Personal Injury Claims Calculator
By Danielle Jordan. Last Updated 05th July 2023. 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.
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:
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.
So, to start a claim or to have one of our expert advisers help you with our personal injury claims calculator, why not get in touch?
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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. A claim for a personal injury may occur when it’s a direct consequence of negligent behaviour by 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.
Accident At Work Claims
While you are at work, your employer owes you a duty of care. This means that they must take all reasonably practicable steps to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of all their employees. This is set under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA).
If your employer doesn’t comply with this legislation and you are injured as a result, you might be eligible to claim compensation. You have might used our compensation calculator for an estimate of how much your claim could be worth. However, as we will look at later on, it cannot consider every factor in your claim.
If you accessed our accident at work claims calculator, you may wish to know more about what might be included in your claim. We look at the two potential heads of claim shortly, along with how legal professionals assign value to personal injury claims.
Call our advisors if you need any assistance using the accident claims calculator. If you prefer, they can provide a free bespoke valuation.
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. Trips can also happen due to poor maintenance of pavements, where pavements are broken or have been 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.
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.
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.
If your case is successful, your personal injury claim compensation could consist of two heads of claim: general and special damages.
General damages compensate for your physical pain and mental suffering. This head will also compensate you for the loss of amenity, or the lifestyle changes that you had to make because of your injuries. It also considers your loss of enjoyment.
In our table below, we look at some of the compensation brackets found in the 16th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines JCG, a document used by legal professionals when valuing claims. It is only to be used as guidance.
|Moderate Brain Damage (ii)||The claimant suffers from a moderate to modest intellectual deficit with a reduced or removed ability to work. There is also some risk of epilepsy.||£90,720 to £150,110|
|Leg Amputation (iv)||Found in this bracket are below the knee amputation of one leg.||£97,980 to £132,990|
|Severe Back Injury (iii)||The claimant has disabilities even following treatment from disc lesions, fractures or soft tissue injuries.||£38,780 to £69,730|
|Moderate Injury To The Pelvis And Hips (i)||The claimant has suffered a significant injury to their pelvis or hip, but it doesn't cause any major permanent disability.||£26,590 to £39,170|
|Less Severe Arm Injury (c)||In this bracket, the claimant suffered significant disabilities but they either experienced a substantial degree of recovery or are expected to make one.||£19,200 to £39,170|
|Moderate Neck Injury (i)||This bracket includes severe immediate symptoms from fractures and dislocations and chronic conditions. The claimant has functioning impairments and further trauma vulnerability as a result.||£24,990 to £38,490|
|Moderate Toe Injury||The claimant suffers permanent deformity and continuing symptoms from displaced metatarsal fractures.||£13,740 to £24,990|
|Modest Ankle Injuries||The claimant suffered a less serious, minor or undisplaced fracture, sprain or ligamentous injury.||Up to £13,740|
|Moderate Shoulder Injury||This bracket includes movement limitations and discomfort lasting for about two years from a frozen shoulder and soft tissue injuries with more than minor symptoms lasting beyond two years, but not permanent.||£7,890 to £12,770|
|Wrist Injury (d)||The claimant suffered from a fracture or soft tissue injury that took longer than 12 months for a complete, or mostly complete except for minor symptoms recovery.||£6,080 to £10,350|
The second head of loss that you could claim for is special damages.
If you would like a valuation of your claim, including special damages, please get in touch with an advisor from our team. They can discuss your questions regarding personal injury claims for free.
If you would like to make a personal injury claim, you must generally start within the three-year time limit. This is set under the Limitation Act 1980. It typically starts on the date you were injured or the date your injuries were connected to third-party negligence. However, there are certain circumstances that will suspend the time limit when claiming compensation under personal injury law. These include:
- If a claimant lacks the mental capacity to make a personal injury claim. A litigation friend could be appointed to start on their behalf when claiming compensation under personal injury law. However, should the injured party regain their capacity, the time limit will no longer be suspended, giving the claimant three years to start a claim.
- If a claimant is under 18 at the time of the injury, they cannot make a personal injury claim. However, a litigation friend could start a claim for them. If a claim is not started on their behalf, once they turn 18, they will then have three years to start claiming compensation under personal injury law.
If the time limit is suspended, the estimates on a personal injury claims calculator still apply. Call our advisors for more information on claiming compensation under personal injury law.
Get in touch at any time suitable for you and our advisors could connect you with one of our experienced personal injury solicitors. Additionally, our advisors can answer any queries you may have about using a personal injury claims calculator.
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.
- The Highway Code
- The Health and Safety At Work etc. Act 1974
- The Latest Statistics from the Health and Safety Executive
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