Compensation Claims

  • Injuries Involving Paralysis
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    Injuries Involving Paralysis

    Claim Compensation For Injuries Involving Paralysis

    Quadriplegia:

    £212,500 to £265,000

    Paraplegia:

    £144,000 to £186,500

  • Head Injuries
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    Head Injuries

    Claim Compensation For Head Injuries

    Very severe brain damage:

    £185,000 to £265,000

    Moderately severe brain injury:

    £144,000 to £185,000

    Moderate brain damage – moderate to severe intellectual deficit, a personality change, an effect on sight, speech and senses with a significant risk of epilepsy and no prospect of employment:

    £98,500 to £144,000

    Moderate brain damage – moderate to modest intellectual deficit, the ability to work is greatly reduced if not removed and there is some risk of epilepsy:

    £59,500 to £98,500

    Moderate brain damage – concentration and memory  are affected, the ability to work is reduced, there is a small risk of epilepsy and any dependence on others is very limited:

    £28,250 to £59,500

    Minor brain damage:

    £10,000 to £28,250

    Minor head injury:

    £1,450 to £8,400

    Epilepsy – established Grand Mal:

    £66,000 to £98,500

    Epilepsy – established Petit Mal:

    £36,000 to £86,000

    Other epileptic conditions:

    £7,000 to £17,250

    Claim Compensation For Psychiatric Damage

    Severe:

    £36,000 to £76,000

    Moderately severe:

    £12,500 to £36,000

    Moderate:

    £3,875 to £12,500

    Minor:

    £1,000 to £3,875

    Post-traumatic stress disorder – severe:

    £40,000 to £66,000

    Post-traumatic stress disorder – moderately severe:

    £15,250 to £40,000

    Post-traumatic stress disorder – moderate:

    £5,400 to £15,250

    Post-traumatic stress disorder – minor:

    £2,600 to £5,400

    Chronic pain syndrome – severe:

    £27,500 to £42,000

    Chronic pain syndrome – moderate:

    £7,000 to £21,600

    Fibromyalgia:

    £22,350 to £42,000

    Chronic fatigue syndrome:

    In the region of £32,750

    Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (also called complex regional pain syndrome) – severe:

    £33,400 to £66,000

    Reflex sympathetic dystrophy – moderate:

    £16,700 to £25,250

    Somatoform disorder:

    In the region of £30,000

  • Injuries Affecting the Senses
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    Injuries Affecting the Senses

    Claim Compensation For Injuries Affecting The Senses

    Total blindness and deafness:

    In the region of £265,000

    Total blindness:

    In the region of £175,000

    Loss of sight in one eye with reduced vision in the remaining eye (where there is serious risk of further deterioration in the remaining eye):

    £63,000 to £118,000

    Loss of sight in one eye with reduced vision in the remaining eye (and/or additional problems such as double vision):

    £42,000 to £69,500

    Total loss of one eye:

    £36,000 to £43,000

    Complete loss of sight in one eye:

    £32,250 to £36,000

    Serious but incomplete loss of vision in one eye:

    £15,000 to £25,750

    Minor but permanent impairment of vision in one eye:

    £8,250 to £13,750

    Minor eye injuries:

    £2,600 to £5,750

    Transient eye injuries:

    £1,450 to £2,600

    Total deafness and loss of speech:

    £72,000 to £92,000

    Total deafness:

    £59,500 to £72,000

    Total loss of hearing in one ear:

    £20,500 to £30,000

    Severe tinnitus / hearing loss:

    £19,500 to £30,000

    Moderate tinnitus / hearing loss:

    £9,750 to £19,500

    Mild tinnitus with some hearing loss:

    £8,250 to £9,570

    Slight or occasional tinnitus with slight hearing loss:

    £4,850 to £8,250

    Total loss of taste and smell:

    In the region of £25,750

    Total loss of smell and significant loss of taste:

    £21,600 to £25,750

    Loss of smell:

    £16,400 to £21,600

    Loss of taste:

    £12,600 to £16,400

  • Injuries to Internal Organs
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    Injuries to Internal Organs

    Claim Compensation For Injuries To Internal Organs

    Lungs

    Total removal of one lung and/or serious heart damage with serious and prolonged pain and suffering and permanent significant scarring:

    £66,000 to £98,500

    Traumatic injury to chest, lung(s) and/or heart causing permanent damage, impairment of function, physical disability and reduction of life expectancy:

    £43,000 to £66,000

    Damage to chest and lung(s) causing some continuing disability:

    £20,500 to £36,000

    A relatively simple injury (such as a single penetrating wound) causing some permanent damage to tissue but with no significant long-term effect on lung function:

    £8,250 to £11,800

    Toxic fume/smoke inhalation, leaving some residual damage, not serious enough to interfere permanently with lung function:

    £3,500 to £8,250

    Injuries leading to collapsed lungs from which a full and uncomplicated recovery is made:

    £1,450 to £3,500

    Fractures of ribs or soft tissue injuries causing serious pain and disability over a period of weeks only:

    Up to £2,600

    Lung disease in a young person with serious disability where there is a probability of progressive worsening leading to premature death:

    £66,000 to £89,000

    Lung cancer (typically in an older person) causing severe pain and impairment both of function and of quality of life:

    £51,500 to £66,000

    Lung disease (such as emphysema) causing significant and worsening lung function and impairment of breathing, prolonged and frequent coughing, sleep disturbance and restriction of physical activity and employment:

    £36,000 to £51,500

    Lung disease – breathing difficulties (short of disabling breathlessness) requiring fairly frequent use of an inhaler; where there is inability to tolerate a smoky environment and an uncertain prognosis but already significant effect on social and working life:

    £20,500 to £36,000

    Lung disease – bronchitis and wheezing not causing serious symptoms; little or no serious or permanent effect on working or social life; varying levels of anxiety about the future:

    £13,650 to £20,500

    Lung disease – some slight breathlessness with no effect on working life and the likelihood of substantial and permanent recovery within a few years of the exposure to the cause or the aggravation of an existing condition:

    £7,000 to £13,650

    Lung disease – temporary aggravation of bronchitis or other chest problems resolving within a very few months:

    £1,450 to £3,500

    Asbestos-related disease – mesothelioma:

    £35,000 to £83,750

    Asbestos-related disease – lung cancer:

    £51,500 to £66,000

    Asbestos-related disease – asbestosis:

    £31,500 to £69,500

    Asbestos-related disease – pleural thickening:

    £25,250 to £51,500

    Asthma – severe and permanent disabling asthma:

    £28,250 to £43,000

    Asthma – chronic:

    £17,250 to £28,250

    Asthma – bronchitis and wheezing:

    £12,600 to £17,250

    Asthma – relatively mild asthma-like symptoms:

    £7,000 to £12,600

    Asthma – mild asthma, bronchitis, colds and chest problems, treated by a GP and resolving within a few months:

    Up to £3,400

    Reproductive system: male

    Total impotence and the loss of sexual function, and sterility:

    In the region of £97,500

    Impotence which is likely to be permanent, in the case of a middle-aged man with children:

    £28,250 to £51,500

    An uncomplicated case of sterility without impotence and without any aggravating features for a young man without children:

    £37,000 to £46,750

    A case of sterility involving a family man who might have intended to have more children:

    £15,500 to £20,500

    Cases where the sterility amounts to little more than an ‘insult’:

    In the region of £4,350    

    Reproductive system: female

    Infertility whether by reason of injury or disease, with severe depression and anxiety, pain and scarring:

    £75,500 to £111,000

    Infertility without any medical complication and where the injured person already has children:

    £11,800 to £24,100

    Infertility where the injured person would not have had children in any event (for example, because of age):

    £4,350 to £8,250

    Failed sterilisation leading to unwanted pregnancy where there is no serious psychological impact or depression:

    In the region of £6,750

    Digestive system

    Damage resulting from traumatic injury – severe damage with continuing pain and discomfort:

    £28,250 to £40,650

    Damage resulting from traumatic injury – serious non-penetrating injury causing long-standing or permanent complications, for example, severe indigestion, aggravated by physical strain:

    £11,000 to £18,250

    Damage resulting from traumatic injury – penetrating stab wounds or industrial laceration or serious seat-belt pressure cases:

    £4,350 to £8,250

    Illness/damage resulting from non-traumatic injury (such as food poisoning) – severe toxicosis causing serious acute pain, vomiting, diarrhoea and fever, requiring hospital admission for some days or weeks and some continuing incontinence, haemorrhoids and irritable bowel syndrome, having a significant impact on ability to work and enjoyment of life:

    £25,250 to £34,500

    Serious but short-lived food poisoning, diarrhoea and vomiting diminishing over two to four weeks with some remaining discomfort and disturbance of bowel function and impact on sex life and enjoyment of food over a few years:

    £6,300 to £12,600

    Food poisoning causing significant discomfort, stomach cramps, alteration of bowel function and fatigue. Hospital admission for some days with symptoms lasting for a few weeks but complete recovery within a year or two:

    £2,600 to £6,300

    Varying degrees of disabling pain, cramps and diarrhoea continuing for some days or weeks:

    £600 to £2,600

    Kidney – serious and permanent damage to or loss of both kidneys:

    £111,000 to £138,000

    Kidney – where there is a significant risk of future urinary tract infection or other total loss of natural kidney function:

    Up to £42,000

    Kidney – loss of one kidney with no damage to the other:

    £20,250 to £30,000

    Bowels – total loss of natural function and dependence on colostomy, depending on age:

    Up to £98,500

    Bowels – severe abdominal injury causing impairment of function and often necessitating temporary colostomy (leaving disfiguring scars)  and/or restriction on employment and on diet:

    £29,250 to £45,750

    Bowels – penetrating injuries causing some permanent damage but with an eventual return to natural function and control:

    £8,250 to £16,000

    Bladder – complete loss of function and control:

    Up to £92,000

    Bladder – serious impairment of control with some pain and incontinence:

    £42,000 to £52,500

    Spleen – loss of spleen where there is continuing risk of internal infection and disorders due to the damage to the immune system:

    £13,650 to £17,250

    Spleen – loss of spleen where the above risks are not present or are minimal:

    £2,850 to £5,700

    Hernia – continuing pain and/or limitation on physical activities, sport or employment, after repair:

    £9,750 to £15,850

    Hernia – direct (where there was no pre-existing weakness) inguinal hernia, with some risk of recurrence, after repair:

    £4,600 to £6,000

    Hernia – uncomplicated indirect inguinal hernia, possibly repaired, and with no other associated abdominal injury or damage:

    £2,200 to £4,850

  • Orthopaedic Injuries
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    Orthopaedic Injuries

    Claim Compensation For Orthopaedic Injuries

    Neck injuries

    Severe neck injury – associated with incomplete paraplegia or resulting in permanent spastic quadriparesis or where the injured  person, despite wearing a collar 24 hours a day for a period of years, still has little or no movement in the neck and suffers severe headaches which have proved intractable:

    In the region of £97,500

    Severe neck injury – injuries which give rise to disabilities which fall short of those listed above but which are of considerable severity; for example, permanent damage to the brachial plexus:

    £43,000 to £86,000

    Severe neck injury – injuries causing severe damage to soft tissues and/or ruptured tendons. They result in significant disability of a permanent nature. The precise award depends on the length of time during which the most serious symptoms are ameliorated, and on the prognosis:

    In the region of £36,000

    Severe neck injury – injuries such as fractures or dislocations which cause severe immediate symptoms and which may necessitate spinal fusion. They leave markedly impaired function or vulnerability to further trauma, and some limitation of activities:

    £16,400 to £21,600

    Moderate neck injury – injuries such as fractures or dislocations which cause severe immediate symptoms and which may necessitate spinal fusion. They leave markedly impaired function or vulnerability to further trauma, and some limitation of activities:

    £16,400 to £21,600

    Moderate neck injury – injuries which may have exacerbated or accelerated some pre-existing unrelated condition. There will have been a complete recovery or recovery to ‘nuisance’ level from the effects of the accident within a few years. This bracket will also apply to moderate whiplash injuries where the period of recovery has been fairly protracted and where there remains an increased vulnerability to further trauma:

    £5,150 to £9,000

    Minor neck injury – minor soft tissue and whiplash injuries and the like where symptoms are moderate and a full recovery takes place within about two years:

    £2,850 to £5,150

    Minor neck injury – with a full recovery between a few weeks and a year:

    £875 to £2,850

    Back injuries

    Severe – cases of the most severe injury which do not involve paralysis but where there may be very serious consequences not  normally found in cases of back injury, such as impotence or double incontinence:

    £66,000 to £111,000

    Severe – cases which have special features taking them outside any lower bracket applicable to orthopaedic injury to the back. Such features include impaired bladder and bowel function, severe sexual difficulties and unsightly scarring and the possibility of future surgery:

    In the region of £53,000

    Severe – cases of disc lesions or fractures of discs or of vertebral bodies where, despite treatment, there remain disabilities such as continuing  severe pain and discomfort, impaired agility, impaired sexual function, depression, personality change, alcoholism, unemployability and the risk of arthritis:

    £25,500 to £45,750

    Moderate – cases where any residual disability is of less severity than listed above. The bracket contains a wide variety of injuries. Examples are a case of a crush fracture of the lumbar vertebrae where there is a substantial risk of osteoarthritis and constant pain and discomfort with impairment of sexual function; that of a traumatic spondylolisthesis with continuous pain and a probability that spinal fusion will be necessary; or that of a prolapsed intervertebral disc with substantial acceleration of back degeneration:

    £18,250 to £25,500

    Moderate – many frequently encountered injuries to the back such as disturbance of ligaments and muscles giving rise to backache, soft tissue injuries resulting in exacerbation of an existing back condition or prolapsed discs necessitating laminectomy or resulting in repeated relapses. The precise figure depends upon the severity of the original injury and/or whether there is some permanent or chronic disability:

    £8,000 to £17,750

    Minor – strains, sprains, disc prolapses and soft tissue injuries from which a full recovery or recovery to ‘nuisance’ level has been made without  surgery within about five years:

    £5,150 to £8,250

    Minor – strains, sprains, disc prolapses and soft tissue injuries from which  a full recovery or recovery to ‘nuisance’ level has been made without  surgery within about two years:

    Up to £5,150

    Shoulder injuries

    Severe:

    £12,600 to £31,500

    Serious:

    £8,400 to £12,600

    Moderate:

    £5,150 to £8,400

    Minor – soft tissue injury to shoulder with considerable pain but almost complete recovery in less than two years:

    £2,850 to £5,150

    Minor – soft tissue injury to shoulder with considerable pain but almost complete recovery within a year:

    Up to £2,850

    Minor – fracture of clavicle:

    £3,400 to £8,000

    Injuries to the pelvis and hips

    Severe – extensive fractures of the pelvis involving, for example, dislocation of a low back joint and a ruptured bladder, or a hip injury resulting in spondylolisthesis of a low back  joint with intolerable pain and necessitating spinal fusion. Inevitably there will be substantial residual disabilities such as a complicated arthrodesis with resulting lack of bladder and bowel control, sexual dysfunction or hip deformity making the use of a calliper essential; or may present difficulties for natural delivery:

    £51,500 to £86,000

    Severe – injuries only a little less severe than in above but with particular distinguishing features lifting them above any lower bracket. Examples are:

    (a) fracture dislocation of the pelvis involving both ischial and pubic rami and resulting in impotence; or (b) traumatic myositis ossificans with formation of ectopic bone around the hip:

    £40,650 to £51,500

    Severe – many injuries fall within this bracket: a fracture of the acetabulum leading to degenerative changes and leg instability requiring an osteotomy and the likelihood of hip replacement surgery in the future; the fracture of an arthritic femur or hip necessitating hip replacement; or a fracture resulting in a hip replacement which is only partially successful so that there is a clear risk of the need for revision surgery:

    £25,750 to £34,500

    Moderate:

    £17,500 to £25,750

    Injuries of limited severity:

    £8,250 to £17,500

    Lesser injuries:

    £2,600 to £8,250

    Minor injuries with complete recovery:

    Up to £2,600

    Amputation of arms

    Loss of both arms:

    £158,000 to £197,000

    Loss of one arm – arm amputated at the shoulder:

    Not less than £90,000

    Loss of one arm – above-elbow amputation:

    £72,000 to £86,000

    Loss of one arm – below-elbow amputation:

    £63,000 to £72,000            

    Other arm injuries

    Severe injuries:

    £63,000 to £86,000

    Injuries resulting in permanent and substantial disablement:

    £25,750 to £39,300

    Less severe injury:

    £12,600 to £25,750

    Simple fractures of the forearm:

    £4,350 to £12,600       

    Injuries to the elbow – severely disabling injury:

    £25,750 to £36,000

    Injuries to the elbow – less severe injuries:

    £10,300 to £21,000

    Injuries to the elbow – moderate or minor injury:

    Up to £8,250

    Wrist injuries

    Injuries resulting in complete loss of function in the wrist, for example, where an arthrodesis has been performed:

    £31,300 to £39,300

    Injury resulting in significant permanent disability, but where some useful movement remains:

    £16,100 to £25,750
    Less severe injuries where these still result in some permanent disability as, for example, a degree of persisting pain and stiffness:

    £8,250 to £16,100

    An uncomplicated Colles’ fracture:

    In the region of £4,850

    Very minor undisplaced or minimally displaced fractures and soft tissue injuries necessitating application of plaster or bandage for a matter of weeks and a full or virtual recovery within a matter of months:

    £2,300 to £3,125

    Hand injuries

    Total or effective loss of both hands:

    £92,000 to £132,000
    Serious damage to both hands:

    £36,000 to £55,500

    Total or effective loss of one hand:

    £63,000 to £72,000

    Amputation of index and middle and/or ring fingers:

    £40,650 to £59,500

    Serious hand injuries:

    £19,000 to £40,650

    Less serious hand injury:

    £9,500 to £19,000

    Moderate hand injury:

    £4,100 to £8,700

    Minor hand injuries:

    £600 to £2,850

    Severe fractures to fingers:

    Up to £24,100

    Total loss of index finger:

    In the region of £12,250

    Partial loss of index finger:

    £8,000 to £12,250

    Fracture of index finger:

    £6,000 to £8,000

    Total loss of middle finger:

    In the region of £10,250

    Serious injury to ring or middle fingers:

    £9,750 to £10,750

    Loss of the terminal phalanx of the ring or middle fingers:

    £2,600 to £5,150

    Amputation of little finger:

    £5,700 to £8,000

    Loss of part of the little finger:

    £2,600 to £3,850

    Amputation of ring and little fingers:

    In the region of £14,350

    Amputation of the terminal phalanges of the index and middle fingers:

    In the region of £16,400

    Fracture of one finge:

    £2,000 to £3,125

    Loss of thumb:

    £23,250 to £36,000

    Very serious injury to thumb:

    £12,900 to £23,000

    Serious injury to the thumb:

    £8,250 to £11,000

    Moderate injuries to the thumb:

    £6,300 to £8,250

    Dislocation of the thumb:

    £2,600 to £4,450

    Minor injuries to the thumb:

    In the region of £2,600

    Trivial thumb injuries

    In the region of £1,450

    Vibration white finger and /or hand-arm vibration syndrome – most serious:

    £20,750 to £25,250

    Vibration white finger and /or hand-arm vibration syndrome – serious:

    £11,000 to £20,750

    Vibration white finger and /or hand-arm vibration syndrome – moderate:

    £5,700 to £11,000

    Vibration white finger and /or hand-arm vibration syndrome – minor:

    £2,000 to £5,700

    Work-related upper limb disorders (including tenosynovitis, De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, stenosing tenosynovitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, epicondylitis)

    Continuing bilateral disability with surgery and loss of employment:

    £14,350 to £15,200

    Continuing, but fluctuating and unilateral symptoms:

    £9,750 to £10,750

    Symptoms resolving in the course of two years:

    £5,700 to £6,300

    Complete recovery within a short period:

    £1,450 to £2,300

    Leg injuries

    Total loss of both legs:

    £158,000 to £185,000

    Below-knee amputation of both legs:

    £132,000 to £177,500

    Above-knee amputation of one leg:

    £63,000 to £92,000

    Below-knee amputation of one leg:

    £60,000 to £86,000

    The most serious injuries short of amputation:

    £63,000 to £89,000

    Very serious leg injuries:

    £36,000 to £55,500

    Serious leg injuries:

    £25,750 to £36,000

    Moderate leg injuries

    £18,250 to £25,750

    Fractures from which an incomplete recovery is made:

    £11,800 to £18,250

    Simple fracture of a femur with no damage to articular surfaces:

    £6,000 to £9,200

    Simple fractures and soft tissue injuries:

    Up to £6,000

    Knee injuries

    Severe – serious knee injury where there has been disruption of the joint, gross ligamentous damage, lengthy treatment, considerable pain and loss of function and an arthrodesis or arthroplasty has taken place or is inevitable:

    £45,750 to £63,000

    Severe – leg fracture extending into the knee joint causing pain which is constant, permanent, limiting movement or impairing agility and rendering the injured person prone to osteoarthritis and the risk of arthroplasty:

    £34,250 to £45,750

    Severe – less severe injuries than those above and/or injuries which result in less severe disability:

    £17,500 to £28,250

    Moderate – injuries involving dislocation, torn cartilage or meniscus or which accelerate symptoms from a pre-existing condition but which additionally result in minor instability, wasting, weakness or other mild future disability:

    £9,750 to £17,500

    Moderate – injuries similar to those above, but less serious, and also lacerations, twisting or bruising injuries:

    Up to £9,000

    Ankle injuries

    Very severe:

    £32,750 to £45,750

    Severe:

    £20,500 to £32,750

    Moderate:

    £8,700 to £17,500

    Modest:

    Up to £9,000

    Achilles tendon

    Most serious:

    In the region of £25,250

    Serious:

    £16,400 to £19,750

    Moderate:

    £9,750 to £11,800

    Minor:

    £4,850 to £6,600

    Foot injuries

    Amputation of both feet:

    £111,000 to £132,500

    Amputation of one foot:

    £55,000 to £72,000

    Very severe:

    £55,000 to £72,000

    Severe:

    £30,000 to £44,200

    Serious:

    £16,400 to £25,750

    Moderate:

    £9,000 to £16,400

    Modest:

    Up to £9,000

    Toe injuries

    Amputation of all toes:

    £24,000 to £37,000

    Amputation of the great toe:

    In the region of £20,500

    Severe toe injuries:

    £9,000 to £12,600

    Serious toe injuries:

    £6,300 to £9,000

    Moderate toe injuries:

    Up to £6,300

    Scarring to other parts of the body

    Noticeable laceration scars, or a single disfiguring scar, of leg(s) or arm(s) or hand(s) or back or chest (male):

    £5,000 to £15,000

    A single noticeable scar, or several superficial scars, of leg(s) or arm(s) or hand(s), with some minor cosmetic deficit justifies:

    £1,500 to £5,000

    Damage to hair

    Damage to hair in consequence of defective permanent waving, tinting or the like, where the effects are dermatitis or tingling or ‘burning’ of the scalp causing dry, brittle hair, which breaks off and/or falls out, leading to distress, depression, embarrassment and loss of confidence, and inhibiting social life:

    £4,800 to £7,250

    Less serious versions of the above where symptoms are fewer or only of a minor character; also, cases where hair has been pulled out leaving bald patches:

    £2,600 to £4,800

    Dermatitis

    Dermatitis of both hands, with cracking and soreness, affecting employment and domestic capability, possibly with some psychological consequences, lasting for some years, perhaps indefinitely:

    £9,000 to £12,600

    Dermatitis of both hands, continuing for a significant period, but settling with treatment and/or use of gloves for specific tasks:

    £5,700 to £7,500

    Itching, irritation of and/or rashes on one or both hands, but resolving within a few months with treatment:

    £1,125 to £2,600

  • Psychiatric Damage
    Psychiatric Damage

    Psychiatric Damage

    Severe       £36,000 to £76,000

    Moderately severe      £12,500 to £36,000

    Moderate       £3,875 to £12,500

    Minor        £1,000 to £3,875

    Post-traumatic stress disorder – severe   £40,000 to £66,000

    Post-traumatic stress disorder – moderately severe £15,250 to £40,000

    Post-traumatic stress disorder – moderate  £5,400 to £15,250

    Post-traumatic stress disorder – minor   £2,600 to £5,400

    Chronic pain syndrome – severe    £27,500 to £42,000

    Chronic pain syndrome – moderate   £7,000 to £21,600

    Fibromyalgia       £22,350 to £42,000

    Chronic fatigue syndrome     In the region of £32,750

    Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (also called complex regional pain syndrome) – severe         £33,400 to £66,000

    Reflex sympathetic dystrophy – moderate  £16,700 to £25,250

    Somatoform disorder     In the region of £30,000

    INJURIES AFFECTING THE SENSES

    Total blindness and deafness    In the region of £265,000

    Total blindness      In the region of £175,000

    Loss of sight in one eye with reduced vision in the remaining eye (where there is serious risk of further deterioration in the remaining eye)
    £63,000 to £118,000

    Loss of sight in one eye with reduced vision in the remaining eye (and/or additional problems such as double vision)    £42,000 to £69,500

    Total loss of one eye     £36,000 to £43,000

    Complete loss of sight in one eye    £32,250 to £36,000

    Serious but incomplete loss of vision in one eye £15,000 to £25,750

    Minor but permanent impairment of vision in one eye £8,250 to £13,750

    Minor eye injuries      £2,600 to £5,750

    Transient eye injuries     £1,450 to £2,600

    Total deafness and loss of speech   £72,000 to £92,000

    Total deafness      £59,500 to £72,000

    Total loss of hearing in one ear    £20,500 to £30,000

    Severe tinnitus / hearing loss    £19,500 to £30,000

    Moderate tinnitus / hearing loss    £9,750 to £19,500

    Mild tinnitus with some hearing loss   £8,250 to £9,570

    Slight or occasional tinnitus with slight hearing loss £4,850 to £8,250

    Total loss of taste and smell    In the region of £25,750

    Total loss of smell and significant loss of taste  £21,600 to £25,750

    Loss of smell       £16,400 to £21,600

    Loss of taste       £12,600 to £16,400

Personal Injury & Accident Compensation Claims

Psychiatric Damage

Severe       £36,000 to £76,000

Moderately severe      £12,500 to £36,000

Moderate       £3,875 to £12,500

Minor        £1,000 to £3,875

Post-traumatic stress disorder – severe   £40,000 to £66,000

Post-traumatic stress disorder – moderately severe £15,250 to £40,000

Post-traumatic stress disorder – moderate  £5,400 to £15,250

Post-traumatic stress disorder – minor   £2,600 to £5,400

Chronic pain syndrome – severe    £27,500 to £42,000

Chronic pain syndrome – moderate   £7,000 to £21,600

Fibromyalgia       £22,350 to £42,000

Chronic fatigue syndrome     In the region of £32,750

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (also called complex regional pain syndrome) – severe         £33,400 to £66,000

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy – moderate  £16,700 to £25,250

Somatoform disorder     In the region of £30,000

INJURIES AFFECTING THE SENSES

Total blindness and deafness    In the region of £265,000

Total blindness      In the region of £175,000

Loss of sight in one eye with reduced vision in the remaining eye (where there is serious risk of further deterioration in the remaining eye)
£63,000 to £118,000

Loss of sight in one eye with reduced vision in the remaining eye (and/or additional problems such as double vision)    £42,000 to £69,500

Total loss of one eye     £36,000 to £43,000

Complete loss of sight in one eye    £32,250 to £36,000

Serious but incomplete loss of vision in one eye £15,000 to £25,750

Minor but permanent impairment of vision in one eye £8,250 to £13,750

Minor eye injuries      £2,600 to £5,750

Transient eye injuries     £1,450 to £2,600

Total deafness and loss of speech   £72,000 to £92,000

Total deafness      £59,500 to £72,000

Total loss of hearing in one ear    £20,500 to £30,000

Severe tinnitus / hearing loss    £19,500 to £30,000

Moderate tinnitus / hearing loss    £9,750 to £19,500

Mild tinnitus with some hearing loss   £8,250 to £9,570

Slight or occasional tinnitus with slight hearing loss £4,850 to £8,250

Total loss of taste and smell    In the region of £25,750

Total loss of smell and significant loss of taste  £21,600 to £25,750

Loss of smell       £16,400 to £21,600

Loss of taste       £12,600 to £16,400

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Make A Compensation Claim

In a world where an accident can occur in any place at any given moment, you can be sure that we have seen many types of accident as well as many types of injury that people have suffered.
In situations where people have suffered an accident that wasn’t their fault, they are completely entitled to make a compensation claim. In the same way that there are many different types of injury sustained through accidents; there are also many different types of compensation claim that can be made.

In most common cases, victims make a compensation claim based on injuries sustained due to negligence on the part of the responsible party of an establishment; or those responsible for situation that the accident occurred in.

The responsible party is another aspect of a claim that is extremely broad. This could be an employer, a restaurant or business owner, a council, a driver or other road user; or even a medical professional. Each type of responsible party requires a succinct type of understanding of the law to allow you to make a successful compensation claim.
When you win your case, the compensation is awarded as a recompense for your pain, suffering and the inability to lead your life in the manner in which you did before you was affected by the accident.

To be awarded the compensation that you deserve a medical assessment based on evidence (in many cases a specialist report of the injuries sustained) is required. The amount of compensation received takes into account how injuries or ongoing illnesses you have sustained as a result of the responsible party’s negligence has affected you now and how it might affect you in the future.

When you make a compensation claim, the awarded compensation is also designed as a measure to help you regain any financial losses you have sustained as a result of an accident. Your compensation is designed as a boost to help get you back in the financial well being that you were accustomed to before and have fell from as a result of the accident.
Your compensation is designed to help you live your life as if the accident never happened. As an evidence measure to aid your claim, it is vital that you keep any receipts or invoices associated with any expenses that you have had to pay as a result of the accident; for example the costs of any prescriptions, treatments or any travelling involved to and from hospitals or medical centres.

The compensation you are awarded when you make a compensation claim is also awarded to help cover any loss of finances since the accident as well any future loss of earnings. In more serious cases whereby permanent bodily harm is inflicted as a result of an accident, your personal injury compensation will extend to cover the cost of any property or vehicle alterations that you may require; as well as any on-going care costs, included those provided to you by family members.

In very rare and extremely unfortunate occurances an accident can involve the fatality of a person or someone close to them. In this situation a Personal Injury Lawyer will make a compensation claim that will cover the cost of any funeral arrangements or expenses associated with the ceremony. The compensation received from a fatality case will also serve as sufficient compensation to help living relatives of the deceased, who were dependant on the victim financially and emotionally, to help cope in a comfortable financial state as well as to provide some emotional support.

If you have experienced an accident involving any of the above then you should make a compensation claim today. By clicking on the Clock image above, you will find a general guide to the different levels of compensation awarded as compensation for various types of personal injuries.

It must be noted that these are just guideline figures; every different compensation claim is governed by dynamics that are dependant on where and when the accident occurred and the party responsible for it. As well as this, also taken account is the individuals injury which the severity, and therefore the compensation awarded will be assessed on the medical evidence obtained.
At Claim Today, we understand that it can be an intimidating process for you to make a compensation claim. That is why we are here to guide you through the process. We will explain everything to you in jargon-free terms, so that you understand exactly where you stand and where your case is going; including the compensation you are likely to receive when you win.

We believe that it is our duty to help you gain the compensation that you deserve as a result of your accident, not for us to make a profit from it, so we operate with complete transparency. We will implement our specialist knowledge in the field that you make your compensation claim and use our knowledge and experience to ensure that you benefit as much as is possible from being the victim of an accident.

So, what are you waiting for? If you have been the victim of an accident that wasn’t your fault then why not make a compensation claim today. All it takes is for us to call you. Just fill in your contact details at in the form at the top right of this page and one of our friendly specialist staff will get back to you quickly and discuss how you can receive the compensation you deserve.

What’s more, because our focus is to help you gain the compensation and get back on the good path after your accident, we operate on a no win, no fee basis. That means that we will take you from the first steps of making your claim and won’t take a penny from you when you are awarded your compensation.

So what are you waiting for? If you have suffered as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault then don’t delay, make a compensation claim today.

Accident Compensation Claims