Road traffic accident compensation calculator
To find out how much your car accident compensation claim could be worth, use our unique road traffic accident compensation calculator:
If you have suffered an injury following a car accident that wasn’t your fault, use the calculator to better understand how much compensation you could be entitled to, and then make a claim with Cute Injury.
Car accident compensation
Road traffic accidents are unfortunately all too common and can often lead to those involved suffering a serious and debilitating road traffic accident injury, such as whiplash. If you have been involved in such an accident, Cute Injury can guide you through the process of making a car accident claim and help you win compensation.
Whether you suffered a road traffic accident injury as the driver, passenger or as a victim of a hit and run incident, you could be entitled to make a road traffic accident compensation claim. We work on a No Win No Fee* basis – meaning you get the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Why make a road traffic accident compensation claim?
Many people who suffer an injury following a road traffic accident need to take time off work. Cute Injury can help you claim compensation to assist you with loss of earnings, medical treatment, or loss of amenity.
Even if the accident was partly your fault you may be entitled to claim damages.
Compensation can protect you from the financial burden of an injury and allows victims and their families to concentrate on rehabilitation.
Even if you have no physical injury you could still be entitled to make a claim for any psychological difficulties or financial problems after an accident – like shock, depression and post-traumatic stress.
At Cute Injury we have one aim in mind – to provide you with the best level of service possible to ensure your road traffic accident compensation claim is successful and you receive the financial help you are entitled to after suffering an injury.
How much compensation for a car accident?
The amount of car accident compensation you are eligible to receive can vary a great deal depending on different factors e.g. the extent of your injuries, the circumstances of the accident and so on.
Therefore it can be difficult to predict the compensation payout amounts until we know more about you, your accident and your injury. However, there are some estimated payout amounts we can provide as a guide which can better illustrate how much you could be awarded. To see more detailed figures, visit our personal injury claims payouts guide.
Minor neck injury:
A few hundred pounds – £6,000:
- Full recovery takes place within 1-2 years: £3,300 – £6,000
- Full recovery takes place between 3 months-1 year: £1,860 – £3,300
- Full recovery within 3 months: A few hundred pounds – £1,860
Moderate neck injury:
£6,000 to £29,250:
- Fractures/dislocations: £19,000 – £29,250
- Soft tissue/wrenching type injury/exacerbation of over 5 years:£10,450 – £19,000
- Accelerated/exacerbated injury less than 5 years: £6,000 – £10,450
Severe neck injury:
£34,575 to £112,750:
- Little/no movement in the neck and severe headaches: in region of £112,750
- Serious fractures or damage to disks with disabilities of considerable severity: £50,000 – £99,500
- Fractures/dislocations or severe damage to soft tissues that lead to chronic conditions: £34,575 – £42,550
Severe back injury:
£29,475 to £112,350:
- Most severe injury: £69,200 – £122,350
- Cases with special features taking them outside the lower bracket:£56,375 – £67,200
- Disc lesions/fractures of disks/ soft tissue injury with chronic conditions:£29,475 – £53,000
Moderate back injury:
£9,500 to £29,475:
- Residual disability less than severe:£21,100 – £29,475
- Disturbance of ligaments/prolonged exacerbation/prolapsed discs etc…:£9,500 – £21,100
Minor back injury:
A few hundred pounds – £9,500:
- Full recovery or recovery to nuisance level within 2-5 years:£6,000 – £9,500
- Full recovery between 3 months and two years: £1,860 – £6,000
- Full recovery within 3 months: a few hundred pounds – £1,860
Collapsed lungs with full recovery:
£1,675 to £4,050
Minor chest injury:
Up to £3,000
£9,575 to £13,650
£23,800 to £103,250
Lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis:
£11,450 to £95,700
Total loss of both arms:
£183,000 to £228,000
Loss of one arm:
£73,100 to £83,325
Simple fractures to forearm:
£5,000 to £14,600
Severe arm injury:
£73,100 to £99,500
Amputation of both legs:
Up to £214,350
Amputation of one leg:
Up to £104,500
Severe leg injury:
£21,100 to £103,250
Less serious leg injury:
Up to £21,100
** Information taken from Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases – 13th Edition. – please note that these figures are for guidance only and the compensation that you receive may be outside of these guidelines.
What to do after a road traffic accident
The thought of being in a car accident is something nobody relishes. In addition to the worry of any injuries that might be sustained, there’s also the headache of having to prove who was at fault and make the necessary calls to your insurance provider.
To help reduce the stress that comes with being involved in a car accident, it’s useful to have a clear idea of exactly what steps you should take immediately afterwards.
What to do after a car accident:
- Stop – It doesn’t matter if you think the accident is too minor to warrant stopping – any sort of collision with another vehicle on the road means you’re required to stop and exchange insurance information with the other party. Failure to do is a serious offence under the Road Traffic Act.
- Call the necessary emergency services – If anyone is injured then you should call an ambulance immediately. If there are any cars blocking the road or if there is a potentially violent situation that might arise then you should also call the police.
- Exchange information with other drivers involved – Once you’re sure that no one is seriously injured then you should exchange information with the other driver(s) involved. This includes name, address, telephone number and insurance information. You are also legally required to report a car accident to the police within 24 hours after it’s happened.
Additional Information to Collect
Your first priority after a car accident should be to ensure that anyone who’s injured gets help immediately. Car accidents often don’t result in any serious injury and in many cases the first thought of those involved is – who’s to blame?
Proving who is to blame for a car crash can be very tricky, especially if there are no forthcoming witnesses. This is why it’s recommended that you take the following steps –
- Record the time and date of the accident – It is important to make sure you have the correct time and date of the accident to provide your insurers.
- Take pictures of the accident – Photographic evidence of the scene of the accident is some of the best proof you can have when it comes to proving that you are not at fault.
- Make a note of the weather conditions – It can often be the case that low sunlight has a role to play in accidents so you should make a note of the weather conditions as well as the condition of the road.
- Take down the information of any witnesses – Not everyone who witnesses an accident will want to give you their information. However you should ask anyone at the scene if they are prepared to be a witness and take down their personal information including their full name, address and telephone number.
- Make a note of the details of the vehicles involved – This includes the registration numbers as well as the colour, make and model.
By following the above steps on what to do after a car accident, you can make things go much more smoothly when you contact your insurance provider and potentially save yourself a lot of headaches, especially if the other party doesn’t want to accept any responsibility.
If you have suffered an injury as a result of a car accident that wasn’t your fault, get in touch with Cute Injury today:
Road traffic accident claims process
In order to process an injury claim following a road traffic accident you first of all need to be over 18. If you are under 18 then you will need to have someone who is over 18 to act on your behalf – usually this is a family member or friend.
You will need to supply full details of the car accident – how it happened, where it happened etc… – as well as the details of the third party involved (the person who was liable for the accident). Don’t worry if you don’t the the third party’s details as claims can sometimes be made through the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB), who pay compensation in cases where the negligent party cannot be traced.
Learn more about the personal injury claims process
To find out more, read our car accident injury resources below:
Road Traffic Accidents resources