Compensation Calculator For An Accident At Work

By Daniel Archer. Last Updated On 8th April 2022. A compensation calculator for an accident at work is just what you need if you’ve suffered a workplace injury through no fault of your own.

Accidents at work can happen without warning and deliver potentially life-altering blows. However, in some cases, they could have been avoided had the employers involved taken the steps required of them to keep their employees safe.

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How to use a compensation calculator for an accident at work

Having represented clients in all types of personal injury claims, including those involving workplaces, we know all too well the stress and trauma such incidents can cause. 

That’s why we created our injury at work claim calculator—to help you determine whether or not you could be entitled to compensation and to give you an idea of what you could receive for your injuries. 

Below, you can use our free accident at work compensation calculator. We’ve also included more about what the personal injury claims process involves for these types of claims and how compensation is assessed. 

If at any point you have any queries or would like to learn more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us in any of the following ways:

  • Call us on 0800 073 8804
  • Write to us about your claim online
  • Or chat with us now using our free live chat service in the bottom right corner of your screen.

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  1. Use The Compensation Calculator For An Accident At Work
  2. How Can A Compensation Calculator For An Accident At Work Help Me?
  3. How Common Are Accidents At Work?
  4. Accident At Work Compensation Examples
  5. Compensation Calculator For An Accident At Work
  6. No Win No Fee Accident At Work Claims
  7. Get Help With The Compensation Calculator For An Accident At Work
  8. More Guides On Our Accident At Work Compensation Calculator And Related Topics

Use The Compensation Calculator For An Accident At Work

Here you can use our free accident at work compensation calculator tool. 

If you’ve lost money because of an injury, such as being unable to work, you may also be eligible to claim this back too. These sums are known as special damages.

If you have any trouble using our compensation calculator for an accident at work, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on the number at the top of your screen or via our live chatbox. We can also do the calculation with you over the phone.

How Can A Compensation Calculator For An Accident At Work Help Me?

The fallout of an accident at work can be significant. Not only may you suffer a physical injury, but you may also suffer financially too. Something as simple as a slip, trip and fall can lead to a serious injury like a broken leg, preventing you from working for months and leaving you with mounting bills. 

Having represented clients in work injury claims for decades, we know all too well the stresses that can come. So we dedicate ourselves to minimising that stress and worry as much as possible so that you can get back on your feet. 

One way we do that is through our accident at work claim calculator. It starts by checking if you’re eligible to make a claim. For example, there is a time limit in personal injury claims of just 3 years to commence court proceedings before the claim is deemed ‘out of time’, or statute-barred. 

It also checks who could be at fault for the claim. Sometimes this is unclear, but if you have evidence or suspicions that your employer failed to uphold the duty of care they owe you, the blame could rest with them.

Under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, all employers owe us a duty of care to keep us safe and free from harm as much as reasonably possible. In the next sections, we’ll look at the consequences of breaching this duty.

How Common Are Accidents At Work?

Accidents at work happen across Great Britain every year. Statistics from the Health and Safety Executive’s website tell us more about these. The graph below has used these statistics.

As you can see, slips, trips, and falls that were on the same level were by far the most common cause of non-fatal reportable injury over 2020/21. This kind of accident could cause a variety of injuries – both major and minor.

Accident at work statistics graph

Accident at work statistics graph

Accident At Work Compensation Examples

To help illustrate how things can go wrong in workplaces, we’ve provided some examples of accidents at work for which you could be compensated.

  • A failure to clear waste packaging from walkways in a warehouse could lead to a slip, trip and fall. These types of accidents are quite common and can result in potentially serious head injuries and broken bones. 
  • An employer’s failure to carry out maintenance checks and repairs on tools could lead to accidents. For example, a faulty saw could break and inflict a cut, laceration or even cause an amputation.
  • A failure to provide personal protective equipment can lead to chemical burns, noise damage, or nerve damage. Significant burn injuries can sometimes even leave lasting damage.

Compensation Calculator For An Accident At Work

Although our online accident at work compensation calculator can be a useful tool, it’s unlikely that the figure you’re given will be 100% accurate. This is because every claim comes with its own unique set of circumstances. Therefore, there may be certain variables that an online tool cannot take into account. These variables may affect the value of an accident at work claim.

When legal professionals are calculating your claim, they will take all of these factors into account. They also do so with the assistance of medical evidence and the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). This is a publication made up of physical and psychological injuries, along with how much they could be worth in compensation. The amount that’s awarded to you for your injuries is known as general damages.

So, as an alternative to our accident at work claim calculator, we have included some example figures in the table below. These figures have been taken from the JCG and have been based on similar cases that have been handled in the past.

InjuryDescriptionAmount
Psychiatric damage(c) Moderate - a marked improvement from what were more severe problems£5,500 to £17,900
Post-traumatic stress disorder(d) Less severe - within 1-2 years, a virtually full recovery will have been made£3,710 to £7,680
Chest(g) Soft tissue injuries/rib fracturesUp to £3,710
Reproductive System: Male(a)(i) Reproductive organs totally lostIn excess of £144,420
Neck(c) Minor - (iii) fully recovered within 3 monthsUp to £2,300
Arm(E) Amputation - (iii) below the elbow£90,250 to £102,890
Arm(d) Simple forearm fractures£6,190 to £18,020
LegModerate - (iv) including multiple fractures to the same limb£26,050 to £36,790
Jaw(ii) Serious fracture but with no lasting consequences£16,860 to £28,610
Teeth(i) Damage to, or loss of, several front teeth£8,200 to £10,710

It’s also possible that you could be eligible to receive special damages. This is when you are imbursed for any financial losses that your injuries directly caused. For example:

You will need evidence such as payslips and receipts to prove these expenses and/or losses. Get in touch with us today to find out more about what else you may be able to claim for.

No Win No Fee Accident At Work Claims

If you’ve used our compensation calculator for an accident at work and want to learn more about pursuing a claim, No Win No Fee arrangements may be of interest. This is a form of contract you can enter into with your solicitor.  

Just like the name suggests, No Win No Fee means that if your claim doesn’t end in a successful outcome, you’re not obliged to pay any of your solicitor’s fees. Likewise, there aren’t any upfront or ongoing fees to pay either.

The only time you pay a fee is if your claim is successful. A small percentage of your compensation award, capped by law, is deducted as a ‘success fee’, which is used to cover your solicitor’s cost. This makes it a much more desirable form of seeking personal injury compensation.

However, to qualify for a No Win No Fee agreement, your case needs to have a greater than 50% chance of winning. This is because your solicitor is taking a chance that they’ll achieve a successful result. There isn’t a guaranteed outcome, so they work on the balance of probabilities. 

To succeed in a personal injury claim, it needs to be shown that the defendant owed you a duty of care (which all employers do), that they breached this duty and, as a result, you suffered harm. 

All of our specialist accident at work solicitors offer clients No Win No Fee arrangements. To learn more or to take advantage today, get in touch with us.

Get Help With The Compensation Calculator For An Accident At Work

If you’d like us to guide you through the process of using our injury at work claim calculator, please feel free to get in touch via the following methods:

  • Call our 24-hour helpline on 0800 073 8804
  • Write to us about your claim online
  • Chat with us now about using our accident at work calculator using our chatbox, bottom right

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