55,590
Back injury recovering in 2-5 years £6,290 £9,970
Serious back injury causing significant permanent impact £59,120 £70,490
Severe back injury with spinal cord damage £72,620 £128,320
Severe neck injury £36,240 £118,240
Whiplash recovering within 3 months £1300 £1,950
Whiplash recovering between 3 months and 1 year £1,950 £3,470
Whiplash recovering between 1 and 2 years £3,470 £6,290
Moderate shoulder injury £6,290 £10,180
Severe shoulder injury £15,300 £38,280
Loss of one arm above the elbow £87,410 £104,370
Fracture of one finger Up to £3,790
Loss of both hands, or loss of use of both hands £112,100 £160,600
Severe thumb dislocation £3,150 £5,410
Very serious thumb injury £15,620 £27,910
Elbow injury causing some long term problems £12,480 £25,510
Severe, disabling elbow injury £31,220 £43,710
Fractured forearms (between the elbow and the wrist) £5,280 £15,300
Wrist fractures and other injury recovering in up to one year £2,810 £3,790
Wrist injury causing permanent pain and stiffness £10,040 £19,530
Hip or pelvis fractures causing long term problems £49,350 £62,490
Minor Achilles tendon injury £5,800 £10,040
Severed Achilles tendon successfully repaired by surgery £19,920 £23,980
Knee injury-causing mild long term problems £11,820 £20,880
Knee injury causing serious long term problems £20,880 £34,660
The fractured femur (thigh bone) £7,270 £11,220
Loss of both legs below the knee £160,600 £215,310


£174,620 £226,610
Serious short-term food poisoning £7,600 £15,300
Injury causing lungs to collapse £1,750 £4,240
Bronchitis and wheezing £15,300 £20,950
Asbestosis and pleural thickening with low respiratory disability £12,020 £30,630
Asbestosis and pleural thickening with significant respiratory disability £30,630 £84,380
A single noticeable scar, or several superficial scars not to the face £1,890 £6,240
Several noticeable scars or one disfiguring scar, not to the face £6,240 £18,120

How Does A No Win No Fee Agreement Influence My Compensation Payments?

We understand that the period following an accident or injury can be a stressful and financially difficult time. We believe that justice for your accident or injury should not be dependent on your being able to make large, upfront payments for expert legal advice. This is why we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to the majority of our clients. A no win no fee agreement means you have to pay nothing upfront. You will not pay the legal fees if we are unable to get you the compensation you deserve. If we do not win your claim, you won’t have to pay for anything. This means that you will never be left worse off because you made a work injury compensation claim.

You don’t pay a penny

The no win no fee agreement also means you don’t need to worry that your legal fees may exceed the amount of compensation you are awarded. With the traditional payment model for legal services, the costs associated with making your claim could quickly exceed the amount of compensation you are awarded, which doesn’t fit our idea of justice at all. Our no win no fee agreements cap our fees at a percentage of your compensation payout. This means that you can relax, knowing that you will always receive the lion’s share of the compensation you are awarded.

We are able to offer a no win no fee agreement to the vast majority of our clients. Though there are some unusual cases where this may not be possible, for example in cases of medical negligence. Ask whether your work injury compensation claim is eligible for our no win no fee agreement. Call us on 0121 565 4317 or use our online claims form and we will give you a callback.

How Can I Know How Much Compensation I Am Due For My Accident Or Injury?

Know how much compensation you deserve, call us on 0121 565 4317 or use our online claims form. This will allow us to listen to the full details of your claim and give you personalized advice. In this conversation, we will know the circumstances of your accident or injury. We give you a realistic estimation of the likelihood of being able to succeed in your case. We will also take down the details of your injuries. It allows us to put together a clear picture of the different injuries you have sustained. We obtain the most accurate estimate of the compensation due for your injuries under the Judicial College Guidelines. We will ask how your accident or injury has impacted your life. This means that we will have a thorough understanding of your case. This will enable us to give you the best possible advice.

It is also important to understand that almost all personal injury cases are settled without having to go to court. The negotiation of your compensation amount is a key part of the process of making a claim. You always have the final decision as to whether to accept or reject an offer of compensation. This is unless and until the case is judged in court.

Contact us to make a claim

Make a personal injury compensation claim and know how much compensation you can expect. Call us on 0121 565 4317 or use our online claims form to arrange your free, no-obligation consultation.

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