UK Compensation Calculator – A Full Guide

This guide will look at how a UK compensation calculator could help you value a personal injury claim. In order to make a claim, you must be able to prove that a third party’s negligence led to you sustaining injuries.

UK compensation calculator
UK compensation calculator guide

We will look at different kinds of personal injury claims and the legislation that is in place to keep you safe. This guide will also discuss the potential impact of sustaining an injury. Examples are provided of what evidence can support your claim.

Working with a No Win No Fee solicitor could help ease any stress as they represent you throughout your claim. This guide will highlight the benefits of No Win No Fee agreements. 

If you have any questions regarding your claim, you can reach our panel of personal injury solicitors using the following contact details:

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  1. UK Compensation Calculator
  2. What Is A Compensation Claim?
  3. Examples Of Accidents Leading To Injury Claims
  4. Potential Impact Of Suffering An Injury
  5. Can I Use A UK Compensation Calculator?
  6. Connect With No Win No Fee Solicitors To Start An Injury Claim
  7. Learn More About How To Use A UK Compensation Calculator

UK Compensation Calculator

When making a personal injury claim, there are up to two heads of compensation you can claim. General damages compensate you for the physical and psychological injuries you sustain. Special damages reimburse you for any financial losses incurred as a result of the accident. This includes travel costs, loss of earnings and the cost of prescriptions and medical care.

Our UK compensation calculator is created using figures from the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). Legal professionals often use the JCG to help them assign a value to claims. We’ve used these to create the table below, too. 

InjuryCompensation BracketDescription of Injury
Very Severe Brain Damage£282,010 - £403,990There may be some ability to follow basic commands with little to no meaningful response to environment or language function
Moderately Severe Brain Damage£219,070 - £282,010Severe disability with need for constant care. Life expectancy may be reduced
Moderate Brain Damage (i)£150,110 - £219,070Cases include moderate to severe deficit to intellect, change in personality and significant risk of epilepsy
Moderate Brain Damage (ii)£90,720 - £150,110Injuries include moderate to modest intellectual deficit, some risk of epilepsy and a greatly reduced ability to work
Severe Back Injury (i)£91,090 - £160,980Most severe cases can include damage to spinal cord and nerve roots with severe pain and disability. Injuries within this bracket will be unusually severe.
Severe Back Injury (ii)£74,160 - £88,430Cases include impaired mobility and bladder function, unsightly scarring and loss of sensation
Severe Back Injury (iii)£38,780 - £69,730Disc lesions, fractures and soft tissue damage leading to chronic conditions such as impaired agility, personality change and severe pain and discomfort
Very Severe Ankle Injury£50,060 - £69,700Cases are specific and unusual, including transmalleolar fracture of the ankle resulting in deformity and possible need for amputation if further damage occurs
Severe Ankle Injury£31,310 - £50,060Injury requires excessive treatment with a lengthy period in plaster. Level of award depends on presence of arthritis, regular sleep disturbance and impact on employment
Moderate Ankle Injury£13,740 - £26,590Fractures and ligamentous tears that lead to disabilities such as issues standing for long periods of time, awkwardness on stairs and residual scarring

Please note that the table above is just to be used as a guideline. You can contact our team today to discuss a more specific valuation of your claim.

What Is A Compensation Claim?

To make a claim, you must prove that a third party acted negligently, leading to an accident that caused your injuries. The severity of your injuries will also impact how much compensation you can claim. 

You can’t make a claim just because an accident occurred. Instead, you need to show that it was caused by negligence. Negligence is a breach of the duty of care that someone owes you, and a duty of care is a legal obligation towards your safety.

Similarly, you cannot claim for an accident alone- you must have been injured as a result. As part of your claim, you might be asked to attend an independent medical assessment to confirm how badly your injuries have impacted you.

For more support and information on how our UK compensation calculator could help you, contact our team today. Our advisors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer you free legal advice.

Examples Of Accidents Leading To Injury Claims

In multiple environments a third party owes you a duty of care. If they breach this duty of care through negligence, it can lead to accidents that cause injury. 

In the workplace, your employer owes you a duty of care and must do all they reasonably can to keep you safe. This is outlined in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.  For example, if you’re not provided the relevant PPE to do your job safely in a kitchen, you can suffer from a burned hand.

The Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 states that the third party in control of a space owes you a duty of care.  If regular maintenance checks aren’t completed, you can slip and fall on a loose tile, resulting in an ankle injury.

All road users including cyclists, drivers and horse riders, must abide by the Highway Code, which is a set of rules and guidelines about road safety. Furthermore, the Road Traffic Act 1988 outlines certain driving offences. 

All road users owe one another a duty of care. If an HGV driver causes an accident while on the phone, this is a breach of the duty of care that they owe you. You may be eligible for compensation if their negligence leads to your  injury. For example, if their negligence resulted in a car accident that caused whiplash and a head injury, you may be able to claim

A UK compensation calculator can assess your injuries and help you work out what your settlement total could be. If you’ve suffered an accident at work, in a public place or a road traffic accident, get in touch today to see if you have a valid claim.

2022 Injury Stats

The UK Department for Transport website shows reported road casualties in Great Britain in the year ending June 2021. From this report, we can see 1,390 road accident deaths occurred. This is an 11% decrease from the previous year. Furthermore, there were 119,850 casualties of all severities reported, which is 9% less than in 2020. 

Potential Impact Of Suffering An Injury

Injuries you sustain due to third-party negligence can have a lasting effect on your life. For instance, suffering with emotional pain and distress after the accident. You may also need further surgery and possible amputation depending on the severity of your injuries.

These circumstances can alter your life moving forward. For instance, you may not be able to return to your role as an engineer if you had your arm amputated. You can claim for these continuing issues if you provide evidence that proves that your injury occurred because of negligence.

Our UK compensation calculator can be used to help start you see how much you could be owed. You can also see below for information about what evidence you can provide to support your claim.

Can I Use A UK Compensation Calculator?

You can use a UK compensation calculator to see what compensation you may be entitled to. However, you should only treat the amount that it gives you as a guide, not as a guarantee of the amount you will receive. 

In order to make a claim, you must provide evidence that the duty of care you are owed has been breached, causing an accident which led to your injury.

Evidence can include:

  • CCTV footage of the accident taking place
  • Details of witnesses that can testify for your case
  • Photographs of the scene of the accident and your injuries
  • Medical reports and prescriptions to assess the extent of the damage you’ve suffered

An independent medical assessment may be required as part of your claim. A solicitor can help arrange this for you in your local area if necessary.

Read on to hear more about working with a solicitor on a No Win No Fee basis. Otherwise, get in touch with our team for free legal advice about claiming. 

Connect With No Win No Fee Solicitors To Start An Injury Claim

There are no upfront fees when you work with a solicitor on a No Win No Fee agreement. In fact, there’s nothing to pay during your claim at all. Furthermore, if you don’t receive compensation, you won’t have to pay for their services at all. 

There’s a small success fee to be deducted by your solicitor at the end of a successful claim. This is only a small percentage of your settlement, and the law prevents you from being overcharged. Your solicitor will discuss all of these terms with you before you agree to anything.

You can contact us today to speak to a solicitor about claiming with a No Win No Fee agreement in place. 

Ask About Using A UK Compensation Calculator

Our panel of solicitors can be reached using the details below. They will be happy to help you use our UK compensation calculator, or will be able to value your claim for you if you’d prefer. 

You can:

Learn More About How To Use A UK Compensation Calculator

See the following resources for more information on personal injury claims:

First aid support can be found on the NHS website.

You can find information on driver behaviour here from

The UK government website contains information on Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) that may be helpful to you.

Or to see more of our guides and accident compensation calculators, follow the links below:

We hope this guide on using our UK compensation calculator has been helpful.

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