Personal injury settlements are becoming an increasingly common part of the drapery which creates the UK’s current legal landscape. Putting a precise figure on average personal injury settlements can be rather problematic however, with injury lawyers in Northwood operating in their own ways across what is a fundamentally broad topic.
There are many things to consider when trying to determine a likely payout amount.
The nature of the accident
Both the characteristics of and the circumstances surrounding each personal injury claim will be taken into account by any legitimate legal practitioners that you consult. Ultimately, the scale of the payout depends on the scale of the accident.
Average personal injury settlements tend to fluctuate greatly depending on how severe an injury is, not to mention how detrimental it ultimately proves to be to an individual’s health, wellbeing, livelihood and ability to carry on with their life as before.
Averages from injury lawyers in Northwood
- Minor whiplash: Between £2,500 and £5,000 (given that a full recovery is noted within two years);
- Trivial scarring: Between £1,000 and £2,000;
- Serious scarring: Between £5,300 and £10,000 for males and between £10,000 and £17,500 for females;
- Loss of a front tooth: Between £1,300 and £2,300; and
- Complete loss of one or more sense: Around £26,600.
Circumstances surrounding the accident
Whether or not a claimant is personally responsible for their accident (no matter how slightly) is a point upon which the compensatory figure will likely ultimately be based. The legal definition of the term accident is characteristically broad, although the chances are that if you feel you have a claim then you do, in which case Accident Advice Helpline would love to hear from you.
Accident Advice Helpline are a legal firm who deal only with personal injury compensation cases. As a firm with over a decade’s worth of experience in this sector and ties with personal injury lawyers in Northwood and around the UK, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with the best legal services available.
Our no-obligation policy is supplemented by a free 30-second test that will quickly evaluate your potential eligibility for compensation. We are contactable 24/7 via our advice line service (0800 689 0500) and our highly qualified team will be able to assess your claim within mere minutes of you passing on the required information. In most cases our customers do not need to attend court and are only required to deal with their claim in this manner, over the phone.
Date Published: 17th October 2013
Author: David Brown