Personal Injury Award Levels

  • Ankles, Feet, Toes

    Ankles Modest injuries (£11,000) are less serious fractures or sprains where recovery is expected.  Moderate injuries (£11,000 - £22,000) include fractures and tears which will result in difficulty climbing stairs, walking and...
  • Arms

    Compensation for arm injuries varies greatly. Less Severe injuries (£16,000 - £32,000) are those which will have resulted in disability but where recovery is expected. Permanent and substantial disablement (£32,000 - £50,000)...
  • Asbestos Disease

    Asbestosis and Plueral Thickening This is a lung disease in which scarring thickens the thin membrane covering the lungs. When 1 - 10% (£12,000 - £32,000) of damage has been caused as a result of asbestosis this can affect lung function...
  • Back Compensation

    Some back injuries can lead to paralysis (in which case see "paralysis" for details). Minor injuries (£300 - £10,000) 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 Fractures...
  • 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 (£31,000)...
  • Face, Head and Brain

    Epilepsy Epilepsy can be triggered by an accident which has caused a bang to the head. Epileptic conditions (£8,000 - £22,000) are cases in which one or two isolated fits have taken place, or where there has been a temporary recurrence of...
  • Hands, Fingers

    Fingers Trivial thumb injuries (£1,000) will be painful for a short period of time but a full recovery should be made in a few weeks.  Minor injuries to the thumb (£3,000) for example a fracture, is where a full recovery is expected...
  • Injury Types

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  • Internal Injuries

    There is a wide range of injuries related to your internal organs that are best summarised in the following table.  The column "Minimum Award" shows the likely award for the least severe injury, whereas the "Maximum Award" shows the...
  • Legs and Knees

    Knee Injuries Moderate injuries (£11,000 - £21,000) include dislocation, torn cartilage or meniscus which can cause aching, discomfort and some occasional pain but where a complete recovery is expected. For more serious injuries, this can...
  • Neck

    Compensation for this injury varies greatly. Minor injuries (£2,000- £6,000) are generally soft tissue and whiplash injuries from which recovery is expected within two years. Moderate injuries (£6,000 - £32,000) 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

    In some cases injury to the pelvis or hips can result in leg amputation (see "legs and knees" for details). Lesser injuries (£3,000 - £10,000) are generally soft tissue injuries where a full recovery is expected within two years. ...
  • Shoulder

    Minor injuries (£300 - £6,000) usually involve soft tissue damage which may cause pain but where a complete recovery is expected or if the injury has resulted in fracture of a clavicle (£4,000 - £10,000).  Moderate injuries...
  • Sight, Hearing, Taste, Smell

    Sight: Transient eye injuries (£1,000 - £3,000) are those in which a full recovery will have been made within a few weeks. Minor eye injuries (£3,000 - £7,000) include being struck in the eye, exposure to fumes such as smoke or...
  • 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 Very minor injuries (£2,000 - £3,000) are generally minimally displaced fractures and soft tissue injuries which will require a plaster or bandage for weeks but where a full recovery is expected within 1 year.  Up to £8,000...