Welcome to this complete guide on how a total compensation calculator could help you in a personal injury claim. Throughout this guide, we will discuss how compensation is calculated. Additionally, we will share some examples of various accidents and how a No Win No Fee solicitor could help you.
You might be eligible for compensation if you have suffered injuries as the result of an accident at work, in a public place or in a road traffic accident (RTA). However, the accident must have been caused by negligence.
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When calculating compensation in personal injury law, settlements can be divided into general and special damages.
General damages consider the psychological and physical damages caused by your injuries – this also includes evaluating the impact on your quality of life.
We have included some compensation amounts you could potentially receive depending on the type and severity of your injury. The following figures align with the latest edition of the Judicial College Guidelines (published in April 2022.) Please use the following amounts as a guide only. The amount you receive will depend on the specific factors of your case.
|Brain and head injuries||Moderate (ii) -Moderate to modest deficit of intellect. Greatly reduced, if not removed, ability to work. Some risk of epilepsy.||£150,110 - £219,070|
|Chest injuries||Total removal of one of the lungs. Serious damage to heart. Pain and suffering that is serious and prolonged.||£100,670 to £150,110|
|Digestive system (traumatic injury)||Severe damage with ongoing discomfort and pain||£43,010 to £61,910
|Hand injuries||Serious hand injuries that mean the hand is only about half as capable as it was previously.||£29,000 to £61,910|
|Wrist Injuries||Less severe injuries where disability is still permanent, for example, pain and stiffness that persists.||£24,500 to £39,170|
|Ankle Injuries||Moderate - The person will suffer from fractures or ligamentous tears in the ankle. This can result in difficulty walking on uneven ground, standing for long periods and awkwardness on stairs.||£13,740 to £26,590
|Knee injuries||Moderate (i) - Injuries in this bracket could include dislocation, torn meniscus or cartilage tears. Results in mild future disability.||£14,840 to £26,190|
|Shoulder Injury||Serious - The person will have a dislocated shoulder that will cause pain in the shoulder and neck. They will also suffer from grip weakness and restricted shoulder movement.||£12,770 to £19,200|
|Achilles tendon||Minor- Where the ankle turns and this causes damage to the tendon and a feeling of uncertainty.||£7,270 to £12,590
|Leg Injuries||Less serious (iii) - Simple tibia or fibula fractures or injuries to soft tissue||Up to £11,840
You may also be awarded special damages in your claim. Special damages seek to compensate for financial losses caused by your injury – e.g. travel and care expenses. You must keep a record of these financial losses to be able to claim them back.
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However, to be able to pursue a personal injury claim, you will need to prove the following:
- A third party owed you a duty of care – e.g. your employer or another road user.
- The third party acted negligently, which caused an accident.
- Due to the accident, you suffered an injury.
If you can prove all of these, you may be able to make a compensation claim. Use our total compensation calculator to see how much your settlement could be worth.
Below we’ve included examples of some of the scenarios in which you might sustain an injury. In order to claim, your injury would need to have happened because of negligence.
The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HASAWA) is a piece of legislation that states that all employers owe employees a duty of care. If your employer breached their duty of care to you, this could result in an accident.
For example, your employer could fail to ensure that the work floor is free of hazards. Some loose wires haven’t been properly tidied away, and you trip on them, which results in a leg injury.
Road Traffic Accidents
The Highway Code lays out rules and guidelines that apply to all road users to promote road safety. This includes drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians. Furthermore, the Road Traffic Act 1988 outlines the duty of care that road users owe one another. If someone breaches this duty of care, it could result in an accident.
For example, the driver behind you could be distracted by their phone. They fail to notice that you have come to a stop due to a red light. They crash into the back of you, causing you to suffer from whiplash.
Accidents in a Public Place
The Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 (OLA) lays out the responsibilities of the party in control of a public place. They are responsible for ensuring that the premises are safe for public members to use for the intended purposes. If the party in control of a public space breached their duty of care to you, this could result in an accident.
If you have suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, our total compensation calculator could help you estimate how much compensation you could be owed.
HSE Injury Stats
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reported that 441,000 people suffered an injury at work in 2020/21 (under the Labour Force Survey.) Additionally, the latest road accidents and safety statistics from the Department of Transport state an estimated 127,967 road casualties were recorded in 2021.
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After suffering an injury, you could be in physical and mental pain. Depending on the severity of your injury, you could be in immense physical pain (due to fractures or dislocation) or suffer from minor symptoms (due to a sprain or bruising.)
Furthermore, you may have to make adjustments to your lifestyle to deal with your condition. For example, uf you broke both your legs in a road traffic accident, you may no longer be able to play football at your local football club. You could also have to take time off of work from your job.
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A total compensation calculator can help you determine how much compensation you may be entitled to. Additionally, it can give you some feedback on liability and whether you are still in time to make a claim.
Furthermore, you can take additional steps after an injury to help you make a successful claim. These are:
- Get medical attention for your injuries – Be sure to keep a record of any diagnostics and treatments you receive.
- Gather any/all evidence – This can be anything from CCTV footage, eyewitness contact details etc.
- Receive some legal advice from our team. They can help you with any questions you may have about starting a claim.
A Conditional Fee Agreement is a kind of No Win No Fee agreement. It could benefit you if you are considering making a claim with legal representation. It is an agreement between you and your solicitor, and some of the benefits are:
- There are no upfront or ongoing fees to pay your lawyer
- If your claim is successful, you will only pay your solicitor a small success fee (this comes from your compensation)
- If your claim is not successful, you are not required to pay your solicitor’s fees
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Please find some additional resources that may help you.
Think!: Road safety laws.
UK GOV: Statutory sick pay (SSP.)
Mind: A-Z mental health.
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