Nerve Damage Compensation Calculator – A Complete Guide

By Stephen Taylor. Last Updated 20th February 2024. A nerve damage compensation calculator can show you what your personal injury claim may be worth. You may be eligible for a nerve injury payout if you’ve been harmed after an accident caused by third-party negligence.

Being involved in an accident can cause physical and psychological injuries. Furthermore, you could be financially impacted by the accident in which you were harmed. You could potentially be compensated for each of the ways you’ve been affected. 

This guide will explore how much compensation for nerve damage you could receive. It’s difficult to give an anticipated settlement amount without finding out more about the circumstances of the accident and your injuries. However, you can read on or use our compensation calculator for an estimate of the amount you could be awarded. 

You may be interested in legal representation to help you with your claim. This guide will explain the benefits of working with a solicitor on a No Win No Fee basis. 

If you’d like to find out more about the process of claiming, you can:

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  1. Nerve Damage Compensation Calculator
  2. When Can I Claim For Nerve Damage?
  3. What Impact Could Nerve Damage Have?
  4. Evidence For A Nerve Damage Claim
  5. Connect With Our No Win No Fee Nerve Damage Solicitors
  6. Learn More About Using Our Nerve Damage Compensation Calculator

Nerve Damage Compensation Calculator

When seeking a settlement for a nerve injury, compensation can be split into two heads:

  • General damages, which compensate you for physical and psychological pain and suffering you sustained due to an accident resulting from negligence.
  • Special damages, which can reimburse you for the financial losses that you’ve incurred as a result of the accident in which you were injured. For instance, travel costs to hospital appointments, loss of earnings and medical bills that aren’t covered by the NHS could all be claimed back as part of special damages.

Those seeking a nerve damage compensation calculator can view the payout figures in the table below which are based on entries from the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). The figures relate to general damages only. This publication is used by personal injury solicitors to help them when they value claims. The first entry in the table is not based on the JCG.

Multiple Serious Injuries And Special DamagesUp to £500,000+If you're eligible to claim for multiple serious injuries, then you may receive a payout covering each injury plus any relevant special damages, such as loss of earnings.
Back injury- Severe (i) £91,090 to £160,980Serious cases of severe damage to the spinal cord and roots of the nerves.
Back injury- Severe (ii) £74,160 to £88,430
Nerve root damage, for example, with an associated loss of sensation.
Back injury- Moderate (i) £27,760 to £38,780Nerve root irritation caused by a disc fracture causing reduced mobility.
Shoulder injury- Severe£65,740 to £130,930
Permanent damage to the brachial plexus causing loss of movement.
Leg injury- Less serious (i)£17,960 to £27,760For example, serious soft tissue injuries that impair function and cause nerve damage in the legs
Hand injury - Serious thumb injury£12,590 to £16,760Injuries such as amputation of the tip causing damage to the nerve
Hand injury - Moderate thumb injury£9,670 to £12,590Injuries that cause nerve or tendon damage due to an arthrodesis of the interphalangeal joint being performed.

Please note that the figures in the table won’t show an exact valuation of what compensation your claim will be worth. Instead, you can get in touch with an advisor for a more accurate estimate of your claim’s value.

When Can I Claim For Nerve Damage?

In your day-to-day life, you are owed a duty of care by various parties. Some examples of when you are owed a duty of care include:

  • In public – When you are in a public place, such as a shop or park, the controller of that space owes you a duty of care under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. This means they should take steps to ensure your reasonable safety while you’re in the public space.
  • At work – Every employee is owed a duty of care by their employer, as stated under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. Under this duty, employers should take reasonable steps to keep their staff safe from harm while in the workplace and performing their work-related duties.
  • On the roads– Road users owe each other a duty of care to use the roads in a manner that avoids causing harm to themselves and others. They should also adhere to the Road Traffic Act 1988 and the rules and regulations set out in the Highway Code.

If you suffered nerve damage in any of these places, you may be able to make a personal injury claim. However, your case must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • You were owed a duty of care.
  • This duty was breached.
  • This breach caused you to suffer an injury, such as nerve damage.

For more advice on your eligibility to claim and how a nerve damage compensation calculator could help you, please contact our advisors for free.

What Impact Could Nerve Damage Have?

If you’ve suffered an injury due to negligence, the impact of sustaining injuries can affect your life moving forward. For example, serious nerve damage in the wrist can cause permanent effects, preventing you from returning to work. 

Furthermore, nerve damage can get worse over time. Because of this, it could have an impact on your mental health. You might be unable to cope with the pain, and it could cause you to become depressed and develop anxiety. These psychological injuries could be compensated for.

You could also be at risk of complications in relation to nerve damage. For instance, you could develop an ulcer on your foot that you’re unaware of because it does not cause you pain. As a result, the sore becomes infected.

In severe cases, this could lead to a condition such as gangrene. This might necessitate that the foot be amputated.

For more information on how much compensation you could receive in a claim, speak with a member of our team today. Alternatively, read on for guidance on using our nerve damage compensation calculator.

Evidence For A Nerve Damage Claim

A nerve damage compensation calculator can help you understand how much compensation you may be able to receive. You can also discover whether you’re in time to start the claims process and see how viable your claim is. It can also take multiple injuries into account. 

Following the aftermath of sustaining nerve damage, you should see a medical professional. The medical attention you receive can improve your chances of recovery. Furthermore, any hospital reports and prescriptions you receive can be used as valid evidence to support your claim. 

More examples of evidence you could provide can include:

  • CCTV footage
  • Photographs of your injuries and the scene where the accident occurred
  • Witness contact details so that they can provide statements

Our advisors can provide you with free legal advice. For example, they’ll be able to confirm whether you’re within the time limit for making a claim. If you do have a valid case, they could connect you with a No Win No Fee lawyer from our panel to work on your case. 

Connect With Our No Win No Fee Nerve Damage Solicitors

No Win No Fee solicitors can offer you expert legal representation without the need to pay ongoing or upfront solicitor fees. They can do this by working under a kind of No Win No Fee basis called a Conditional Fee Agreement

Your solicitor will usually only require payment from you if you’re successful with your claim with this kind of agreement in place. A success fee will be paid to your solicitor from your settlement total. This is capped to prevent overcharging.

However, if your claim is not a success, you generally won’t have to pay your lawyer for the work that they have done on your claim. Furthermore, you normally won’t pay them anything at the start of the claim or as it progresses.

Contact our advisors today to learn more about the terms of these agreements and connect with a No Win No Fee solicitor.

Get Help Using Our Nerve Damage Compensation Calculator

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Contact our advisors today if you have any remaining questions about using a nerve damage compensation calculator.