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.

See the diagrams below and expand the boxes to get the full information and guidance on the level of compensation possible.

Head
  • Minor brain or head injury – £1,940 – £11,200
  • Less severe brain damage – £13,430 – £37,760
  • Moderate brain damage – £37,760 – £192,090
  • Moderately severe brain damage – £192,090 – £247,280
  • Very severe brain damage – £247,280 – £354,260
Deafness
  • Slight hearing loss – up to £6,140
  • Partial hearing loss and/or tinnitus – £6,450 – £ 39,940
  • Total Deafness – £79,560 – £96,150
Cheekbone
  • Simple fracture, complete recovery – £2,040 – £2,620
  • Simple fracture with reconstructive surgery, full recovery – £3,810 – £5,660
  • Serious fracture with permanent damage, paraesthesia or disfigurement – £8,940 – £13,840
Facial Scarring
  • Trivial scarring – £1,500 – £3,090
  • Significant scarring where the worst effects have been reduced by plastic surgery or disfigurement is substantial – £15,750 – £42,460
  • Significant scarring where scars are visible at conversational distances – £7,990 – £26,380
  • Very severe scarring in young people where the cosmetic combined effect is very disfiguring and severe psychological reaction –  £26,120 – £85,340
Shoulder
  • Minor, within one year – up to £3,810
  • Moderate, frozen shoulder with limitation of movement and discomfort for two years – £6,920 – £11,200
  • Severe with permanent damage and intrusive symptoms – £16,830 – £42,110
Scarring to Other Parts of the Body
  • Depending on extent of disfigurement for minor cosmetic defects – £2,080 – £6,870
  • Noticeable and serious disfigurement – £6,870 – £19,930
Arm
  • Forearm fracture with some deformity – £5,810 – £16,830
  • Serious fractures of one or both forearms with significant permanent residual disability – £16,830 – £52,490
  • Loss of arm below the elbow – £84,310 – £96,150
  • Amputation at shoulder – Up to £120,270
  • Loss of both arms – £211,150 – £263,060
Pelvis/Hip
  • Minor soft tissue injuries – up to £3,460
  • Significant injuries to the pelvis or hip with some permanent disability or hip replacement – £11,040 – £23,310
  • Severe (extensive fractures of the pelvis) – £34,340 – £114,810
Wrist
  • Minor, full recovery – £3,090 – £4,160
  • Fracture, full recovery – in the region of £6,510
  • Moderate injury, permanent damage or disability – £11,040 – £34,340
  • Serious injury with permanent damage – £41,760 – £52,490
Finger
  • Fracture, depending on which finger(s) and severity of fracture – £1,930 – £32,210
  • Amputation, depending on which finger(s) – £3,460 – £21,910
  • Injury to thumb from trivial to total loss of thumb – Up to £48,080
Knee
  • Minor dislocation with short term recovery, twisting, cuts and bruises – Up to £12,050
  • Significant dislocation, torn cartilage with mild, permanent damage – £13,010 – £22,960
  • Severe immobility and lengthy treatment involving surgery – £45,700 – £84,360
Toe
  • Straightforward fractures with near complete recovery – up to £8,420
  • Severe crush injury with permanent damage – £8,420 – £12,050
  • Amputation of big toe – up to £27,450
Psychiatric
  • Depression attracts a wide bracket of compensation ranging between less severe to severe from – £1,350 – £101,470
  • Post traumatic stress disorder – full recovery in one or so years – £3,460 – £7,170
  • Severe post traumatic stress disorder – £52,490 – £88,270
Eye
  • Minor, recovery in a month or so – £1,930 – £3,460
  • Complete loss of sight in one eye – £48,080 – £57,590
  • Total blindness – up to £235,630
Nose
  • Simple undisplaced fracture with full recovery – £1,500 – £2,210
  • Displaced fracture requiring manipulation – £2,210 – £2,760
  • Serious fractures with permanent damage to airways, facial deformity – £9,330 – £20,280
Jaw
  • Simple fracture, some immobilisation, full recovery – £5,660 – £7,650
  • Serious fracture with some permanent damage, difficulty in opening mouth, paraesthesia – £15,750 – £26,730
  • Very serious fracture with lengthy treatment, permanent damage, severe pain – £26,730 – £39,940
Neck
  • Minor (whiplash where recovery takes several months to two years) – £2,150 – £6,920
  • Moderate (whiplash) – £6,920 – £33,750
  • Severe, depending on seriousness of fracture or paralysis, incomplete paraplegia – £39,870 – £130,060
Back/Spinal Injury
  • Minor (where recovery takes place within several months or without surgery within about two to five years) – £2150 – £10,970
  • Moderate – £10,970 – £34,000
  • Severe, depending on seriousness of damage to the spinal cord and nerve roots, incomplete paralysis – £34,000 – £141,150
Fractured ribs/chest
  • Minor fracture or soft tissue injury causing serious pain and disability – up to £4,660
  • Damage to chest and lungs causing continuous disability – £27,450 – £48,080
  • Total lung removal and/or serious heart damage with prolonged serious pain and significant scarring – £88,270 – £131,620
Tetraplegia/Quadriplegia

Depending on the extent of the paralysis, degree of pain and independence – £284,610 – £354,260

Paraplegia

Depending on the extent of the paralysis, degree of pain and independence – £192,090 – £249,270

Hand
  • Minor with full recovery – £800 – £3,810
  • Moderate injury, full recovery – £5,110 – £11,640
  • Severe injury with permanent disability – £25,430 – £54,280
  • Effective loss of hand – £84,310 – £96,150
  • Effective loss of both hands – £123,310 – £176,660
Leg
  • Simple fractures and soft tissue injuries – up to £12,350
  • Fracture with incomplete recovery and permanent metal implants, impaired mobility – £15,750 – £24,340
  • Serious multiple or complicated fractures with impaired mobility and muscle wasting – £24,340 – £34,370
  • Permanent disability, requiring crutches, limited walking ability, deformity – £48,080 – £119,210
  • Loss of leg, below the knee – £85,910 – £116,620
  • Loss of both legs, above the knee – £211,150 – £247,280
Ankle
  • Minor, recovery one year – up to £12,050
  • Fractures with moderate, permanent damage and metal implants – £12,050 – £23,310
  • Severe deformity, loss of function, severe restriction of movement, significant pain – £27,450 – £43,900
Psychiatric
  • Depression attracts a wide bracket of compensation ranging between less severe to severe from – £1,350 – £101,470
  • Post traumatic stress disorder – full recovery in one or so years – £3,460 – £7,170
  • Severe post traumatic stress disorder – £52,490 – £88,270
Eye
  • Minor, recovery in a month or so – £1,930 – £3,460
  • Complete loss of sight in one eye – £48,080 – £57,590
  • Total blindness – up to £235,630
Nose
  • Simple undisplaced fracture with full recovery – £1,500 – £2,210
  • Displaced fracture requiring manipulation – £2,210 – £2,760
  • Serious fractures with permanent damage to airways, facial deformity – £9,330 – £20,280
Jaw
  • Simple fracture, some immobilisation, full recovery – £5,660 – £7,650
  • Serious fracture with some permanent damage, difficulty in opening mouth, paraesthesia – £15,750 – £26,730
  • Very serious fracture with lengthy treatment, permanent damage, severe pain – £26,730 – £39,940
Neck
  • Minor (whiplash where recovery takes several months to two years) – £2,150 – £6,920
  • Moderate (whiplash) – £6,920 – £33,750
  • Severe, depending on seriousness of fracture or paralysis, incomplete paraplegia – £39,870 – £130,060
Back/Spinal Injury
  • Minor (where recovery takes place within several months or without surgery within about two to five years) – £2150 – £10,970
  • Moderate – £10,970 – £34,000
  • Severe, depending on seriousness of damage to the spinal cord and nerve roots, incomplete paralysis – £34,000 – £141,150
Fractured ribs/chest
  • Minor fracture or soft tissue injury causing serious pain and disability – up to £4,660
  • Damage to chest and lungs causing continuous disability – £27,450 – £48,080
  • Total lung removal and/or serious heart damage with prolonged serious pain and significant scarring – £88,270 – £131,620
Tetraplegia/Quadriplegia

Depending on the extent of the paralysis, degree of pain and independence – £284,610 – £354,260

Paraplegia

Depending on the extent of the paralysis, degree of pain and independence – £192,090 – £249,270

Hand
  • Minor with full recovery – £800 – £3,810
  • Moderate injury, full recovery – £5,110 – £11,640
  • Severe injury with permanent disability – £25,430 – £54,280
  • Effective loss of hand – £84,310 – £96,150
  • Effective loss of both hands – £123,310 – £176,660
Leg
  • Simple fractures and soft tissue injuries – up to £12,350
  • Fracture with incomplete recovery and permanent metal implants, impaired mobility – £15,750 – £24,340
  • Serious multiple or complicated fractures with impaired mobility and muscle wasting – £24,340 – £34,370
  • Permanent disability, requiring crutches, limited walking ability, deformity – £48,080 – £119,210
  • Loss of leg, below the knee – £85,910 – £116,620
  • Loss of both legs, above the knee – £211,150 – £247,280
Ankle
  • Minor, recovery one year – up to £12,050
  • Fractures with moderate, permanent damage and metal implants – £12,050 – £23,310
  • Severe deformity, loss of function, severe restriction of movement, significant pain – £27,450 – £43,900

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