How much compensation could you claim?

If you have been injured, and it was due to another party not taking reasonable care to prevent the injury, you are due compensation. How much you are due will vary enormously, however, and it would be misleading to attempt to state precise amounts.

The total amount of compensation your personal injury demands will vary for several reasons. It will be measured firstly as general damages - pain, suffering and loss of amentites of life. It will also be affected by special damages - possible loss of earnings both current and future and ongoing treatment. These are measured separately.

General damages are based on previous cases as guidelines, and the Judicial Studies Board Guidelines has been accepted as the starting point in negotiating levels of payment for general damages in personal injury cases. Here are selected examples from this review.

Injury

Compensation Amount

Body Paralysis
Quadraplegia
Paraplegia

£206,750 - £257,750
£140,000 - £181,500
Psychiatric Damage
Severe
Moderately Severe

£35,000 - £74,000
£12,250 - £35,000
Head Injuries
Severe Brain Damage
Minor Brain Damage

£180,000 -£257,750
£9,875 - £27,500
Facial Injuries
Fractured Nose
Damaged Teeth
Fractured Jaw

£1,100 - £14,750
£700 - £7,250
£4,100 - £29,000
Sight Injuries
Loss of Sight in One Eye
Minor Eye Injuries

£31,500 - £35,000
£2,500 - £5,600
Hearing Injuries
Total Deafness
Tinnitus and Slight Loss of Hearing

£58,000 - £70,000
£4,750 - £8,000
Neck Injuries
Severe
Whiplash

£16,000 - £95,000
£850 - £16,000
Chest Injuries
Severe Traumatic Injury
Fractured Ribs
Asbestos-Related Disease

£64,250 - £96,000
Up to £2,500
£4,250 - £81,500
Internal Organs
Digestive System
Kidney Problems
Hernia

£600 - £39,500
£19,750 - £134,000
£2,150 - £15,400
Back Injuries
Severe (Non-Paralysis)
Minor (e.g. Sprains)

£24,750 - £108,000
Up to £8,000
Arm Injuries
Amputation of One Arm
Simple Fractures
Wrist Injuries
Hand Injuries

£61,500 - £87,500
£4,250 - £12,250
£2,250 - £38,250
£1,400 - £129,000
Leg Injuries
Amputations
Serious Fractures
Simple Fractures
Knee Injuries
Ankle Injuries

£58,500 - £180,000
£11,500 - £17,750
Up to £5,750
Up to £61,500
Up to £44,500
Foot injuries
Very Severe (Non-Amputation)
Simple Fracture
Toe Injuries

£53,500 - £73,000
Up to £8,750
Up to £36,000

 

Remember, these are guideline amounts from the Judicial Studies Board, based on previous cases. They are not guaranteed; they are simply to provide an idea of the compensation that may be awarded in different personal injury cases.






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