Suppose you wish to claim compensation for an accident another party caused by acting negligently. In that case, you may want to use a personal injury compensation claim calculator to estimate how much you can claim. In the following guide, we will look at how these work when calculating personal injury compensation. And we will explain when you can make a claim.
Throughout the guide, we will look at what accidents could lead to a personal injury claim and what evidence can be used to support your case. We also look at how a No Win No Fee solicitor could represent your case and the benefits they can offer.
Please get in touch with us today to see if you can claim for injuries caused by another party’s negligence. A claims specialist can assess your case, and if we believe you are eligible for compensation, an experienced lawyer from our panel will start working on your claim.
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- What Is A Personal Injury Compensation Claim Calculator?
- Does A Personal Injury Compensation Claim Calculator Include All Damages?
- How Are Damages Awarded For Costs And Lost Earnings?
- How Much Can I Claim For A Personal Injury?
- Why Claim With A No Win No Fee Solicitor?
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A personal injury compensation claim calculator is a tool that claimants can use to estimate how much compensation they can receive for a personal injury claim. A personal injury claim is made when someone is injured because another party acted negligently.
When Can You Make A Personal Injury Claim?
To make a successful injury claim, another party must have owed you a duty of care. Furthermore, the defendant breached their duty of care because they failed to implement proper standards of health and safety. Consequently, the accident injured you.
If another party owes you a duty of care, they are responsible for taking reasonable measures to protect your health and safety. In the UK, businesses such as shops and restaurants owe their customers and employees a duty of care. Similarly, workplaces are responsible for their staff’s health and safety. And drivers must uphold the safety of other road users.
Types Of Personal Injury Claims:
- Accident at work claims
- Road traffic accident claims
- Claims for accidents on holiday
- Claims for an accident in a public place, such as an accident in a restaurant
Our advisors are on hand to take your call day or night. So please do not hesitate to contact them if you have any questions about who may have owed you a duty of care at the time of your accident.
When a claimant receives compensation for a personal injury, the claimant can receive up to two types of damages. Firstly, the claimant can receive general damages for the physical and psychological harm the injuries caused. A claimant’s medical records and medical assessment may be considered when a claim is valued.
However, what a personal injury compensation calculator cannot take into account is all special damages. These are awarded so claimants can be put back in the financial positions they were in before their injury. These can include things like; future loss of income, travel costs and childcare costs. As these are specific to each individual case, then they must be calculated on a case-by-case basis.
Solicitors use the Judicial College guidelines when calculating personal injury claims (general damages only). The solicitors will also consider other information, such as medical evidence used to support the claim. Please note not all claimants use a solicitor when they pursue an accident claim.
As we have mentioned above, if a claimant receives compensation for a personal injury, they can also receive special damages. Special damages are compensation for financial losses and expenses associated with your injuries. If you are severely injured, you may claim future financial losses. Let’s look at what a special damages compensation payout can include:
- Reimbursement for past medical expenses and payment to cover the cost of future medical expenses.
- Payments to cover the cost of previous or ongoing care expenses.
- If you become disabled, you can receive a payment to cover the cost of adapting your home or your car.
- In addition, you can receive special damages to cover the cost of any mobility equipment you may need.
- And you can receive compensation to cover the cost of necessary travel, such as travel to hospital appointments.
- Loss of earnings if you had to take unpaid time off work to recover from the injury.
It is important to check that you will be reimbursed for costs before you pay out any money. Also, special damages are only awarded if you also qualify for general damages.
How Much Can I Claim For A Personal Injury?
The table we have used as a personal injury compensation illustration includes general damage compensation brackets taken from the 2022 16th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines.
You can use the compensation table instead of a personal injury claim calculator to estimate how much you can claim in general damages. However, please remember that the amounts of compensation in the table are not guaranteed payouts.
Injury Severity Payout Notes
Brain Damage Very Severe (a) £282,010 to £403,990 Awards at the top end of the bracket could be made for cases where the person can follow basic instructions and retains some control of their posture.
Brain Damage Moderately Severe (b) £219,070 to £282,010 Significant dependence on others and a need for constant care.
Neck Severe (ii) £65,740 to £130,930 Neck injuries affecting cervical spinal discs that cause substantial loss of movement in the neck.
Neck Moderate (i) £24,990 to £38,490 Dislocations or fractures that could need spinal fusion.
Hand Serious (e) £29,000 to £61,910 As a result of the injury, the hands function has been reduced by 50%.
Hand Severe (f) Up to £36,740 Fractures of the fingers which could require a partial amputation to be carried out.
Shoulder Severe (a) £19,200 to £48,030 An injury affecting the brachial plexus which also causes significant neck injury symptoms.
Shoulder Serious (b) £12,770 to £19,200 Brachial plexus damage as well as dislocation of the shoulder.
Leg Less Serious Leg Injuries (i) £17,960 to £27,760 Cases in which the person suffered a fracture or soft tissue injury and where they have made an incomplete recovery.
Leg Less Serious Leg Injuries (ii) £9,110 to £14,080 A simple femur bone fracture or break. The articular surface has not been damaged.
Alternatively, please get in touch with us, and an advisor can estimate how much you can claim.
Advice.co.uk’s panel of personal injury solicitors has solid experience handling accident compensation claims. If we can see that another party owes you compensation, a skilled solicitor from our panel can manage your claim to win you the compensation you deserve.
You can use a No Win No Fee solicitor, which has the following benefits:
- No upfront solicitor fees
- A Conditional Fee Agreement is a type of No Win No Fee funding arrangement, which means you will pay a success fee if you receive compensation for your injuries.
- However, you won’t pay a success fee if you don’t receive compensation.
- What’s more, the success fee is charged at a capped rate.
Another party may owe you compensation if they acted negligently and were injured. Please contact us today to see if you can make a personal injury claim.
- Call 0161 696 9685 to speak with a claims advisor
- Contact us in writing about your ordeal
- Alternatively, please type a question about claiming into our support widget
Common Personal Injury Claims
Please read our guides today if you wish to find out more about making an accident claim.
The Road Traffic Act 1988, which applies to all drivers
An NHS guide to first aid
We appreciate you taking the time to read our personal injury compensation claim calculator guide.