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How to Use Our Personal Injury Claims Calculator

To use our personal injury compensation calculator, simply click on the injured part of your body below. Let us know how severe your injuries are and how much income you think you may have lost due to your accident. Our compensation calculator will provide you with a rough estimate of what your claim could be worth based on the latest guidelines by the Judicial College. If you would like to find out if you are able to make a claim, our caring and experienced team are on hand 24 / 7 to answer any questions that you may have.

 
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Compensation amounts taken from ‘Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases’, Fifteenth Edition (2019) by Judicial College. Read More

How Much Compensation Can You Claim?

From our experience, we can tell you that every claim and compensation settlement is different. This is not only down to the fact that every injury is different, but also, the final amount that you can receive is not just dependent on the injury itself.  Your claim can also factor in ‘special damages’ such as your loss of earnings from work, money spent on travel, treatment and care during your recovery. Though we do not guarantee to recover all of these additional costs, we can certainly try to do so.  Keeping a diary of any expenses you have incurred and the tasks you have needed assistance with can certainly help us to compile this information.

We are specialist personal injury solicitors and we have a proud history of helping people claim for a variety of accidents that were not their fault. Our firm has over 30 years’ experience covering everything from accidents at work, road traffic accidents, cycling accidents and even injuries sustained from slips, trips and falls.

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    Your Winning Personal Injury Team

    Our legal team specialises in dealing with accident and personal injury claims only. We have been providing legal services in England and Wales since 1988.  We are accredited through the Law Society, as well as the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.  We are also authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

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    How Is My Final Compensation Calculated?

    Compensation is made up of two main parts – ‘General damages’ and ‘Special damages’. General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA), and special damages are awarded for financial losses you may have incurred as a result of your injury.

    Although our injury compensation calculator will be able to give you an approximate figure based on the information you put in, this is not a guarantee that this will be the compensation you actually receive. Compensation is calculated based on many factors such as the type of injury you have had as well as the impact the injury has had on your life. The final settlement figure that you receive will be directly associated with your own injuries and resulting situation and is unlikely to be the same twice.

    Below is a list of factors our team will consider when we negotiate your compensation to help you consider all the ways your injury has affected you:

    • The severity of your injury, as well as your recovery-time;
    • Any long-term effects of your injury and rehabilitation;
    • The financial implications of having to take time off work and the impact your injury may have on your future ability to work in the same role;
    • Any care or assistance that you’ve received (including help from a family member);
    • Any adaptations that you have had to make to your home, car or life;
    • Any medical expenses or treatments, from physiotherapy to prescription costs;
    • Any travel costs associated with medical appointments etc.

     

    What Does ‘No Win No Fee* Mean’?

    Under a “No Win No Fee*” agreement, you the claimant, are only expected to pay your solicitor fees if your compensation claim is decided in your favour. These costs are pre-agreed with you before you let us represent you, so there will be no hidden fees or financial risk to you. At Smith Jones Solicitors we cap our fees so that you will pay no more than the percentage of your compensation that we agreed at the outset of your case. The cap will be set out in your client care letter and will be discussed over the phone. If our fees turn out to be significantly less than the cap, we will charge you the lower amount.  The document that sets out the details of the arrangement is called the Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). This is a risk-sharing agreement with us whereby you do not, provided you have been honest and straightforward, pay any of our charges if your case is not successful. There are some cases which we can’t take on a ‘no win no fee*’ basis. If this applies to you, we will always let you know beforehand.

     

    Accident at Work Calculator

    There are many factors that influence how much work injury compensation you could be awarded in a personal injury claim. We will need to establish the circumstances of your accident and the safety of your working environment first, for example, if you had received the adequate training and been provided with appropriate equipment to carry out your work safely.

    Due to the nature of the environment and equipment used, factory and production environments are the most common locations for injuries at work, with 40% of our accident at work claims occurring in these environments. The next thing to consider is the injuries and losses you have suffered as a result of the negligence, poor working environment or unsafe conditions. Injuries at work can vary widely from slipping on a wet floor and hurting your back, through to accidents on construction sites such as falling from a height and other serious industrial injuries. In addition to your physical injuries, we will also factor in any loss of earnings as a result of your injury at work when negotiating your settlement.

    Once liability has been established, our legal team can then help you get the settlement you are entitled to,  either by agreeing your compensation settlement through negotiation or by the judgment if your claim goes all the way to Court.

     

    Car Accident Calculator

    If you have been involved in a car accident (or any other type of road traffic accident) and suffered an injury and losses as a result, then you may be able to make a car accident claim for compensation. In the initial stages of your claim, we will need to determine who was at fault for the car accident; we call this establishing liability. if this is disputed, we will do our utmost to prove your case.

    As part of the claim process we will obtain an expert medical report to use as evidence of your injuries as this will help to form the ‘general damages’ element of your car accident claim. We will also calculate all of your additional losses known as ‘special damages’ based on the evidence you provide us with and go on to negotiate with the other side to secure the maximum settlement we can for your accident. We will work closely with you, fighting your corner to ensure you get the outcome you deserve and if we are required to take your case to court, we will.

     

    Back Injury Calculator

    “How much compensation do you get for a back injury?” is not a question that can be answered easily. Compensation for a back injury is a complex area and is dependent on many factors. Firstly, a back injury is something that can vary dramatically in severity and for those at the life-changing end of the scale, our advice is always to speak to one of our specialist Solicitors who can offer tailored advice and support.

    For less severe injuries, our back-injury calculator may be of use to provide a general estimate or guide to how much compensation you may be entitled to. Our injury claim calculator estimates your back-injury claim amount using the guidelines set out by The Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). The JC guidelines are referred to by Solicitors and other legal professionals as a guide to help them determine the value of a personal injury claim.

    In addition to the compensation amount for your injury, our compensation calculator will allow you to add a sum for your losses as a result of the accident along with any loss of earnings to give you a rounded overview of the potential compensation amount.

     

    Slip and Fall Injury Calculator

    Are you thinking of making a claim for a slip, trip or fall, and want to know how much you may be entitled to? The amount of compensation for a slip, trip or fall can vary significantly depending on the extent of your injuries. We must also consider other factors such as where your slip or fall took place. We will look at how much the injury has impacted your quality of life or ability to carry out routine tasks plus the impact it has had on your ability to work.

    When these factors have all been considered, and medical evidence has been obtained, we will then be able to better determine how much compensation you may be entitled to for a slip or fall. If you’d like a very general estimate of the sum you could claim, you can use our handy injury claims calculator above or speak to a member of our team if you’d like to find out more about making a personal injury claim.

     

    Compensation Claim Amounts

    Taken from ‘Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases’, Fifteenth Edition (2019) by Judicial College. Each settlement will be valued according to the individual merits of each case. Please note that even the most severe cases brought before 1st April 2013 may settle for approximately 10% less than indicated in the calculator due to changes in legislation. This is intended as a guide only. Your own solicitor will be able to advise you of the settlement you could be entitled to and will be able to offer more tailored guidance through the settlement stages of your claim. Smith Jones do not currently accept claims that we believe will settle for under £1000 therefore in some injury types, the minimum figure has been replaced with £1000 where the guidelines may have quoted a lesser amount.

    Minor Injuries to Body
    Injury SeverityEstimated Claim
    Minor£1,000.00 – £2,300.00
    Head & Face Injuries
    Type of Head InjuryInjury SeverityEstimated Claims
    Brain DamageMinor£14,380.00 – £40,410.00
     Moderate£40,410.00 – £205,580.00
     Moderately Severe£205,580.00 – £264,650.00
     Severe£264,650.00 – £379,100.00
    Epilepsy £51,460.00 – £140,870.00
    Epiletic Conditions £9,990.00 – £24,680.00
    Minor Head Injury £2,070.00 – £11,980.00
    PTSDMinor£3,460.00 – £7,170.00
     Moderate£7,170.00 – £20,290.00
     Moderately Severe£20,290.00 – £52,490.00
     Severe£52,490.00 – £88,270.00
    Psychiatric DamageMinor£1,440.00 – £5,500.00
     Moderate£5,500.00 – £17,900.00
     Moderately Severe£17,900.00 – £51,460.00
     Severe£51,460.00 – £108,620.00
    Facial ScarringMinor£1,000.00 – £3,310.00
     Moderate£3,710.00 – £12,900.00
     Moderately Severe£8,550.00 – £28,240.00
     Severe£27,940.00 – £91,350.00
    Fractured CheekbonesMinor£2,180.00
     Moderate£2,810.00 – £4,080.00
     Moderately Severe£4,080.00 – £6,060.00
     Severe£9,570.00 – £14,810.00
    Fractured JawMinor£6,060.00 – £8,200.00
     Moderate£8,200.00 – £16,860.00
     Moderately Severe£16,860.00 – £28,610.00
     Severe£28,610.00 – £42,730.00
    Fractured NoseMinor£1,600.00 – £2,370.00
     Moderate£2,370.00 – £2,960.00
     Moderately Severe£3,710.00 – £4,790.00
     Severe£9,990.00 – £21,700.00
    Damage to Hair £3,710.00 – £10,340.00
    Damage to EyesMinor£2,070.00 – £8,200.00
     Moderate£8,550.00 – £19,690.00
     Moderately Severe£22,230.00 – £36,960.00
     Severe£46,240.00 – £379,100.00
    Chronic Tooth Pain £1,000.00 – £35,790.00
    Damage to TeethMinor£1,020.00 – £1,600.00
     Moderate£2,070.00 – £3,710.00
     Moderately Severe£4,080.00 – £7,160.00
     Severe£8,200.00 – £10,710.00
    Taste & Smell £18,020.00 – £36,770.00
    Deafness / TinnitusMinor£6,910.00 – £11,820.00
     Moderate£11,820.00 – £27,890.00
     Moderately Severe£27,890.00 – £42,730.00
     Severe£85,170.00 – £132,040.00
    Neck
    Injury Severity Estimated Claim
    Minor £1,000.00 – £7,410.00
    Moderate £7,410.00 – £36,120.00
    Moderately Severe £42,680.00 – £122,860.00
    Severe £122,860.00 – £139,210.00
    Back
    Injury Severity Estimated Claim
    Minor £1,000.00 – £11,730.00
    Moderate £11,730.00 – £36,390.00
    Moderately Severe £36,390.00 – £82,980.00
    Severe £85,470.00 – £151,070.00
    Shoulder
    Injury Severity Estimated Claim
    Minor £1,000.00 – £7,410.00
    Moderate £7,410.00 – £11,980.00
    Moderately Severe £11,980.00 – £18,020.00
    Severe £18,020.00 – £45,070.00
    Arms
    Part of Arm Injury Severity Estimated Claims
    Fingers £1,000.00 – £34,480.00
    Forearm (Simple Fracture) Minor £6,190.00 – £18,020.00
    Hands Minor £1,000.00 – £4,461.00
    Moderate £5,260.00 – £12,460.00
    Moderately Severe £13,570.00 – £27,220.00
    Severe £27,220.00 – £79,360.00
    Loss of Both Arms £225,960.00 – £281,520.00
    Loss of Both Hands £132,040.00 – £189,110.00
    Loss of One Arm £90,250.00 – £128,710.00+
    Loss of One Hand £90,250.00 – £102,890.00
    Other Arm Injuries Minor £1,000.00 – £18,020.00
    Moderate £18,020.00 – £36,770.00
    Moderately Severe £36,770.00 – £56,180.00
    Severe £90,250.00 – £122,860.00
    Upper Limb Conditions Minor £2,070.00 – £3,310.00
    Moderate £8,110.00 – £10,090.00
    Moderately Severe £13,970.00 – £15,330.00
    Severe £20,560.00 – £21,700.00
    Wrist
    Injury SeverityEstimated Claim
    Minor£3,310.00 – £4,450.00
    Moderate£4,450.00 – £22,990.00
    Moderately Severe£22,990.00 – £36,770.00
    Severe£44,690.00 – £56,180.00
    Leg
    Injury Severity Estimated Claim
    Minor £1,000.00 – £26,050.00
    Moderate £26,050.00 – £36790.00
    Moderately Severe £36,790.00 – £51,460.00
    Severe £51,460.00 – £127,530.00
    Leg Amputation  £91,950.00 – £264,650.00
    Knee
    Injury SeverityEstimated Claim
    Minor£1,000.00 – £12,900.00
    Moderate£13,920.00 – £24,580.00
    Moderately Severe£24,580.00 – £40,770.00
    Severe£48,920.00 – £90,290.00
    Ankle
    Injury SeverityEstimated Claim
    Minor£1,000.00 – £12,900.00
    Moderate£12,900.00 – £29,450.00
    Moderately Severe£29,380.00 – £46,980.00
    Severe£46,980.00 – £65,420.00
    Foot
    Injury SeverityEstimated Claim
    Minor£1,000.00 – £12,900.00
    Moderate£12,900.00 – £29,460.00
    Moderately Severe£29,460.00 – £65,710.00
    Severe£78,800.00 – £102,890.00
    Toe
    Injury SeverityEstimated Claim
    Minor£1,000.00 – £5,250.00
    Moderate£1,000.00 – £9,010.00
    Moderately Severe£9,010.00 – £12,900.00
    Severe£12,900.00 – £19,770.00

    Compensation Claim Amounts Explained

    Compensation is the payment of money to an individual in acknowledgement of any suffering or loss they may have endured. In the case of personal injury (PI), some payouts are provided in order to protect workers in circumstances whereby an injury may limit or prevent them from continuing their employment. The claims are therefore in place as a means of personal security, protecting against a loss of earnings and helping the individual to return to the financial position they were in before the injury occurred. Within the legal sector, personal injury refers to both physical and psychological issues, each of which may be accidental or as a result of negligence. For instance, although individuals may be eligible for claims due to dental or medical negligence, they may also be owed compensation due to sports-related injuries and trips and falls. Personal injuries may include – but are not limited to – accidents on the road, accidents at work, slips, trips and falls, holiday illness, occupational disease, supermarket accidents, or fatal illness claims.

     

    When it comes to compensation claim amounts, there is no “one size fits all” approach. The amount of compensation an individual can claim for personal injury, therefore, depends on a number of factors, including the ability of the individual to continue working, the length of time it takes for them to recover, and the reaction of the opposing side of the claim. In addition to this, the claims process should also take into account any extra costs which may occur as a result of long-term discomfort. For example, a compensation pay-out for severe back injury may cover not only the cost of surgery, but also the treatment for any further physical distress. Potential psychological distress is also a factor which must be considered throughout the personal injury claims process. In cases where the claimant has suffered post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), shock, or depression as a result of the injury, they may be entitled to an extra pay-out in compensation known as ‘special damages’.

     

    One of the largest misconceptions regarding compensation claim amounts is that there are set values for each injury. In actuality, the appropriate payout value is agreed upon after an in-depth analysis of each individual case, and a diagnosis of the severity of the injury. Personal injuries require a thorough medical analysis, and are rated according to the following scale:

     

    • Minor – it might take a couple of days and a couple of weeks for the individual to recover.
    • Moderate – it might take a couple of months for the individual to recover.
    • Moderately severe – the injury has likely caused long-lasting damage and a full recovery may never be possible.
    • Severe – the injury has caused permanent damage.

     

    Although compensation claims vary from firm to firm, there are average values which individuals might expect to receive. For instance, minor shoulder injuries might receive a payout of between £1,000 – £6,600, whereas you might expect up to £80,440 for severe knee injuries. There are, however, some circumstances in which the above scale doesn’t necessarily apply. For example, in the case of epilepsy, taste/smell impairments, or finger-related injuries, you might expect to receive the same pay-out for a ‘minor’ injury as you would a ‘severe’ injury. At Smith Jones Solicitors, our average pay-out is £11,500, and claimants can get an estimate of how much their claim may be worth using our trusted compensation calculator.

     

    To date, one the largest reported amounts to having been paid out in personal injury compensation is £24 million[1]. The compensation was paid by the NHS to the family of Maisha Najee, who was left with life-altering injuries after doctors injected glue into her brain instead of dye. The accident, which was cited as ‘medical negligence’, left Maisha requiring constant medical care and unable to walk. In a case as severe as this, with the hospital admitting full liability, it is likely that Maisha’s family faced few legal obstructions during the claims process. As a result, they were promised yearly instalments of £383,000 until Maisha turned 19, and instalments of £423,000 a year from the age of 19 until her death. It is predicted that she will live until the age of 64, meaning that £24 million will have been paid out altogether in personal injury compensation. This figure may adjust accordingly, meaning that the NHS could end up paying more or less than the agreed sum depending on Maisha’s lifespan.

     

    At Smith Jones Solicitors, we understand that there is no “one size fits all” approach when it comes to personal injury compensation claims. With our dedicated team of legal experts and years of experience, we are specialists in helping individuals receive the money they are entitled to. We are so confident in our approach that we operate on a “no win, no fee*” basis, so you can rest assured that your claim is being handled by people who care. Contact us at Smith Jones Solicitors to start your claims process today!

     

    [1] https://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jan/27/nhs-24m-bill-glue-injected-girls-brain-great-ormond-street

    Personal Injury Compensation – How Much?

    A personal injury can either be something physical like an injury, disease or illness or it can be a psychological injury or illness. Some personal injuries can result in long term complications, changes to the quality of life and even, in some cases, death. There are lots of kinds of personal injuries:

     

    • An injury at your place of work. This includes illnesses caused by your work environment such as a disease caused by hazardous materials.
    • An injury caused in a traffic accident including motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents and car accidents
    • An injury caused by faulty goods
    • An injury caused by the negligence of other such as Dental Negligence
    • An injury caused by a trip or fall
    • A physical or psychological injury sustained by a victim as a result of a crime

     

    How much personal injury compensation will I receive?

    When assessing how much personal injury compensation you could be entitled to there are no fixed amounts per injury. This is because each client we work with is affected by a unique set of circumstances (we have published some guidelines and a compensation amounts table). If you have sustained a personal injury, you should seek the advice of our expert personal injury lawyers who will assess your case on its merits and advise how much you could expect to receive by way of general damages. However, there is some guidance available.

     

    For serious injuries, we also recover compensation to cover additional costs that arise as a result of your accident, including; loss of future earnings, a lifetime of care and treatment, help with chores, medication, prosthetic limbs and adaptations to your accommodation. Depending on the severity of the injury, this can lead to you being awarded up to millions of pounds.

     

    General damages are paid as compensation for an injury, for example, a payment for pain and suffering or loss of future earnings. The court will decide on the amount to be paid. Special damages are paid as compensation for actual financial loss caused by the accident up to the date of the hearing. These can include damage to clothing or other belongings, the costs of care, travel costs to hospital and medical expenses.

     

    There are some circumstances in which the damages you receive may be reduced as your injuries may have been made worse due to something you did/didn’t do. An example of this would be if you were not wearing a seatbelt when you were involved in a traffic accident.

     

    How much will it cost me to claim?

    An insurance policy might cover your legal fees for instance, many house, car and travel insurance policies have legal expenses cover attached. A more common and much more accessible option is using a conditional fee agreement, also known as ‘no win, no fee*.’ This means that if you lose your case your solicitors will receive no fees. However, you might have to pay the legal fees of the other side and any expenses incurred by your solicitors (disbursements). Your solicitor may ask you to take out insurance to cover this outcome. If you are successful in winning your case, the other side will pay part of your solicitor’s expenses and fees and you will most likely be asked to contribute a pre-arranged percentage of your compensation to cover the remaining fees. At Smith Jones specialist personal injury solicitors, we operate on a no win, no fee* basis in the majority of cases.

     

    I want to make a claim, what should I do?

    If you feel you are entitled to compensation for a personal injury contact Smith Jones personal claim solicitors today. With over 30 years’ legal experience, our personal injury solicitors team are here to help you. Our lawyers are all specialists in personal injury litigation and we are supported by a national network of medical experts and accident investigators, this allows us to provide an outstanding service throughout England and Wales. Every year we deal with a huge variety of injury claims for thousands of people. We understand that every case is unique and one approach doesn’t fit all that’s why we tailor our approach to suit you. Personal injury cases can often be of a sensitive nature so we deal with every claim with the utmost professionalism and compassion.

     

    To find out more about making a claim for personal injury compensation, call us on 0800 195 95 90 and discuss your claim with one of our expert solicitors. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are ready to take your call.

    Compensation Guidelines For Personal Injury

    If you have suffered a personal injury you are entitled to claim compensation for the pain and suffering you have endured as a consequence of the injury and for all the losses you may have suffered as a result of the injury (use our compensation calculator). These can include:

     

    • Loss of earnings
    • Any insurance excess you might have had to pay
    • Damage to your clothing and property
    • Rehabilitation and the cost of ongoing care
    • Home adaptations required
    • Any future losses, for example, inability to work or loss of promotion prospects.

     

    The compensation you receive will usually be split into two categories, special damages and general damages. General damages are those which are easily quantifiable. Examples of general damages could be medical expenses or taxi fares. It’s a good idea to keep a record of any expenses (including receipts) that you incur as a result of the personal injury so that your solicitor can claim them back on your behalf, though there are no guarantees that these will be paid by your opponent. Special damages tend to be more difficult as they are ‘assessed.’ A monetary value must be placed on the pain and suffering you have endured, your possible future losses and the effect the injury might have on your lifestyle, along with many other factors.

     

    Lawyers and judges will seek a medical report to allow them to value your claim. Your case will be compared to similar past cases and use the level of damages awarded as guidance for your claim. The Judicial College which provides training and instruction for all judges in England and Wales also periodically issues guidelines for the assessment of general damages in personal injury cases. These figures are used in our trusted claims calculator.

     

    If a court feels that you are partly responsible for a personal injury they may reduce the general damages you receive. For example, if you weren’t wearing a seatbelt in a road traffic injury or if you didn’t follow the correct safety procedures in your workplace.

     

    When should I claim? 

    If you feel that you are entitled to compensation for your personal injury you should be aware that there are time limits on taking legal action. The time limits differ which is why we would advise you to seek legal advice as soon as possible if you hope to claim compensation. The most common claim in personal injury cases is negligence. The time limit for negligence claims is three years. This means that court proceedings must be issued within three years of your first being aware that you have suffered an injury. Depending on the circumstances of the case, this limit may be extended for instance, for cases involving a minor.

     

    How long will my claim take?

    Every claim is unique so the time it takes will vary according to the individual circumstances. Whether the third party admit or deny responsibility for the personal injury will also affect how long the claim takes.