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.
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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.
Our nerve damage compensation calculator uses figures from the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG), which include various compensation brackets relating to general damages. This publication is used by personal injury solicitors to help them when they value claims.
|Back injury- Severe (i)||£91,090 to £160,980||Serious cases of damage to the spinal cords 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 £38,780||Nerve 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.|
|Work-related upper limb disorders||£21,910 to £23,130||Continuing disability in both hands caused by constriction of the median nerve, for example. Loss of employment.|
|Work-related upper limb disorders||£14,900 to £16,340||Continuing, fluctuating disability in one hand caused by constriction of the median nerve, for example.|
|Work-related upper limb disorders||£14,900 to £16,340||Constriction of the median nerve, for example, causing symptoms that resolve within 3 years.|
|Serious thumb injury||£12,590 to £16,760||Injuries such as amputation of the tip causing damage to the nerve|
|Moderate thumb injury||£9,670 to £12,590||Injuries that cause damage to nerves and tendons, causing impaired function.|
|Leg injury- Less serious||£17,960 to £27,760||For example, serious soft tissue injuries that impair function and cause nerve damage in the legs|
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.
Peripheral neuropathy is another term that the NHS uses for nerve damage to the hands, feet, arms and other extremities. This includes injuries to the sensory, motor and autonomic nerves in the body. Symptoms of nerve damage may include:
- Loss of balance
- Weakness in the feet and other muscles
- Burning or shooting pains
- Numbness in the feet or hands
In order to make a claim for nerve damage, you must be able to prove that a third party breached the duty of care they owed you. You also need to demonstrate that this breach resulted in an accident that caused your injuries.
Contact our advisors today to learn more about using a nerve damage compensation calculator. You can also read on to understand more about the personal injury claims process.
The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 is in place to prevent accidents in the workplace. This legislation states that all employers owe their employees a duty of care, which means doing everything possible to keep staff safe. If your employer fails to provide you with adequate training to do your job correctly, you can suffer from a work injury, such as nerve damage.
This duty of care is also outlined in the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. In this legislation, the party in control of a public place must ensure that the space is safe for members of the public to use. For example, the owner of a shop should ensure that flooring surfaces are suitable to prevent slip, trip and fall injuries.
All road users must take precautions to keep other people on the roads safe. The Highway Code contains rules and guidelines around proper road conduct, some of which are backed up by law elsewhere. The Road Traffic Act 1988 is a piece of legislation that outlines the duty of care for road users.
For instance, using a mobile phone while driving is prohibited and a breach of duty of care. If a driver isn’t paying attention while controlling a vehicle, a road traffic accident can occur.
How Often Does Nerve Damage Happen?
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website reported that 51,211 non-fatal injuries occurred in the workplace in Britain in 2020/21. This was reported by employers directly to RIDDOR. Though this will not include all injuries in the workplace during this time period, it gives us a clear idea of how most injuries occur in the workplace.
For instance, 33% of these injuries were slip, trip or fall incidents, which was the most common single cause of accidents during 2020/21. You can visit the HSE website for more workplace statistics.
There were also 59 instances of injuries that are not elsewhere specified but that were caused by contact with electricity. Although we don’t know the nature of these injuries, they could relate to nerve damage as this is a potential outcome of electric shock.
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.
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.
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.
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We’ve included some resources that may assist with your claim.
- Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) information is available on the government website
- Check your agency worker rights through Citizens’ Advice
- Read about first aid on the NHS website
You can see more of our guides here.
Contact our advisors today if you have any remaining questions about using a nerve damage compensation calculator.
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