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How much can I claim for a personal injury?

The personal injury team at Ramsdens Solicitors is dedicated to helping people who have been injured in accidents that were not their fault. One of the most frequent questions we are asked by claimants is ‘how much compensation will I get for my injury?’

Generally, compensation is calculated by the severity of your injuries, how long it takes to recover and the effect that it has, or will have, on your life, both psychologically and emotionally. However, due to no two accidents being the same, and people’s recovery rates being different, it can be difficult to work out exactly how much you could be paid for your injuries. For example, someone who is involved in a road accident may be back on their feet after a week, whereas another person may require several months to get over their injuries.

Despite us being unable to provide you with a comprehensive compensation amount, there are rates given by the Judicial College, based on the pain and suffering caused, which can give you an idea of how much you are likely to get should your claim be successful. These amounts are known as ‘general damages’.

Should you have any questions about any of the below figures, or you wish to start a claim with Ramsdens Solicitors, you can call us on 0800 804 7450, text CLAIMS to 80988, or fill in our online enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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PERSONAL INJURY COMPENSATION CALCULATOR GUIDELINE

Head injuries

Minor: £1,788 - £10,340
Moderate: £34,815 - £177,100
Serious: £177,100 - £227,975
Severe: £227,975 - £326,700

Nose injuries

Minor: up to £2,035
Severe: £8,580 - £18,700

Jaw injuries

Minor: £880 - £9,240
Moderate: £14,520 - £24,640
Severe: £24,640 - £36,850

Cheekbone injuries

Minor: £1,870 - £2,420
Moderate: £3,520 - £5,220
Severe: £8,250 - £12,760

Neck injuries

Minor: up to £6,380
Moderate: £6,380 - £20,185
Serious: £20,185 - £105,875
Severe: £105,875 - £119,900

Shoulder injuries

Minor: £3,520 - £6,380
Moderate: £6,380 - £10,340
Serious: £10,340 - £15,510
Severe: £15,510 - £38,830

Chest injuries

Minor: up to £4290
Moderate: £10,175 - £14,520
Serious: £25,300 - £44,330
Severe: £53,075 - £121,330

Elbow injuries

Minor to moderate: up to £10,175
Serious: £10,175 - £25,850
Severe: £25,850 - £44,330

Back injuries

Minor to moderate: up to £10,120
Serious: £10,120 - £31,350
Severe: £31,350 - £229,900

Arm injuries

Minor: £5,390 - £15,510
Moderate: £12,650 - £25,850
Serious: £15,510 - £31,625
Severe: £77,715 - £110,800

Wrist injuries

Minor: £2,860 - £5,995
Moderate: £10,175 - £19,800
Serious: £19,800 - £31,625
Severe: £38,500 - £48,400

Hand injuries

Minor: £737 - £3,509
Moderate: up to £12,650
Serious: £23,430 - £50,050
Severe: £50,050 - £162,800

Hip/pelvis injuries

Minor: £3,190 - £10,175
Moderate: £10,175 - £31,625
Severe: £31,625 - £105,875

Finger injuries

Minor: up to £3,850
Moderate, including vibration white finger: up to £31,075
Severe: up to £44,330

Knee injuries

Minor: up to £11,110
Serious: £21,175 - £35,200
Severe: £42,130 - £77,770

Leg injuries

Minor: £7,370 - £11,385
Moderate: £11,385 - £79,200
Serious: £79,200 - £107,525
Severe: £107,525 - £227,975

Ankle injuries

Minor: up to £11,110
Moderate: £11,110 - £21,505
Serious: £25,300 - £40,480
Severe: £40,480 - £56,320

Foot injuries

Minor: up to £11,110
Moderate: £11,110 - £20,185
Serious: £20,185 - £31,680
Severe: £33,935 - £56,650

HOW WILL COMPENSATION HELP?

As well as covering ‘general damages’, financial relief can be awarded to help with expenses that may have cropped up as a result of your injury. This includes covering the cost of lost wages or any potential loss of earnings, medical treatment, rehabilitation, and adaptations to the home and transportation, giving you the space to focus on recovering from your injury as best as you can.

What’s more, you will not have to do any of the hard work, as our expert personal injury lawyers will take you through the entire claims process, keeping you up to date on all proceedings and providing advice and guidance as and when you require it.

CONTACT RAMSDENS SOLICITORS

With offices across West Yorkshire, we can cater for the local area and beyond. If you would like to find out if you can make a claim for compensation, please get in touch by either calling us on 0800 804 7450, texting CLAIM to 80988, or submitting an online claims form to let us know you would like us to call you back.