Compensation Calculator – How Much Can You Claim?
Designed by industry professionals, our compensation calculator delivers a unique and quality user experience. Not only does it provide estimated compensation amounts for all types of physical and mental injuries, but it can also help assess your loss of earnings and other special damages, as well as your eligibility to make a personal injury claim.
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 accident at work 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.
Use The Compensation Calculator
In this section, you can use our compensation calculator. 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 quick assessment form, you’ll be provided with a report that details your potential compensation payout.
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If you have a query or would like some help using our free tool, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on the contact number at the top of this page.
What Is A Compensation Calculator?
A compensation calculator is a free online tool that provides an assessment of your case and the injuries you’ve suffered. It will help advise whether you’re eligible to make a personal injury claim by considering the time limits relating to the accident as well as how it happened.
It also considers any financial losses you’ve incurred because of the injury. Known as special damages, it takes into account any loss of earnings, any medical bills you’ve had to fund, or travel costs you had to incur.
Make sure you keep hold of your receipts and bills; without them, it mightn’t be possible to recover these costs.
Above all, the compensation payout calculator will provide you with an estimate of how much you could receive for the physical and psychological injuries you’ve suffered. This aspect of compensation is known as general damages. It accounts for the pain, suffering and impact on your enjoyment of life the injuries have caused.
The purpose of this tool is to help you. If injured in an accident at work, for instance, that was no fault of your own, you can suddenly find yourself in a world of pain and stress.
In these situations, you may need a helping hand to remove the shroud of uncertainty. And that’s why we created this tool, to empower you with the knowledge to help you make the next step in securing the outcome you deserve.
How Can A Calculator Tell Me Potential Compensation Amounts?
Our personal injury claims calculator has been designed by industry professionals. We’ve assessed other compensation calculator tools, examined what they do and importantly what they don’t do. And that’s why we believe our tool is a cut above the rest.
Using the latest edition (19th) of the guidelines of the Judicial College—an organisation devoted to training judges and reviewing compensation awards made by the courts—we’ve included every injury you could possibly sustain in an accident at work, accident in a public place or a road traffic accident.
This tool isn’t just limited to personal injury law, however. It also considers medical negligence. While the two areas are distinct and separate from each other, there is an overlap, and our payout calculator can help give you the knowledge you may need.
Simply answer the questions that the calculator asks and within a few clicks, you’ll have your compensation estimate.
How Is A Settlement Amount Calculated?
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.
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.
Using The Compensation Calculator For Personal Injury Law
Personal injury law is a term that covers many different types of cases, including:
- Accidents at work
- Road traffic accidents (RTAs), such as car accidents
- Accidents in public places, such as slips, trips and falls in supermarkets
- Allergic reaction and food poisoning claims
According to statistics published by the Health and Safety Executive, in 2019/20, 65,427 people suffered an injury serious enough to be reported under The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR). 1.6 million people are believed to be suffering from a work-related illness, such as stress or a repetitive strain injury.
This is a significant number of people, many injured through no fault of their own. If you’re one of them, it’s natural to wonder whether pursuing a personal injury claim would be worthwhile. And to help you determine whether that’s the case, a quick use of our compensation calculator for an accident at work can help.
Our Compensation Calculator And Medical Negligence
Cases of medical negligence have been on the rise in the past few years. NHS Resolution, which handles clinical negligence cases against the organisation, reported that in 2020/21, they received 12,629 new claims and reported incidents, which was a 7.5% increase on the previous year.
The rise in medical negligence claims could be in relation to a decrease in funding for the NHS and a greater demand for services. And given the number of people who receive healthcare treatment each year, it is only a small minority that results in instances of negligence.
Nonetheless, if you’re one of those unfortunate victims, you may be looking for help and guidance on what to do next. That’s where our compensation calculator for medical negligence can support you. Simply enter details about the incident and you’ll receive a report on your eligibility to claim and what you could be entitled to in compensation.
Accident At Work Claim Calculator
As we’ve seen above, accidents at work are more common than you think. 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 compensation calculator for accidents at work.
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 and the steps you can take to claim it.
If you have any questions about using our accident at work claim calculator, please get in touch.
How Long Do I Have To Make A Claim?
If you’ve done some research on making a claim, you may have seen reference to time limits. All claims have a limited period of time within which they can be made. Here are some details:
- In standard personal injury claims, like accidents at work, public liability claims and road traffic accidents, you have just 3 years from the date of the accident to begin a claim.
- In cases like medical negligence and industrial disease, there may not be an accident date, so instead, it goes by the date of knowledge. This is the date upon which you knew or suspected that your injuries or illness was at least partially caused by the failings of the defendant.
- If the claimant is under the age of 18, the 3-year time limit is frozen until they come of age. They then have until their 21st birthday to claim.
- Similarly, if the claimant lacks or loses the mental capacity to claim, the time limit is frozen until they recover enough to act for themselves.
- In either of the last two instances, a litigation friend can commence proceedings on the claimant’s behalf.
Our compensation calculator can help you when it comes to working out if you’re still in time to make a claim. Alternatively, you can call us on the number at the top of this page to discuss it with us.
Get Help Using Our Compensation Calculator
If you’d rather speak to us directly than use our compensation calculator, we’d be more than happy to help. We can go through the form with you over the phone or via our live chat service, guiding you every step of the way. We can explain what your results mean and what your next available steps could be.
If it did appear that a claim is possible, then we can help you take those next steps. Our expert solicitors all work on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that if your claim is pursued and didn’t lead to a successful outcome, you would not have to pay any of their fees. With no upfront fees or while the case progresses, No Win No Fee is an affordable option for many.
In a successful claim, you simply pay your solicitor a small and legally capped percentage of your compensation award to help cover their costs.
If you’d like to find out more about how we can help, you can reach out to us via any of the methods below:
- Call us on our 24-hour helpline on 0800 073 8804
- Chat with us now using our live chat service
- Or write to us about your claim online
Learn More About Personal Injury Claims
We have some other guides and resources that you may find useful, such as:
- Our compensation calculator for an accident at work may answer your questions
- Try our compensation calculator for a car accident to learn more about this area of law
- Or discover more about your potential payout using our medical negligence compensation calculator