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Compensation Guide

Senses (sight and hearing)

  • Eye injuries (minor – serious) – £1,450 – £43,200
  • Complete loss of sight in one eye – £32,250 – £43,200
  • Partial hearing loss/tinnitus – £4,850 – £36,000
  • Total loss of hearing in one ear – £20,500 – £36,000

Psychological conditions

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder – £2,600 – £79,200
  • Brain damage (minor – severe) – £10,000 – £222,600

Facial injuries

  • Multiple fractures of facial bones – £9,750 – £18,900
  • Fractures of nose – £1,125 – £18,240
  • Fractures of cheekbones – £1,550 – £12,420
  • Fractures of Jaw – £4,250 – £36,000
  • Loss/serious damage to one front tooth – £1,450 – £3,120
  • Loss/serious damage to two front teeth – £2,850 – £6,000
  • Loss/serious damage to several front teeth – £5,750 – £9,000
  • Facial scarring (trivial – very severe) – £1,125 – £38,100

Neck injuries

  • Whiplash (minor) £875 – £6,180
  • Whiplash (moderate) £5,150 – £19,680
  • Whiplash (severe) £16,400 – £116,400

Shoulder injuries

  • Dislocated shoulder £8,400 – £15,150
  • Frozen shoulder £5,150 – £10,080
  • Soft tissue injury to shoulder up to £6,180
  • Fractured shoulder £3,400 – £9,600

Arm injuries

  • Simple fractures/breaks of forearm £4,350 – £15,100
  • Serious fractures/breaks of forearm(s) £12,600 – £47,160
  • Below-elbow amputation £63,000 – £86,400
  • Fractured elbow up to £9,900

 Wrist injuries

  • Simple wrist fracture/soft tissue injury £2,300 – £5,820
  • Wrist injury with ongoing problems £8,250 – £19,300

Hand injuries

  • Crushed hand (minor – moderate) £600 – £10,440
  • Crushed hand (severe) £9,500 – £22,800
  • Fracture of one finger £2,000 – £3,750
  • Severe fractures to fingers up to £28,920
  • Amputation of finger £5,150 – £19,680
  • Dislocation of thumb £2,600 – £5,340
  • Vibration White Finger/Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome £2,000 – £30,300

Shoulder injuries

  • Back injury (minor) up to £9,900
  • Back injury (moderate) £8,000 – £30,600
  • Back injury (severe) £25,000 – £133,200

Other upper body injuries

  • Asbestos-related disease £4,350 – £100,500
  • Hernia £2,200 – £19,020

Foot injuries

  • Ankle fractures/soft tissue injury (minor) up to £10,800
  • Ankle fractures/soft tissue injury (moderate) £8,700 – £21,000
  • Ankle fractures/soft tissue injury (severe) £20,500 – £39,300
  • Achilles Tendon (minor – most serious) £4,850 – £30,300
  • Simple foot fracture/soft tissue damage up to £10,800
  • Moderate foot fractures/soft tissue damage £9,000 – £19,680
  • Serious foot injuries £6,400 – £30,900
  • Amputation of one foot £55,000 – £86,400
  • Simple toe fractures up to £7,560
  • Crush injuries to toes/multiple fractures £6,300 – £15,120
  • Amputation of big toe in the region of £24,600

Leg injuries

  • Simple leg fracture/soft tissue injury up to £7,200
  • Simple fracture of femur £6,000 – £11,040
  • Leg fracture (incomplete recovery) £11,800 – £21,900
  • Multiple leg fracture £18,250 – £30,900
  • Below-knee amputation of one leg £60,000 – £103,200
  • Knee dislocation/soft tissue/cartilage injury up to £21,000
  • Severe knee injuries £17,500 – £75,600

Pelvis/hip injuries

  • Hip or pelvis injury £2,175 – £91,620

+ These results show typical compensation amounts for your injury. It’s important to bear in mind that the amount of compensation awarded differs from case to case, so we can’t tell you exactly how much compensation you would receive. There are a number of factors which calculate how much compensation is awarded, including the severity of the injury, how long the injury lasts and whether a financial loss has been suffered. A financial loss could mean treatment costs, or income lost as a result of the injured party not being able to work.Our compensation calculator can give you a good estimate of the amount you would receive. This estimate is based on the compensation amounts that are usually awarded for similar claims.

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