Compensation Calculator – Check How Much You Can Claim
By Stephen Hudson. Last Updated 1st December 2023. Designed by industry professionals, our compensation calculator delivers a unique and quality user experience. Not only does it provide estimated compensation amounts for personal injury claims, medical negligence, data breach and criminal injuries, but it also offers figures for all types of physical and mental injuries.
Our compensation calculator is also able to help you assess your loss of earnings and other special damages, as well as your eligibility to make a personal injury claim.
So if you’re looking for a compensation calculator to gain a better insight into your ability to claim, our tool can help.
Below, you can use our free compensation payout calculator. It’s ideal if you’re looking to learn more after being hurt in the likes of a car accident or an accident at work. It can also help with medical negligence and data breach compensation claims too.
If you’d rather speak to us than use the claim calculator, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We have a number of contact methods you can use to reach us:
- Call us on 0800 073 8804
- Write to us about your case using our online claim form
- Or chat with us now about your accident using the live chat service.
You can also learn more about how versatile compensation calculators can be as we’ll take a closer look at multiple injury claims that they may be used for. Other sections will answer other popular related queries, such as how much time you have to make a valid claim.
To learn more about our compensation calculator tool and how it works, why not check out our video below:
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- Use The Compensation Calculator
- What Is A Compensation Calculator And How Could It Help Me?
- How Is A Settlement Amount Calculated?
- Using Our Medical Negligence Compensation Calculator
- Accident At Work Compensation Calculator
- Scar Compensation Calculator
- Car Accident Claim Calculator
- Multiple Injury Compensation Calculator
- How Long Do I Have To Make A Claim?
- Get Help Using Our Compensation Calculator
- Learn More About Personal Injury Claims
To use our compensation calculator, you simply:
- Select the type of accident you’ve had, such as a road accident.
- Select the nature of your injury
- Tell us a bit about it and how serious you think it is.
Next, you’ll have a chance to tell us about any financial losses you’ve incurred because of the injury. These are known as special damages.
Once you’ve completed the assessment form, you’ll be provided with a report that details your potential compensation payout.
Our calculator can also be used in different scenarios. This means that, for example, you could use it as a medical negligence claim calculator or as an accident at work claim calculator. You can also use it today as a mental health compensation calculator to see how much your psychological injuries could be worth.
If you have a query or would like some help using our free tool, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at the contact number at the top of this page.
A compensation calculator can give you an estimate of how much compensation you could be awarded if your personal injury claim is successful.
Our accident claims calculator is free to use and will ask a series of questions to understand the type of accident you suffered harm in and the nature of your injury including the severity and type. Additionally, it may ask whether you have needed to take time off work to understand whether you lost out on any income that could be reimbursed via compensation awarded under special damages.
Our advisors are free to talk to and can guide you through the process of using our compensation calculator. Alternatively, they could assess the value of your potential claim themselves. Call on the number above for more information.
What Can’t An Accident At Work Claim Calculator Do?
Whether you have suffered due to personal injuries or medical negligence, our compensation calculator could give you an estimate of your claim. However, various factors can impact your personal injury compensation. How much you receive in a successful claim could partly depend on if you are eligible to claim special damages. Unfortunately, our claims calculator can’t consider all types of special damages. It only provides a figure for your pain and suffering and loss of earnings.
Special damages are intended to help you claim for any financial losses you have experienced as a direct result of your injury. To include special damages as part of your claim, you will need to supply evidence. This could include receipts, invoices or payslips.
Examples of special damages:
- Out-of-pocket medical costs, such as prescriptions.
- Travel expenses.
- Carer costs.
- Vehicle and home adaptions.
- Repair and replacement costs for any property that might have been damaged in the accident.
Your injuries may have resulted in costs not seen on this list. Call our advisors for free advice about what you could claim under special damages.
A full and final settlement of your case may include two heads of claim—general damages and special damages.
General damages relate to the physical pain, psychological suffering and overall loss of amenity that the injuries have caused you. The figures you receive at the end of our compensation payout calculator relate to general damages. This is why it is often referred to as a basic award calculator.
Any financial losses or expenses you incur because of the injury are known as special damages. This can include loss of earnings, both in the past and in the future too, particularly if your injuries are significant enough to prevent you from working.
It also includes any care costs that you may incur. For example, if you break your hip, you may be left immobile. As a result, the help of someone else may be required to support you with cooking, cleaning and washing. If a family member devoted their time to help you, it’s possible to claim money for the hours they spent caring for you.
Do I Need Evidence To Pursue Compensation Claim Amounts?
It’s crucial that you can provide evidence to support your personal injury claim. Claimants who cannot prove that their injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence are unlikely to be awarded compensation claim amounts.
Therefore, you should consider collecting the following evidence:
- Medical records – you are within your right to request a copy of your medical records. You can also give your solicitor permission to obtain them on your behalf. Letters from the hospital or surgery that treated you can also be helpful. These will prove any injuries you are being treated for and can also indicate the causation of your injuries.
- Insight from an independent medical expert – an expert can assess your condition to determine the extent of your injuries and if they were caused by negligence. This evidence will be obtained as part of the personal injury claims process, with your solicitor guiding you through each step.
- Contact details of witnesses – if there were witnesses to your accident, it’s worth asking them for their contact details. That way they can be asked to provide a statement confirming what happened and who was at fault.
- Photographic evidence – you should photograph any injuries you have sustained that are visible. Additionally, take photographs of the accident scene and any hazards that may have contributed to your injuries.
If you would like to know how much compensation you could be awarded, get in touch at any time and our personal injury solicitors may be able to help. Additionally, they’ll be able to answer any questions you have about using a personal injury compensation calculator.
Our medical negligence compensation calculator could help you. Simply enter details about the incident and you’ll receive a report on what you could be entitled to in compensation.
You’ll also be asked whether you’ve suffered any financial losses relating to the act of negligence. This is particularly useful if you’ve had to take time off work to recover from your injuries. So when you get your final report after using the medical negligence payout calculator, you’ll have a complete idea of the level of compensation you could receive in a successful case.
It can also help you understand how much compensation could be claimed for medical negligence resulting in death. To learn more about using our medical negligence claim calculator, please contact us for free legal advice using the above details.
A failure on the part of your employer to provide the likes of adequate personal protective equipment (like steel toe cap boots or non-slip shoes) can lead to accidents like slips, trips and falls or chemical burns.
Similarly, a failure to conduct regular risk assessments and maintenance checks could see tools or equipment fall into disrepair, potentially posing a health and safety risk to those who use them. This could lead to cuts and lacerations, broken bones, or in severe cases, amputations or fatal accidents.
If you’ve fallen victim to such an incident, it’s natural to wonder if you’re entitled to compensation and if so, how much you could get. That’s why we’ve created our accident at work claim calculator.
Using this free tool, you can reflect upon who may have been at fault, enter information about the injuries sustained and whether you experienced any loss of earnings. You’ll then be provided with a short report that sets out how much compensation you could receive.
If you have any questions about using our accident at work compensation calculator following your work-related illness or injury, please get in touch.
One specific injury that many people look to learn more about after an accident is scarring. This is particularly the case if you suffer injuries like:
- Broken bones, particularly compound fractures that see the bone break the skin.
- Cuts and lacerations caused by sharp objects
- Head injuries that may cause cuts and gashes
- Eye injuries
- Broken jaw injuries
Given the significance of scar injuries, it’s therefore natural to seek out a tool like a compensation calculator. The amount awarded will depend on the extent of the injury and how much it has negatively impacted you. For example, you may want to use a scar compensation calculator for further clarity about the amount you could receive if a scar has caused you severe psychiatric injuries.
As scars can be sustained across various parts of the body, the value of a claim for a scar can vary depending on its location and its severity. Factors such as how visible and/or painful it is can also factor into the value of a scar claim.
There are many injuries that could be sustained in a road traffic accident, such as whiplash injuries, broken bones, dislocations, sprains and strains.
For example, you may have damaged the tendon in your neck after being hit from behind while stopped at a set of traffic lights.
Our whiplash compensation calculator could help you understand what you’re entitled to following a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence.
It’s important to note though, that the Whiplash Reform Programme has changed the way claims are made for whiplash injuries. The changes affect passengers and drivers over the age of 18 who sustained injuries in a car accident.
The changes mean that any claims made for injuries valued at £5,000 or below are to be made through the government’s online claim portal. Our calculator could help you better understand the steps you may need to take to seek compensation.
When accidents happen, it’s possible to suffer more than one injury. For example, if you’re in a road traffic accident in which the other driver smashes into you head-on, you could suffer injuries to your leg and neck, as well as suffering from mental trauma too, like post-traumatic stress disorder.
When you use our tool, you’ll be asked whether you suffered more than one injury. Simply highlight the different parts of your body that you sustained an injury to and our compensation payout calculator will provide advice and guidance on how much compensation you could be awarded in successful multiple injury claims.
Limitation Act 1980, you typically have three years from the date of the accident that caused your injuries to start your claim.
Under certain circumstances, the time limit can work differently. If the injured party is under the age of 18, then the time limit will be suspended until their 18th birthday. A claim could be made on the child’s behalf by a litigation friend while the limit is frozen, but if this doesn’t happen, they can claim for themselves when it is reinstated.
The time limit will be frozen indefinitely if the injured party lacks the mental capacity to start their own claim. A litigation friend could claim instead on the injured party’s behalf. If this doesn’t happen and the injured party later recovers their mental capacity, then the injured party will have three years to make their own claim starting from the date of recovery.
For more advice on the time limits for claims or using a compensation payout calculator, contact our advisors for free today.
If you’d like more information on our compensation claims calculator, get in touch with our team of advisors. They can answer any questions you might have and can offer to evaluate your claim for free. During this consultation, they will take into account the circumstances of your case and can tell you if your claim is valid.
If it is, they may be able to connect you with one of our solicitors. There are many benefits to working with a solicitor on your claim; for example, they can take into account circumstances that may not be covered by our compensation calculator, such as special damages.
Our solicitors also offer their services on a No Win No Fee basis. They do this by offering their clients a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), which is a kind of No Win No Fee agreement. Under this type of contract, your solicitor will not ask for a fee to start working on your claim, nor will they ask for ongoing payments to continue their work. Likewise, if your claim doesn’t succeed, then your solicitor won’t take a fee for their services.
However, if your claim does succeed, then your solicitor will take a success fee. This is deducted from your compensation as a small percentage, though a legal cap limits this. This helps to ensure that you keep the majority of what you receive.
To find out if you could be eligible to work with one of our solicitors, get in touch today by:
We have some other guides and resources that you may find useful, such as:
- Compensation calculator for an accident at work
- Supermarket accident claim
- Criminal injuries compensation calculator.
- Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
- Burnt scalp from bleach
- Breach of health and safety regulations by your employer.
- Car accident solicitors for the Bolton area
- Serious Back Injury Compensation Case Study
Call our advisors if you have any further questions about our compensation calculator.