Compensation Calculator | How much is my claim worth?
In order to provide assistance with valuing your potential claim, please refer to the compensation calculator below. The compensation calculator will give you an approximate indication of what you may receive.
Head or Facial injury can occur if, for example, your head or face hits a window of the car you were in or strikes the steering wheel. We can also recover compensation for scarring to the face and the award would be higher for women than men and higher for younger rather than older people and the award would vary depending on the severity of the scarring. Photographs of the scarring in its healed condition would be needed.
Neck or Whiplash injuries are caused by sudden jerking motion of the head either backward or forward. Typically in a collision where the other driver’s vehicle hits the rear of your vehicle and your head is jerked forwards and backwards by the impact. It can also affect your shoulders, upper back and lower back.
Elbow injuries and wrist injuries can be caused as a result of a trip or fall, for example where you put your hand out to break your fall. Also arm injuries can be caused by an accident at work, for example where you are lifting heavy weights without adequate equipment or training.
Hand injuries or Wrist injuries are most commonly found in the form of cuts, bruises and fractures. They can occur in a variety of accidents including tripping and slipping accidents, and accidents at work where, for example your hand may be crushed or injured in a machine.
Injury to the fingers is also very painful and can lead to a substantial award, particularly if the thumb or index finger are involved and if you are left with a permanent disability or restricted use of your hand.
Hip injuries can be caused by a number of factors including a fracture, a bruised hip socket, etc. Hip injuries can occur following a trip, slip or fall and may occur, for example, if you slip on a substance spilled in a supermarket and not properly cleaned up. Awards will vary depending upon the severity of the injury, and whether you are left with permanent disability or restricted movement.
Back injuries range from sprains and strains to fractures. They may occur in a variety of scenarios, including road traffic accidents and, again, accidents at work where you are lifting heavy weights without adequate training or equipment or where, for example, work equipment falls on you because it is not properly secured.
Ankle injuries or Foot injuries can be caused by a trip or slip, whether on a public footpath or at your place of work. The award will vary depending on the severity of the injury and the extent to which you are left with permanent disability.
Knee injuries are caused from the twisting or turning of ligaments. They can lead to the need for a knee replacement, with related loss of earnings while you recuperate from your operation. They may also give rise to a claim for care and assistance you were provided with by friends and family either after the original injury or following any operation to treat the injury.
There are a number of other injuries that can be compensated for but which are not shown on the diagram. They include:
- Scarring: You can receive compensation for any long term scarring you may be left with following a cut or a burn. The location of the scarring on your body, the size of the scar and how self-conscious you feel about the scar are all factors to determine how much you might receive. We would need to consider photographs of the scarring in order to assess the level of any award.
- Burns: If for example at work you are burned with a hot liquid or you work in catering and suffer a burn from inadequate gloves or personal protective equipment you will have a claim. It is recognised that burns are particularly painful and the severity of the burn and the area of the burn will be factors to determine how much you might receive.
- PTSD or other psychological injury: It is not uncommon, after you have had a road traffic accident for example, to be anxious about driving or being a passenger in a vehicle. Symptoms of a more serious nature may include nightmares where you relive the accident, flashbacks where you relive the accident and depression. If you think that you may be experiencing any of these symptoms then please let us have the details and we will obtain a report from a clinical psychologist to assess how much you should receive for your injury.
- Disease: You are entitled to receive compensation if you contract a disease as a result, for example, of being exposed to hazardous materials while at work, such as asbestos. You can claim for dermatitis if you can show that it was caused by contact with a substance hazardous to your health. Employers have to comply with regulations dealing with hazardous materials.
- Damage to your senses – hearing, sight, touch, taste and smell: If either as a result of noisy environment you suffer hearing loss, or you suffer a loss of sight following injury to one or both eyes, or your other senses are affected whether temporarily or permanently this too can be compensated.
- Paraplegia: If you suffer damage to your spinal column and are paralysed and cannot use your arms or legs then this is among the most serious of injuries and you will be compensated for this. With such an injury you will likely need substantial care and assistance, modifications to your home to assist you and specialist equipment such as a wheelchair and hoists and an adapted vehicle.
For a more detailed assessment of your claim, please call one of our specialist advisers. Our advisers will be more than happy to help you.
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