Any personal injury sustained due to the negligence of a third party could mean that you qualify for compensation. A personal injury settlement could be owed by the third party insurer if you have suffered a personal injury that wasn’t your fault. Some claims are worth several thousand pounds, depending upon the severity of the injury.
Regardless of whether the injury was caused by another car driver or an employee at work, our 30-second calculator will tell you what your personal injury claim could be worth based on previous personal injury settlement examples.
Personal injury settlement examples
For those who have sustained a personal injury, it is sometimes helpful to see some personal injury settlement examples from successful past claims. These will help individuals to recognise what is classed as a valid personal injury, and it also provides individuals with the reassurance that their claim is worth enquiring about.
Take a look at the following personal injury settlement examples to see just what could be claimed as the result of an accident:
“I had my hand crushed by a forklift at work. The driver moved off before I was finished checking the safety of the contents on the forklift, and several of my fingers have been fractured. I have been unable to work for 2 weeks.”
Fractures that result in the impairment of grip could result in compensation between £6,500 and £8,700. Fractured fingers that experience a full recovery could be worth £2,000 to £3,375 in compensation.
“I slipped on a wet floor and damaged my ankle during the fall. I tore a ligament and still suffer from sporadic aches and pains meaning I can’t walk for a long length of time.”
If there is a long period of treatment following a personal injury, some permanent disability and a severe injury, a claim could be worth £22,350 – £35,750. Torn ligaments and fractures which cause a moderate disability could result in compensation of up to £9,800.
Please note that these personal injury settlement examples are guidelines only. Individual injuries and recovery issues vary, and so does the compensation amount. Settlements are based upon medical evidence, and each case is judged individually by Accident Advice Helpline staff.
What is covered with the compensation received depends upon your injuries and their severity. Loss of earnings because you have been unable to work since the accident, medical expenses and the cost of any therapy you require can all be claimed for in the aftermath of a personal injury accident.
Date Published: 24th August 2013
Author: David Brown