How Much Compensation Can I Claim?

How much compensation can I claim for my injuries? We are often asked how much compensation can be awarded for personal injury claims. Whilst each case is different, there are guidelines issued to help decide how much should be awarded.

Every year millions of people will suffer a personal injury that wasn’t their fault. However, only a quarter of them will make a claim for compensation! Levenes personal injury solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve.

Compensation Guidelines for Personal Injury

Levenes experts have created a list of compensation guidelines for personal injury, showing the amount you could win dependant on the type of injury. Hopefully, this will give you a better idea of ​​what you should expect when it comes to compensation claims.

General Damages Compensation

It’s important to remember that the facts of each case are different. With that in mind, we will need to obtain full (medical) evidence to help us make a proper assessment. However, you can use our compensation guidelines list as a quick reference to the amounts claimed for “pain and suffering”.

Special Damages Compensation

There are also many other types of personal injury damages that you can claim for. Our specialist injury lawyers are familiar with these. In addition to general damages for “pain and suffering”, you can also receive compensation for loss of income in the past, future and disadvantage in the labour market.

Claims can also be made for travel expenses, medical treatment, special equipment, care and many other types of loss, if it has resulted from the accident. We will advise you of what can be claimed and what evidence we will need to prove your loss.

Injury Compensation

We will always strive to achieve the best possible settlement of your injury compensation claim.  We will advise you on what may fall within the scope of your claim and what evidence we will need. Our lawyers always strive to achieve the best possible result for our clients.

Personal Injury Compensation Amounts

Below are some typical compensation amounts for various injuries to different parts of the body:

Orthopaedic Injury Compensation

road-accident-claims-injury-solicitorsNeck Injury Compensation:

A) Severe: £39,870 – £130,060
B) Moderate: £6,920 – £33,750
C) Minor: £2,150 – £6,920

Back Injury Compensation:

A) Severe: £34,000 – £141,150
B) Moderate: £10,970 – £34,000
C) Minor: £2,150 – £10,970

Shoulder Injuries:

A) Severe: £16,830 – £42,110
B) Serious: £11,200 – £16,830
C) Moderate: £6,920 – £11,200
D) Minor: £2,150 – £6,920
E) Fracture of Clavicle: £4,520 – £10,730

Injuries to pelvis and hips:

A) Severe: £34,340 – £114,810
B) Moderate: £11,040 – £34,340
C) Minor: £3,460 – £11,040

Amputation of arms:

A) Loss of both arms: £211,150 – £263,060
B) Loss of one arm: £84,310 – £120,270
C) Other arm injuries: £5,810 – £114,810

Injuries to the elbow:

A) Severe: £34,340 – £48,080
B) Moderate: £13,720 – £28,060
C) Minor: £11,040

Wrist injury:

A) Severe: £21,480 – £52,490
B) Moderate: £11,040 – £21,480
C) Minor: £3,090 – £8,970

Hand injuries:

A) Total or effective loss of both hands: £123,310 – £176,660
B) Serious damage to both hands: £49,010 – £74,150
C) Total or effective loss of one hand: £84,310 – £96,150
D) Amputation of index and middle and/ or ring fingers: £54,280 – £79,560
E) Serious: £25,430 – £54,280
F) Less serious: £12,670 – £25,430
G) Moderate: £800 – £11,640
H) Severe fractures to fingers: up to £32,210
I) Amputation of index finger: in region of £16,420
J) Loss of thumb: £31,140 – £48,080
K) Very serious injury to thumb: £17,190 – £30,700
L)Serious injury to thumb: £11,040 – £14,690
M) Moderate injuries to the thumb: £8,470 – £11,040
N) Severe dislocation of the thumb: £3,460 – £5,950
O) Trivial thumb injuries: up to £1,930

Vibration white finger (VWF) and/or hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS):

A) Most serious: £27,740 – £33,700
B) Serious: £14,690 – £27,740
C) Moderate: £7,580 – £14,690
D) Minor: £2,620 – £7,580

Work-related upper limb disorders:

A) Injuries causing disability : £1,930 – £20,280

Leg injuries:

A) Amputation of both legs: £211,150 – £247,280
B) Amputation of one leg: £91,910 – £120,530
C) Severe: £34,370 – £119,210
D) Moderate: £24,340 – £34,370
E) Minor: £15,750 – £24,340

Knee injuries:

A) Severe: £22,960 – £84,360
B) Moderate: £13,010 – £22,960
C) Minor: up to £12,050

Ankle injuries:

A) Very severe: £43,900 – £61,110
B) Severe: £27,450 – £43,900
C) Moderate: £12,050 – £23,310
D) Modest: up to £12,050

Achilles Tendon injuries:

A) Most serious: in the region of £33,700
B) Serious: £21,910 – £26,380
C) Moderate: £11,040 – £18,480
D) Minor: £6,380 – £11,040

Foot injuries:

A) Amputation of both feet: £148,540 – £176,660
B) Amputation of one foot: £73,620 – £96,150
C) Very severe: £73,620 – £96,150
D) Severe: £36,800 – £61,410
E) Serious: £21,910 – £34,370
F) Moderate: £12,050 – £21,910
G) Modest: up to £12,050

Toe injuries:

A) Amputation of all toes: £32,020 – £49,180
B) Amputation of the great toe: in the region of £27,450
C) Severe: £12,050 – £18,480
D) Serious: £8,480 – £12,050
E) Moderate: up to £8,420

Brain and Head Injury Compensation

brain-head-injury-solicitorsBrain damage:

A) Very severe: £247,280 – £354,260
B) Moderately severe: £192,090 – £247,280
C) Moderate: £37,760 – £192,090
D) Less severe: £13,430 – £37,760
E) Minor brain or head injury: £1,940 – £11,200

Epilepsy:

A) Established Grand Mal: £89,450 to £131,620
B) Established Petit Mal: £48,080 – £115,130
C) Other epileptic conditions: £9,330 – £23,050

Psychiatric and psychological damage:

A) Severe: £48,080 – £101,470
B) Moderately severe: £16,720 – £48,080
C) Moderate : £5,130 – £16,720
D) Minor: £1,350 – £5,130

Psychiatric and psychological damage:

A) Severe: £48,080 – £101,470
B) Moderately severe: £16,720 – £48,080
C) Moderate: £5,130 – £16,720
D) Minor: £1,350 – £5,130

Post-Traumatic stress disorder:

A) Severe: £52,490 – £88,270
B) Moderately severe: £20,290 – £52,490
C) Moderate: £7,170 – £20,290
D) Minor: £3,460 – £7,170

Injuries involving paralysis

A) Tetraplegia (also known as Quadriplegia): £284,610 – £354,260
B) Paraplegia: £192,090 – £249,270

Injuries affecting the senses

Injuries affecting the senses:

A) Total blindness and deafness: £56,070 – £354,260
B) Total loss of one eye: £7,990 – £57,590
C) Minor eye injuries: £3,460 – £7,650
D) Transient eye injuries: £1,930 – £3,460

Deafness/Tinnitus:

A) Total deafness and loss of speech: £96,150 – £123,310
B) Total deafness: £79,560 – £123,310
C) Total loss of hearing in one ear: £27,450 – £39,940

Impairment of taste and smell:

A) Total loss of taste and smell: £16,830 – £34,340

Facial and Skeletal Injury Compensation

Facial and skeletal injuries:

A) Multiple fractures of facial bones: £13,080 – £32,210
B) Fracture of nose or nasal complex: £1,500 – £20,280
C) Fracture of cheekbones: £2,040 – £13,840
D) Fracture of jaws: £5,660 – £39,940
E) Damage to teeth: £960 – £33,430

Facial disfigurement:

A) Very severe: £26,120 – £85,340
B) Severe: £15,750 – £42,460
C) Significant: £7,990 – £26,380
D) Less siginificant: £3,460 – £12,050
E) Trivial: £1,500 – £3,090

Scarring to other parts of the body

Body scars:

A) Several superficial scars of leg(s), or arms(s), hand(s), back or chest: £6,870 – £19,930
B) Laparotomy scars: up to £7,580
C) Single noticeable scar: £2,080 – £6,870

Minor Injuries Compensation

Accidents-at-Work-Injury-SolicitorsMinor injuries:

A) Injuries where there is a complete recovery within seven days: A few hundred pounds to £600
B) Injuries where there is a complete recovery within 28 days: £600 – £1,200
C) Injuries where there is a complete recovery within 3 months: £1,200 – £2,150

Please note that the above is a guide. Our personal injury solicitors have many years of experience dealing with all types of accident claims, and will work to ensure you receive the correct amount of compensation that reflects your injuries and your situation.

I want to make a claim, what should I do?

If you’ve got an injury and feel you might be entitled to compensation contact Levenes personal injury claim solicitors today. Our expert lawyers will guide you and your loved ones through the claims process. We deal with every claim with the utmost professionalism and compassion.

Every year we help thousands of people claim compensation for a personal injury. We offer specialist personal injury services across the UK and often act for individuals on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. Get in touch today and find out within 1 hour if you have a claim! Call us on 0800 048 2355 or enquire online.

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I was extremely satisfied with the services provided by Levenes solicitors and especially Sevim Savci-Renk who dealt with my personal injury claim. She has been dealing with our legal matters for many years both for myself and my family with great success. She takes ownership in dealing with cases and her recommendations are always in the best interest of her clients. I find her to be highly skilled and professional at all times. I was provided with regular updates of my claim and was always contacted via my choice of contact. She was easily accessible and I received a response to my contacts swiftly. I would strongly recommend this lady to represent you as your solicitor and rate her skills, knowledge and professionalism at 5 stars. I was very happy with the successful outcome of my case. Sila