How Much Is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?
When calculating your Personal Injury claim, consideration is given to two areas:
- Pain, suffering and loss of amenity i.e. your injuries and the impact upon your daily life style; and
- Out of pocket expenses or ‘special damages’. Documentary evidence where possible will need to be provided for example, wage slips/receipts/invoices.
The value of a claim is based on the individual facts around your personal injury case i.e. the nature of the injuries sustained, the period of pain and suffering, the impact on your ability to work, how much care and assistance has been required and the impact upon carrying out day-to-day tasks. Expert medical evidence will also be required too.
The value of out of pocket expenses will depend upon for example, the amount of time taken off work due to the injuries, items purchased due to the injuries, treatment costs, travel expenses etc.
Guide to a level of compensation
Below are outline guide amounts of the level of compensation that may be calculated and awarded for different types of injuries. It is important to note that the figures are a starting point only and are not guaranteed as every case is different. Specialist medical evidence may be needed too, before it is possible provide a full valuation of your case.
Guide Amount (Mild/minor to severe injuries)
|Brain/Head injuries||£2,070 to £379,100|
|Neck injuries||£1,000 to £19,210|
|Back injuries||£1,000 to £151,070|
|Shoulder injuries||£1,000 to £45,070|
|Arm injuries||£6,190 to £255,930|
|Elbow injuries||£3,310 to £51,460|
|Wrist injuries||£3,310 to £56,180|
|Hand injuries||£1,000 to £189,110|
|Pelvis/Hips injuries||£1,000 to £122,860|
|Leg injuries||£2,300 to £246,650|
|Knee injuries||£2,000 to £90,290|
|Ankle injuries||£2,000 to £46,980|
|Toe injuries||£1,000 to £52,620|
|Foot injuries||£2,000 to £102,890|
|Facial injuries||£3,710 to £91,350|
|Body scarring||£2,220 to £98,380|
|Psychological injuries||£1,440 to £108,620|
|PTSD||£3,710 to £94,470|
The full guidelines figures are available within the Judicial College Guidelines 15th Edition.
The Judicial College Guidelines also include specific sections for other complex injuries such as facial fractures, impact on senses such as sight, hearing, smell and taste, organ injuries to include the heart, lungs, stomach, kidneys and bladder and reproductive organs.
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