If you have been injured through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to claim personal injury compensation. How much compensation you will receive depends on a number of factors including the type of injury, the amount of pain and suffering it has inflicted, and the financial losses you have suffered as a result. You may also receive an extra sum for emotional distress if your injury has caused serious stress or depression, but generally the amounts received by claimants for each type of injury are very similar.
Personal injury compensation figures by injury
Generally, most minor injuries receive a sum of less than £10,000. Slips, trips, and minor falls will usually receive around £1000. Whiplash can be anywhere from £1000 to £13,000 depending on the severity of the injury. Injuries to vision will incur a sum of around £10,000, while brain damage can be anywhere from between £10,000 to £20,000. Severe tinnitus or hearing loss can attract a sum of around £20,000. A dislocated shoulder or chronic shoulder pain usually attracts a sum in the region of £9000.
Larger sums of money are given for permanent disability and psychiatric injury. This is because these can both involve a complete change of lifestyle and total loss of income. In the case of permanent disability, other members of the family can also lose income by having to become carers, for example. Psychiatric injuries usually receive in the region of £60,000 in compensation, while claims for permanent disability differ widely depending on the type of disability involved. Personal injury compensation is uncapped, which means that an unlimited amount of compensation can be given, depending on the situation.
How to make a claim for personal injury compensation
If you’d like to make a claim for personal injury compensation, it’s best to discuss your situation with an expert first. Call Accident Advice Helpline to speak to a member of our legal team on 0800 689 0500. They’ll be able to tell you whether it’s likely that your claim will be successful and how much compensation you could receive, depending on the severity of your injuries. They will then explain the claims process in detail.
Although there is no obligation to go ahead with a claim simply by making a call to the helpline, we work on a no win, no fee basis, and conduct most claims entirely over the telephone. For a very quick guide to your eligibility and the amount of compensation you could receive, check our 30-second online claims test.Open Claim Calculator