Personal Injury Claims Calculator – 2021 Update
By Olivia Calloway. Last Updated 10th February 2021. Welcome to our personal injury claims calculator page. If you have been injured through the fault of another, you have a legal right to make a claim for compensation. In this guide, we’ll help give you an idea of how much compensation you could be entitled to.
Suffering a personal injury can mean that your life is disrupted. It may mean that you have suffered a physical injury or illness but it also might mean that other parts of your life have suffered as a consequence.
Compensation is provided to help victims of a personal injury rebuild their lives as quickly as possible, so they can return to life as it was before the accident happened.
People suffer personal injuries as a consequence of the negligence of others, such as medical negligence, and through no fault of their own. Sometimes, the injuries caused can be mild, while other injuries can be severe or even fatal. To see how much you’re entitled to for your injury, you may seek to use a personal injury claims calculator. However, as we’ll explain, these can often be inaccurate, so it’s better to get a consultation from our team.
Personal injury is an umbrella term that covers many different types of areas of damage caused. Some subcategories of personal injury claims include:
- Road traffic accident claims
- Accident at work claims
- Slip, trip and fall claims
Sustaining any type of injury can be deeply distressing but to be injured as a result of another person’s carelessness can make the injury sustained a lot harder to bear. A personal injury claim can cover victims who have sustained physical injuries, illnesses, psychological illnesses and more.
How can Legal Expert help?
Whatever the circumstance, at Legal Expert, we have a panel of personal injury lawyers that are dedicated to working with those who have suffered a personal injury through no fault of their own.
We fully appreciate that when a person is injured, the last thing they are probably thinking of is pursuing a claim. However, we take the hassle out of making any sort of claim. Compensation is there to help those who have suffered a personal injury so that they can get back to life as they knew it before the accident occurred.
With decades worth of legal knowledge, our panel of lawyers has the ability to succeed in the majority of cases we take on. We offer a No Win No Fee agreement to 99% of all clients who appoint us to represent them. Conditional Fee Agreements, or as they are more commonly known, No Win No Fee agreements, mean what they say. Clients covered by such an agreement do not have to pay any monies if their case does not succeed.
We offer any potential client the opportunity to have their case heard through a free consultation, where they can be given confidential advice regarding their case with no obligation to appoint us as your law firm.
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Personal injury is a broad term that covers those who have been injured physically, mentally or have been taken ill by illness or disease which is a direct consequence from the negligence of a third party.
According to the Law Society, over three million people are injured each year due to accidents. Personal injury in itself is a legal term and is closely linked to tort lawsuit, which alleges that injuries sustained by the claimant are due to the negligence of the plaintiff or defendant. There are different situations where personal injury claims can arise and these include the following.
Road Traffic Accident (RTA)
Road traffic accidents occur when a vehicle or vehicles (including cyclists) collide and cause an accident on the road.
Road traffic accidents do not always mean two vehicles or more have collided, it can be that a single-vehicle has collided with a pedestrian, road debris, a tree or any other roadside obstacle.
Accidents at Work (Employers’ Liability)
Accidents that happen at work can happen for a variety of reasons. Some are due to employers not following health and safety law and procedures correctly. An example of this could be allowing employees to work in ill-fitting settings without the proper work-related personal protective equipment (PPE).
Accidents that happen at the workplace can be very serious and it is vital that employers carry out health and safety procedures correctly. This way, they can ensure that their employers are kept safe and out of harm’s way.
To see how much you’re entitled to for your workplace injury, you may seek to use a personal injury claims calculator. However, as we’ll explain, these can often be inaccurate, so it’s better to get a consultation from our team.
Slip, Trip and Fall
Slip, trip and fall accidents can happen anywhere in public (public liability) or privately owned premises (occupiers liability).
Slips can happen due to premises having wet floors without any signs indicating that the floor is hazardous.
Trips often occur due to loose flooring or obstacles in the way unnecessarily. Often, trips happen due to poor maintenance of pavements, where pavements are broken or have lifted and not been fixed.
Pavements must be damaged for a person to make a valid public liability claim. The defect has to measure 1 inch or more, as it is accepted that walkways do experience damage and it would be impossible to keep every pavement free from defects. Falls also generally happen due to slips and trips.
To see how much you’re entitled to for your slip, trip and fall injury, you may seek to use a personal injury claims calculator. However, as we’ll explain, these can often be inaccurate, so it’s better to get a consultation from our team.
It is possible for holidaymakers to be involved in accidents or become ill while on holiday. Just as injuries can happen here in the UK, they can also happen abroad.
If you have been on an all-inclusive holiday and have suffered any type of personal injury, whether that be food poisoning or a slip, trip or fall, you may be able to claim compensation if someone else was at fault for your suffering.
Food poisoning compensation amounts can cover mild cases to severe cases. Below are some compensation amount examples awarded to holidaymakers that have suffered food poisoning while on an all-inclusive holiday:
- Mild cases of food poisoning warrant from £690 to £750 in compensation
- Moderate cases of food poisoning warrant from £760 to £7,500 in compensation
- Serious cases of food poisoning warrant from £7,600 to a maximum of £40,100 in compensation
To see how much you’re entitled to for your holiday injury, you may seek to use a personal injury claims calculator. However, as we’ll explain, these can often be inaccurate, so it’s better to get a consultation from our team.
The Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA) is a government-funded board set-up to allow victims of crimes to be compensated for their suffering, regardless of whether the culprit has been caught.
Like the Judicial Study Board (JSB), the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority sets-out bracket amounts for certain personal injury cases. Such brackets can be used to figure out where each specific illness or injury should fit in terms of compensation.
The authority was set up so that even if the perpetrators did not have the money or insurance policy to cover them, their victims could be compensated sufficiently.
To see how much you’re entitled to for your assault injury, you may seek to use a personal injury claims calculator. However, as we’ll explain, these can often be inaccurate, so it’s better to get a consultation from our team.
Starting a personal injury claim is easier than most people think. The hardest part is actually deciding to go ahead and make a claim.
It is always advised, regardless of the personal injury case being straight forward or complicated, that a solicitor is appointed to handle it. Any good standing solicitor is very familiar with the process of making a claim and can help get you the compensation that you deserve.
We offer any client a service that caters to all their needs to ensure that they are happy with how their case is handled. What’s more, we strive to see that each case reaches its maximum potential and that the compensation awarded is more than sufficient.
After selecting a law firm to handle your case, you will be required to go through various questions regarding your accident. Personal information will be taken firstly, including details such as your full name, address, date of birth and the like.
Next, a description of how the accident came about will probably be taken, in addition to details of who you feel is responsible. At this stage, it’s important to give all details of the injury sustained and if any medical attention has been sought. We always say that seeking medical attention is important, not only to ensure that no serious damage has been done but so that medical evidence is present for your case.
Mentioned above are the main details that have to be taken to start any personal injury claim. All in all, these initial questions take about 10 minutes and are often all that is needed to start a case right away.
To see how much you’re entitled to for your injury, you may seek to use a personal injury claims calculator. However, as we’ll explain, these can often be inaccurate, so it’s better to get a consultation from our team.
When dealing with any personal injury claim, we like to look at it on an individual basis. No two personal injury compensation cases are exactly the same and though some may be similar, there will always be differences.
Each and every client is dealt with on a personal basis. No one is ‘just a number’ and we ensure that each and every client receives a tailor-made service. We offer such a personal service as we believe that victims of personal injuries deserve a friendly and familiar service. Moreover, we want to ensure that your case reaches its maximum potential, and you are awarded as much compensation possible for your injury.
Injuries that are caused through personal injury can range from mild injuries to very severe which can totally affect a person’s quality of life. Compensation payouts will always reflect the amount of pain and suffering a person has suffered and if they are likely to suffer in the future, also how they are affected financially. A person who suffers a mild illness or injury is technically likely to receive less in terms of compensation than a person who is severely injured or has sustained a serious illness would.
To see how much you’re entitled to for your injury, you may seek to use a personal injury claims calculator. However, as we’ll explain, these can often be inaccurate, so it’s better to get a consultation from our team.
General Damages vs Special Damages
When we are calculating a personal injury compensation amount two areas are taken into consideration:
General Damages – such damages are there to cover the amount of pain and suffering a person has gone through as a result of a personal injury. There is no easy way to measure how much pain and suffering a person has gone through, two people who go through similar accidents may experience the pain differently as people have different pain thresholds.
There are governing bodies and boards within the personal injury sector that set out guidelines that help solicitors when it comes to calculating specific amounts for different injuries. The Judicial Study Board (JSB) sets out compensation amount brackets and solicitors can use this to calculate where each client would fit into after taking into consideration any special damages. It would be near impossible to be able to give every possible injury that could be caused through personal injury a precise amount. Solicitors very often use medical experts to guide their decision on how much pain and suffering compensation value should be added to a claim.
Special damages – such damages are given so that any victim of a personal injury case can be compensated financially for any out of pocket expenses that they have experienced.
Compensation is not there for people to make a profitable gain but to ensure that any victim of personal injury can be put back into the position, both financially and medically, that they had before the accident took place. Special damages can cover the following;
- Medical expenses.
- Care and aftercare.
- Prescription cost.
- Home adaptation costs.
- Rehabilitation costs.
- Loss of earnings, loss of any future earnings, promotion, job opportunities etc.
- Travel costs.
- Home help.
- Care and assistance.
The personal injury claims calculators you may encounter on the web often do not account for the likes of special damages. However, we can provide you with free legal advice on what you can factor in your case. Simply call our team on the number at the top of this page to find out more.
Welcome to the personal injury claims calculator style section of this guide. Below is a table of injuries that may be sustained through injury and estimated amounts that may be awarded as compensation.
Updated March 2021.
|Brain injury||Very severe||£264,650 to £379,100||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.|
|Brain injury||Moderately severe||£205,580 to £264,650||Losing feelings in limbs, mental disability, and or change in impersonality.|
|Brain injury||Less severe||£14,380 to £40,410||Head injuries that have not caused significant brain damage but still there maybe lasting effects.|
|Face Injury - Scarring||Very severe||£27,940 to £91,350||Scarring and facial disfigurement could warrant this amount of compensation. The severity will determine how much.|
|Face Injury - Scarring||Less severe||£16,860 to £45,440||These
compensation estimates cover brakes and fractures to the facial area such as the nose.
|Face Injury - Scarring||Less significant||£3,710 to £12,900||Compensation amounts for scarring. Please note women tend to receive larger payouts for scarring than men.|
|Eye Injury||Total blindness||In the region of £252,180||Total blindness|
|Eye Injury||Loss of sight in one eye||£46,240 to £51,460||This amount of compensation is awarded with loss of sight in a single eye or very restricted vision in one eye.|
|Eye Injury||Minor||£3,710 to £8,200||Problems with vision, pain in the eye or temporary vision loss in an eye.|
|Back Injury||Severe||£36,390 to £151,070||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||Moderate||£11,730 to £36,390||This amount of compensation may cover ligament or soft tissue to the back, constant pain and /or discomfort.|
|Back Injury||Minor||From around £2,300 to £11,730||Soft tissue, slipped disc, muscle pain would gain this amount of compensation.|
|Neck Injury||Severe||£42,680 to in the region of £139,210||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||Moderate||£7,410 to £36,120||Fractures to the neck, painful when moving, stiffness inability to use full movement of the neck will warrant this type of compensation.|
|Neck Injury||Minor||From around £2,300 to £7,410||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||Serious||£11,980 to £18,020||Restriction in movement, limb numbness or paralysis due to injury in the shoulder and neck.|
|Shoulder Injury||Moderate||£7,410 to £11,980||Tissue damage to neck that may last for quite a while which restricts movement in the arm and elbow.|
|Shoulder Injury||Minor||From around £2,300 to £11,730||Soft tissue damage that will recover within the year or just over, that causes moderate pain.|
|Arm Injury||Loss of both arms||£225,960 to £281,520||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||Permanent and substantial disablement||£36,770 to £56,180||If there is major restriction and disability in one or both arms and causes great pain and suffering.|
|Arm Injury||Less severe||£18,020 to £36,770||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||Severely disabling||£36,770 to £51,460||Complete restriction in movement of the elbow that has resulted in a disability or that has required surgery.|
|Elbow Injury||Moderate or minor||Up to £11,820||Restriction in the movement of the arm due to injury of the elbow.|
|Hand Injury||Loss of both hands||£132,040 to £189,110||This amount of compensation will cover, both hands or one hand amputation or if the hand becomes completely useless.|
|Hand Injury||Serious||£27,220 to £58,100||Likely to have seen a reduction in capacity by 50 per cent. Several fingers may have been amputated and re-joined, leaving a clawed or unsightly hand.|
|Hand Injury||Minor||Up to £4,461||Fractures, soft tissue damage, cuts and surgery warrants these amounts of compensation.|
|Wrist Injury||Severe||£44,690 to £56,180||No wrist function at all.|
|Leg Injury||Loss of both legs||£225,960 to £264,650||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||Less serious||Up to £11,110||Fracture, brake or soft tissue damage to the leg that has affected the muscle causing great pain and discomfort.|
|Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)||Less severe||£3,710 to £7,680||Minor symptoms that resolve in full within a short space of time.|
|Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)||Severe||£56,180 to £94,470||Debilitating symptoms, impacting work life, social life, and relationships with family and friends. Prognosis for recovery is likely to be poor, with symptoms having some permanency.|
|Knee Injury||Severe||£24,580 to £90,290||Disability due to injury to the knee, severe damage to muscle, soft tissue and also muscle wastage.
|Knee Injury||Moderate||Up to £24,580||Injury to the knee that is painful but will recover within time so the knee has a full normal working function.|
*It is important not to take any of the above figures and compensation amounts as fact. The figures are only estimates and taken from previous cases they do not take into consideration all types of damages. It is possible for any of the amounts to change at any given time. The amounts should never be taken as fact.
The amounts shown are for injuries themselves and special damages that cover the financial incurrence to clients are not covered as they will be different depending on each person.
When calculating a personal injury compensation amount two areas are taken into consideration, both special and general damages. The table of compensation amounts covers the general damages.
Probably a very common question a potential personal injury client will always ask is ‘how much compensation will I get?’ and although the question seems straight forward, it is, in reality, difficult to answer.
Personal injury compensation amounts are multidimensional; there are several different areas within the term ‘personal injury’ such as a road traffic accident or injury at work which in themselves have sub-sections. It’s for this reason we’ve opted not to include a personal injury claims calculator here.
To give an average amount on a person’s personal injury compensation claim is challenging to say the least especially at the initial stages of any compensation claim case.
No two cases of personal injury are ever the same; they may appear similar but will no doubt have differences.
People have different personal circumstances, different financial positions, pain and suffering can differ from one person to the next. At the beginning of every personal injury compensation case giving a precise amount of compensation is near on impossible however it is possible to give an average estimate of how much compensation might be awarded but future pain and suffering plus future financial expenses may not be able to be included as at this stage as the prognosis is still unknown.
A more precise amount can be calculated once the claimant of a personal injury case has been assessed by a medical expert and the doctor has compiled a medical report. The medical expert will be able to give a prognosis and that is when any future pain and suffering plus any financial losses can be calculated.
Below is a table that gives compensation amounts to different areas of personal injuries however it is vital that these figures never be taken as fact as they are only speculative amounts, they do not give specific figures and do not take into consideration any personal circumstances and future financial losses and expenses.
|Personal Injury Area||Compensation Amounts Awarded
|Whiplash||£2,300 upwards depending of the severity
|Slip, Trip and Fall||£1,000 upwards broken ankle £24,950 maximum
|Accident at Work||Average of £5,500 upwards of £50,000 plus|
|Holiday Accidents||£860 upwards food poisoning – up to £56,000 fractured bone|
|Assault Claims||Minimum £1,000 to Maximum £50,0 000
*Any information in the table is given as a guide and should not be taken as exact. The average personal injury compensation amounts displayed may not take into consideration any special damages as they are different to each individual, or do they take into consideration any future financial losses.
We’d like to reiterate that though you may seek to use a personal injury claims calculator, these can often be inaccurate, so it’s better to get a consultation from our team.
In most cases there is a three-year time limitation to personal injury claims, meaning that anyone who has suffered a personal injury accident has three years from when the accident took place to file the claim. If a claim is not pursued within the three years from when it happened it becomes time-barred or statute-barred.
There are exceptions, however. If a person is a left-brain damaged as a result they have a lifetime to make a claim as there is no time restriction for such an injury. Those who suffer from mental health issue have three years from the time they have clinically recovered from their current mental illness.
Also, it’s important to say that although an accident may take place the consequences of the accident may not surface for some time. In this instance, the date of knowledge is accepted as the starting point for the three years.
Children who suffer personal injury also have exceptions as the three-year limitation does not begin until they turn eighteen. They have until they are 21 to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Thank you for reading our personal injury claims calculator page. We hope you’ve found it useful! Below, you can find some more guides which may help you gain an idea of how much compensation you could be awarded, as well as other relevant guides.
- Our guide to Accidents at Work
- Our guide to Car Accident Claims
- Our 2021 guide to Whiplash Compensation
- The Highway Code
- The Health and Safety At Work etc. Act 1974
- The Latest Statistics from the Health and Safety Executive
Personal Injury Claims Calculator FAQs
At this point in our personal injury claims calculator page, we’ll look at some frequently asked questions by prospective claimants.
How is personal injury compensation calculated?
Compensation for personal injury claims is calculated according to the extent of each claimant’s suffering that they experienced as a result of the incident in question. This varies from person to person as no two cases are the same.
What is the average payout for a personal injury claim?
As mentioned above, compensation amounts vary from person to person as no two personal injury cases are the same. In this sense, there is no ‘average payout for a personal injury claim’. If you’d like a payout estimate, however, you can contact our team at Legal Expert today for a free consultation.
How much should I claim for pain and suffering?
If you work with our panel of personal injury solicitors, they’ll handle everything for you. You can trust their 30 years of experience to guide you towards the maximum payout that you’re entitled to claim.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our personal injury claims calculator page. If you’d like to commence a claim or would like more help working out how much compensation you could be entitled to, please get in touch with our team: