Perhaps you have suffered an injury in an accident at work, in a public place or in a road traffic accident. If so, this guide could help you understand when you might be eligible to seek compensation and how an accident injury settlement calculator could help provide an estimate of how much your claim is worth.
There are certain third party’s who have a responsibility to keep you safe from harm. This guide will explore this in further detail as well as providing examples of how you could suffer an injury should a third party breach the duty of care they owe.
Additionally, we will explore the benefits of hiring a solicitor under a No Win No Fee agreement.
However, if you need any other information, get in touch. Our helpful team can provide you with free legal advice regarding your potential personal injury claim. To get in touch, you can:
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Personal injury settlements can include general damages and special damages.
General damages provide compensation for any mental harm and physical suffering that has impacted your daily life as a direct result of your injury. This can include a broken arm, broken wrist, anxiety and depression.
Special damages provide compensation for the monetary losses caused as a direct result of your injury. This can include lost wages, travel expenses to the hospital and paying for private care.
In the table below, we have used figures from the 16th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). This is because many legal professionals will use the JCG when valuing the general damages portion of settlements. How much you actually receive in your settlement will depend on several factors that are unique to your case.
|Hand Injuries||(a) Complete or effective loss of both hands.||£140,660 - £201,490|
|Injuries to Pelvis and Hips||(a) Severe (iii) - Potential need for a hip replacement following a fracture to the acetabulum, which can cause instability in the leg and other issues.||£39,170 - £52,500|
|Injuries to Pelvis and Hips||(b) Moderate (i) - Risk of permanent disability following a significant injury to the pelvis or hips is not high.||£26,590 - £39,170|
|Ankle Injuries||(b) Severe - Pins or plates may have been inserted and will need a long period of care.||£31,310 - £50,060|
|Ankle Injuries||(c) Moderate - Difficulty walking or standing for a long time due to a fracture or ligamentous tear in the ankle.||£13,740 - £26,590|
|Knee Injuries||(a) Severe (iii) - Damage to the kneecap, which causes pain and limited knee movement as well as other issues.||£26,190 - £43,460|
|Knee Injuries||(b) Moderate (ii) - Bruising or twisting to the knee. Can cause occasional pain and continuous discomfort.||Up to £13,740|
|Wrist Injuries||(b) Some useful movement persists despite a serious disability.||£24,500 - £39,170|
|Wrist Injuries||(f) Small fractures in the wrist, needing time in plaster. A full recovery usually happens within 12 months.||£3,530 - £4,740|
|Injuries to the Elbow||(b) Less Severe - Will not need surgery despite impairment of elbow function.||£15,650 - £32,010|
As an alternative to the table above, you could use our compensation calculator to get an estimate of the value of your claim. Or, you can speak with an advisor to learn more about how an accident injury settlement calculator works.
You can make a personal injury claim if you have suffered an injury in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. Negligence involves a third party breaching their duty of care. You may have been owed a duty of care on the road, at work or in a public place.
Road users have a duty of care as outlined in the Road Traffic Act 1988. They must navigate the roads in a way that minimises the risk of harm to others. Additionally, the Highway Code provides a set of guidelines and rules for different types of road users.
All employers must do everything they reasonably can to prevent accidents from happening in the workplace. They can do this by eliminating any known potential risks and hazards. This duty is set out in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. If your employer were to act negligently, this could cause an accident where you become harmed.
Anyone who controls a public space must do all that they reasonably can to ensure it is safe for the public to use, as stated in the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. If they did not try to eliminate any potential known risks and hazards, it could cause an accident in which you are injured.
In order to make a successful claim, you must prove that the harm you sustained was caused by someone breaching their duty of care. We have explored examples of accidents that could occur in the following section.
Alternatively, to find out how an accident injury settlement calculator could help you with valuing your claim, speak with one of our advisors.
There are various ways injuries could be sustained in different types of accidents. For example:
- Another driver drives through a red light at a junction. This results in a car accident, as they crash into the side of your car. As a result, you suffer from a fractured skull.
- There is a leak in the stockroom of your supermarket job. Your employer is aware of the leak but has not done anything to try and fix it. While retrieving stock, you slip on the puddle formed by the leak and suffer a shoulder injury.
- Your local council has not been maintaining the equipment at the public park. You sit on a bench, and it collapses beneath you. You suffer a back injury as a result.
Accidental Injury Statistics
The Department for Work & Pensions Compensation Recovery Unit has provided statists on the number of cases registered to them in 2021/22. These included:
- Motor – 387,687
- Employer – 43,769
- Public – 52,724
Additionally, they provided the recoveries made by them in 2021/22. These were:
- Motor – £33.566 million.
- Employer – £66.488 million.
- Public – £6.591 million.
If you have suffered an injury following an accident, this could affect aspects of your daily life. For example, if you have suffered a broken leg, not only could you be in immense physical pain, but you may also be depressed as you can no longer partake in your usual activities, such as playing football.
You could also suffer financially, such as if you are unable to work while recovering and you suffer a loss of earnings.
When claiming compensation, the impact your injuries have had on your life are considered. You can use an accident injury settlement calculator to help get an estimate of how much you could be owed.
An accident injury settlement calculator could help give an estimate of how much your claim is worth. However, before you assess the compensation you could receive, you may find it helpful to gather evidence to support your claim. For example:
- Any CCTV footage or photographs of the accident.
- Witness contact details.
- A completed accident report book. This is only applicable if your accident occurred at work and whether your workplace is required to have one of these onsite.
- A copy of a police report, if applicable.
- Medical reports showing you suffered an injury.
If you would like some free legal advice regarding your specific claim, or you have questions about using a compensation calculator, speak to us today.
A No Win No Fee agreement could potentially benefit you if you want to make a claim with the help from a legal professional but are worried about the costs. There are many kinds of No Win No Fee arrangements, with one of them being a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA).
Under a CFA, it is often agreed between you and your solicitor that if they do not win your case, you will not have to pay for their services. It is also agreed that if they win your case, you will have to pay them a small percentage of your compensation. This is referred to as a success fee, and the amount is capped by law.
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For more information on how an accident injury settlement calculator could help you or for legal advice regarding your potential claim, speak with our team. To get in touch, you can:
Below, we have provided some additional guides:
- How much is my claim worth?
- Head injury and concussion compensation calculator.
- Fractured ankle compensation calculator.
Also, here are some more external resources:
- Health and Safety Executive – Non-fatal injury in the workplace statistics
- Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents – Safer Stairs
- Think! – Road Statistics
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Writer Megan Rowland
Editor Meg Marshall