Compensation Calculator – How Much Can You Claim?

By Stephen Hudson. Last Updated 2nd August 2022. 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.

So if you’re looking for an accident at work compensation calculator to gain a better insight into your ability to claim, our tool can help.

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Use our compensation calculator

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. 

Read on to learn more about how our injury claims calculator could help you. The next sections in this guide have more information on what exactly compensation calculators are and how they work. If you would like to learn more about different personal injury claim amounts and how they are calculated, then you can learn more about that in this guide as well.

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.

Select A Section

  1. Use The Compensation Calculator
  2. What Is A Compensation Calculator?
  3. How Can A Damages Calculator Help Me?
  4. How Is A Settlement Amount Calculated?
  5. Using The Compensation Calculator For Personal Injury Law
  6. Using Our Medical Negligence Compensation Calculator
  7. Accident At Work Compensation Calculator
  8. Scar Compensation Calculator
  9. Car Accident Claim Calculator
  10. Multiple Injury Compensation Calculator
  11. How Long Do I Have To Make A Claim?
  12. Using A Compensation Calculator In The UK
  13. Get Help Using Our Compensation Calculator
  14. Learn More About Personal Injury Claims

Use The Compensation Calculator

To use our compensation calculator, you simply:

  1. select the type of accident you’ve had, such as a road accident.
  2. select the nature of your injury
  3. 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.

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 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 Damages Calculator Help Me?

A personal injury claim calculator can help you get an estimate of how much compensation you could receive if your claim is successful. A damages calculator, also known as an injury claim calculator, cannot provide a guaranteed amount, but they could give you an idea of what you could be awarded.

Some damages calculators work by taking figures from the 2022 edition of the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). This is a publication often used by judges, solicitors, and other legal professionals to assign a potential value to general damages in claims.

Our compensation calculator can help you get an estimate of what your claim could be worth in general damages, which is the compensation assigned to your injuries, as well as certain aspects of special damages such as loss of earnings.

When you receive your estimate from our injury claim calculator, you can also contact our team of expert advisors to find out more about the claims process and potentially be connected to one of our experienced solicitors.

What Can’t An Accident At Work Claim Calculator Do?

You may be interested in using an injury at work claims calculator to see what potential compensation you could receive from a successful personal injury claim. However, while they can prove to be a useful tool, an online calculator for workplace injuries may not be able to help you if you’ve suffered in another way. You could potentially make use of a medical negligence claims calculator or a car accident claims calculator instead.

While an online calculator can potentially give you an idea of your potential compensation, it can’t inform you if your accident was caused by negligence or not. Our advisors can provide you with legal insight and, upon hearing about your accident, tell you quickly and easily about your claim eligibility.

Furthermore, the calculator cannot always accommodate for all the complexities of a personal injury claim. For example, if you’re also wanting to see what you can claim for financial losses, often referred to as special damages, the calculator can only give you an estimate for loss of earnings. Therefore, if you want an accurate estimate for special damages, you will need to seek legal help.

Finally, our advisors can provide you with an estimate that relates specifically to your injury. To learn more about the claims process and so we can give you a compensation estimate, contact us today for free using the details above.

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. 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. 

Accident At Work Compensation Calculator For 2022

As you’ll see, you could be awarded for physical or psychological injuries. It’s possible that you could even be compensated for injuries pertaining to both categories. This amount, awarded for your pain and suffering caused by the injuries, is known as general damages.

As an additional resource to help you understand how much your claim for general damages could be worth, we have included a table in this section. It contains some guideline figures from the 16th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG), published in 2022. This is the latest version.

As well as medical evidence, the JCG is a helpful resource for the legal professionals who are valuing your claim. It is a document comprised mainly of figures that relate to certain injuries. However, as with our accident at work calculator, the figures are only guidelines. Therefore, the amounts shown may not necessarily reflect the amount you receive.

Paralysis(a) Quadriplegia/tetraplegia£324,600 to £403,990
Brain damage(a) Very severe – The amount will depend on the level of response to surroundings and factors such as the impact on the claimant’s senses and behaviour.£282,010 to £403,990
Epilepsy(b) Established petit mal£54,830 to £131,370
General psychiatric damage(a) Severe – Several factors will affect the award given such as the claimant’s ability to work being affected, as well as how their relationships have been affected.£54,830 to £115,730
Post-traumatic stress disorder(b) Moderately severe – The prognosis will be better than in more severe cases due to the person receiving professional help.£23,150 to £59,860
Sight(e) Sight lost completely in one eye£49,270 to £54,830
Chest(d) When permanent tissue damage is caused by a relatively simple injury without a significant or permanent impact on lung function.£12,590 to £17,960
Shoulder(e) Fractured clavicle£5,150 to £12,240
Tooth(f) (iii) Where one front tooth is lost or has sustained serious damage.£2,200 to £3,950
Tooth(f) (iv) Damage to, or loss of, back teeth – awarded per tooth.£1,090 to £1,710

As mentioned earlier, you may also be able to claim for special damages too. This could potentially reimburse you for costs such as a loss of earnings and medical expenses. However, our accident at work calculator does not include all special damages. So, get in touch if you’d like a more accurate evaluation.

Using The Compensation Calculator For Personal Injury Law

Personal injury law is a term that covers many different types of cases, including:

According to statistics published by the Health and Safety Executive, in 2020/21, 51,211 people suffered an injury serious enough to be reported under The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR). 1.7 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, quick use of our compensation calculator for an accident at work can help. 

Using Our Medical Negligence Compensation Calculator

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 medical negligence compensation calculator 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.

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.

Accident At Work Compensation 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. In 2020/21, for instance, 142 workers were tragically killed at work, according to statistics published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

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 and the steps you can take to claim it.

If you have any questions about using our accident at work compensation calculator following your work-related illness or injury, please get in touch.

Scar Compensation Calculator

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:

The issue with scarring is that, in some cases, it’s permanent. And depending on where on the body that scar is, it can be unsightly and cause disfigurement. This may, in turn, lead to a deterioration in mental health, causing stress, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem.

Given the significance of scar injuries, it’s therefore natural to seek out a tool like a compensation calculator to see how much you could be awarded in a successful claim. 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.

Dog Bite Compensation Calculator

Dog bites have the potential to cause nasty and permanent scars. This is on top of the psychological trauma associated with such an incident.

While most dog bites may involve little nips to the leg or ankles that may not break the skin, others can be more savage, causing puncture wounds, cuts and lacerations that can all end in scarring.

To get an idea of what payout you could receive for a dog bite, use our compensation calculator. Not only will it inform you of potential awards, but it will tell you about your chances of making a successful claim.

Further Reading – How To Claim For A Dog Bite

Car Accident Claim Calculator

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 lower than £5,000 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.

Multiple Injury Compensation Calculator

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.

If this is the case, and you want to learn what kind of payout you could be entitled to, why not try our multiple injury compensation calculator?

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.

If you are confused at any point during the process of using the calculator, then our advisors are standing by 24/7 to assist you. They will offer you helpful guidance and answer any questions you may have.

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 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.

Using A Compensation Calculator In The UK

If you’ve suffered an injury in an accident that you believe was the fault of someone else, you could be entitled to compensation.

If the accident happened in the UK, it’s possible to use a tool like our compensation calculator to assess your ability to make a claim as well as how much of a payout you could receive.

We must inform you, however, that if you’ve suffered a personal injury in Scotland, compensation figures may vary. This is because Scotland has a distinct legal system, separate from that which applies in England and Wales. Similarly, Northern Ireland has its own legal system too.

Therefore, while the compensation brackets may be similar, they could be higher or lower if you’re based in a different part of the United Kingdom. You can, however, still use our compensation calculator to give you an idea.

Alternatively, you could get in contact with us on the number at the top of this page to get direct and free advice on the values of claims in other parts of the country.

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, such as guidance using our accident at work compensation calculator, 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:

Frequently Asked Questions

Below, we have answered some frequently asked questions about how compensation claims are calculated in different circumstances.

Is your compensation calculator instant?

The calculator at the top of the page will give you an estimation of how much your claim could be worth once you have given it sufficient information. However, it may not take certain factors regarding your injury into account.

Get in touch with our advisors today and they can offer you a personalised valuation of your claim that takes all the information into account, free of charge.

How does a medical negligence compensation calculator work?

When calculating how much a medical negligence claim could be worth, the calculator works the same way as if you were injured at work, or in a road traffic accident. Simply follow the instructions on the screen and supply the information that’s required.

The medical negligence calculator is just one area of the resource at the top of the page. It can calculate what claims may be worth when injuries are sustained in a variety of scenarios.

How Are Compensation Claims Calculated?

All claims have a unique set of circumstances. For that reason, compensation claims may be calculated on a case by case basis. For example, several factors may be considered when determining how much compensation you’re entitled to. These might include the severity of your injury and the impact your injuries have had on your quality of life.

How Do You Calculate A Settlement?

In order to accurately calculate your settlement, medical evidence may be used to assess the severity of your injuries. In addition to this, you may be invited to attend a medical appointment that’s completed independently. This can produce a more recent report on the full extent of your injuries or condition. The report may be particularly useful in determining how badly your injuries will impact your future quality of life.

How Much Compensation Do You Get For Criminal Injuries?

The compensation you could get for criminal injuries may depend on the route you take to claim. If you make a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), your settlement may be valued based on the tariff of injuries outlined in the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012.

Remember that we can help you in many different circumstances. So, whether you’re looking for a medical negligence compensation calculator or a mental health compensation calculator, if your injury was caused by another person’s negligence, we may be able to provide you with a compensation estimate.

If you prefer, contact us for free legal advice using the details above. Our advisors can tell you easily and quickly if you’re able to claim and provide you with a compensation estimate.

Further Helpful Guides

We hope our guide to compensation calculators has been useful for you. If you want to learn more about specific types of injury claims or hiring solicitors to support a claim, then you’re welcome to check out the guides we’ve included links to above. If, alternatively, you would like to speak to an advisor about using a compensation calculator, then you can get in touch with Legal Expert online or on the phone. You can reach us using the contact details included on this page.

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