PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM CALCULATOR
Reasons To Choose Smith Jones
If you decide to pursue a work accident claim, here are a few reasons to choose Smith Jones to represent you:
We operate on a ‘no-win no-fee’ basis, meaning that there is no financial risk to you in pursuing a claim for your accident or injury.
WE CARE ABOUT EVERY CLIENT
We get to know every one of our clients, understanding their unique needs and ensuring they are well represented and cared for.
WE ONLY DO INJURY LAW
We only handle personal injury and accident cases, meaning we have a vast depth of knowledge and experience when it comes to both assessing your claim and fighting for your compensation.
OVER 29 YEARS EXPERIENCE
We have been fighting for our clients since 1988. We are authorised and regulated by the SRA and are accredited by Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and The Law Society.
RENOWNED INJURY EXPERTS
We have extensive experience dealing with and claiming for high-profile accidents and injuries. This has garnered us a reputation as one of the best personal injury & accident solicitors in the UK.
AVERAGE CLAIM OVER £11,500
If your claim is successful then you will receive a cash sum after a decision or settlement has been reached – our average payout is over £11,500.
HOW MUCH COMPENSATION WILL I GET FOR MY INJURY CLAIM?
We have the experience of helping people claim for a variety of injuries, covering everything from accidents at work, car accident and motorbike accidents and even whiplash neck injuries, right through to injuries sustained from slips, trips and falls.
Over the years we have worked with a variety of clients presenting a range of injuries, many of whom had their cases turned down by other firms before going on to be won by us.
The personal injury claim amount that you can receive is not just dependent on the injury itself, your claim can also factor in loss of earnings through work and money spent on travel, treatment and care during your recovery. Though we are not guaranteed to recover all of these additional costs, we can certainly try to do so.
HOW TO CALCULATE HOW MUCH COMPENSATION YOU CAN CLAIM
In order to accurately answer the question, “How much personal injury compensation can I get?” we would first need to review the medical evidence and consider the details of the injury. There are tariffs that the courts follow when awarding compensation but we can also factor in any loss of earnings to the total amount claimed.
It is a common misconception that an injury is worth one specific amount. The amount of compensation received will vary from claim to claim.
Instead, the amount is calculated based on how the accident has affected your everyday life, your ability to work and the length of time it takes for you to recover from the injuries you have sustained.
The object of compensation is to provide you with something for your injury and to enable you to return to the financial position you were in prior to suffering a personal injury.
Over the years we have worked with a variety of clients presenting a range of injuries, many of whom had their cases turned down by other firms before going on to be won by us.
WHAT IS PERSONAL INJURY COMPENSATION?
Personal injury compensation is money that awarded to a person who has been hurt or left with damages from an accident that was not their fault. It can be best described as a financial settlement that covers costs for your injury and helps you manage the impact that the injury has had on your life, now and into the future.
Personal injury compensation isn’t awarded to anybody who has been involved in an accident. In order to qualify for, and put in a successful claim for compensation, the following criteria need to be met:
- Your accident was within the last three years
- The accident or negligence was caused by someone else
- You suffered an injury or damages as a result of said accident.
CAN I CLAIM PERSONAL INJURY COMPENSATION?
Each year, around 4 million people suffer injuries from an accident that was not their fault. While this number is staggering, only an estimated one in every four people who were involved in an accident go on to make a claim for compensation. One theory as to why this is highlights the complex and sometimes seemingly contradictory law system. Another points out that many people who may be entitled to compensation are thought to believe it too much hassle, or have a fear that the case could drag on for years and nothing gets resolved.
While these fears aren’t ungrounded, making a claim for compensation with Smith Jones representing you means it doesn’t have to be difficult at all. First, we will establish if you have a case. If someone else was entirely to blame then it’s very likely you will be able to claim for all your damages. If both you and the other parties were to blame then your damages will be reduced by a percentage equal to your share of the blame. If no one else was at fault for your accident then you cannot claim.
Secondly, we will assess what damages that you are able to claim for. A typical claim might include:
- Compensation for bodily harm, pain, suffering, discomfort or inconvenience
- Loss of earnings
- Cost of any treatments, equipment or medicines as a result of your injury
- The cost or value of care
- Damages to any personal belongings or property
- Any other expenses accrued as a result of the incident or environment
After an investigation of your claim, in which we will gather witness statements, incident reports, and any other relevant documents, we will be able to advise you on the chances of your compensation claim being successful. If you are happy to proceed we then put forward the claim to the party responsible and their insurance company. A majority of claims are settled before they go to court, however, some will need to be ruled on by the magistrate. If this is the case, then you can ensure that Smith Jones Solicitors will fight to ensure the success of your claim, and keep you informed and supported every step of the way.
HOW IS MY FINAL CLAIM AMOUNT CALCULATED?
Smith Jones Solicitors will negotiate your final settlement amount based on your experience, damages and the impact your injury has had on your life. This means that the final settlement figure that you receive is completely unique to you. As such, we won’t be able to tell you exactly how much you could receive online, although our claims calculator will be able to give you an approximate figure. Below is a further list of things our solicitors will consider when we negotiate your compensation:
- The severity of your injury, as well as your recovery-time
- The long-term effects of your injury and rehabilitation
- The time and money you’ve lost having to take off work
- Any care or assistance that you’ve received (Even if from a family member!)
- Any adaptations that you have had to make to your home, car or life
- Any medical expenses or treatments, from physiotherapy to prescription costs
There is a separate calculator on our dental negligence page which will provide an estimate for claims against a dentist.
WHAT DOES 'NO WIN NO FEE' MEAN?
Under a “No Win No Fee” agreement, you the claimant, are only be expected to pay your solicitor fees if your compensation claim is decided in your favour. These costs are pre-agreed with you before you let us represent you, so there will be no hidden fees. In the unfortunate event that your claim for compensation is rejected, you still won’t pay any legal fees. The document that sets out the details of the arrangement is called the CFA or the Conditional Fee Agreement.
There are some cases which we can’t take on a ‘no win no fee’ basis. If this applies to you, we will let you know beforehand.
HOW IS WORK INJURY COMPENSATION CALCULATED
Due to the nature of the environment and equipment used, factory and production environments are the most common locations for injuries at work, with 40% of our accident at work claims occurring in these environments.
The next thing to consider is the injuries and losses you have suffered as a result of the negligence, poor working environment or unsafe conditions. Injuries at work can vary widely from slipping on a wet floor and hurting your back, through to accidents on construction sites such as falling from height and other serious industrial injuries. In addition to your physical injuries, we will also factor in any loss of earnings that may have come as a result of your injury at work when negotiating your settlement.
Once liability has been established, the compensation amount is agreed upon in settlement or by judgment. If you would like to see the average payout for work injuries similar to yours, use the work injury compensation calculator.
HOW IS COMPENSATION FROM A CAR ACCIDENT CALCULATED?
HOW IS COMPENSATION FOR A BACK INJURY CALCULATED
We have had many people ask us “how much compensation do you get for a back injury?” A payout for back injury depends on many things. The first is how did you sustain your injury? Was it a slip or fall at a supermarket, or was it a gradual injury from having to use unsuitable equipment at work, possibly for an extended period of time? We will use this information to determine who was at fault for your back injury.
How we calculate your back injury claim amount is by assessing your losses, including a sum for the injury to your back and any negative impact on your quality of life. We will also factor in influences like lost income and potential future losses, decline in standards of living and ability to carry out day to day activities. To find out the average claim amount for a back injury, match your injury with those on our back injury compensation calculator or speak to a member of our team today.
HOW IS COMPENSATION FOR AN EYE INJURY CALCULATED?
The eyes are one of our most important organs when it comes to living out and maintaining our quality of life. Damage to your eye through injury could thus, understandably, have drastic consequences. The impact of losing your sight or even spotty or blurry vision on so many day to day scenarios is not to be underestimated. It is for this reason that payouts for eye injuries are some of the highest awarded.
Just like other personal injury cases, the first thing we will need to determine is who was at fault for the injury to your eye. Once this has been determined, we will demonstrate how this injury has impacted your life and look to recover compensation. If you would like to find out the average claim amount for an eye injury similar to yours, use our claims calculator.
HOW IS COMPENSATION FOR SLIPS, TRIPS AND FALLS CALCULATED?
Are you thinking of making a claim for a slip or fall, and want to know how much you may be entitled to? The answer to that can vary drastically depending on the extent of your injuries. We must also consider other factors such as where your slip or fall took place, and how much damage this has done to your quality of life/ability to carry out normal tasks/ability to work. When these factors have been considered, we will then be closer to determining how much compensation you will get for a slip or fall. Use our injury compensation calculator above or speak to a member of our team to find out more.
WHAT IS THE SMITH JONES 'PLAIN SPEAKING PROMISE'
At Smith Jones, we pride ourselves on our professional yet “plain speaking” approach. The advice we give is based on many years of experience and stands for itself – without needing to be masked with legal jargon or confusing language.
We understand that having to deal with the law or speak to a lawyer for the first time can be daunting. So, we always take the time to explain what’s going on in a friendly and relaxed way. We talk through your options with you and clarify the process, step by step. We have had our doors open for 30 years, and in that time helped a wide range of happy clients; many of whom had their cases turned down by other firms before going on to be won by us.
COMPENSATION CLAIM AMOUNTS
The table below is taken from ‘Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases’, Fourteenth Edition (2017) by Judicial College. Each settlement will be valued according to the individual merits of each case. Please note that even the most severe cases brought before 1st April 2013 may settle for approximately 10% less than indicated on the compensation calculator due to changes in legislation. This compensation calculator is intended as a guide only. Your own Solicitor will be able to advise you of the settlement you could be entitled to and will be able to offer more tailored guidance through the settlement stages of your claim. Smith Jones do not currently accept claims that we believe will settle for under £1000 therefore in some injury types, the minimum figure has been replaced with £1000 where the guidelines may have quoted a lesser amount.
|Body Area||Injury Type||Injury Severity||Compensation Amount Guideline|
|Shoulder||Shoulder||Minor||£1,000.00 – £6,600.00|
|Moderate||£6,600.00 – £10,670.00|
|Moderately Severe||£10,670.00 – £16,060.00|
|Severe||£16,060.00 – £40,150.00|
|Neck||Neck||Minor||£1,000.00 – £6,600.00|
|Moderate||£6,600.00 – £32,180.00|
|Moderately Severe||£38,030.00 – £109,450.00|
|Severe||£109,450.00 – £124,030.00|
|Body||Minor Injuries||£1,000.00 – £2,050.00|
|Legs||Amputations||£81,920.00 – £235,790.00|
|Ankle Injuries||Minor||£1,000.00 – £11,500.00|
|Moderate||£11,500.00 – £22,220.00|
|Moderately Severe||£26,180.00 – £41,860.00|
|Severe||£41,860.00 – £58,300.00|
|Foot Injuries||Minor||£1,000.00 – £11,500.00|
|Moderate||£11,500.00 – £20,900.00|
|Moderately Severe||£20,900.00 – £58,520.00|
|Severe||£70,210.00 – £91,660.00|
|Knee Injuries||Minor||£1,000.00 – £11,500.00|
|Moderate||£12,400.00 – £21,890.00|
|Moderately Severe||£21,890.00 – £36,300.00|
|Severe||£43,590.00 – £80,440.00|
|Leg Injuries||Minor||£1,000.00 – £23,210.00|
|Moderate||£23,210.00 – £32,780.00|
|Moderately Severe||£32,780.00 – £45,840.00|
|Severe||£45,840.00 – £113,580.00|
|Toe Injuries||Minor||£1,000.00 – £8,030.00|
|Moderate||£8,030.00 – £11,500.00|
|Moderately Severe||£11,500.00 – £17,600.00|
|Severe||£17,600.00 – £26,180.00|
|Internal Organs||Asbestosis||Minor||£12,600.00 – £88,500.00|
|Moderate||£12,600.00 – £88,500.00|
|Moderately Severe||£12,600.00 – £88,500.00|
|Severe||£12,600.00 – £88,500.00|
|Chest Injuries||Minor||£1,000.00 – £4,460.00|
|Moderate||£4,460.00 – £15,020.00|
|Moderately Severe||£26,180.00 – £84,150.00|
|Severe||£84,150.00 – £125,510.00|
|Lung Cancer||Minor||£58,520.00 – £81,400.00|
|Moderate||£58,520.00 – £81,400.00|
|Moderately Severe||£58,520.00 – £81,400.00|
|Severe||£58,520.00 – £81,400.00|
|Lung Disease||Minor||£1,840.00 – £17,380.00|
|Moderate||£17,380.00 – £45,840.00|
|Moderately Severe||£45,820.00 – £58,520.00|
|Severe||£58,520.00 – £113,580.00|
|Mesothelioma||Minor||£58,520.00 – £105,270.00|
|Moderate||£58,520.00 – £105,270.00|
|Moderately Severe||£58,520.00 – £105,270.00|
|Severe||£58,520.00 – £105,270.00|
|Injury||Minor||£5,500.00 – £10,530.00|
|Moderate||£10,530.00 – £14,030.00|
|Moderately Severe||£14,030.00 – £23,210.00|
|Severe||£35,970.00 – £51,760.00|
|Poisoning||Minor||£1,000.00 – £3,300.00|
|Moderate||£3,300.00 – £7,980.00|
|Moderately Severe||£7,980.00 – £16,060.00|
|Severe||£32,120.00 – £43,890.00|
|Failed Sterilisation||Minor||£1,000.00 – £8,530.00|
|Moderate||£1,000.00 – £8,530.00|
|Moderately Severe||£1,000.00 – £8,530.00|
|Severe||£1,000.00 – £8,530.00|
|Infertility||Minor||£5,500.00 – £10,530.00|
|Moderate||£15,020.00 – £30,720.00|
|Moderately Severe||£27,500.00 – £82,500.00|
|Severe||£96,030.00 – £141,630.00|
|Impotetence||£35,970.00 – £124,030.00|
|Loss of Organs||Minor||In excess of £128,700.00|
|Moderate||In excess of £128,700.00|
|Moderately Severe||In excess of £128,700.00|
|Severe||In excess of £128,700.00|
|Sterility||Minor||£1,000.00 – £5,500.00|
|Moderate||£15,680.00 – £26,180.00|
|Moderately Severe||£26,180.00 – £59,680.00|
|Severe||£59,680.00 – £117,700.00|
|Head||Chronic Tooth Pain||£1,000.00 – £31,900.00|
|Damage to Teeth||Minor||£1,000.00 – £1,430.00|
|Moderate||£1,840.00 – £3,300.00|
|Moderately Severe||£3,630.00 – £6,380.00|
|Severe||£7,320.00 – £9,540.00|
|Facial Scarring||Minor||£1,000.00 – £6,600.00|
|Moderate||£3,300.00 – £11,500.00|
|Moderately Severe||£15,020.00 – £25,160.00|
|Severe||£25,300.00 – £81,400.00|
|Fractured Cheeckbones||Minor||£1,950.00 – £2,500.00|
|Moderate||£2,500.00 – £3,630.00|
|Moderately Severe||£3,630.00 – £5,390.00|
|Severe||£8,530.00 – £13,200.00|
|Fractured Jaw||Minor||£5,390.00 – £7,320.00|
|Moderate||£7,320.00 – £15,020.00|
|Moderately Severe||£15,020.00 – £25,490.00|
|Severe||£25,490.00 – £38,060.00|
|Fractured Nose||Minor||£1,430.00 – £2,120.00|
|Moderate||£2,120.00 – £2,640.00|
|Moderately Severe||£3,300.00 – £4,260.00|
|Severe||£8,910.00 – £19,330.00|
|Damage to Hair||£3,300.00 – £9,210.00|
|Dermatitis||Minor||£1,430.00 – £3,300.00|
|Moderate||£7,230.00 – £9,540.00|
|Moderately Severe||£9,540.00 – £11,500.00|
|Severe||£11,500.00 – £16,060.00|
|Brain Damage||Minor||£12,820.00 – £35,760.00|
|Moderate||£36,000.00 – £183,150.00|
|Moderately Severe||£183,150.00 – £235,790.00|
|Severe||£235,790.00 – £337,700.00|
|Epilepsy||Minor||£45,840.00 – £125,510.00|
|Epeleptic Conditions||Minor||£8,910.00 – £22,000.00|
|Minor Brain/Head Injury||£1,840.00 – £10,870.00|
|PTSD||Minor||£6,850.00 – £19,360.00|
|Moderate||£19,360.00 – £50,050.00|
|Moderately Severe||£50,050.00 – £84,150.00|
|Severe||£50,050.00 – £84,150.00|
|Psychiatric Damage||Minor||£1,290.00 – £4,900.00|
|Moderate||£4,900.00 – £15,950.00|
|Moderately Severe||£15,950.00 – £45,840.00|
|Severe||£45,840.00 – £96,800.00|
|Deafness / Tinnitus||Minor||£5,860.00 – £10,530.00|
|Moderate||£10,530.00 – £38,060.00|
|Moderately Severe||£38,060.00 – £91,660.00|
|Severe||£91,660.00 – £117,700.00|
|Sight||Minor||£1,840.00 – £7,320.00|
|Moderate||£7,620.00 – £45,840.00|
|Moderately Severe||£45,840.00 – £150,370.00|
|Severe||£224,680.00 – £337,700.00|
|Taste / Smell||£16,060.00 – £32,780.00|
|Parapleigia||£183,150.00 – £237,600.00|
|Tetrapleigia/Quadripleigia||£271,430.00 – £337,700.00|
|Chronic Pain||Complex Regional Pain Syndrome||£23,430.00 – £70,240.00|
|Other Pain Disorders||£17,600.00 – £52,660.00|
|Back||Back||Minor||£1,000.00 – £10,450.00|
|Moderate||£10,450.00 – £32,420.00|
|Moderately Severe||£32,420.00 – £73,920.00|
|Severe||£76,120.00 – £134,590.00|
|Arms||Fingers||Minor||£1,000.00 – £30,720.00|
|Moderate||£1,000.00 – £30,720.00|
|Moderately Severe||£1,000.00 – £30,720.00|
|Severe||£1,000.00 – £30,720.00|
|Forearm (Simple Fracture)||Minor||£5,500.00 – £16,060.00|
|Moderate||£5,500.00 – £16,060.00|
|Moderately Severe||£5,500.00 – £16,060.00|
|Severe||£5,500.00 – £16,060.00|
|Hands||Minor||£1,000.00 – £3,630.00|
|Moderate||£4,510.00 – £11,100.00|
|Moderately Severe||£12,100.00 – £24,260.00|
|Severe||£24,260.00 – £70,700.00|
|Loss of Both Arms||£201,300.00 – £250,800.00|
|Loss of Both Hands||£117,700.00 – £168,520.00|
|Loss of One Arm||Minor||£80,410.00 – £109,450.00|
|Loss of One Hand||Minor||£80,410.00 – £91,660.00|
|Other Arm Injuries||Minor||£1,000.00 – £16,060.00|
|Moderate||£16,060.00 – £32,780.00|
|Moderately Severe||£32,780.00 – £50,050.00|
|Severe||£80,410.00 – £109,450.00|
|Upper Limb Conditions||Minor||£1,840.00 – £2,940.00|
|Moderate||£7,230.00 – £8,990.00|
|Moderately Severe||£12,430.00 – £13,670.00|
|Severe||£18,320.00 – £19,330.00|
|VWF / HAVS||Minor||£2,500.00 – £7,230.00|
|Moderate||£7,230.00 – £14,030.00|
|Moderately Severe||£14,030.00 – £26,460.00|
|Severe||£26,460.00 – £32,120.00|
|Wrist Injuries||Minor||£2,940.00 – £3,960.00|
|Moderate||£3,960.00 – £20,490.00|
|Moderately Severe||£20,490.00 – £32,780.00|
|Severe||£39,820.00 – £50,050.00|