Wanting to find out how much compensation you could claim before deciding whether or not to proceed with a claim is normal – but how can you find this out? Using a compensation calculator will help you to get an idea of what you may be able to claim after your slip, trip, fall or accident at work. Accident Advice Helpline’s compensation multiple injuries calculator lets you input a number of different injuries rather than just one, so you can find out how much compensation you may be able to claim in just 30 seconds. Then it’s simply a case of getting in touch with us to discuss your accident in more detail.
How our compensation multiple injuries calculator works
Our 30-second compensation multiple injuries calculator allows you to specify a number of injuries, and it lists the most common types of injuries such as:
- Head injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Leg injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Wrist injuries
- Hand injuries
- Arm injuries
- Knee injuries
- Foot injuries
- Pelvis or hip injuries
- Wrist injuries
- Elbow injuries
You can add the types of injuries you have suffered to your quote and the calculator will give you an idea of how much compensation you could receive. It’s important to remember that this is only an estimate and that the actual amount you’ll receive will take into account a number of other factors.
What factors determine how much personal injury compensation you could receive?
Whether you have used our compensation multiple injuries calculator or not before you get in touch with us, Accident Advice Helpline’s advisors will normally ask you a number of questions to try and find out more about your accident and injuries. These could include things like:
- How severe was your injury and how long was your recovery time?
- Did you suffer any financial losses such as loss of income?
- Would you like to claim for any expenses such as the cost of private medical treatment?
- Are you able to return to work after your accident and earn the same salary?
These questions help us to determine how much compensation you could receive, and they will also tell us whether or not you are eligible to make a personal injury claim.
Have you suffered multiple injuries after a slip, trip or fall?
According to estimates from the Labour Force Survey, the rate of injuries caused by slips, trips and falls at work in 2014 was 190 per 100,000 workers. This may not sound like a lot, but when you consider that slips and trips are a major cause of injuries in the workplace, it’s easy to see how you could be hurt after this type of accident. Of course, you may not have been injured at work – you may have suffered a slip or trip in a public place.
Public premises must be well maintained and safe for use by members of the public, and if you have suffered slip or trip injuries after an accident in a supermarket, shopping centre, children’s playground or even the local library, you may be able to make a personal injury claim for your pain and suffering, if you can prove that negligence has occurred. Injuries sustained after a slip, trip or fall could range from minor injuries like cuts and bruises to serious spinal or head injuries that could cause permanent disability.
Were you injured in a manual handling accident at work?
Did you know that manual handling accidents are amongst the most common types of workplace accidents? A manual handling injury could result in a back or shoulder injury that could mean taking three months or more off work to recover, and if this has happened to you, you can use our compensation multiple injuries calculator to get an idea of how much compensation you could claim. It may be that you have suffered a slipped disc in your back as well as a knee injury after lifting loads that are too heavy – there is a weight limit as to what one person can safely lift.
If your employer has asked you to lift loads that are too heavy without assistance, then you could have a viable claim for personal injury compensation. Manual handling injuries are part of a group of injuries called musculoskeletal disorders, which can affect the back. Workers are protected against manual handling injuries by the the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, which puts in place a number of guidelines for employers.
Can I still claim compensation if I have suffered minor injuries?
Our compensation multiple injuries calculator allows you to input basic information about the types of injuries you have sustained – but what if those injuries were minor? A sprained wrist or ankle and cuts and bruises may be relatively minor injuries, but in reality you will probably need to take some time off work to recover after your accident. Sprained wrists and ankles can take up to eight weeks to heal, longer in some cases and during that time you may be unable to use your wrist or put weight on your foot, or carry out normal tasks like driving. You’re still eligible to claim compensation for minor injuries, provided you received medical treatment after your accident. Accident Advice Helpline will need to see a copy of your medical report which we can obtain from your GP or the hospital where you were treated.
How common are personal injury claims?
Personal injury claims are much more common than you might expect – in fact, it has even been said that the UK has a problem with whiplash claims, with 2.7 claims for whiplash made for every accident reported. So there is no need to feel like you are the only one making a personal injury claim, if this is what you decide to do. Every day, hundreds of people use our compensation multiple injuries calculator to calculate how much compensation they could be entitled to receive, and every day we speak to members of the public who call us for advice after an accident at work or in a public place. You have nothing to lose by getting in touch with us, as we offer advice on a no-obligation basis and our lawyers provide a no win no fee service, so anybody can afford to make a claim.
Should I make a claim?
This decision is ultimately up to you, but if you have been injured due to somebody else’s negligence then you are entitled to make a claim for compensation, provided it has been three years or less since your accident happened. We will never pressure you into proceeding with a claim – instead we offer advice to ensure you are informed before making your decision, and our compensation multiple injuries calculator lets you know how much you could expect to receive if your claim is successful. Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 5659 to find out more about making a claim.