Compensation Amounts

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 you are likely to receive. This information can influence what you decide to do about your accident or injury, as 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, allowing you to concentrate on getting back to full health. If you are considering making a personal injury compensation claim and would like to 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 likely compensation payment for your personal injury claim without knowing the full details of your case as every case is unique. 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. The level of compensation payable as a result of different injuries is set nationally by the Judicial College. 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 amount is based on how much it will take to get your life back on track. The purpose of compensation is to help you get as close as possible to the situation you were in before your accident happened. For some very serious injuries we recognise 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 as a result of your accident or injury, the loss of future earnings, if you are unable to continue in your previous career as a result of your injuries and any modifications you may require to help you adapt to your new life. This could include providing you with the best quality of assistance, such as an electric wheelchair to allow you 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.

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 years of experience mean that our expert personal injury claims solicitors are able to highlight areas where you are making costly changes to your life that you deserve to be compensated for. This enables 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
symptoms
£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
Fractured femur (thigh bone) £7,270 £11,220
Loss of both legs below the knee £160,600 £215,310
Paraplegia £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, up front 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 allows us to act on your behalf without you having to pay anything up front. It also removes the risk and worry that comes from wondering how you might 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 anything. This means that you will never be left worse off because you made a work injury compensation claim.

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. If you would like to find out whether your work injury compensation claim is eligible for our no win no fee agreement or if you have any other questions, call us on 0121 565 4317 or use our online claims form and we will give you a call back.

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

The easiest way to discover exactly how much compensation you are likely to receive is to call us on 0121 565 4317 or use our online claims form and we will call you back. This will allow our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors to listen to the full details of your claim and give you personalised advice. In the course of this short conversation, we will make sure that we understand the circumstances of your accident or injury, to ensure that we can give you a realistic estimation of the likelihood of being able to succeed with your case. We will also take down the details of your injuries, allowing us to put together a clear picture of the different injuries you have sustained in order to obtain the most accurate estimate of the compensation due for your injuries under the Judicial College Guidelines. We will also make sure that we listen to how your accident or injury has impacted your life, taking note of all of the ways in which you have had to change, adapt or modify 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, unless and until the case is judged in court.

If you are considering making a personal injury compensation claim and would like to 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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