Estimated personal injury compensation payouts

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In order to work out what your personal injury claim value would be, you would need to take into account:

  • The type of injury you have sustained
  • How severe your injury is
  • The time it takes you to rehabilitate
  • Psychological effects
  • Your loss of earnings as a result of your injury

Personal injury claims payouts are given as a form of redress, a payment made to try to put the claimant back into the position they would have been in had the accident or injury not happened. Personal injury settlement amounts are worked out by assessing the balance of the pain and suffering caused as a result of the injury. Typical injuries are caused by road traffic accidents, industrial disease, falling on pavements and medical negligence. The more harm caused and the longer lasting the effects, the higher the personal injury claims payout.

When working out your personal injury claim value the courts will also take into account any financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of your injury or illness. The amount you will get will, therefore, depend on what your loss of income is each week and any expenses you have incurred as a result of your injury, including medical bills, transport fares to the hospital and any aids you have purchased to help you.


To give you an idea of how much compensation for personal injury you are likely to get for your injury or illness alone, please see the list of typical personal injury compensation levels for each type of injury. 

Estimated personal injury compensation payouts**

Nose 

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

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 Jaw

  • Simple fracture with complete recovery: £4,900 - £6,650
  • Serious fracture with permanent consequences (e.g. difficulty opening mouth/eating/paraesthesia in the jaw area): £13,650 - £23,175
  • Very serious multiple fractures with prolonged treatment and permanent consequences (e.g. severe pain/restricted eating/paraesthesia/risk of arthritis): £23,175 - £34,600

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Damage to 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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Cheekbones

  • 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. (paraesthesia/element of disfigurement): £7,750 - £12,000

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Head

  • 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

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Shoulder

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 injury (i.e. frozen shoulder/soft tissue injury lasting over 2 years): £6,000 - £9,700
  • Serious injury (i.e. dislocation/permanent symptoms/sensory symptoms): £9,700 - £14,600
  • Severe injury (i.e. damage resulting in significant disability): £14,600 - £36,500

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Neck 

Minor: (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:  (£6,000- £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: (£34,575- £112,750)

      • Little/no movement in the neck and severe headaches: In the 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

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    Back

   Severe: (£29,475 - £122,350)

      • 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: (£9,500 - £29,475)

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

  Minor: (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

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  Elbow

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

Knee 

Leg

  • 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 injury: Up to £21,100  

Ankle

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

 

Foot

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

Pelvis/hip

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

Wrist

  • Injuries resulting in complete loss of function: £36,200 - £45,500
  • Injuries resulting in significant permanent disability but where some useful movement remains: £18,625 - £29,800
  • Less severe 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 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

  • 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

Fingers

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  

Chest

  • Collapsed lungs with full recovery: £1,675 - £4,050
  • Minor injuries: 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

Arm

  • 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 injuries: £73,100 - £99,500

** 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.   Remember this is just a rough guide on personal injury compensation levels, for a more exact valuation on your personal injury claim it is important to seek specialist advice from one of our solicitors who can work out your personal injury claim value.

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