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Head Injuries Shoulder Injuries Chest Injuries Hand Inuries Internal Organ Injuries Foot Injuries Neck Injuries Back/Spine Injuries Arm Injuries Hip Injuries Leg Injuries

Head Injuries

£1,450 – £265,000

Shoulder Injuries

£3,400 – £31,500

Chest/Lung Injuries

£1,450 – £98,500

Hand Injuries

£1,450 – £132,000

Internal Organs

£500 – £115,000

Foot Injuries

£9,000 – £132,000

Neck Injuries

£875 – £265,000

Back/Spine

£16,400 – £265,000

Arm Injuries

£4,350 – £197,000

Hip Injuries

£8,250 – £86,000

Leg Injuries

£9,200 – £185,000

Head Injuries

Severity Effect Compensation Bracket
Very severe brain damage Little, if any, response to environment, little or no language function, double incontinence, need for full time care £185,000 – £265,000
Moderately severe brain damage Serious disablement (mental or physical), substantial dependence on others £144,000 – £185,000
Moderate brain damage Moderate to severe effect on mental capability, personality change. Reduced sight, speech or other senses. Rendered unemployable £98,500 – £144,000
Moderate brain damage Moderate to modest effect on mental capability, ability to work greatly reduced £59,500 – £98,500
Moderate brain damage Concentration and memory reduced, ability to work reduced, limited dependence on others £28,250 – £59,500
Minor brain damage Person able to take part in social life and return to work but may suffer poor concentration and memory. May suffer mood swings interfering in lifestyle and work prospects £10,000 – £28,250
Minor head injury Minimal, if any, brain damage £1,450 – £8,400

The level of compensation awarded within each bracket will depend on:

For serious cases of brain injury

  • The effect on life expectancy
  • The extent of physical limitations
  • The degree of dependence on others
  • The ability to communicate
  • The extent of any behavioural abnormality
  • The extent of epilepsy or risk thereof epilepsy

For minor to moderate cases of brain injury:

  • The severity of the initial injury
  • The extent of any continuing or permanent disability
  • The extent of any change in personality
  • The effect on concentration and memory
  • The extent of epilepsy or risk thereof epilepsy
  • The extent of depression

Shoulder Injuries

Severity Effect Compensation Bracket
Severe Associated neck injuries, significant disability or restricted function £12,600 – £31,500
Serious Dislocation of shoulder leading to restricted joint movement and possible pain in neck, arms and hands £8,400 – £12,600
Moderate Frozen shoulder, movement limited £5,150 – £8,400
Minor Soft tissue injury with complete recovery Up to £5,150
Fractured Clavicle £3,400 – £8,000

The level of compensation awarded within each bracket will depend on:

  • The extent of any associated injuries resulting from the shoulder injury
  • The extent to which movement is restricted
  • The extent of any persistent or recurring pain
  • The level of disability

Chest and lungs

Severity Effect Compensation Bracket
Removal of one lung Recurring pain and significant scarring £66,000 – £98,500
Severe chest, lung or heart injury Lasting physical disability and loss of function, reduced life expectancy £43,000 – £66,000
Damage to chest and lungs Lasting disability £20,500 – £36,000
Moderate Single minor wound, no permanent damage to organs, possible lasting damage to soft tissue £8,250 – £11,800
Minor Inhalation of toxic fumes, no permanent damage £3,500 – £8,250
Minor Injury results in collapsed lungs, full recovery made within reasonable length of time £1,450 – £3,500
Minor Fractured ribs or minor soft tissue injury Up to £2,600

The level of compensation awarded will depend on:

  • The effect on life expectancy
  • The age and gender of the individual
  • The effect on the individual’s social and domestic life
  • The effect on the individual’s ability to find employment
  • How the injury was sustained

Hand Injuries

Severity Effect Compensation Bracket
Total loss of both hands £92,000 – £132,000
Total loss of a single hand £63,000 – £72,000
Very severe Significant loss of function, amputation of several fingers and unsightly cosmetic disfigurement £36,000 – £55,500
Severe Loss of function with possible amputation of fingers and cosmetic disfigurement £19,000 – £40,650
Less severe Likely to be a crush injury with permanent loss of function but further surgery not required £9,500 – £19,000
Moderate Crush injury with soft tissue wounds, surgery required but near full recovery made or expected £4,100 – £8,700
Minor Minor crush injuries with full recovery within months £1,450 – £8,400

The level of compensation awarded within each bracket will depend on:

  • The impact of the injury on the functionality of the hand
  • The level of disability
  • The extent of any permanent disability
  • The level of treatment required
  • Whether a prosthetic hand can be used
  • The extent of any cosmetic disfigurement
  • The extent of any recurring or permanent pain

Internal Organs

Severity Compensation Bracket
Chest Injuries £1,250- £82,000
Lung Disease £1,250 – £72,500
Asbestos-Related Disease £5,000 – £70,000
Asthma £2,750 – £36,000
Damage Resulting from Traumatic Injury £3,500 – £34,000
Illness/Damage Resulting from Non-traumatic Injury e.g. Food Poisoning £500 – £32,000
Kidney £17,000 – £115,000
Bowels £6,750 – £82,000
Bladder £13,000 – £77,000
Spleen £2,250 – £14,500
Hernia £1,850 – £13,250

Foot Injuries

Severity Effect Compensation Bracket
Amputation of both feet £111,000 – £132,000
Amputation of a single foot £55,000 – £72,000
Amputation of both feet £111,000 – £132,000
Very severe Permanent disability with significantly impaired mobility and stability £55,000 – £72,000
Severe Fractures in both feet, significant recurring pain £16,400 – £25,750
Moderate Metatarsal fractures with permanent disfigurement and recurring pain £9,000 – £16,400
Minor Simple fractures or minor ligament damage with minor or no permanent effects. Complete or near complete recovery within a reasonable length of time Up to £9,000

The level of compensation awarded within each bracket will depend on:

  • The level of permanent disability
  • The extent of any scarring or disfigurement
  • The effect on mobility and stability
  • The extent of any permanent or recurring pain
  • The length of time taken to recover

Neck Injuries

Severity Effect Compensation Bracket
Very severe Quadriplegia £212,500 – £265,000
Very severe Paraplegia £144,000 – £186,500
Severe Incomplete paraplegia, little or no neck movement, possible severe headaches Approximately £97,500
Severe Significant permanent disability, impaired function and limitation of activities £43,000 – £86,000
Severe Severe soft tissue damage, possible ruptured tendons, significant permanent disability Approximately £36,000
Severe Fractures/dislocations impairing function £16,400 – £21,600
Moderate (serious whiplash) Possible disc lesion, significantly limited neck movement, recurring pain £9,000 – £16,400
Moderate (moderate whiplash) Injury may have aggravated unrelated conditions but complete, or near complete, recovery made, or expected to be made, within a couple of years £5,150 – £9,000
Minor whiplash Minor injuries sustained with full recovery within two years £2,850 – £5,150
Minor whiplash Minor injuries sustained with full recovery within a matter of weeks/months £875+

The level of compensation awarded within each bracket will depend on:

  • The extent of any persistent or recurring pain
  • The extent of any psychological impact
  • The effect on life expectancy
  • The effect on the injured persons level of independence
  • The extent of the impact of the injury on the individual’s personal life
  • Whether any future treatment may be required
  • Whether the individual is vulnerable to further injury

The level of compensation awarded for whiplash injuries will depend on:

  • The length of time taken to recover from the injury
  • The extent of any recurring pain
  • Whether the individual suffers from reduced neck movement as a result of the injury
  • The extent of the soft tissue damage

Back/Spine Injuries

Severity Effect Compensation Bracket
Very severe Quadriplegia £212,500 – £265,000
Very severe Paraplegia £144,000 – £186,500
Severe Significant injury short of paralysis including injuries such as impotence or double incontinence £66,000 – £111,000
Severe Bladder/bowel dysfunction, significant sexual difficulties, possible severe scarring, future surgery may be required Approximately £53,000
Severe Fractures of discs or vertebrae, persistent and recurring pain, mobility and agility effected, possible sexual difficulties, potential psychological effects £25,500 – £45,750
Moderate Crush fracture/s, risk of arthritis in the spine, persistent pain and discomfort, possible effect on sexual functions £18,250 – £25,500
Moderate Disturbance of ligaments and/or muscles causing significant backache, individual may require surgery £16,400 – £21,600

The level of compensation awarded within each bracket will depend on:

  • The effect on life expectancy
  • The extent of any persistent or recurring pain
  • The level of treatment required
  • The severity of the original injury
  • The time taken to recover from the injury
  • The extent of any psychological effects on the individual

Arm Injuries

Arm Amputation

Severity Effect Compensation Bracket
Loss of both arms £158,000 – £197,000
Loss of a single arm Amputated at the shoulder £90,000
Loss of a single arm Amputated above the elbow £72,000 – £86,000
Loss of a single arm Amputated below the elbow £63,000 – £72,000

The level of compensation awarded within each bracket will depend on:

  • Whether the individuals has lost the dominant arm
  • The extent of any persistent or recurring pain
  • Whether prosthetic limbs can be used

Other Arm Injuries

Severity Effect Compensation Bracket
Severe Arm is left with little or no function £63,000 – £86,000
Severe Substantial disablement with reduced function and possible significant scarring £25,750 – £39,300
Less severe injury Significant disability suffered but full or nearly full recovery has been made, or is expected £12,600 – £25,750
Minor fracture £4,350 – £12,600

The level of compensation awarded within each bracket will depend on:

  • The level of permanent disability
  • The extent of any persistent pain
  • The extent of any disfigurement
  • The length of time taken to recover
  • The level of treatment required

Hip

Severity Effect Compensation Bracket
Very severe Severe fractures of the pelvis, injury to the back, damage to internal organs, recurring pain and lasting disability, possible sexual dysfunction and impotence £51,500 – £86,000
Severe Fractures of the pelvis affecting surrounding areas such as the hip requiring future surgery, possible impotence and sexual dysfunction £40,650 – £51,500
Less severe Fracture of the pelvis resulting in damage to hip possibly requiring future surgery £25,750 – £34,500
Moderate Serious injury to the pelvis or hip but with little permanent loss of function/disability £17,500 – £25,750
Moderate Injury to pelvis or hip possibly requiring surgery either now or in the future £8,250 – £17,500
Minor Injuries may be minor or more serious but a full recovery is made within a reasonable length of time Up to £8,250

The level of compensation awarded within each bracket will depend on:

  • The extent to which the injury limits functionality
  • The level of any permanent disability
  • The extent to which the injury affects the individual’s ability to take part in activities and employment
  • The level of treatment required
  • The length of time taken to recover
  • The extent of any persistent pain
  • The extent of any associated problems such as sexual dysfunction or impotence

Leg Injuries

Leg Amputation

Severity Compensation Bracket
Total loss of both legs £158,000 – £185,000
Amputation of both legs below the knee £132,000 – £177,000
Amputation of one leg above the knee £63,000 – £92,000
Amputation of one leg below the knee £60,000 – £86,000

The level of compensation awarded within each bracket will depend on:

  • Whether a prosthetic limb can be used
  • The extent of permanent or recurring pains
  • The extent of any associated injuries
  • The effect of the injury on the individual’s quality of life

Other Leg Injuries

Severity Effect Compensation Bracket
Very serious The leg is injured to a level just short of amputation, function of the leg is lost and mobility is significantly affected, extensive treatment is required £60,000 – £89,000
Very serious Substantial injuries with permanent effects, impaired mobility, possible disfigurement £36,000 – £55,000
Serious Injury to joints or ligaments requiring treatment over a long period of time, possibility of associated injuries (such as to the hip), impaired mobility £25,750 – £36,000
Moderate Severe fractures with possible soft tissue damage and disfigurement. Possible impaired mobility £18,250 – £25,750
Minor Fractures with incomplete recovery £11,800 – £18,250
Minor Minor fracture with complete recovery Up to £9,200

The level of compensation awarded within each bracket will depend on:

  • The extent of permanent or recurring pains
  • How the injury was sustained and the level of trauma involved
  • The level of treatment required
  • Whether future treatment/surgery is expected to be required
  • The extent of any cosmetic disfigurement
  • The level to which mobility and stability are impaired as a result of the injury
  • The extent of any associated injuries
  • The effect of the injury on the individual’s quality of life
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