Personal Injury Award Levels

  • Ankles, Feet, Toes

    Ankles Modest injuries (up to £12,000) Less serious fractures, ligament damage or sprains where virtually full recovery is expected. Where there are ongoing symptoms such as weakness in the ankle, slight loss of movement, aching, osteoarthritis or...
  • Arms

    Compensation for arm injuries varies greatly. Simple fractures of the forearm  (£5,800 - £16,800).  Less Severe injuries (£16,800 - £34,300) are those which will have resulted in disability but where some recovery is...
  • Asbestos Disease

    Asbestosis and Pleural Thickening When 1 - 10% (£13,200 - £33,700) of impaired lung function is attributed to asbestos.  In excess of 10% (£33,700 - £92,800) of impaired lung function is attributed to asbestos. If the...
  • Back Compensation

    Some back injuries can lead to paralysis (in which case see "paralysis" for details). Minor injuries (£1,000 - £10,900) include sprains and soft tissue injuries where a full recovery is made without surgery. Moderate injuries...
  • Bereavement Damages Increase

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  • Burns and Scarring

    A number of factors are considered when determining the level of compensation awarded for burns and scarring. These can include the nature of the injury, treatment, the patients age and psychological impact. Perhaps surprisingly, compensation is higher for...
  • Chest and Lungs

    The majority of compensation awarded for these types of injury are mainly due to the affects of an industrial related disease (see Asbestos Disease). Injuries which are as a result of an accident are relatively rare in comparison. Chest Injuries Rib...
  • Dental

    Compensation for dental injuries varies greatly depending upon the level of discomfort and whether this causes any difficulty in eating.   As a result of the initial injury a course of treatment is usually required. Chronic tooth pain (Up to...
  • Face, Head and Brain

    Epilepsy Epilepsy can be triggered by an accident which has caused a bang to the head. Epileptic conditions (£9,000 - £23,000) are cases in which one or two isolated fits have taken place, or where there has been a temporary recurrence of...
  • Hands, Fingers

    Hands Minor injuries (£800 - £3,800) includes soft tissue damage, lacerations and crush injuries, from which a recovery is made within six months. Moderate injuries (£5,000 - £11,500) includes soft tissue damage, lacerations and...
  • Injury Types

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  • Internal Injuries

    Male Reproductive System Sterility (£5,800 - £123,000) psychological impact, scarring, age and if the man has and/or intended to have children will be taken into account for this award level.  Loss of testicle(s)  (£17,600 -...
  • Legs and Knees

    Knee Injuries Modest injuries (£4,000 - £12,000) Includes twisting, bruising and lacerations as well as torn cartilage, dislocation or meniscus where a virtually full recovery is made quickly.  Moderate injuries (£11,000 -...
  • Neck

    Compensation for this injury varies greatly. Minor injuries (£1,000- £6,900) are generally soft tissue and whiplash injuries from which recovery is expected within two years. Moderate injuries (£6,900 - £33,700) include whiplash...
  • Paralysis

    Tetraplegia (also known as Quadriplegia) £271,000 - £337,000 . Compensation towards the bottom of this bracket will be awarded to those who are fully aware of their disability. They are generally not in any pain and their speech, sight and...
  • Pelvis, Hips

    Lesser injuries (£2,000 - £11,000) are generally soft tissue injuries where recovery is expected within two years or injuries resulting in minor or no ongoing disability. Moderate injuries (£11,000 - £34,300) may require surgery,...
  • Shoulder

    Fracture of a clavicle (£4,500 - £10,700) compensation will reflect the seriousness of the fracture, level of disability, and any ongoing symptoms.  Minor injuries (£1,000 - £6,900) usually involve soft tissue damage with...
  • Sight, Hearing, Taste, Smell

    Sight: Transient eye injuries (£1,900 - £3,400) are those in which a full recovery will have been made within a few weeks. Minor eye injuries (£3,400 - £7,500) these injuries will result in pain initially and cause temporary...
  • Stress, Psychological

    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Post Traumatic Stress Disorder have symptoms, such as increased breathing and pulse rate, anger management problems, difficulty in sleeping and easily startled are displayed after experiencing a distressing event. Less severe...
  • Wrists, Elbows

    Wrists Minor fractures (inc. Colles') or soft tissue injuries (£2,500 - £8,900) which will require a plaster or bandage for several weeks but a virtually full recovery is expected within 1 year. Cases where recovery takes longer...