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When you suffer injury or loss as a result of an accident which occurred through no fault of your own, the unfairness can make it all seem so much worse. We can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

Whether you had an accident at work, shopping, at a local park, a road traffic accident or an accident anywhere else, our expertise will ensure your claim is dealt with quickly and efficiently.

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Set out below is guidance as to the levels of award typically given in England and Wales for various types of injury.

The level of award will reflect the nature and extent of your symptoms and how they affected you or the injured person.

Any financial losses attributable to the accident will be claimed in addition to these figures.

We will be able to advise you on the value of your own claim when we have full details of your injuries and how they have affected you.

The sum awarded to you will be based on the interpretation and application of the guidelines set by the Judicial College.

Very Severe Brain Damage

Injuries that leave a person significantly limited both physically and mentally and needing full-time nursing care.

Average compensation between

£245,000 – £350,000

Moderately Severe Brain Damage

Injuries that leave a person very seriously disabled with substantial dependence on others.

Average compensation between

£190,000 – £245,000

Moderate Brain Damage

Injuries that leave a person disabled but with less dependence on others.

Average compensation between

£35,000 – £190,000

Less Severe Brain Damage

The person will have made a reasonably good recovery from the injuries but still suffer with some symptoms.

Average compensation between

£13,000 – £35,000

Minor Brain or Head Injury

Any minor injury, such as headaches or any injury that has a full recovery without any lasting side effects.

Average compensation between

£1,900 – £11,000

Epilepsy

Grand Mal: Established Grand Mal.

Average compensation between

£90,000 – £130,000

Petit Mal: Established Petit Mal.

Average compensation between

£48,000 – £115,000

Other Epileptic Conditions

Level of compensation is dependent on the effects of the epilepsy and to what extent it impacts on the person’s quality of life.

Average compensation between

£9,000 – £23,000

Neck Injuries

Severe Neck Injury

Injury ranging from severe soft tissue damage causing disability to incomplete paraplegia, having little or no movement in the neck.

Average compensation between

£40,000 – £130,000

Moderate Neck Injury

Injuries including fractures or dislocations requiring surgery, severe whiplash and injuries which may have worsened any pre-existing conditions.

Average compensation between

£7,000 – £33,000

Minor Neck Injury (such as a whiplash injury)

Injuries that are more minor and are resolved within two years.

Average compensation

Up to £7,000

Back Injuries

Severe Back Injury

Injuries including severe damage to the spine causing significant pain and disability.

Average compensation between

£34,000 – £140,000

Moderate Back Injury

Injuries including damage to spinal bones, prolapsed discs, disturbance to ligaments and soft tissue damage which worsens a pre-existing condition.

Average compensation between

£10,000 – £34,000

Minor Back Injury

Injuries including strains, sprains and soft tissue injuries that are fully recoverable within five years.

Average compensation

Up to £10,000

Shoulder Injuries

Severe Shoulder Injury

Severe damage to the shoulder resulting in significant disability.

Average compensation between

£16,000 – £42,000

Serious Shoulder Injury

Injuries including dislocation of the shoulder and soft tissue injuries that cause permanent minor pain.

Average compensation between

£11,000 – £16,000

Moderate Shoulder Injury

Injuries resulting in limited movement and discomfort in the shoulder lasting for up to two years.

Average compensation between

£7,000 – £11,000

Minor Shoulder Injury

Soft tissue injuries with considerable pain but recoverable within two years.

Average compensation between

Up to £7,000

Fracture of Clavicle

The valuation of the compensation will depend upon the extent of the fracture.

Average compensation between

£4,000 – £10,000

Upper Limb Injuries

Amputation of Arms

Any amputation of the arm including amputations below or above the elbow and either or both arms.

Average compensation between

£84,000 – £260,000

Severe Arm Injury

Injuries which are extremely serious and leave the person little better off than if the arm had been lost.

Average compensation between

£85,000 – £115,000

Injuries Resulting in Permanent and Substantial Disablement

Serious fractures of one or both forearms.

Average compensation between

£34,000 – £52,000

Less Severe Arm Injury

Injuries where there has been significant disability but a substantial recovery, including simple fractures.

Average compensation between

£5,000 – £34,000

Injuries to the Elbow

Severely Disabling Elbow Injury

Any elbow injury causing a serious or major disability.

Average compensation between

£34,000 – £48,000

Less Severe Elbow Injury

Injuries causing minor disability.

Average compensation between

£13,000 – £28,000

Moderate or Minor Elbow Injury

Injuries including simple fractures, tennis elbow syndrome and deep cuts.

Average compensation between

Up to £11,000

Wrist Injuries

Severe Wrist Injury

Injuries including complete loss of function in the wrist and significant permanent disability.

Average compensation between

£21,000 – £52,000

Moderate Wrist Injury

Injuries including some disability in the wrist and soft tissue injuries that take longer to recover.

Average compensation between

£8,000 – £21,000

Minor Wrist Injury

Injuries including uncomplicated fractures and soft tissue injuries.

Average compensation between

£3,000 – £7,000

Hand Injuries

Total or Effective Loss of Hands

Injuries including total or effective loss of both hands or one hand and serious damage to both hands.

Average compensation between

£85,000 – £175,000

Serious Hand Injury

Injuries including a reduction of 50% hand capacity and when several fingers have been amputated.

Average compensation between

£25,000 – £55,000

Moderate Hand Injury

Injuries including severe crush injuries, penetrating wounds and soft tissue injuries.

Average compensation between

£5,000 – £25,000

Minor Hand Injury

Injuries that are less serious and are recoverable within six months.

Average compensation between

£800 – £3,800

Loss of Finger

(a) Amputation of Index and Middle and/or Ring Fingers

Hand of very little use.

Average compensation between

£55,000 – £80,000

(b) Total Loss of Index Finger

In the region of

£16,000

(c) Total Loss of Middle Finger

In the region of

£13,000

(d) Total Loss of Little Finger

Average compensation between

£7,000 – £10,000

Other Finger Injury

Injuries resulting in at least a partial loss of one finger, fracture or serious deformity or a serious injury affecting function of the ring or middle finger.

Average compensation between

£3,000 – £32,000

Severe Thumb Injury

Injuries including at least a partial loss, if not a complete loss of the whole thumb

Average compensation between

£17,000 – £48,000

Moderate Thumb Injury

Injuries including nerve damage and tendon damage causing impaired grip.

Average compensation between

£8,000 – £15,000

Severe Dislocation of the Thumb

Average compensation between

£3,000 – £6,000

Minor Thumb Injury

Injuries including fractures which are recoverable within six months and trivial injuries.

Average compensation between

Up to £3,500

Vibration White Finger and/or Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome

Injuries caused by exposure to vibration.

Average compensation between

£3,000 – £35,000

Work-related Upper Limb Disorders

Severe Work-related Upper Limb Disorders

Disorders including Tenosynovitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Golfer’s Elbow and Tennis Elbow.

Injuries including the loss of function in both arms and therefore loss of job.

Average compensation between

£19,000 – £20,000

Moderate Work-related Upper Limb Conditions

Injuries ongoing in one arm.

Average compensation between

£13,000 – £14,000

Minor Work-related Upper Limb Conditions

Injuries are recoverable within 3 years.

Average compensation between

£2,000 – £10,000

Injuries to the Pelvis to Hips

Severe Injury to Pelvis to Hip

Injuries including significant fractures or dislocations in the pelvis or hip.

Average compensation between

£35,000 – £115,000

Moderate Injury to Pelvis to Hip

Significant injuries to the pelvis or hip but where any permanent disability is not major.

Average compensation between

£10,000 – £35,000

Minor Injury to Pelvis to Hip

Injuries that do not cause disability and recoverable within two years.

Average compensation between

Up to £10,000

Lower Limb Injuries

Amputations of Legs

Any type of amputation of the leg.

Average compensation between

£85,000 – £245,000

Severe Leg Injury

Injuries ranging from those just short of amputation to complicated leg fractures needing prolonged treatment.

Average compensation between

£25,000 – £120,000

Less Serious Leg Injury

Injuries ranging from fractures that are not completely recoverable and serious soft tissue injuries to simple leg fractures.

Average compensation between

£15,000 – £30,000

Minor Leg Injury

Other leg injuries, for example straight forward fractures to soft tissue damage with no lasting effect.

Average compensation between

Up to £25,000

Knee Injuries

Severe Knee Injury

Injuries including leg fractures which cause constant knee pain, disruption of the knee joint and ones that cause long-term knee damage.

Average compensation between

£22,000 – £85,000

Moderate Knee Injury

Injuries including dislocation, torn cartilage and weakness in the knee.

Average compensation between

Up to £22,000

Ankle Injuries

Very Severe Ankle Injury

Injuries including complex fractures, and deformities.

Average compensation between

£43,000 – £60,000

Severe Ankle Injury

Injuries needing extensive treatment and a lengthy period in plaster.

Average compensation between

£27,000 – £43,000

Moderate Ankle Injury

Injuries including less serious fractures, ligament injuries and sprains.

Up to

£23,000

Achilles Tendon

Serious Achilles Tendon Injury

Injuries including severance of the tendon causing restricted ankle movement and scarring.

Average compensation between

£21,000 – £34,000

Moderate Achilles Tendon Injury

Injuries including partial rupture to the tendon or significant injury to the tendon.

Average compensation between

£11,000 – £20,000

Minor Achilles Tendon Injury

Injuries which are more minor, causing minor weakness in the ankle.

Average compensation between

£6,000 – £11,000

Amputation of Feet

Any amputation of either one or both feet

Average compensation between

£73,000 – £175,000

Severe Foot Injury

Injuries which include ones that cause permanent and severe pain and ones which cause substantial restriction to feet.

Average compensation between

£35,000 – £90,000

Serious Foot Injury

Injuries which lead to continuing pain from arthritis or the risk of future arthritis.

Average compensation between

£22,000 – £35,000

Moderate Foot Injury

Injuries which include fractures and ones which cause permanent defects.

Up to

£22,000

Toe Injuries

Amputation of Toes

Any amputation of the toes, ranging from the loss of one big toe to the loss of all toes.

Average compensation between

£27,000 – £50,000

Severe Toe Injuries

Injuries including severe crush injuries leading to the amputation of one or two toes and serious fractures of toes.

Average compensation between

£8,000 – £18,000

Moderate Toe Injury

Injuries including simple fractures and injuries which affect a pre-existing condition.

Average compensation between

Up to £8,000

Facial Scarring

Severe Scarring

Scarring where the cosmetic and psychological impact is significant.

Average compensation between

£15,000 – £85,000

Significant Scarring

Scarring where plastic surgery has reduced the significant effects and the psychological effects are not severe.

Average compensation between

£8,000 – £26,000

Minor Scarring

Scarring including single scars that can be camouflaged or a number of small scars.

Average compensation between

£1,500 – £12,000

Facial Injuries

Skeletal Injury

Le Fort Fractures to the Face

Three specific types of fracture to the front of the face above the teeth to the midface.

Average compensation between

£20,000 – £32,000

Multiple Fractures to the Facial Bones

Injuries involving deformities to the face which are permanent.

Average compensation between

£13,000 – £21,000

Nose Fractures

Level of compensation is dependent upon how significant the fracture is, how long it takes to recover and whether surgery is required.

Average compensation between

£1,500 – £20,000

Cheekbone Fractures

Level of compensation is dependent upon how significant the fracture is, how long it takes to recover and whether surgery is required.

Average compensation between

£2,000 – £13,000

Jaw Fractures

Level of compensation is dependent upon how significant the fracture is, how long it takes to recover and whether surgery is required.

Average compensation between

£5,000 – £40,000

Damage to Teeth

Level of compensation is dependent upon the level of damage to teeth and the position of the teeth effected.

Average compensation between

£1,000 – £34,000

Psychiatric Injuries

Severe Psychiatric Injury

Injuries which severely affects an individual’s personal and work life, of which the individual has little chance of recovering.

Average compensation between

£48,000 – £102,000

Moderate Psychiatric Injury

Injuries which has less of an effect on an individual’s personal and work life, of which the individual has greater chance of recovering.

Average compensation between

£5,000 – £48,000

Less Severe Psychiatric Injury

Injuries which include travel anxiety, specific phobias and problems sleeping.

Average compensation between

£1,000 – £5,000

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Severe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Disorders which involve permanent effects which badly affect the individuals life.

Average compensation between

£52,000 – £88,000

Moderately Severe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Disorders which will partly recover with professional help but the effects will cause significant disability for the foreseeable future.

Average compensation between

£20,000 – £52,000

Less Severe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Disorders which are largely or virtually recoverable.

Average compensation between

£3,000 – £20,000

Chronic Pain Disorders

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

Severe CPRS

Where the individual is likely to be unable to work and require care and assistance at home.

Average compensation between

£45,000 – £74,000

Moderate CPRS

Where the individual suffers with varied pain and reduces over time.

Average compensation between

£25,000 – £45,000

Other Pain Disorders

Severe Pain Disorders

Disorders where symptoms are ongoing and expected to persist, causing an effect on the individual’s personal and work life.

Average compensation between

£36,000 – £55,000

Moderate Pain Disorders

Disorders where symptoms reduce over time and in some cases nearly completely recover.

Average compensation between

£18,000 – £34,000

Injuries Affecting The Senses

Injuries Affecting Sight

Total Blindness and Deafness

In the region of

£355,000

Complete Blindness

In the region of

£235,000

Loss of Sight in One Eye with Reduced Vision in the other

Level of compensation is dependent upon whether there is a serious risk of further deterioration in the remaining eye.

Average compensation between

£55,000 – £158,000

Total Loss of One Eye

Average compensation between

£48,000 – £58,000

Complete Loss of Sight in One Eye

Average compensation between

£43,000 – £48,000

Cases of Serious but Incomplete Loss of Vision in One Eye

Average compensation between

£20,000 – £35,000

Minor but Permanent Impairment of Vision in One or Both Eyes

Average compensation between

£8,000 – £18,000

Minor Eye Injuries

Injuries including being hit in the eye, splashed by liquids and exposure to fumes which cause temporary problems with sight.

Average compensation between

£3,500 – £8,000

Temporary Eye Injuries

Injuries which are temporary and only take a few weeks to recover.

Average compensation between

£2,000 – £3,500

Deafness/Tinnitus

Total Deafness and Loss of Speech

Average compensation between

£95,000 – £124,000

Total Deafness

Average compensation between

£80,000 – £95,000

Total Loss of Hearing in One Ear

Average compensation between

£27,000 – £40,000

Hearing Loss and /or Tinnitus

Injuries ranging from slight hearing loss to severe Tinnitus and hearing loss.

Average compensation between

Up to £40,000

Impairment of Taste to Smell

Total Loss of Taste and Smell

In the region of

£35,000

Total Loss of Smell and Significant Loss of Taste

Average compensation between

£28,000 – £35,000

Loss of Smell

Average compensation between

£21,000 – £30,000

Loss of Taste

Average compensation between

£16,000 – £21,000

Damage to Hair & Skin

Damage to Hair

Including damage which causes dry, brittle hair, burning of the scalp and includes depression or distress as a result of the damage to the hair.

Average compensation between

£3,000 – £10,000

Damage to Skin – Dermatitis

Level of compensation will depend upon whether the dermatitis affects both hands and whether it causes depression or distress.

Average compensation between

£1,500 – £17,000

Non-facial scarring

Burn Injuries

Level of compensation will depend upon the percentage body area affected by the burns, the impact on the individuals life and whether they will need surgery.

Average compensation between

Up to £92,000

Multiple or Severe Scarring

Scarring including a large single disfiguring scar and multiple scars.

Average compensation between

£7,000 – £20,000

Single or Multiple Superficial Scars

Average compensation between

£2,000 – £7,000

Injuries To Internal Organs

Chest Injury

Severe Chest Injury

Chest injuries including significant heart damage, lung removal or permanent damage to heart or lung which reduces life expectancy.

Average compensation between

£58,000 – £130,000

Moderate Chest Injury

Chest injuries including lung damage causing disability or permanent chest injuries which have less effect on lung function.

Average compensation between

£5,000 – £50,000

Minor Chest Injury

Chest injuries including collapsed lungs, of which a full recovery is made, fractures of ribs and soft tissue injuries.

Average compensation between

Up to £5,000

Lung Disease

Lung disease in a young person.

Disease leading to premature death.

Average compensation between

£90,000 – £120,000

Lung Cancer

Causing severe pain and damage to function of the body and quality of life.

Average compensation between

£60,000 – £85,000

Emphysema and other diseases

Disease causing worsening lung function

Average compensation between

£50,000 – £60,000

Breathing Difficulties

Breathing difficulties which have a significant effect on social and working life.

Average compensation between

£27,000 – £50,000

Bronchitis

Bronchitis and wheezing which does not have a significant or permanent effect on social or working life.

Average compensation between

£18,000 – £27,000

Breathlessness

Slight breathlessness with little or no effect on social and working life and completely recoverable.

Average compensation between

£5,000 – £18,000

Minor Bronchitis or Chest Problems

Issues which resolve within a few months.

Average compensation between

£2,000 – £5,000

Asbestos-related Disease

Mesothelioma

Disease causing severe pain and impairment of function and quality of life.

Average compensation between

£60,000 – £110,000

Lung Cancer

Average compensation between

£60,000 – £85,000

Asbestosis and Pleural Thickening

Level of compensation will depend upon the level of disability attributable to asbestos.

Average compensation between

£13,000 – £93,000

Asthma

Severe Asthma

Asthma which is permanently disabling, impairs physical activity, disturbs sleep and reduces employment prospects.

Average compensation between

£23,000 – £58,000

Moderate Asthma

Bronchitis and wheezing which affects work and social life but is recoverable within a few years.

Average compensation between

£10,000 – £23,000

Mild Asthma

Mild asthma, bronchitis and cold and chest problems.

Up to

£4,500

Reproductive System: Male

Total Loss of Reproductive Organs

In excess of

£135,000

Impotence

Level of compensation will depend upon age of the individual and whether he has children or not.

Average compensation between

£38,000 – £130,000

Sterility

Level of compensation will depend upon seriousness of case, age, lifestyle and family plans.

Average compensation between

£5,000 – £123,000

Reproductive System: Female

Infertility

Level of compensation will depend upon age, lifestyle and family plans, along with the level of psychological damage.

Average compensation between

£2,000 – £150,000

Digestive System

Damage Resulting From Traumatic Injury

Level of compensation will depend upon severity of damage.

Average compensation between

£5,000 – £55,000

Kidney

Injuries Resulting in Loss of One or Both Kidneys

Average compensation between

£25,000 – £185,000

Bowels

Level of compensation will depend upon the level of bowel function, ranging from total loss of function to a completely recoverable injury.

Average compensation between

£10,000 – £160,000

Bladder

Level of compensation will depend upon the level of bladder function , ranging from total loss of function with bladder complications to complete recovery.

Average compensation between

£20,000 – £160,000

Spleen

Level of compensation will depend upon level of spleen function.

Average compensation between

£3,000 – £23,000

Hernia

Level of compensation will depend upon limitation on physical activities and employment after repair.

Average compensation between

£3,000 – £21,000

Injuries Involving Paralysis

Quadriplegia or Tetraplegia

Some amount of paralysis in all four limbs.

Average compensation between

£285,000 – £355,000

Paraplegia

Level of compensation will depend upon the extent of the pain, the degree of independence of the individual, depression and age and life expectancy.

Average compensation between

£190,000 – £250,000

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