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Compensation Calculator

“How much is my claim worth?” is one of the most common questions that clients ask us. The amount of compensation awarded for injuries varies greatly for each case.

The SC Law Compensation Calculator below provides general guidance on the level of compensation you can expect to receive for your pain and suffering*. Remember financial losses are on top of this.

 

Compensation Calculator

Click on a part of the body to view information about compensation claims.

Head injury

  • Minor brain or head injury - £1,575 - £9,100
  • Less severe brain damage - £11,000 - £30,750
  • Moderate brain damage - £30,750 - £156,750
  • Moderately severe brain damage - £156,750 - £201,500
  • Very severe brain damage - £201,500 - £288,500

Neck injury

  • Minor (whiplash where recovery takes several months to two years) - £1,500 - £5,600
  • Moderate (whiplash) - £5,600 - £27,500
  • Severe, depending on seriousness of fracture or paralysis, incomplete paraplegia - £32,500 - £106,000

Back/spinal injury

  • Minor (where recovery takes place within several months or without surgery within about two to five years) - £1,500 - £8,900
  • Moderate - £8,900 - £27,700
  • Severe, depending on seriousness of damage to the spinal cord and nerve roots, incomplete paralysis - £27,700 - £115,000

Tetraplegia (Quadriplegia)

  • Depending on the extent of the paralysis, degree of pain and independence - £232,000 - £288,500

Paraplegia

  • Depending on the extent of the paralysis, degree of pain and independence - £156,750 - £203,000

Pelvis/Hips

  • Minor soft tissue injuries – up to £2,800
  • Significant injuries to the pelvis or hip with some permanent disability or hip replacement - £9,000 - £28,000
  • Severe (extensive fractures of the pelvis) - £28,000 - £93,500

Scarring to Other Parts of the Body

  • Depending on extent of disfigurement for minor cosmetic defects - £1,680 - £5,430
  • Noticeable and serious disfigurement - £5,430 - £16,250

Shoulder injury

  • Minor, within one year – up to £3,100
  • Moderate, frozen shoulder with limitation of movement and discomfort for two years - £5,600 - £9,100
  • Severe with permanent damage and intrusive symptoms - £13,700 - £34,300

Arm injury

  • Forearm fracture with some deformity - £4,750 - £13,700
  • Serious fractures of one or both forearms with significant permanent residual disability - £13,700 - £42,750
  • Loss of arm below the elbow - £68,750 - £78,300
  • Amputation at shoulder - £98,000
  • Loss of both arms - £172,000 - £214,250

Wrist injury

  • Minor, full recovery - £2,500 - £3,375
  • Fracture, full recovery – in the region of £5,300
  • Moderate injury, permanent damage or disability - £9,000 - £28,000
  • Serious injury with permanent damage - £34,000 - £42,750

Hand injury

  • Minor with full recovery - £650 - £3,100
  • Moderate injury, full recovery - £4,500 - £9,500
  • Severe injury with permanent disability - £20,750 - £44,200
  • Effective loss of hand - £68,750 - £78,300
  • Effective loss of both hands - £100,500 - £144,000

Finger injury

  • Fracture, depending on which finger(s) and severity of fracture - £1,500 - £26,250
  • Amputation, depending on which finger(s) - £6,175 - £17,850
  • Injury to thumb from trivial to total loss of thumb - £1,575 to £39,150

Leg Injury

  • Simple fractures and soft tissue injuries - up to £6,500
  • Fracture with incomplete recovery and permanent metal implants, impaired mobility - £12,850 to £19,850
  • Serious multiple or complicated fractures with impaired mobility and muscle wasting - £19,850 - £28,000
  • Permanent disability, requiring crutches, limited walking ability, deformity - £39,150 - £96,800
  • Loss of leg, below the knee - £70,000 - £95,000
  • Loss of both legs, above the knee - £172,000 - £201,500

Knee injury

  • Minor dislocation with short term recovery, twisting, cuts and bruises - £1,000 - £9,800
  • Significant dislocation, torn cartilage with mild, permanent damage - £9,800 - £18,700
  • Severe immobility and lengthy treatment involving surgery - £49,800 - £68,750

Ankle injury

  • Minor, recovery one year – up to £3,925
  • Fractures with moderate, permanent damage and metal implants - £9,800 to £19,000
  • Severe deformity, loss of function, severe restriction of movement, significant pain - £35,750 - £49,800

Toe injury

  • Straightforward fractures with near complete recovery – up to £4,000
  • Severe crush injury with permanent damage - £6,850 - £9,800
  • Amputation of big toe - up to £22,350

Psychiatric

  • Depression attracts a wide bracket of compensation ranging between less severe to severe from - £1,100 to £82,750
  • Post traumatic stress disorder - full recovery in one or so years - £2,800 to £5,875
  • Severe post traumatic stress disorder - £42,500 - £71,850

Eye injury

  • Minor, recovery in a month or so - £1,575 - £2,800
  • Complete loss of sight in one eye - £35,200 to £39,150
  • Total blindness - up to £192,000

Deafness

  • Slight hearing loss – up to £5,000
  • Partial hearing loss and/or tinnitus - £5,300 - £32,500
  • Total Deafness - £64,800 - £78,300

Nose injury

  • Simple undisplaced fracture with full recovery - £1,225 - £1,800
  • Displaced fracture requiring manipulation - £1,800 - £2,250
  • Serious fractures with permanent damage to airways, facial deformity - £7,600 - £16,500

Cheekbone injury

  • Simple fracture, complete recovery - £1,680 - £2,125
  • Simple fracture with reconstructive surgery, full recovery - £3,100 - £4,600
  • Serious fracture with permanent damage, paraesthesia or disfigurement - £7,300 - £11,285

Jaw injury

  • Simple fracture, some immobilisation, full recovery - £4,600 - £6,250
  • Serious fracture with some permanent damage, difficulty in opening mouth, paraesthesia - £12,850 - £21,800
  • Very serious fracture with lengthy treatment, permanent damage, severe pain - £21,800 - £32,500

Facial scarring

  • Trivial minor scars to females - £1,225 - £2,500
  • Trivial minor scars to males - £1,225 - £2,500
  • Significant scarring where the worst effects have been reduced by plastic surgery or disfigurement is substantial - £12,850 - £34,600
  • Significant scarring where scars are visible at conversational distances for males - £6,500 - £12,850
  • Very severe scarring in young women where the cosmetic effect is very disfiguring and severe psychological reaction - £34,600 - £69,500
  • Very severe scarring in young males where the cosmetic effect is very disfiguring and psychological reaction - £21,250 - £46,900

Fractured ribs/chest

  • Minor fracture or soft tissue injury causing serious pain and disability – up to £2,800
  • Damage to chest and lungs causing continuous disability - £22,350 - £39,150
  • Total lung removal and/or serious heart damage with prolonged serious pain and significant scarring - £71,850 - £107,250

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The compensation figures listed above are not an exhaustive list, as there are various other injury categories, but to give you an approximate indication, we have listed below some of the typical injuries that we deal with on a day-to-day basis, as follows:

  • Head
  • Neck
  • Back/ Spinal
  • Tetraplegia (quadriplegia)
  • Pelvis/Hips
  • Fractured ribs/Chest
  • Shoulder
  • Arm
  • Wrist
  • Hand
  • Finger
  • Leg
  • Knee
  • Ankle
  • Toe
  • Psychiatric/ PSD
  • Eye
  • Deafness
  • Nose
  • Cheekbone
  • Jaw
  • Facial Scarring
  • Scarring to other parts of the body
 

Other Losses and Expenses

In addition to compensation for your pain and suffering, where appropriate we can claim for financial costs you have incurred as a result of your injury. These may include loss of earnings, travelling, medication costs, rehabilitation, aids and equipment and assistance with housework or gardening. You may also have future expenses where you are unable to return to work as a result of your injury, or have to return to a lesser paid job, which may include reduced benefits such as loss of pension or rehabilitation, aids and equipment and assistance with home help.

 

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