Compensation Claim Amounts

Calculate Your Personal Injury Claim Payout

The table below is designed to give a personal injury claim payout estimate. Actual compensation may vary depending upon circumstances. For further information please contact us.

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

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 in the calculator due to changes in legislation. This claims 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.

COMPENSATION CLAIM AMOUNTS

Compensation is the payment of money to an individual in acknowledgement of any suffering or loss they may have endured. In the case of personal injury (PI), some payouts are provided in order to protect workers in circumstances whereby an injury may limit or prevent them from continuing their employment. The claims are therefore in place as a means of personal security, protecting against a loss of earnings and helping the individual to return to the financial position they were in before the injury occurred. Within the legal sector, personal injury refers to both physical and psychological issues, each of which may be accidental or as a result of negligence. For instance, although individuals may be eligible for claims due to dental or medical negligence, they may also be owed compensation due to sports-related injuries and trips and falls. Personal injuries may include – but are not limited to – accidents on the road, accidents at work, slips, trips and falls, holiday illness, occupational disease, supermarket accidents, or fatal illness claims.

 

When it comes to compensation claim amounts, there is no “one size fits all” approach. The amount of compensation an individual can claim for personal injury, therefore, depends on a number of factors, including the ability of the individual to continue working, the length of time it takes for them to recover, and the reaction of the opposing side of the claim. In addition to this, the claims process should also take into account any extra costs which may occur as a result of long-term discomfort. For example, a compensation pay-out for severe back injury may cover not only the cost of surgery, but also the treatment for any further physical distress. Potential psychological distress is also a factor which must be considered throughout the personal injury claims process. In cases where the claimant has suffered post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), shock, or depression as a result of the injury, they may be entitled to an extra pay-out in compensation known as ‘special damages’.

One of the largest misconceptions regarding compensation claim amounts is that there are set values for each injury. In actuality, the appropriate payout value is agreed upon after an in-depth analysis of each individual case, and a diagnosis of the severity of the injury. Personal injuries require a thorough medical analysis, and are rated according to the following scale:

 

  • Minor – it might take a couple of days and a couple of weeks for the individual to recover.
  • Moderate – it might take a couple of months for the individual to recover.
  • Moderately severe – the injury has likely caused long-lasting damage and a full recovery may never be possible.
  • Severe – the injury has caused permanent damage.

Although compensation claims vary from firm to firm, there are average values which individuals might expect to receive. For instance, minor shoulder injuries might receive a payout of between £1,000 – £6,600, whereas you might expect up to £80,440 for severe knee injuries. There are, however, some circumstances in which the above scale doesn’t necessarily apply. For example, in the case of epilepsy, taste/smell impairments, or finger-related injuries, you might expect to receive the same pay-out for a ‘minor’ injury as you would a ‘severe’ injury. At Smith Jones Solicitors, our average pay-out is £11,500, and claimants can get an estimate of how much their claim may be worth using our trusted compensation calculator.

 

To date, one the largest reported amounts to having been paid out in personal injury compensation is £24 million[1]. The compensation was paid by the NHS to the family of Maisha Najee, who was left with life-altering injuries after doctors injected glue into her brain instead of dye. The accident, which was cited as ‘medical negligence’, left Maisha requiring constant medical care and unable to walk. In a case as severe as this, with the hospital admitting full liability, it is likely that Maisha’s family faced few legal obstructions during the claims process. As a result, they were promised yearly instalments of £383,000 until Maisha turned 19, and instalments of £423,000 a year from the age of 19 until her death. It is predicted that she will live until the age of 64, meaning that £24 million will have been paid out altogether in personal injury compensation. This figure may adjust accordingly, meaning that the NHS could end up paying more or less than the agreed sum depending on Maisha’s lifespan.

 

At Smith Jones Solicitors, we understand that there is no “one size fits all” approach when it comes to personal injury compensation claims. With our dedicated team of legal experts and years of experience, we are specialists in helping individuals receive the money they are entitled to. We are so confident in our approach that we operate on a “no win, no fee” basis, so you can rest assured that your claim is being handled by people who care. Contact us at Smith Jones Solicitors to start your claims process today!

[1] https://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jan/27/nhs-24m-bill-glue-injected-girls-brain-great-ormond-street