This is a guide to using an injury at work claim calculator to value a settlement amount. There are various accidents that could happen in the workplace, such as a slip, trip or fall accident or being struck by a moving object. If your employer breached their duty of care, causing you to sustain injuries, you may be eligible to claim compensation.
The key piece of legislation outlining the duty of care that every employer owes their employees is the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HASAWA). It states that employers must take reasonably practicable steps to ensure the safety of their employees. A failure to uphold this duty of care could lead to someone experiencing harm in an accident.
This guide will look at how an injury at work compensation calculator can help you get an accurate estimate of the amount of compensation you could be eligible to receive for the injuries you have sustained. It will also discuss what could be comprised in your settlement and how it could be calculated.
Moreover, we will examine how a No Win No Fee solicitor could benefit your claim.
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In the case of a successful injury at work claim, there are two potential types of compensation you could be eligible to receive:
- General damages – compensating for the psychological and physical pain and suffering caused by the injuries.
- Special damages – compensating for past, current and future financial losses resulting from the injuries. This could include payments for travel to medical appointments, care costs and loss of earnings. It is important to note that you need evidence to prove any financial losses, which could include travel tickets, payslips and bank records.
Please use the table below as an excerpt from our injury at work claim calculator. We have used figures from the 16th edition Judicial College Guidelines (JCG), updated for April 2022, to show guideline compensation amounts for different injuries that could be sustained at work.
Legal professionals, such as accident at work solicitors, use the JCG to help them calculate general damages. Consider the compensation amounts in this table as a guide. Each case is valued based on its unique details. Also, special damages are not included in the table.
|Injury||Details of the Injury||Compensation Amount|
|Moderately Severe Brain Damage (b)||The person will need constant care and will substantially depend on others. They will be very seriously disabled.||£219,070 to £282,010|
|Leg Amputation (a) (iii)||One of the person's legs will be amputated above the knee. The amount awarded within this bracket will depend upon further factors, such as the level of severity of any phantom pains.||£104,830 to £137,470|
|Severe Arm Injuries (a)||These injuries will be extremely serious but will fall short of amputation. The person will be left little better off than if the arm was lost.||£96,160 to £130,930|
|Very Severe Foot Injuries (c)||The injury will leave the person with a really serious permanent disability.||£83,960 to £109,650|
|Severe Back Injuries (a)(iii)||The injuries falling within this bracket include soft tissue injuries, disc fractures or disc lesions.||£38,780 to £69,730|
|Moderate Neck Injuries (b) (i)||This bracket will include injuries such as dislocations or fractures, which will result in severe immediate symptoms and may require spinal fusion.||£24,990 to £38,490|
|Hand Injuries (f)||The injured person will have severely fractured fingers. These could result in partial amputations leading to deformity and other effects.||Up to £36,740|
|Serious Vibration White Finger and/or Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (b)||The person may suffer from attacks throughout the year. Also, the injury will markedly interfere with their work and domestic activity.||£16,760 to £31,640|
|Moderate Ankle Injuries (c)||This bracket will include injuries which lead to less serious disabilities, such as difficulty when walking for a long period of time.||£13,740 to £26,590|
|Moderate Shoulder Injuries (c)||The person will have frozen shoulder or soft tissue injuries with symptoms that are more than minimal and persist after two years.||£7,890 to £12,770|
If you are wondering, ‘how much is my claim worth?’ please use our compensation calculator for an estimate. Alternatively, you can speak to one of our expert advisors to discuss the details of your claim.
An accident injury at work is an illness or injury caused or exasperated by an accident in the workplace. To be eligible to make a claim for this type of injury, the following must be true:
- Your employer owed you a duty of care at the place and time of the accident.
- They breached this duty of care, which caused the accident.
- As a result, you were injured.
This is known as negligence.
The impact of the injuries on your quality of life can be considered when valuing how much compensation you’re owed.
Please continue reading to learn more about the benefits of using our injury at work claim calculator to calculate your compensation. Alternatively, speak to our advisors about your potential work injury claim for free legal advice.
Injuries at work could happen for various reasons. It is important to note that not all accidents at work will result in a compensation claim as your employer may take all of the steps expected of them, and an accident still occurs where you are injured.
Some of the duties your employer is expected to carry out as part of their duty of care under HASAWA include the following:
- Performing risk assessments and addressing any hazards they become aware of.
- Providing proper training.
- Carrying out maintenance and repairs within the relevant time period.
In some cases, your employer might fail to uphold their duty. For example, they may have known a piece of machinery was faulty, did not perform maintenance in the correct time frame and instructed you to use it. As a result, you may have been injured. In this instance, you could be eligible to make a claim due to employer negligence.
Please use our injury at work claim calculator to better estimate the compensation you could receive.
How Common Are Injuries At Work?
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provides useful injury at work statistics. The figures below show the number of injuries at work employers reported under The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) in 2020/21:
- 51,211 non-fatal employee injuries.
- 142 fatal injuries.
Injuries sustained at work can vary from minor scrapes and bruises to severe and life-changing conditions. Various injuries you could suffer at work include:
- A head injury and concussion
- A crush injury, for example, of the hand
- Fractures and broken bones, such as a fractured ankle
- Soft tissue injuries
- Work-related hearing loss
- Vibration White Finger (VWF) and Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)
- Psychological injuries, such as anxiety
An injury at work could cause physical and psychological pain and suffering. In some cases, an injury could cause you to need time off work, which means you could suffer from the loss of earnings.
In cases of the most severe injuries, a work-related accident could lead to wrongful death.
The severity of your injuries will be considered when calculating the compensation you’re owed. Please speak to one of our advisors to learn more. Alternatively, you can use our injury at work claim calculator to get an accurate estimation of how much you could be owed.
An injury at work claim calculator is a helpful tool that can offer insight into your claim. It can help you to get an accurate estimation of how much your claim could be worth.
In addition to getting an insight into what you could claim, there are other steps you can take to strengthen your case. For example, collecting evidence to support your case, this could include:
- Photographic evidence
- CCTV footage
- Witness contact details
- The report from an accident at work book filled out at the time of the accident
- Medical evidence
We also recommend that you seek legal advice. Our team of advisors are available to provide expert advice that is both free and confidential.
You do not have to use a solicitor to make a personal injury claim. However, your claim could benefit from their services. A solicitor can help you to compile evidence and put forward a full claim.
Moreover, choosing to enter into a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) with a solicitor, a type of No Win No Fee agreement, means you generally will not have to pay any upfront or ongoing fees for a solicitor’s services. Also, if the outcome of your claim is unsuccessful, you usually won’t pay for these services.
On the other hand, if the outcome of your claim is successful, a No Win No Fee solicitor will generally receive a ‘success fee’ taken from the compensation. This is a small, legally capped percentage.
Get Help Using Our Injury At Work Claim Calculator
To learn more about the use of an injury at work claim calculator, speak to a member of our team. Our advisors are available 24/7 and can assess your claim.
If they find that your case could be eligible, they may place you in contact with one of the specialist injury at work solicitors from our panel. However, reaching out to our advisors will not obligate you to further your claim with us.
Please get in touch by:
- Calling 0800 408 7826
- Filling out our online form to contact us
- Using the live support feature at the bottom of this page.
Explore more guides from our site to learn more about the use of a compensation calculator:
- Serious Injury Compensation Claim Calculator – A Full Guide
- Back Injury Compensation Calculator – A Full Guide
- Work Injury Damages Claim Calculator – A Complete Guide
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Writer Jess Owens
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