How much can I claim?

How much you can claim depends mainly in the individual circumstances involved so there is no definitive answer as to how much you can claim for certain types of injury as factors such as loss of earnings and emotional stress are more difficult to assess.

However there are national guidelines as to how much can be typically awarded for injuries as set out below. Remember! Your No Win No Fee injury claim specialist solicitor will evaluate your claim and give a more accurate guide based on your personal circumstances.

* source – The Judicial Studies Board Guidelines    
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Head & Face Injuries

Head injuries including facial, senses like eyes & ears, mental/psycological conditions & hair.

Face

  • Facial bone fractures (multiple): £8650 – £14000
  • Fractured nose: £1000 – £13500
  • Fractured cheekbones: £140 – £9150
  • Fractured jaw: £3800 – £26500
  • Damage or loss of 1 front tooth: £1300 – £2300
  • Damage or loss of 2 front teeth: £2550 – £4300
  • Damage or loss of 2+ front teeth: £5100 – £6600
  • Facial Scarring on a Female (trivial to very severe): £1000 – £56500
  • Facial Scarring on a Male (trivial to very severe): £1000 – £38175

Senses (hearing & sight)

  • Eye injuries (trivial to severe): £1300 – £22650
  • Complete loss of sight in one eye: £28750 – £32000
  • Partial hearing loss/tinnitus: £4300 – £26500
  • Complete loss of hearing on one ear: £18325 – £26500

Mental/Psychological conditions

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: £2300 – £58500
  • Brain damage (minor to severe): £9000 – £16550

General head injuries

  • Minor head injury: £1300 – £7425
  • Damage to hair: £2300 – £6350

Upper Body

Upper body injuries for back, neck including whiplash, chest and shoulders. Hernia. Upperbody also includes Asbestos related diseases.

Neck Injuries

  • Whiplash (mild): £1000 – £4575
  • Whiplash (moderate): £4575 – £14500
  • Whiplash (servere): £14500 – £86500

Back Injuries

  • Back Injury (mild): up to £7125
  • Back Injury (moderate): £7125 – £22650
  • Back Injury (severe): £22650 – £98500

Shoulder Injuries

  • Dislocated shoulder: £7375 – £11200
  • Frozen shoulder: £4575 – £7375
  • Soft tissue injury: up to £4575
  • Fractured shoulder: £3000 – £7125

Other Upper Body Injuries/Conditions

  • Asbestos related diseases: £4000 – £74300
  • Hernia: £3000 – £14000

Arms, Wrist & Hands

Injuries that relate to the arms, wrists & hands.

Arm Injuries

  • Forearm (simple fractures/breaks): £3800 – £11200
  • Forearm (serious fractures/breaks): £11200 – £34850
  • Fractured elbow: up to £7375
  • Amputation (below elbow): £56000 – £63625

Wrist Injuries

  • Fracture (simple fracture/soft tissue injury): £2000 – £5850
  • Wrist Injury with ongoing complications: £7375 – £14250

Hand Injuries

  • Crushed hand (minor – moderate): £1000 – £7625
  • Crushed hand (severe): £8400 – £16800
  • Fracture of 1 finger: £1775 – £2800
  • Severe fracture of multiple fingers: up to £21350
  • Amputation of finger: £5100 – £14500
  • Dislocation of thumb: £2300 – £4000
  • White Finger/Hand-arm (Vibration syndrome): £1775 – £22400

Lower Body

Pelvic, knee and leg injuries

Hip & Leg

  • Hip or Pelvis Injuries: £2175 – £76350
  • Simple leg fracture/soft tissue injury: up to £5350
  • Simple fracture of femur: £5350 – £8150
  • Leg fracture (incomplete recovery): £10500 – £16300
  • Multiple leg fracture: £16300 – £22650

Knee

  • Below knee amputation of 1 leg: £56000 – £81500
  • Knee dislocation/soft tissue/cartilage damage: up to £15500
  • Severe Knee injuries: £15500 – £56000

Feet & Ankle

Toes, feet and ankle injuries.

Ankle

  • Ankle fractures/soft tissue injury (minor): up to £8150
  • Ankle fractures/soft tissue injury (moderate): £7625 – £15500
  • Ankle fractures/soft tissue injury (severe): £18325 – £29000
  • Achilles Tendon (minor – severe): £4300 – £22900

Foot

  • Simple foot fractures/soft tissue damage: up to £8150
  • Moderate foot fractures/soft tissue damage: £8150 – £14500
  • Serious foot injuries: £14500 – £22650

Toe

  • Amputation of 1 foot: £48850 – £63625
  • Simple to fractures: up to £5600
  • Crush injuries/multiple fractures of toes: £5600 – £11200
  • Amputation of big toe: around £18000