Accident Claims How Much Compensation Can I Claim? Advice Helpline
We offer free personal injury compensation advice with no obligation at all to appoint us as your legal representatives. Why not call us today on our free phone number if you feel you have been injured due to no fault of your own we are personal injury specialist who can offer you free, legal, confidential advice on any personal injury you may have suffered.
All our personal injury specialists work on a NO Win NO Fee so not at any time are you ever at any financial risk. We are what we say on the tin, if we don’t succeed then you will never have to pay us a penny. We have no hidden charges and no upfront costs are needed.
We are a leading personal injury solicitors who are trusted throughout the UK by clients who appoint us to represent them in a full range of personal injury claim cases. We have many channels of communication whereby you can receive free legal advice so you are in a better position to know how best to handle your case. You can call us, email us, chat to us live over the internet even message us.
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We are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week where advice can be given on your personal injury claim from our accident claims experts. With 99.9 per cent of all cases we can tell you on the spot if you have a claim or not following a brief free consultation. We are here to help you, to advise you on the best options for your case.
The process is straight forward and will require little input from yourself as our personal injury solicitors will be on hand to cover all the basis of your compensation claim. Getting started couldn’t be easier you can call us on our free phone number or simply use our contact form leaving contact details where we will call you at a time that is convenient to you.
Trust Us with your Personal Injury Claim we will not let you down
We have decades of personal injury experience, the personal injury experts within our firm are renowned for their expertise and have an outstanding reputation among the piers within the industry.
We have UK friendly staff who are understanding and appreciative to those who have suffered a personal injury to no fault of their own. They will be able to advise you and appoint an expert solicitor who will be able to deal with your case.
We have a swift and fast track process so that straight forward cases are not dragged out and victims of personal injury are compensated with the maximum amount of compensation at the earliest possible moment.
The process is very straight forward and begins with;
- A call on our free phone number or adding your contact details to a contact form where we can contact you
- Once we take a brief outline of the incident that lead to the injury we will be able to tell you if we feel you have a valid claim.
- If you have a claim then we will fill out a short questionnaire including contact details, and details of the accident.
- We will then send out our Terms of Business for you to look over either by email or through the post, if you agree with them you can either electronically sign through email or physically sign and send back through the post, once you sign we can act on your behalf.
- A solicitor will be appointed to you once it has been decided that you have a valid claim and it will be appointed to a solicitor who is an expert in the area of your personal injury.
It is important to have as much information and evidence as possible to back up your claim so if you have any additional supporting evidence such as images, witnesses, medical records then it is important to tell us so we can attach these to your file. If you have had to take days or even weeks off work it is important that you send us records of your loss of earning in order for us to claim it back for you. Also any expenses that are incurred as a direct consequence of the accident as we can recuperate all out of pocket expenditures.
Who Can Make a Personal Injury Claim?
The personal injury compensation claims process is available to anyone who has been injured but due to no fault of their own, the fault of the negligence of another. It is very true that people can have accidents or incidents may happen that are actually just accidents and injuries have occurred through no fault or negligence of a third party.
However if someone is injured, maybe a accident at work or on the road and that accident that lead to the injury could have been prevented then you may be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation. In order for a person to make a claim for personal injury compensation there must be an area of negligence where a third party is or has been at fault.
There is a time limit of three years which will be explained in full further down to how long people have to bring a claim of personal injury. It is usually three years from the date of the incident there are exception for injuries that occur to minors, people with mental illnesses and industrial diseases.
In short those that are injured, fall ill, or contract a industrial disease through the fault of another or others then a compensation claim for personal injury can be pursued.
How Much Accident Injury Compensation Will You Receive?
By and large this is probably the most asked question a person who has been affected by a personal injury asks when it comes to making a claim for compensation. In reality it is one of the hardest questions to answer within the initial stages of any personal injury compensation claim, for the reason that no two claim cases are ever exactly the same. People’s personal circumstances, along with injuries sustained, prognosis, loss of earnings, are never the same.
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Once initial details have been taken, and your case has been assigned to one of our professional personal injury solicitors then an estimate can be given as to what region or band your compensation amount may fit into however this is subject to change for many reasons, the most important one is we will need to have you examined by our medical expert who will examine you and state to what extent your injuries are and what if any rehabilitation is needed and how this injury may if any affect your future.
The initial stages of the claim will include how the accident came about and from this we will be able to work out where liability stands and to how this incident could have been prevented.
In order to work out how much an accident personal injury claim is worth two areas are taken in to consideration;
Special Damages; these damages are related to financial loses such as loss of earnings, future loss of earnings, expenditures that would have occurred due to the direct consequence of the incident, damages to property etc
General Damages; these damages are specific to pain and suffering that has been caused and may continue in to the future depending on prognosis.
Example of serious accident claims
Accident Claims How Much Compensation
|Part of Body||Mild-Serious||Amount of Compensation||Comment - estimates are given depending on the type and severity of the injury.|
|Head Injury||Extremely Serious||£215,000 - £310,000||The award bracket is given as an estimate for victims who have suffered severe brain damage and are unresponsive. In what is referred to as a vegetable state.|
|Head Injury||Serious-Moderate||£12,500 - £200,00||Losing feelings in limbs, mental disability, and or change in impersonality.|
|Head Injury||Mild Injury||£1,500 - £9,500||Head injuries that have not caused brain damage but still there maybe lasting effects.|
|Face Injury||Extremely Serious||£15,400 - £73,200||Scarring and facial disfigurement could warrant this amount of compensation. The severity will determine how much.|
|Face Injury||Serious-Moderate||£12,200 - £27,300||These compensation estimates cover brakes and fractures to the facial area such as the nose.|
|Face Injury||Mild Injury||£1,700 - £12,350||Compensation amounts for scarring. Please note women tend to receive larger payouts for scarring than men.|
|Ear Injury||Extremely Serious||£69,100 - £108,500||Total loss of hearing due to injury.|
|Ear Injury||Serious-Moderate||£22, 300 - £34,500||Total hearing loss in one ear. The final amount will depend on how this affects a person.|
|Ear Injury||Mild Injury||£4,300 - £37,500||This mount of compensation is awarded for earring loss in both or one ear and those that suffer tinnitus as a result of injury or work environment.|
|Eye Injury||Extremely Serious||£81,200 - £205,300||To receive maximum amount of compensation loss in both eyes or loss in one eye and some loss of sight in the other.|
|Eye Injury||Serious-Moderate||£7,100 - £49,400||This amount of compensation is awarded with loss of sight in a single eye or very restricted vision in one eye.|
|Eye Injury||Mild Injury||£1,600 - £7,600||Problems with vision, pain in the eye or temporary vision loss in an eye.|
|Back Injury||Extremely Serious||£29,750 - £123,300||Severe back injuries to the upper or lower part of the back, maybe causing paralysis or any issues relating to the organs within the lower part of the body.|
|Back Injury||Serious-Moderate||£30,750 - £8,750||This amount of compensation may cover ligament or soft tissue to the back, constant pain and /or discomfort.|
|Back Injury||Mild Injury||£350 -£9,850||Soft tissue, slipped disc, muscle pain would gain this amount of compensation.|
|Neck Injury||Extremely Serious||£35,500 - £112, 450||Neck injuries can be very severe causing problems with movement in different areas of the body. An injury to the neck can cause pain in this area for a lengthy time.|
|Neck Injury||Serious-Moderate||£29,600 - £42,300||Fractures to the neck, painful when moving, stiffness inability to use full movement of the neck will warrant this type of compensation.|
|Neck Injury||Mild Injury||£1,800 - £ 6,200||These amounts of compensation are roughly the brackets for whiplash depending on how long it lasts, how painful it is and the long term prognosis.|
|Shoulder Injury||Extremely Serious||£9,500 - £37,00||Restriction in movement, limb numbness or paralysis due to injury in the shoulder and neck.|
|Shoulder Injury||Serious-Moderate||£6,250 - £9,750||Tissue damage to neck that may last for quite a while which restricts movement in the arm and elbow.|
|Shoulder Injury||Mild Injury||£350 - £6,700||Soft tissue damage that will recover within the year or just over, that causes moderate pain.|
|Arm Injury||Extremely Serious||£74,200 - £227,250||Amputation of both full arms will receive the maximum award here. This compensation range also covers the amputation of one arm, or whether the amputation is to be the full or part of the arm. The restrictions this will have in the future are also taken into consideration.|
|Arm Injury||Serious-Moderate||£30,100 - £99,750||If there is major restriction and disability in one or both arms and causes great pain and suffering.|
|Arm Injury||Mild Injury||£4,500 - £30,250||This amount is set at this criteria for those who have suffered restriction in movement and/or disability on the arms but will recover.|
|Elbow Injury||Serious-Moderate||£29,200 - £42,250||Complete restriction in movement of the elbow that has resulted in a disability or that has required surgery.|
|Elbow Injury||Mild Injury||£11,400 - £23,900||Restriction in the movement of the arm due to injury of the elbow.|
|Elbow Injury||Mild Injury||£3,100 - £9,750||Mild to moderate injury to the elbow which cause pain but complete movement will still be possible.|
|Hand Injury||Extremely Serious||£46,300 - £151,250||This amount of compensation will cover, both hands or one hand amputation or if the hand becomes completely useless.|
|Hand Injury||Serious-Moderate||£22,500 - £47,750||Disfigurement of fingers and/or are unable to use the hand properly.|
|Hand Injury||Mild Injury||£700 - £22,300||Fractures, soft tissue damage, cuts and surgery warrants these amounts of compensation.|
|Wrist Injury||Severe - Mild||£2,550 - £44,500||No wrist function damage to wrist due to injury but will make a full recovery.|
|Finger Injury||Severe - Mild||£375 - £69,330||The amputation of one or more fingers broken finger that has a prognosis of complete recovery.|
|Leg Injury||Extremely Serious||£75,100 - £215,000||Amputation of both or one leg will warrant this amount of compensation to be awarded. It will also be taken in to consideration if the leg is amputated above or below the knee.|
|Leg Injury||Serious-Moderate||£21,750 - £104,100||Injuries sustained to the leg as a result of injury that has caused disability and restriction in movement that may have a life-long prognosis.|
|Leg Injury||Mild Injury||£1,800 - £17,900||Fracture, brake or soft tissue damage to the leg that has affected the muscle causing great pain and discomfort.|
|Knee Injury||Extremely Serious||£39,700 - £72,970||Disability due to injury to the knee, severe damage to muscle, soft tissue and also muscle wastage.
|Knee Injury||Serious-Moderate||£20,250 - £33,200||This amount of compensation is awarded to disability that is caused by injury to the knee, muscle damage, cartilage damage and soft tissue damage causing pain and suffering.|
|Knee Injury||Mild Injury||£4,750 - £19,600||Injury to the knee that is painful but will recover within time so the knee has a full normal working function.|
|Ankle Injury||Mild - Severe||£10,300 - £53,100||Disfigurement, dislocation, deformation maybe an operation is required broken or sprained ankle.|
|Achilles||Mild - Severe||£5,300 - £30,100||Muscle has been severely damaged or severed causing restriction and/or disability weaker ankle muscles.|
|Foot Injury||Extremely Serious||£64,000 - £152,750||The amputation of both or one foot will warrant this amount of compensation and how it will affect a persons life.|
|Foot Injury||Serious-Moderate||£18,500 - £52,900||Severe injury to both or one foot causing disability, restriction or fractures to the foot.|
|Foot Injury||Mild Injury||£5,300 - £11,050||Injury to the foot that will recover.|
|Toe Injury||Severe - Mild||£4,500 - £43,250||Amputation of the big toe or several toes.|
There are guidelines that are given for law firms to follow when it comes to injury compensation damages however these do vary largely depending on the type and severity of injury, also these guidelines cannot take in to consideration personal circumstances such as loss of earnings, loss of future earnings, loss of employability, loss of social life, there are many areas in which such guidelines do not consider therefore any estimation given are only ever just that an estimation on past cases.
What Personal Injury Accident Claims Types Do We Handle?
We handle any type of accident claims where a person has been injured, became ill, maybe through industrial disease that was no fault of their own and could have been prevent.
Starting any type of personal injury claim could not be anymore straight forward, a quick phone call on our free phone number, an email, a text message or leave details on one of our contact forms where we will be able to provide you with free, impartial, confidential advice as to how best to proceed.
Our Call Centres are all UK based and we can provide assistant to any parts of the UK, and in most cases offer you our fast track service meaning we will endeavour to meet any of your requirements in as quick as possible ensuring you receive the maximum amount compensation.
We can offer medical services all over the UK, so when it comes to you seeing a medical expert we can arrange it at the closets possible location for you at a time that is most convenient. We understand that anyone who has suffered a person injury through no fault of their own is going through an anxious and stressful time we are here to take all that away we deal with all parts of the claim allowing you to recuperate as quickly as possible.
The Types of Personal Accident Compensation Claims we deal with are;
- Road Traffic Accident Claims
- Whiplash Claims
- Car Accident MIB Claims
- Accidents at Work
- Work Place Accidents for Contractors
- Slip, Trip or Falls
- Council Falls
- Child Accident Claim
We cover all forms and cases of personal injury accident claims. We have solicitors with years of decades in all areas of personal injury who are here on hand to assist you in any way possible with any accident claim you may have.
Child Accident Claims
Not all solicitors will take on child accident claims especially if the child is considered a toddler or younger concerning road traffic accidents. We take on all child cases if there is significant evidence that a child may have been injured by the negligence of a third party.
Road Traffic Accidents RTA
Unfortunately there are accidents that take place on the roads, some are just accidents that no blame can be placed but there are also accidents that happen due to the negligence of other road users, even though it still may be unintentionally. Road traffic accidents can occur in many different forms, one of more vehicles can be involved (vehicles including cars, buses, lorries, van etc), one particular vehicle can collide and crash with another vehicle present, vehicles and pedestrian, vehicles and cyclists, motorcyclists there are many different combinations but all can be of a serious nature. Road traffic accidents can vary in nature and seriousness depending on the collision itself and how those involved are affected.
If a road traffic accident occurs and it’s not your fault then you have the right to make a claim for compensation. The compensation will not only cover your injuries but also any loss of earnings, expenditure and damage to your property contained within the vehicle or person.
All drivers on the UK roads must be insured through an insurance company to cover themselves for unexpected events such as a road traffic accident. Even if it is the drivers fault he/she will need insurance to be able to recuperate funds needed to fix their car, replace their car and cover damages of other vehicles or people involved in the accident who are injured. Even if an accident happened but the fault driver is not insured and passengers are injured you can still make a claim for road traffic accident.
Car Accident Claims When You Are The Driver?
We deal with every possible car accident claim combination if it means that the person is not at fault. We can even fight cases where the driver feels it was the fault of the other driver and have our investigators investigate to see where the blame lies. It is not always clear when it come to road traffic accidents who’s fault if any it is. That is why we have investigators to repaint the scenario and come to a conclusion. It may mean that the fault lies between two vehicles in which case it may be 50/50 meaning they can still claim compensation and they will receive 50% of the compensation. It can even mean that one person is more to blame than the other so maybe one person might be 80% to blame and the other 20%.
Sometimes car accidents can happen due to road condition such as non gritted roads, pot holes, obstructions in the road and councils or other private land owners maybe to blame and in that case we would look to their insurance company for compensation.
The fault may be down to a pedestrian or cyclist who may not have sufficient insurance but we still may be able to help you.
Whiplash Claims Accident Advice
The most common injury to occur after a road traffic accident is a whiplash injury, often not always felt straight away due to anxiety, and the adrenalin which an accident can cause but also down to how a whiplash injury develops over time. Some people who suffer a whiplash injury, pain to the top of neck and across the top of back and shoulders can feel pain and stiffness shortly after the accident but as time goes on the pain and restriction in movement can get worse. In the UK whiplash claims are very common.
Whiplash injuries are a difficult subject as no one’s two whiplash injuries may be the same. It may be difficult to examine a whiplash injury as it is hard to measure ones person pain to the next that is why solicitors use guidelines to know how much compensation should be awarded in different cases. Depending on the length and the restriction the person has will in turn conclude how much should be awarded in damages to a person who has suffered a whiplash injury.
We have medical experts all over the country who will examine you at an area of your choice and a time convenient to you so that we can put an approximate amount on the damages you deserve. We will always ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation for the injury suffered.
Accident Claims No Win No Fee
We work on 99.9 per cent of all our accident claim cases on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that if the case does not succeed you will never have to pay us a penny out of your pocket at any time. You are never at any financial risk. During April 2013 the law regarding how solicitors received their fees were changed, in as much as the amount they received from the fault side was capped meaning that they now have to make up their fess in other ways. We charge 25 per cent of the damages that are awarded, we do not charge any more or have any hidden charges.
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