The amount awarded after a personal injury claim is determined by a variety of factors including consequential damage, the severity of the injury and the type of injury sustained. Personal injury compensation ranges for different injuries are based on national UK guidelines. These guidelines exclude loss of income and other consequential damages, but give an idea of the compensation level that should be awarded to people with successful claims. Accident Advice Helpline provides professional advice on the levels of compensation which can be accessed using the 30-second test or by calling the freephone number 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
What do personal injury compensation ranges depend on?
- Severity of injury
- Injury sustained
- Consequential damages
Injuries can range from minor to severe. Minor injuries can result in personal injury compensation levels between £1,500 and £5,600. Examples include soft tissue injuries and whiplash where recovery time is typically between 2 weeks and 2 years. No surgery is required by minor injuries.
Upper limb disorders caused by work are typically classed at moderate injury level. They include conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tenosynovitis. Factors that affect how much these claims are worth depend on whether the dominant arm was affected, whether both arms were affected as well as age, effect on future work and the amount of recovery time needed.
Moderate personal injury claims include whiplash which can increase an individual’s vulnerability to trauma. Severe back injuries can result in successful claims of £27,700 to £115,000. In some cases, paralysis can be caused by severe injuries – Accident Advice Helpline has a page dedicated to paralysis claims.
It depends on where the injury was sustained and what effect the injury will have on your future. Brain injuries, spinal injuries and paralysis all have an extremely detrimental effect on the future of an individual. These have the highest personal injury compensation ranges attached. Soft tissue damage and minor accidents have a short-term effect on individuals, so these are as lower level claims.
How do I determine what personal injury compensation ranges apply to me?
Accident Advice Helpline provides a simple claims calculator that will help you to find out what level of compensation you may be eligible for. More in-depth knowledge is typically required to assess a claim properly and this is efficiently provided by Accident Advice Helpline staff.
Date Published: 24th August 2013
Author: Jan Newell