Simply scroll to the area of the body that has suffered the injury to see different payout examples depending on the type and severity of the injury.

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Head Injuries 

Minor brain or head injury: £1,675 - £9,700
Less severe brain damage: £11,650 - £32,700
Moderate brain damage: £32,725 - £166,500 (there are categories depending on memory/ability to work/intellectual deficit/risk of epilepsy)
Moderately severe brain damage: £166,500 - £214,350 (there are considerations depending on ability to communicate/risk of epilepsy/lift expectancy/degree of dependence)
Very severe brain damage: £214,350 - £307,000 (there are considerations depending on life expectancy/extent of physical limitations/degree of insight)
 

Cheekbone Injuries

Simple fracture with no surgery and complete recovery: £1,775 - £2,275
Simple fracture with surgery but complete recovery with no/minimal cosmetic effects: £3,300 - £4,900 Serious fracture with surgery and lasting consequences (e.g. paraesthesia/element of disfigurement): £7,750 - £12,000

Nose Injuries

Simple fracture with full recovery: £1,300 to £1,925
Fracture requiring manipulation: £1,925 to £2,400
Fracture requiring surgery: £3,000 to £3,875
Serious or multiple fractures: £8,100 to £17,575
 

Jaw Injuries

Simple fracture with full recovery: £4,900 to £6,650
Serious fracture with permanent consequences (e.g. difficulty opening mouth/eating/paraesthesia in the jaw area): £13,650 to £23,175
Very serious multiple fractures with prolonged treatment and permanent consequences (e.g. severe pain/restricted eating/paraesthesia/risk of arthritis): £23,175 to £34,600
Severe injuries with lasting damage: £20,000 to £30,000

Damaged Teeth

Loss of/damage to back teeth: £830 - £1,300 per tooth
Loss of/serious damage to one front tooth: £1,675 - £3,000
Loss of/serious damage to two front teeth: £3,300 - £5,800
Loss of/serious damage to several front teeth: £6,650 - £8,675
Significant chronic tooth pain over a number of years with general deterioration of teeth: Up to £29,000

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Neck Injuries

Minor neck injury:
  • 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: 
  • 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:
  • 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 - £42,500

Shoulder Injuries

Minor soft tissue injury with almost complete recovery:
  • Within 3 months: A few hundred pounds - £1,860
  • Within a year: £1,860 - £3,300
  • In less than 2 years: £3,200- £5,800
Moderate shoulder injury (i.e. frozen shoulder/soft tissue injury lasting over 2 years): £6,000 to £9,700 Serious shoulder injury (i.e. dislocation/permanent symptoms/sensory symptoms): £9,700 to £14,600 Severe shoulder injury (i.e. damage resulting in significant disability): £14,600 to £36,500
 

Arm Injuries

Total loss of both arms: £183,000 - £228,000
Loss of one arm: £73,100 - £83,325
Simple fractures to forearm: £5,000 - £14,600
Severe arm injury: £73,100 - £99,500


Elbow Injuries

Severe disabling elbow injury: £29,800 - £41,675
Less severe elbow injury: £11,900 - £24,350
Moderate or minor elbow injury: up to £9,575
 

Wrist Injuries

Wrist injuries resulting in complete loss of function: £36,200 - £45,500
Wrist injuries resulting in significant permanent disability but where some useful movement remains: £18,625 - £29,800
Less severe wrist injuries where these still result in some permanent disability (i.e. degree of persisting pain and stiffness): £9,575 - £18,625
Where recovery from fracture/soft tissue injury takes longer but is complete: the compensation award will rarely exceed £7,800
Uncomplicated Colles fracture: in the region of £5,650
Very minor undisplaced/minimally displaced fractures and soft tissue injuries needing plaster or bandage, with full or virtual recovery within up to 12 months: £2,675 - £3,600

Hand Injuries

Total or effective loss of both hands: £107,000 - £153,200
Serious damage to both hands: £42,250 - £64,275
Total or effective loss of one hand: £73,100 - £83,325
Serious hand injury: £22,050 - £47,050
Less serious hand injury: £11,000 - £22,050
Moderate hand injury: £4,100 - £10,100
Minor hand injury: £700 - £3,300 
 

Finger Injury Compensation

Amputation of index and middle and/or ring fingers: £47,050 - £69,000
Amputation of finger: In excess of £6,575 (this is the lower end of bracket for loss of little finger) Total loss of thumb: £27,000 - £41,675
Total loss of index finger: In the region of £14,250
Fracture of one finger: Up to £3,600
Severe fracture to fingers: Up to £27,925
Fracture of index finger: £6,925 - £9,300

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Back/Spine Injuries

Severe back injury:
  • 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:
  • Residual disability less than severe: £21,100 - £29,475
  • Disturbance of ligaments/prolonged exacerbation/prolapsed discs etc...: £9,500 - £21,100
Minor back injury:
  • 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 - £1,800

Chest Injuries

Collapsed lungs with full recovery: £1,675 - £4,050
Minor chest injury: Up to £3,000
Penetrating wounds: £9,575 - £13,650
Lung disease: £23,800 - £103,250  
Lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis: £11,450 - £95,700

Hip Injuries

Severe hip injury: £29,800 - £99,500
Moderate hip injury: £9,575 - £29,800
Lesser hip injury: up to £9,575
Minor soft tissue injury with complete recovery: up to £3,000

Leg Injuries

Amputation of both legs: Up to £214,350 
Amputation of one leg: Up to £104,500
Severe leg injury: £21,100 - £103,250
Less serious leg injury: Up to £21,100

Knee Injuries

Severe knee injury: £19,900 - £73,125
Moderate knee injury: £11,275 - £19,900
Minor knee injury: Up to £10,450
 

Ankle Injuries

Very severe ankle injury: £38,050 - £53,000
Severe ankle injury: £23,800 - £38,050
Moderate ankle injury: £10,450 - £20,200
Modest ankle injury: Up to £10,450

Foot Injuries

Amputation of both feet: £128,750 - £153,200
Amputation of one foot: £63,825 - £83,325
 
Very severe foot injury: £63,825 - £83,325
Severe foot injury: £31,900 - £53,200
Serious foot injury: £19,000 - £29,800
Moderate foot injury: £10,450 - £19,000
Modest foot injury: Up to £10,450

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If you or a family member has suffered a personal injury and it wasn’t your fault then you could make a personal injury claim to compensate for your pain and suffering, as well as loss of income. Personal injury claims are extremely common in the UK, with many accidents occurring every day, both in the workplace and elsewhere. For this reason, it's very useful to be aware of your rights.

How much compensation can I claim for personal injury?

When you have suffered a personal injury and want to make a compensation claim then it's natural that you'll want to know how much money you can expect to receive. The amount of compensation you receive for a personal injury will depend on certain key factors. These include:
  • Type of injury
  • The severity of your injury
  • The loss of earnings as a result of your injuries, both now and in the future
  • Pain and suffering
  • Additional costs of living
  • Necessary additions to your homes such as having a stair lift installed; and
  • Medical costs including treatment and medication

How are compensation payouts calculated?

Personal injury claim payouts are split into two areas: General damages and Special damages.

The General damages compensate the Claimant for the pain and suffering they have endured as a result of the injury and therefore depend on the severity of the injury and the level of negligence that led to it.

Special damages reimburse the Claimant for any costs and expenses they incurred as a result of the accident e.g. loss of earnings, travel costs, medical treatment and rehabilitation costs etc... Payout amounts are arrived at by taking into account the nature and severity of the injury and then refer to the Judicial College Guidelines which give an upper or lower limit to the amount the Claimant is entitled to.

What types of personal injury can I claim for?

A personal injury claim can be anything where you feel a third party is liable for an injury that you have sustained. Some common types of personal injury claims include:
  • Workplace accidents and injuries
  • Accidents whilst on holiday
  • Injuries sustained in a car crash
  • Medical negligence claims; and
  • Slip, trip or falling over in public premises
Contact us today to find out how much you could claim enabling you to decide if you want to pursue legal action.   

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* Information is 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.
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