Compensation Calculator UK – Free Personal Injury Claims Calculation

Our free compensation calculator tool has been designed by industry professionals to give you the answers you need. We’re specialists in helping you work out how much personal injury compensation you could receive following the likes of:

  • An accident at work
  • A road traffic accident (RTA)
  • Or an accident in a public place, often referred to as a public liability claim

After suffering injuries in an accident, it’s only natural to feel angry, frustrated or annoyed. The reality is, many accidents that happen could and should be avoided. Most arise because the responsible body has failed to uphold their duty of care to keep you safe and free from the risk of harm. Most slips and trips, for example, happen because of poor housekeeping.

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You may also be wondering how much compensation you could receive for your injuries. Or perhaps you’re curious as to how the amount is calculated and what factors are taken into account. Maybe you’d like to know more about making a No Win No Fee claim and how to find the best solicitor for you. Well, you’ve come to the right place. Here, we’ll answer all of these questions and more.

How Personal Injury Compensation Is Calculated

Working out your potential compensation entitlement isn’t a straightforward process. Some websites or firms may advertise the likes of a ‘compensation calculator for an accident at work’ or a more general calculator.

Use these tools with caution. In calculating compensation figures, you need to consider many factors, such as the strengths and weaknesses of the evidence and whether there is any fault on the part of the claimant. Tools like a compensation claim calculator do not account for these factors, so might produce misleading results, which could end up in disappointment down the line.

Instead, we offer a few options to help you gain sound insight into how personal injury compensation is calculated. First, we have all of our detailed guides and example case studies. They consider all different types of injuries, from a broken ankle and broken leg to whiplash and a fibula fracture. Our example case studies provide great insights into how injuries and accidents can arise, the process of claiming, and how compensation is calculated.

The second option is calculating compensation with the help of our knowledgeable and friendly team of advisers. Specially trained to give you the legal support and advice you need, they’re standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days per week to discuss your case with you. Once they know more about your individual circumstances, they can hone in on a more precise compensation estimate.

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What Is A Compensation Calculator?

A compensation calculator is a free tool that’s designed to help you assess your eligibility to claim and how much compensation you could be awarded.

It works by first assessing your injuries. Simply enter details of which body was injured and to what extent. It also covers psychological injuries too, like stress and post-traumatic stress disorder.

With your injuries logged, the payout calculator then asks about how the injury happened, whose fault you think the accident was, and when it happened. These last few questions are important. It’s necessary to be within the personal injury claims time limit in order to pursue compensation.

This time limit is 3 years from the date of the accident or the date you gained knowledge that the accident occurred because of the negligence of the defendant.

With the form completed, our compensation calculator will provide you with a report detailing your eligibility to claim and how much compensation you could be entitled to.

How Can A Compensation Calculator Help Me?

Suffering the likes of an accident at work can be stressful and traumatic. The injuries can be severe too. Something as innocuous as tripping over a loose wire can cause a knee or hip injury.

These accidents are more common than you think. For instance, according to the Health and Safety Executive, 693,000 workers sustained an accident at work in 2019/2020 and 1.6 million people were reportedly absent with a work-related illness. This is well over 2 million people a year impacted by conditions at work.

In the wake of an accident, you may be unsure of your legal rights. A claim may be something that enters your mind but you dismiss it. There’s no need to do so. You could be missing out on vital money to help you get back to the position you were in before the accident.

That’s where our compensation calculator can help. By assessing your eligibility to claim, it can give you vital information on your chances of success and how much compensation you could be awarded in a successful claim.

Get Help Using Our Compensation Calculator

Designed by industry professionals, our compensation calculator has been created with the user in mind. It has a simple interface that takes you through a step by step form. And the answers it provides are quick and easily understood.

However, if you’d like some help using our free payout calculator tool, why not get in touch? We can go through the process with you over the phone, or we can do it on your behalf. For some people, this approach is more desirable. We can learn more about your case and provide more specific advice. And if we can see that you have a valid claim, we can connect you with our panel of personal injury solicitors who can get to work on your case right away.

How Does Our Compensation Calculator Work?

We’ve used the latest edition (19th) of the Judicial College guidelines to help create our compensation calculator. This publication details awards made by the courts for all different kinds of injuries, from burns to a broken wrist.

Without knowing the ins and outs of your case, it’s difficult for us to provide exact advice on what your claim could be worth. However, we can provide you with an estimate by knowing just a few simple details, such as how the accident happened, when it occurred, who was to blame and what injuries you suffered as a result.

Car Accident Compensation Calculator

Road traffic accidents are all too common. The latest figures on reported road casualties published by the Department for Transport revealed 115,584 casualties of all severities in 2020. Of this figure, there were tragically 1,460 reported road deaths.

If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, it’s possible to use our car accident compensation calculator to see how much your injuries could be worth. Our calculator tool can also give you advice on whether or not you’ll be eligible to make a claim. 

It’s important to note that as of 31st May 2021, there have been changes to the way in which compensation is paid out for whiplash in road traffic accident claims. Compensation awards are now fixed in line with The Whiplash Reform Regulations 2021.

However, the changes only apply to whiplash injuries, so in using our car accident compensation calculator you’ll still be able to see how much you could be entitled to for a shoulder or leg injury, for example. 

The changes also only apply to drivers or passengers of vehicles, so if you’re injured as a cyclist, pedestrian or motorcyclist, the reforms would not apply. 

If you’d rather not use our personal injury claims calculator and would instead prefer to chat with us directly about your case, get in touch either via our live chat, bottom right, or call us on the number at the top of this page. 

Accident At Work Claim Calculator

If you’ve suffered an injury during the course of your employment, it could be possible to make a personal injury claim. And if this is something you’re looking to pursue, an accident at work claim calculator can help.

To succeed with such an action, it’s necessary to prove three things:

  1. That your employer owed you a duty of care – all employers owe their staff a duty to keep them safe and free of the risk of harm, so far as reasonably possible (as set out in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974)
  2. That your employer breached their duty of care, creating the risk of harm – this could relate to, for example, not providing you with the correct personal protective equipment (PPE), or not conducting regular risk assessments and maintenance checks on machinery and equipment. 
  3. That as a result of your employers’ breach, you suffered harm – this could be physical or mental harm.

Despite the numerous laws in place to protect us at work, accidents still happen, and the consequences can be severe. For instance, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) revealed in their latest statistics that in 2020/21, 142 workers sadly died, with 39 deaths coming in the construction injury and 34 in agriculture and fishing. 

If you’ve been injured and want to know if you could claim, and if so, how much you could get, why not use our workplace injury compensation calculator? In just a few clicks you can get the answers you need.

Start Your No Win No Fee Personal Injury Claim

We believe that nobody should be prevented from making a personal injury claim if they’ve sustained an injury through no fault of their own. Financial barriers and mental pressures may dissuade people from claiming. Your employer, for example, may pressure you into not making a claim against them following an accident. Such behaviour is inexcusable and unjust. You’ve suffered harm through no fault of your own and have the right to seek recourse.

The cost of making a claim is a concern for many people too, and there are many case when people avoid taking legal action for fear of the associated costs. However, we can remove that stress with our No Win No Fee service. You may have heard this phrase before. It essentially means that:

  • If your claim does not succeed, you will not have to pay the fees your solicitor has built up in pursuing your case.
  • You won’t need to pay any fees upfront or during the case.
  • If the claim is a success, your solicitor will deduct what’s called a success fee to cover their costs and expenses. This is a small percentage of your compensation award. However, the percentage is capped at a low level, meaning you take away the vast majority of the compensation.

If you’d like to begin a claim today, all you have to do is get in touch with our team. They’ll have a chat with you about your case, will advise you on your options, and if they believe you have a good chance of succeeding, they’ll connect you to one of our specialist personal injury lawyers from our panel.

Our team of advisers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. You can reach them by:

If you’d like our help using the compensation calculator or you’d rather speak to us directly, get in touch with our team today and let us help you in your fight for justice.

Personal Injury Compensation In The UK

Using our compensation calculator will provide you with further insights into whether or not you have grounds to pursue a claim, as well as how much your injuries could be worth.

However, you may wish to gain a broader insight into the potential value of injuries. To help you achieve this, we’ve created the table below using the guidelines of the Judicial College.

This organisation, which trains judges in the UK, reviews compensation awards made by the courts for all manner of injuries. They publish these figures in their guidelines, with the latest edition being the 15th.

DeathFull awarenessInjuries such as severe burns and lung damage that cause loss of consciousness and subsequently death between 2 weeks and 3 months£11,770 to £22,350
Severe pain followed by unconsciousnessSevere injuries, such as burns or lung damage, causing excruciating pain and subsequent unconsciousness. Death follows within 2 weeks£9,870 to £10,010
Immediate unconsciousnessA significant injury causing immediate loss of consciousness, with death occurring after around 6 weeks£3,530 to £4,120
Immediate unconsciousness followed by death within a weekA significant injury causing the victim to lose consciousness, with death following within a week£1,290 to £2,620
Mental AnguishFear of impending death £4,380
ParalysisTetraplegia / QuadriplegiaRanging from paralysis, apart from mental impairment, leaving the victim requiring help with bodily functions, to those people who continue to suffer pain and have a significant impairment on sensory functions, such as speech£304,630 to £379,100
ParaplegiaParalysis involving the bottom half of the body. Higher awards will account for factors such as impact on sexual function, mental harm, and the presence of pain. Consideration is also given to injuries that worsen over time. £205,580 to £266,740
Brain DamageVery severeAwards for the top end of this bracket relate to victims who have limited mental capacity, such as following basic commands like opening and closing eyes. Other factors that justify a higher award include the impact on life expectancy, physical limitation, sensory impairment and the ability to communicate with others£264,650 to £379,100
Moderately severeInvolves cases of very serious disablement. Impairments may be physical and mental. Factors influencing higher awards include life expectancy, the risk of future deterioration, the ability to communicate, and whether or not there is a risk of developing epilepsy.£205,580 to £264,650
ModerateThis bracket covers injuries involving intellectual and sensory deficits. A higher compensation award may be made in cases involving severe impairments to senses and intellect, with a significant risk of epilepsy and no prospect of employment. Less severe cases of the same symptoms will attract a lower award and will usually involve less dependence on other people£40,410 to £205,580
Less severeA good recovery would have been made with the ability to socialise and work not impacted greatly. Persisting problems may include poor concentration, memory and mood swings, which may impact daily life. A higher award may account for the risk of developing epilepsy£14,380 to £40,410
Head InjuryMinorCases involving minor, if any, damage to the brain. Factors that could justify a higher compensation award include the length of time symptoms persist, the severity of the initial head injury, and the time taken to recover£2,070 to £11,980
EpilepsyEstablished Grand MalA seizure bringing about unconsciousness and strong muscle contractions£95,710 to £140,870
Established Petit MalA seizure which results in loss of awareness of surroundings for a period of time. Factors influencing higher compensation include the impact of medication, the duration of medication prescriptions, the impact on life, any other behavioural issues and the medical prognosis.£51,460 to £123,340
Other Epileptic ConditionsA scenario of one or more discrete epileptic episodes, or the return of minor epilepsy, but with no further risk. Factors influencing the level of compensation include the impact on the victim's education, work, socialising and sporting activity, and also the duration.£9,990 to £24,680
Psychiatric Damage (Values have a 10% uplift)SevereThe strongest continuous response to a traumatic event causing the victim to permanently suffer. In this case, their outlook is concerning, with the traumatic event having impacted their life enormously.£51,460 to £108,620
Moderately severeThis is where the victim suffers greatly, but with a more positive future outlook. A potential traumatic event here could be negligent stillbirth or a difficult birth of a child. And it could see the victim having a permanent disability, as well as affecting the victim's ability to return to work.£17,900 to £51,460
ModerateHere, the victim is suffering and has suffered for some time, but their condition will have slowly improved and thus have a positive outlook. Work-related stress could be a factor here.£5,500 to £17,900
Less severeThis is where the victim has psychiatric damage within specific scenarios, such as anxiety about travelling via aeroplane. And this also considers any disability and any impact on both daily activity and sleep.£1,440 to £5,500
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)SevereThis covers a permanent state of psychiatric disorder in the aftermath of a significantly traumatic event such as a death threat, sexual violation or another assault. In this bracket, PTSD has impacted every aspect of the victim's day-to-day life.£56,180 to £94,470
Moderately severeIn this case, the PTSD remains serious and the event will have been difficult to handle, but the overall outlook is more positive with professional help as a real option. But the victim is still suffering and will continue to suffer for some time.£21,730 to £56,180
ModerateIn this case, the victim is suffering from PTSD, but their situation is much better than it once was, and any lingering effects are relatively low in significance.£7,680 to £21,730
Less severeHere, the victim has made a full recovery from PTSD within one-to-two years of a traumatic event, with very minor symptoms continuing for the long-term.£3,710 to £7,680
Eye Injury w/ 10% upliftTotal blindness & deafnessThis sees the victim completely losing the sight in both of their eyes as well as complete loss of hearing in both ears. So, this would be the most serious possible injuries affecting the eyes and ears.In the region of £379,100
Total blindnessThis would see the victim completely losing sight in both of their eyes but retaining their ability to hear. In the region of £252,180
Loss of sight in one eye with reduced vision in the remaining eyeThis sees the victim lose vision in one eye, but with the other eye not fully unusable. However, the higher bracket could be awarded depending on the likelihood of the second eye becoming blind.£60,010 to £168,730
Total loss of one eyeThis is where the victim completely loses their eye. Compensation levels depend on age, the impact on their mental health and the cosmetic damage.£51,460 to £61,690
Complete loss of sight in one eyeThis sees the victim turn blind in one eye. So, this ranges from a small yet permanent impairment within the eye to a total lack of vision. Also, the extent of damage, any inflammation and facial scarring could influence a higher compensation award.£8,550 to £51,460
MinorThis is where the victim is struck in the eye with an object, is exposed to fumes or smoke, or suffers a liquid splash, with any damage being short- to medium-term.£3,710 to £8,200
TransientThis is a basic eye injury with the victim making a full recovery within a few weeks.£2,070 to £3,710
Deafness/TinnitusTotal deafness & loss of speechThis is where the victim is completely unable to hear, with their speech also compromised. Often, such situations develop from an early age (rubella infection is one possibility), hence speech being impacted as a result.£102,890 to £132,040
Total deafnessThis is where the victim is unable to hear, but with their speech unaffected. A higher award may be given if their speech suffers or if the victim sustains ringing in their ears, which is known as Tinnitus.£85,170 to £102,890
Total loss of hearing in one earThis is where the victim is unable to hear in one ear, with Tinnitus, dizziness or headaches influencing a higher compensation award.£29,380 to £42,730
Partial hearing loss and/or TinnitusThis covers various scenarios where the victim is partially deaf or suffers Tinnitus. The low end is awarded for slight noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), with the severity of NIHL and Tinnitus increasing the compensation accordingly.£6,580 to £42,730
Loss Of Taste & SmellTotal loss of taste & smellThis sees the victim completely lose their ability to taste and smell on a permanent basis, perhaps after a brain injury or an infection.In the region of £36,770
Total loss of smell & significant loss of tasteIn this case, the loss of taste has an impact on the victim, but there isn't a complete lack of functionality for their taste buds.£30,870 to £36,770
Loss of smellHere, the victim merely loses their ability to smell, though there is often at least some level of taste loss regardless.£23,460 to £30,870
Loss of tasteSimilarly, this sees the victim solely lose their ability to taste with only a minor impact on their ability to smell.£18,020 to £23,460
Chest InjuryTotal removal of a lung and/or serious heart damage Often as a result of industrial disease or a traumatic injury, this sees the victim completely lose a lung or suffer serious heart damage alongside this. There would also be permanent and significant scarring surrounding the affected areas.£94,470 to £140,870
Traumatic injury to chest, lung(s) and/or heart This sees the victim retain their lungs but with severe damage to the lungs, heart and chest as a whole. Again, there would be scarring, along with a disability, disfunction and life expectancy reduction.£61,710 to £94,470
Significant damage to chest and/or lung(s)Here, the victim suffers real damage, with a disability being the eventual result of their injury.£29,380 to £51,460
Simple damage to chest tissueThis sees the victim suffer basic trauma, such as one penetrating wound, which causes some tissue damage but no permanent loss of function.£11,820 to £16,860
Toxic fume or smoke inhalationHere, the inhalation of fumes or smoke damages lung tissue, but not to the depth that there is any dysfunction.£5,000 to £11,820
Injuries causing a collapsed lungThis sees the victim suffer a collapsed lung, but with them making a complete recovery from the injury.£2,060 to £5,000
Rib fracture or soft tissue injuryOne of these injuries would bring about significant pain and lack of mobility for several weeks.Up to £3,710
Lung DiseaseLung disabilityThis situation focuses on a lung condition that deteriorates over time, and with the risks becoming greater in accordance. In this case, the lung disease causes a serious disability for a young person with a premature death being highly likely due to the expected deterioration of their condition.£94,470 to £127,530
Lung cancerIn this case, the victim suffering lung cancer causes enormous pain, impairment and dysfunction. This can be particularly damaging to an older person. £65,710 to £91,350
Lung diseaseHere, another lung disease such as emphysema gradually impacts and reduces the lungs ability to properly function, as well as causing breathing difficulties, extensive coughing, lack of sleep and limitation on physical activity and quality of life.£51,420 to £65,710
Breathing difficultiesThis is where the victim struggles to breathe, but does not suffer from breathlessness. It requires the victim to often use an inhaler, being unable to handle smoky surroundings, and with their life impacted despite a prognosis that remains unclear.£29,380 to £51,460
Bronchitis & wheezingThis sees the victim suffering from general symptoms of lung damage, but despite anxiety about their long-term outlook, no permanent damage to functionality is expected.£19,510 to £29,380
Slight breathlessnessHere, the breathlessness will be minor, with a full recovery expected after several years, and with the impact on day-to-day life being minimal.£9,990 to £19,510
Other lung injury-related anxietyThis covers bronchitis, wheezing and minor breathlessness where a low level of anxiety brings down the severity of the situation as a whole.£5,000 to £16,980
Temporary bronchitis aggravationThis is a situation where bronchitis comes and goes for the victim within a number of months.£2,070 to £5,000
Asbestos-Related DiseaseMesotheliomaThis is an asbestos-related lung disease which could be fatal to the victim within a matter of months. It brings about tremendous pain and suffering for the victim, and greatly disrupting their quality of life, generally due to the lining of the lungs or the lining of the abdominal cavity being compromised. Factors influencing a larger compensation payout include duration, severity, the impact of any surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, the nature of the mesothelioma itself, how the tumour has spread and to where, age, and also the impact on their spouse and/or children should the victim pass away. Often, very short periods prior to death for pensioners is amongst the few scenarios likely to bring about maximum compensation. £65,710 to £118,150
Lung cancerIn this case, the victim suffering lung cancer causes enormous pain, impairment and dysfunction. This can be particularly damaging to an older person. £65,710 to £91,350
Asbestosis & pleural thickeningThis sees the victim suffer from asbestosis and pleural thickening with their level of disability and their increasing breathlessness influencing a potentially higher compensation award. A relatively manageable condition will see the victim receive the lower level of compensation. So, the impact on the quality of life, the severity of the damage and the age of the victim will impact the settlement. The estimation is that 10%-30% of disability damage covers the lower end, with 30%-50% being the moderate bracket, and anything above 50% covering the higher end.£14,140 to £99,330
AsthmaSevere & permanently disabling asthmaThis is where the victim regularly suffers from asthma, causing a permanent reliance on an inhaler, as well as disrupting sleep, continuous strong coughing, impairment of physical activity and a significant impact on their day-to-day life.£40,410 to £61,710
Chronic asthmaThis is a form of asthma which causes the victim's breathing to be compromised, occasional inhaler usage and limitations on employment prospects.£24,680 to £40,370
Bronchitis & wheezingThis will affect the victim's social life as well as their ability to work, though there could be a significant recovery within a number of years.£18,020 to £24,680
Mild asthma symptomsThis is where the victim suffers only minor symptoms due to the likes of exposure to a vapour.£9,990 to £18,020
Mild asthma, bronchitis, colds & chest problemsThese are basic health conditions, often resulting from continuous exposure to an unhealthy environment, which a general practitioner can take care of with the victim returning to full health within weeks or months.Up to £4,830
Male Reproductive System Functional ProblemsTotal loss of reproductive organsThis is where the man completely loses the organs which he would use to reproduce. The loss of any or all genitalia could result in the victim receiving compensation, especially if they had previously planned to start a family.In excess of £144,420
OrchidectomyThis is where the victim suffers the loss of one or both testicles. There could be a psychological impact, but it would not remove the man's sexual functions nor would it render him impotent.£18,830 to £21,190
Impotence for a young manAlso known as erectile dysfunction, this means that the male is unable to sexually function, leaving him sterile. Factors which could influence compensation levels include their age, severity, the impact on their domestic life and whether they had hoped to start a family in the future.In the region of £139,210
Impotence for a middle-aged manThis is the same as above, except that the middle-aged man is older and may already have children.£40,370 to £73,580
SterilityThis means that the male is unable to sexually function to the point that he and his partner could have children. These could be surgical, chemical or disease cases, with scarring perhaps being present if it comes about due to trauma. Now, the severity of the sterility, as well as the victim's age, determine the level of compensation.£17,600 to £132,040
Sterility without impotenceThis is where the man can become sterile, but not impotent, meaning that while he cannot contribute towards reproduction, he can still sexually function, particularly for a younger man who wanted children someday.£52,620 to £66,970
Moderately severeThis is the same as above, except that the middle-aged man is older and may already have children.£22,230 to £29,380
MinorThis is where the male victim has become sterile, but with the impact on his life being extremely minimal.In the region of £6,190
Female Reproductive System Functional ProblemsInfertility due to injury or diseaseThis is where the female is unable to have children in the aftermath of an injury or due to a disease. This may be accompanied by depression, anxiety, scarring and pain. The impact on the victim's life, as well as their age, their stance on having children (or if they already had children) and whether there was an abortion of a foetus will all influence the compensation award.£107,810 to £158,970
Infertility due to medical complicationThis is where the female becoming infertile is the direct result of a medical problem. In this case, medical negligence could be a key factor if a condition wasn't spotted early enough to prevent infertility. Higher compensation awards are given if there are associated health complications of significance.£31,950 to £95,850
Infertility without medical complicationThis is where the female becomes infertile, but she either already has children or was not planning to have any more children. However, there could still be psychological damage, hence the higher compensation awards in this bracket.£6,190 to £34,480
Unwanted pregnancy due to failed sterilisationThis is where an attempted sterilisation brings about an unplanned pregnancy, but with the victim not suffering any mental health damage.In the region of £9,570
Ectopic pregnancy without infertilityThis is where there is an unnecessary delay in the diagnosis of an ectopic pregnancy, but with the victim still remaining fertile.£3,180 to £19,170
Digestive System ProblemsDamage from a traumatic injuryThis is where the digestive system, and potentially the nearby reproductive organs, are harmed after suffering trauma. The lower end covers stab wounds, lacerations or harshly-tight seatbelts, while severe indigestion as a result of physical strain explains the middle bracket, and with significant damage providing constant pain and discomfort being the higher bracket.£6,190 to £58,100
Illness/disease from a non-traumatic injury e.g. food poisoningThis is where the impact of a non-traumatic injury towards the digestive system is less serious but still impactful to the victim. The lower end covers general pains, cramps and diarrhea, with escalations being food poisoning that covers significant stomach cramps requiring hospital treatment, then serious yet short-term food poisoning and diarrhoea accompanied by vomiting, and finally severe toxicosis bringing up severe pain, diarrhoea, a fever, vomiting and potentially several weeks of hospital treatment, as well as potential consequences such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), incontinence and haemorrhoids.£860 to £49,270
Kidney InjurySerious & permanent damage to or loss of both kidneysThis is where the kidneys have become damaged to the point of no longer functioning and potentially requiring a surgical removal, as well as a subsequent transplant of another kidney in the future.£158,970 to £197,480
High risk of future kidney problemsThis is where the victim's kidney injury greatly increases the risk of developing serious kidney problems in future, such as a urinary tract infection or a complete loss of function.Up to £60,050
Loss of one kidneyThis is where one kidney is damaged enough to require a removal, but with the other kidney still remaining functional.£28,880 to £42,110
Bowel InjuryDouble incontinenceThis is where the victim has completely lost bowel functionality as well as a total loss of urinary function and control. There may be other associated medical complications as well.Up to £172,860
Total loss of functionThis is where the victim's bowels alone lose their complete function, and with them having to use a colostomy bag from that point onwards.Up to £140,870
Faecal urgency & passive incontinence This is where the victim's sudden need to empty their bowels and their occasional incontinence causes great embarrassment and distress. Often, this comes about after the victim gives birth due to the bowels being damaged during the birth itself.In the region of £75,000
Severe abdominal injuryThis is where the victim suffers abdominal damage that results in the bowels becoming somewhat dysfunctional, as well as a temporary requirement to use a colostomy bag, scarring and potential restrictions on diet and also employment.£41,850 to £65,440
Penetrating injuriesThis is where the victim suffers injuries to the bowels that leave some lasting damage, but with them otherwise gradually being able to have fully functioning bowels and full control of their bowels in the future.£11,820 to £22,970
Bladder InjuryDouble incontinenceBladder injuries often receive higher compensation awards than bowel injuries, and this is generally due to carcinogenic exposure. In this case, the injury sees the victim suffer both a complete loss of bowel functionality also a total loss of urinary functionality. There may be further associated health complications too.Up to £172,860
Total loss of functionThis is where the victim completely loses the ability to control their bladder due to a loss of function.Up to £132,040
Serious impairmentThis is where the victim's ability to control their bladder suffers a serious compromise, with pain and incontinence being amongst the consequences.£60,050 to £75,010
Injury w/ some lasting damageThis is where the bladder suffers damage, but with a near-full recovery expected. However, there is an additional category for the risk of cancer developing. If this stems from bladder damage, even if the bladder itself remains functional and under control, This could see the victim receiving anything from £44,110 to £64,990, or £48,520 to £71,490 when considering the 10% uplift.£21,970 to £29,380
Spleen InjuryLoss of spleen with risks of infection & damageThis is where the victim loses their spleen and with an ongoing risk that this could result in infections and further damage to the victim's immune system.£19,510 to £24,680
Loss of spleen without risks of infection & damageThis is the same as above, except that there would be no concerns about further infections or damage.£4,080 to £8,110
Hernia InjuryContinuing pain and/or restrictions for physical activityThis is where the victim suffers a hernia injury that results in continuous pain and/or restrictions on their physical activities, sporting activities or even employment once the hernia is corrected.£13,970 to £22,680
Direct inguinal herniaThis is a hernia injury where the hernia hadn't sustained any problems beforehand, and with some risk of a recurrence remaining.£6,580 to £8,550
Uncomplicated indirect inguinal herniaThis sees an injury to a hernia which had seen previous damage, and with no other damage to the abdominals or other surrounding areas.£3,180 to £6,790
Neck InjurySevereThis is a neck injury of the highest severity. The lowest level would be fractures, dislocations or other significant damage to soft tissues within the neck, as well as ruptured tendons causing chronic conditions and permanent disabilities. Meanwhile, the middle bracket would be damage to the brachial plexus and/or significant loss of movement within the neck. And the top bracket could leave the victim suffering incomplete paraplegia or permanent spastic quadriparesis, and with limited or no neck movement, despite having to wear a neck collar 24/7 for several years. There may also be significant headaches to accompany their pain. The extent of the damage, the victim's age and the impact on their life and life expectancy all influence the potential compensation award.£42,680 to £139,210
ModerateThis is a neck injury of lower severity, but with a major impact on the victim's life nonetheless. The lowest level would be the acceleration or exacerbation of a pre-existing condition for less than five years. Meanwhile, the medium bracket covers soft tissue or wrenching injuries and disc lesions causing cervical spondylosis, movement restrictions, continuous pain, stiffness and potential surgery. And the top bracket could require spinal fusion surgery as well as chronic conditions and a high risk of further, more damaging trauma in the future.£7,410 to £36,120
MinorThis covers the lowest end of neck injuries, though the victim still suffers. This ranges from a basic injury that allows for a full recovery to a longer recovery fo 3-12 months or an even longer recovery window of 1-2 years.£2,300 to £7,410
Back InjurySevereThis is the strongest back injury that a victim could suffer based on the potential consequences. At the lowest end, this could be a disc lesion or vertebral fracture causing a chronic condition, resulting in continuous pain, lack of agility, sexual dysfunction, depression and potential arthritis. Medium-level cases cover the likes of orthopaedic back injuries with nerve root damage, a lack of mobility and minimal bladder and bowel functionality, along with further sexual problems and scarring. And the top level covers extreme pain and disability due to incomplete paralysis and a loss of control for the bladder, bowel and sexual organs.£36,390 to £151,070
ModerateThis covers a back injury stemming from the likes of a ligament disturbance causing backache, soft tissue injuries causing a previous back condition to worsen, prolapsed discs requiring a laminectomy, a compression or crush of the lumbar vertebrae with a significant risk of osteoarthritis, a traumatic spondylolisthesis and a prolapsed intervertebral disc with surgery as the necessary treatment.£11,730 to £36,390
MinorThis is a back injury that covers relatively minor damage to the vertebrae such as sprains, strains, basic soft tissue injuries, disc prolapses, soft tissue injuries and fractures., The level of compensation depends on the recovery window, as recuperation could take anything from 3 months to 5 years.£2,300 to £11,730
Shoulder InjurySevereThis is the most severe shoulder injury, with the brachial plexus perhaps suffering permanent damage, as well as related damage to the neck and arms.£18,020 to £45,070
SeriousThis is any significant damage such as a shoulder dislocation with great pain in the neck and elbow, and with persistent symptoms remaining after rotator cuff surgery.£11,980 to £18,020
ModerateThis is where the victim suffers frozen shoulder causing minimal movement and maximum discomfort for around two years, as well as soft tissue injuries that are persistent but not permanent.£7,410 to £11,980
MinorThis is a basic soft tissue injury within the shoulder, with the compensation depending on the recovery window, as this ranges from 3 months to 2 years.£2,300 to £7,410
Clavicle fractureThis is a basic fracture of the collarbone, with the extent of damage, the age of the victim and the potential long-term impact of the injury dictating the level of compensation awarded.£4,830 to £11,490
Pelvis & Hip InjurySevereAt their most severe, injuries to the hip and pelvis are as impactful as a leg amputation. At the lower end of this level, it could be an acetabulum fracture causing degeneration and instability within the leg, as well as requiring an osteotomy and hip replacement surgery, or the fracture of an arthritic femur which may require more than one operation for a hip replacement. On the medium level, it could be a pelvis dislocation resulting in impotence or a ectopic bone forming around the hip after a trauma. Finally, the top level covers a major pelvis fracture, a dislocation of the lower back joint, a ruptured bladder, spondylolisthesis of the lower back joint and the need for spinal fusion surgery. There could also be permanent disabilities that greatly limited the victim's mobility in the aftermath.
£36,770 to £122,860
ModerateAn injury on this level could still require hip replacement surgery and with a possibility of further surgery in the future, but with most serious symptoms taken care of, thus reducing the likelihood of a permanent disability.£11,820 to £36,770
MinorThese are injuries with little to no disability and no requirement for hip replacement surgery, as well as minimal soft tissue injuries bringing about a full recovery.£3,710 to £11,820
Arm AmputationLoss of both armsThis is where the victim requires both of their arms to be surgically removed via amputation to prevent the spread of infection after a severe trauma to each arm. It essentially leaves the victim helpless in its aftermath. But the circumstances, age, impact on life and the potential for using prosthetics will dictate the level of compensation awarded.£225,960 to £281,520
Loss of one armThis is the same situation except with only one arm being removed. So, while the victim's mobility is still heavily compromised along with the impact on their life, they do have more freedom than if they were to lose both arms.£90,250 to £128,710
Arm InjurySevereThese are arm injuries not requiring amputation but which could still be very serious and compromising to the victim's mobility. An example of this is a serious brachial plexus injury.£90,250 to £122,860
SeriousThis is where the victim suffers a serious fracture to one or both of their forearms, and with a subsequent permanent residual disability of significance.£36,770 to £56,180
Moderately seriousThis is a serious arm fracture, but despite the victim having a subsequent disability, they are able to make a near-complete recovery.£18,020 to £36,770
ModerateThis is a basic fracture of the forearm with no lasting disability and a full recovery.£6,190 to £18,020
Elbow InjurySeverely disabling injuryThis is an elbow injury which leaves the victim with a permanent disability in the joint, essentially rendering the arm as immobile, prior to surgery.£36,770 to £51,460
Moderately seriousThis is an elbow injury which causes a loss of function but without a disability nor the need for surgery.£14,690 to £30,050
Moderate or minorThis covers most elbow injuries, with the likes of general fractures and tennis elbow being the familiar situations here. These are elbow injuries with no permanent damage and no loss of function. The recovery time could be anything from less than 12 months to more than 3 years, and this determines the potential compensation.Up to £11,820
Wrist InjuryComplete loss of functionThis is where a wrist injury has led to the wrist itself no longer being functionable, one example being due to an arthrodesis.£44,690 to £56,180
Injury causing significant permanent disabilityThis is where the wrist injury has caused serious permanent disabilities, but with some movement still possible.£22,990 to £36,770
Less severe injury with some permanent disabilityThis is where the permanent disability is only minor, and with the likes of pain and stiffness being the major symptoms.£11,820 to £22,990
Minor injury with longer recoveryThis is where the victim takes longer to recover, but is able to recover without any future disabilities.Rarely exceed £9,620 after a 10% uplift
Uncomplicated Colles' fractureThis is a straightforward fracture of the distal forearm with a full recovery.In the region of £6,970
Very minorThis is a very basic fracture, which can either be non displaced or minimally displaced. The arm is plastered for several weeks, and a full recovery comes within a year.£3,310 to £4,450
Hand InjuryTotal or effective loss of both handsThis is an extremely serious injury that leaves the victim having to see both hands amputated, or to have them both rendered as unusable. Only if no effective prosthesis is available could the claimant receive the top amount of compensation.£132,040 to £189,110
Serious damage to both handsThis is where the victim's hands are damaged badly enough to suffer a permanent cosmetic disability and a major lack of functionality.£52,310 to £79,360
Total or effective loss of one handThis is where only one hand requires amputation surgery after a crush or a similar trauma, but with the victim still suffering greatly, not least due to a reduction in mobility.£90,250 to £102,890
Amputation of index & middle and/or ring fingersThis is where one or more fingers receive amputation after a crush or trauma. As a result, the hand is unable to effectively grip, and thus it becomes largely (but not entirely) unusable.£58,100 to £85,170
SeriousThis is where the victim suffers a hand injury that results in there only being 50% strength and functionality moving forward. One example is where fingers are amputated but then reattached, albeit with a noticeable shape deformity.£27,220 to £58,100
Severe finger fractureThis is where the finger is broken badly enough that it has to be partially amputated, as well as a reduction in grip and functionality.Up to £34,480
Less seriousThis is where the hand suffers a crush that greatly reduces its functionality, but with surgery not being a requirement.£13,570 to £27,220
ModerateThis covers crush injuries, deep lacerations, penetrating wounds and soft tissue injuries. Only if surgery fails and permanent disabilities come about would the victim receive the top end of compensation.£5,260 to £12,460
Total & partial loss of index fingerThis is where the index finger is injured enough that it becomes deformed and thus impairs potential grip and dexterity. If the finger is removed altogether, the highest end of compensation could be awarded.£11,420 to £17,590
Index finger fractureThis is where the index finger suffers a fracture and doesn't require amputation, but with a deformity in shape nonetheless.£8,550 to £11,480
Serious injury to ring or middle fingersThis is the same as above, except that it covers the ring finger. It could also see the middle finger having to be amputated, but its reduced significance for the hand's mobility and grip brings about a reduced compensation award compared to other fingers.£13,970 to £15,330
Loss of terminal phalanx of ring or middle fingersThis is where the sufferer has the area covering the top three bones of the finger, known as the terminal phalanx, amputated on the fingers in question.£3,710 to £7,390
Amputation of little fingerThis is where the smallest and weakest finger requires amputation due to a crush or trauma.£8,110 to £11,490
Loss of part of little fingerThis is where only part of the little finger has to be removed after a serious injury.£3,710 to £5,500
Amputation of ring & little fingersThis is where both of the two fingers on the edge of the hand parallel to the thumb require amputation.In the region of £20,480
Amputation of terminal phalanges of index & middle fingersThis is where the top edges of the fingers in question are removed.In the region of £23,460
Loss of thumbThis is where the thumb has to be amputated after a serious injury. Given the thumb's importance towards the hand being able to grip, this could be a particularly significant loss.£33,330 to £51,460
Very serious thumb injuryThis is where the thumb has been almost severed but not amputated, essentially rendering it unusable and deformed. This also covers a situation where the thumb is amputated albeit through the interphalangeal joint.£18,390 to £32,850
Serious thumb injuryThis is where the tip of the thumb may be amputated or where the nerves within the thumb are seriously damaged. And this could leave the thumb cold, ultra-sensitive and lacking any grip or dexterity.£11,820 to £15,740
Moderate thumb injuryThis is an injury to the thumb whereby an arthrodesis of the interphalangeal joint is a requirement. This could impair the sensations within the thumb as well as causing a deformity in shape and dysfunctionality.£9,080 to £11,820
Severe thumb dislocationThis is where the thumb is severely dislocated, but with the damage falling short of requiring an amputation.£3,710 to £6,360
Minor hand, finger & thumb injuriesThis is any basic fracture to the hand, finger or thumb whereby a full recovery should happen within six months.Up to £4,461
Vibration InjurySevereThis covers Vibration White Finger (VWF) and/or Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), conditions that slowly develop and which could leave the phalanges of the fingers extremely sensitive to cold temperatures, thus making them temporarily unusable in terms of grip, dexterity and functionality. The most serious situation concerns a younger sufferer whereby the vibration reduces their employment opportunities and greatly impacts their day-to-day life.£29,690 to £36,060
SeriousOn this level, the vibration condition is significant enough to disrupt work and daily life, with numerous attacks occurring throughout a typical year.£15,740 to £29,690
ModerateThis level covers middle-aged sufferers with a maintenance or alteration in employment to accommodate for the condition, and with attacks occurring only during times of cold weather.£8,110 to £15,740
MinorThis level covers older sufferers and those whose work isn't compromised by the condition, and with the condition only appearing sporadically.£2,810 to £8,110
Work-Related Upper Limb DisordersContinuing bilateral disability This covers a range of disorders impacting the upper limbs within the body. They include Tenosynovitis, De Quervain's Tenosynovitis, Stenosing Tenosynovitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Epicondylitis. The impact of the injury, the symptoms, the severity, any surgery, the victim's age and how to potentially avoid a recurrence all influence the compensation awarded. At the top level, the situation is continuous and causes a disability which means the victim is unable to work.£20,560 to £21,700
Continuing disability with fewer symptomsThis is the same as above, except that the symptoms are lower in number, frequency and severity.£13,970 to £15,330
Long-term but not permanent symptomsThis is where the victim suffers for a long time, but with most if not all symptoms disappearing within three years.£8,110 to £10,090
Complete recoveryThis is where the victim recovers within a few weeks or a few months.£2,070 to £3,310
Leg AmputationLoss of both legsThis is where the victim suffers injuries to both legs which are so severe that the legs require amputation surgery. As a result, their future mobility is greatly impacted. Those who are unable to receive functional prosthesis in place of their legs would be able to claim for the highest figure on this level.It could be that one leg is amputated above the knee, with the other leg amputated below the knee. And other factors influencing the compensation awarded include pain, psychological trauma and potential degeneration in the spine and hips in the future.£225,960 to £264,650
Below-knee amputation of both legsThis is where both legs are amputated below the knees. As a result, it is more feasible for the victim to receive appropriate prosthesis to use.£189,110 to £253,480
Above-knee amputation of one legThis is where only one leg is amputated, with the amputation removing the leg above the knee.£98,380 to £129,010
Below-knee amputation of one legThis is where only one leg is amputated, with the amputation removing the leg below the knee.£91,950 to £124,800
Leg InjurySevereThis covers a leg injury which doesn't require amputation, but with the damage being equally as serious. Examples are the l;eg being extensively degloved, a gross shortening of the leg and extensive bone grafting after fractures within the leg don't unite.£90,320 to £127,530
Very seriousThis is a leg injury which causes permanent mobility difficulties, which could require the continuous usage of crutches or mobility aids for the rest of the victim's life. A deformity in shape and fractures requiring years to fully heal are also possible. Additionally, it might cover arthritis within a joint that requires future surgery.£51,460 to £85,600
SeriousThis covers a serious compound or comminuted fracture to joints or ligaments thus bringing about instability, being unable to place weights on the legs, scarring and the acceleration of arthritis.£36,790 to £51,460
ModerateThis covers multiple or complicated fractures or crushes to a single limb.£26,050 to £36,790
Less seriousThis covers a range of other leg injuries. These range from a basic fracture to the tibia or fibula to a soft tissue injury, as well as a basic femur fracture, all of which should bring about a full recovery. But an injury of this nature which only brings about a partial recovery could achieve the top level of compensation in this bracket.£11,110 to £26,050
Knee InjurySevereThis covers a range of knee injuries that are strong enough to be debilitating to the victim, both at the time and moving forward. The lower end refers to continuous pain or a minor disability after a knee injury, along with reduced mobility and functionality. There is also the possibility of limb degeneration and potential future surgery. Then, there is a leg fracture extending into the knee and causing great pain and a greater loss of dexterity on a permanent basis, with the victim becoming prone to osteoarthritis and at risk of arthroplasty. Finally, the top end covers a major knee injury disrupting the knee joint, osteoarthritis having already developed, ligament damage, long-term treatment, dysfunction and the need for an arthroplasty or arthrodesis.£24,580 to £90,290
ModerateThis covers knee injuries which are still impactful but less serious overall. They range from twists, bruises and lacerations of the knee, along with continuous aching, pain and discomfort, to dislocations, torn cartilages, meniscus tears and related minor disabilities due to instability and general muscle weakness. This also includes pre-existing knee conditions which are expected to worsen in the coming years due to the injury.£12,900 to £24,580
Ankle InjuryVery severeAnkle injuries of the highest severity are rare and low in number, but they do happen. Examples include a transmalleolar fracture bringing about significant soft tissue damage, as well as a shape deformity and the prospect of a future amputation.£46,980 to £65,420
SevereThis covers any ankle injuries requiring lengthy treatment and recuperation, with pins and plasters inserted into the ankle, as well as a noticeable residual disability that greatly harms the victim's ability to walk. A failed arthrodesis, the potential for osteoarthritis, scarring, lack of sleep, special footwear requirements and the impact on employment opportunities are all factors which could influence the final compensation award.£29,380 to £46,980
ModerateThis covers general fractures and ligament tears which result in minor disabilities impacting walking surfaces, standing and walking duration periods and difficulties in climbing stairs.. There could also be scarring, as well as a risk of osteoarthritis in the future.£12,900 to £24,950
MinorThis covers basic fractures, ligament injuries and sprains to the ankle. The recovery period and any lasting pain or discomfort will determine how much compensation the sufferer may receive.Up to £12,900
Achilles Tendon InjurySevereThis is the strongest achilles tendon injury, whereby the tendon and peroneus longus muscle severity cause swelling, cramp and a lack of movement which could impact future sports participation.In the region of £36,060
SeriousThis is where the tendon injury is successfully repaired via surgery, but with continuous muscle weakness, movement restriction, a limp and scarring with little chance of the condition improving.£23,460 to £28,240
ModerateThis covers partial ruptures or other major injuries to the tendon, with the severity, recovery window, treatment options, scarring and continuous pain or disability development impacting the compensation awarded.£11,820 to £19,770
MinorThis is where the ankle turns significantly enough to cause basic tendon damage and ankle instability, though the long-term impact after recovery should be very minimal.£6,820 to £11,820
Foot InjuryAmputation of both feetThis is where the victim requires both feet to be amputated, thus greatly impacting their mobility and potential work opportunities.£158,970 to £189,110
Amputation of one footThis is where the victim only requires one foot to be amputated, though their impact on their life is still very significant.£78,800 to £102,890
Very severeThis is where the victim suffers a foot injury that brings about a significant permanent disability, as well as severe pain on a daily basis. So, one option could be a traumatic forefoot amputation with a possibility of a complete amputation required in the future, along with a possible significant exacerbation of an existing back condition.£78,800 to £102,890
SevereThis is where both heels suffer a major fracture, thus greatly impacting the victim's mobility and causing enormous pain. Typical examples could include heel fusion, severe degloving, ulceration, extensive surgery, osteoporosis or a separate disability.£39,390 to £65,710
SeriousThis covers less serious ankle injuries but with there still being repeated pain due to traumatic arthritis and the possibility future arthritis, along with extensive treatment and potential fusion surgery.£23,460 to £36,790
ModerateThis covers any displaced metatarsal fractures causing permanent deformity and ongoing symptoms, as well as possible osteoarthritis and surgery in the future.£12,900 to £23,460
MinorThis covers basic metatarsal fractures, ligament ruptures and puncture wounds, with typical symptoms include a continuous limp, aching and pain.Up to £12,900
Toe InjuryAmputation of all toesThis covers all of the victim's toes being amputated, with the trauma of the amputation and the severity of losing the forefoot all impacting both mobility and, consequently, compensation.£34,270 to £52,620
Amputation of great toeThis is where the victim only loses one toe, but it is the big toe and thus the victim's ability to walk is greatly compromised.In the region of £29,380
SevereThis is where the victim suffers a crush injury either causing the amputation of one or multiple toes, though not the great toe, or where the damage is just beneath a requirement for amputation (partial amputation is still only possible). There could also be a bursting wound and further damage causing significant ongoing symptoms.£12,900 to £29,770
SeriousThis covers the great toe suffering major damage or a crush, as well as fractures to multiple toes. There might be a subsequent permanent disability causing pain, scarring and discomfort, with the potential of unsuccessful operations and persisting sharp pains helping to hoist the victim to a higher compensation award.£9,010 to £12,900
ModerateThis covers basic toe fractures, as well as the possible exacerbation of a pre-existing toe condition, as well as laceration to one or more toes.Up to £9,010
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)/Reflex Sympathetic DystrophySevereThis is a condition that brings about intense and burning pain, which makes the limb hard to move or even to touch. At a severe level, there could be a poor prognosis, with the chances of working being greatly impacted if not totally removed. It could require continuous care and cause psychological problems. And if this extends to other limbs, the top award for this bracket may be given.£49,270 to £78,840
ModerateHere, the condition covers situations where the symptoms are present for a good while, but with a more positive outlook that suggests future improvement. And this could include the victim being able to resume work, with only minor care needs.£26,300 to £49,270
Other Pain DisordersSevereThis is where symptoms for other pain disorders are noteworthy and continuous, impacting the victim's ability to work and thus requiring specialist care and assistance. Fibromyalgia is a good example of one pain disorder which could meet the criteria here.£39,530 to £59,110
ModerateThis covers ongoing symptoms but of reduced significance and with a lower impact on the victim's day-to-day life and ability to work. Those who make a complete recovery would receive the smallest amount, but those whose recovery may not reach 100% and/or with the symptoms remaining fairly significant could achieve the higher award.£19,770 to £36,120
Skeletal InjuriesLe Fort Fractures of Frontal Facial BonesThis is a fracture of the bones within the middle of the face, thus impacting the cosmetic appearance of the face as a result.£22,350 to £34,480
Multiple fractures of facial bonesThis is where numerous bones within the face are broken, causing a permanent facial deformity.£13,970 to £22,470
Fractures of nose or nasal complexThis is where the nose or nasal region are broken sufficiently to require multiple surgeries, as well as permanent airway damage, breathing difficulties, nerve damage and/or a facial deformity. A basic displaced recovery providing a full recovery achieves the lowest award, whereas a larger long-term impact with a less than 100% recovery achieves the higher award.£1,600 to £21,700
Fractures of cheekbonesThis is where the cheekbones are fractured sufficiently to require surgery. At the low end, the victim makes a complete recovery. But for moderate injuries, reconstructive surgery could also be a necessity. And for the highest end, the victim may have a permanent impact, such as paraesthesia within the cheeks or the lips.£2,180 to £14,810
Fracture of jawThis is a jaw fracture covering various severity levels. At the low end, the injury is a basic fracture causing immobilisation but with a full recovery. But at the middle level, there could be lasting consequences such as difficulty eating food and paraesthesia within the jaw. Lastly, there is the highest level, with the victim having severe fractures in multitude along with continuous severe pain, paraesthesia and a risk of arthritis within the joints.£6,060 to £42,730
Teeth damageThis often covers situations where dental treatment is a requirement after an injury. The low end payouts cover losing one tooth at the back of the mouth, and also losing or suffering serious damage to one front tooth. Then, the medium level handles the loss of or severe damage to two or more front teeth. And the highest award covers severe and ongoing chronic tooth pain, which sees the teeth as a whole gradually and seriously deteriorate.£1,020 to £35,790
Facial DisfigurementVery severe scarringThis covers any major facial scarring, particularly amongst younger victims, where the disfigurement is very noticeable and the psychological impact is significant.£27,940 to £91,350
Less severe scarringThis covers a situation where the scarring remains very noticeable, with the victim still suffering a heavy psychological disorder as a result.£16,860 to £45,440
Serious scarringThis covers a situation where plastic surgery handles the worst of the facial disfigurement, though there is still a cosmetic disability and a noticeable psychological reaction for the victim.£8,550 to £28,240
Moderate scarringThis covers a situation where there is only one noticeable scar and it can be camouflaged, or there are several smaller scars which don't greatly alter the victim's facial appearance.£3,710 to £12,900
Minor scarringThis covers a situation where the scars are very small and barely noticeable.£1,600 to £3,310
Other ScarringNumerous notable scars or one large distinguishing scarThis covers a situation where the victim has numerous significant laceration scars or one particularly noticeable disfigurement scar. The scarring could be on the arms, legs, hands, back or chest.£7,350 to £21,330
Scarring after exploratory laparotomy despite no serious internal injuriesThis covers a situation where there has been an exploratory laparotomy but with no noticeable internal injuries, so the award relates to the operation and the resultant scarring.In the region of £8,110
One noticeable scar or several minor scarsThis covers one particularly noticeable scar or a number of superficial scars. They could be on the legs, arms or hands, with only a minor cosmetic impact.£2,220 to £7,350
BurnsBurns and resultant disfigurement to bodySignificant burn injuries covering over 40% of the body. There is likely to be pain and ongoing physical and psychological difficulties. A higher award will be justified in cases where burns are of a full thickness, whether surgery is needed or not, any resulting physical disability, and the psychological impact.Likely to exceed £98,380
Burns and resultant disfigurement to bodyBurn injuries that cover less than 40% of the body. Injuries are likely to be less significant, with surgical intervention less likely to be required, psychological impacts will not endure for too long, and the outlook for recovery is favourable.Unlikely to exceed £98,380
Damage To HairSeriousInjuries leading to dermatitis, eczema or burning of the scalp causing dry and brittle hair, leading to loss. This may, in turn, cause distress, depression and loss of confidence, impacting social life. In more serious cases, there may be a poor prospect of re-growth, the requirement for skin grafts, or surgical intervention.£6,890 to £10,340
MinorMinor hair loss, such as patches of baldness with a good outlook of a full recovery. It will also account for alopecia induced by stress. A full recovery will be made within 2 years.£3,710 to £6,890
DermatitisDermatitis of both handsTypical symptoms include cracked and sore hands, pain and discomfort when moving the hand, impacting day to day duties like cleaning and carrying out job duties. There may be some psychological impact too which could justify a higher award. Symptoms may last for some years, and if so, would attract a higher award too.£12,900 to £18,020
Dermatitis of one handSymptoms such as cracked and broken skin, with oozing sores and pain when moving affecting one hand. A higher award could be justified if the injury impacts the dominant hand, as well as the duration of time symptoms last for.£8,110 to £10,710
Skin ConditionsItching, irritation and/or rashes to one or both handsSymptoms will include rashes, itching or irritation to one or both hands, but resolve within a few months of treatment. This can also account for short-lived aggravations of pre-existing injuries. £1,600 to £3,710
Other Minor InjuriesFull recovery within 7 daysCovers the likes of travel anxiety and minor scarring symptoms that resolve within a weekA few hundred pounds to £650
Full recovery within 28 daysVery minor travel anxiety and injuries, such as a small cut with no risk of leaving a scar. Full recovery will be made within 28 days.£650 to £1,290
Full recovery within 3 monthsThe likes of travel anxiety with some minor physical injury that resolves in full within 3 months. £1,290 to £2,300

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