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Personal Injury Compensation Calculator
JMW’s personal injury compensation calculator helps you better understand how much compensation you could claim for your specific injury.
We have used information from previous client settlements, gained over many years, to provide average payout figures for a comprehensive range of injuries. However, they should be used as a guide only - there are many variables that affect how much a claim is worth and payouts will differ from person to person, depending on their circumstances and the extent of their injury.
To use our compensation calculator, simply click on the part of the body you have injured to find out more about how much you could claim. For a more accurate estimate of the amount of compensation you could claim for your injury, or if your injury is not listed, call 0800 054 6570, or fill in the contact form.
Please note: Figures shown are approximates based on experience and previous settlement amounts attributed to an individual's pain and suffering. Final settlement awards may be worth more or less than the stated amount, depending on injury and individual personal circumstances.
- Abdominal Injury or Disease
- Arm Injury
- Back Injury
- Chest Injury
- Facial Injury
- Foot Injury
- Hand Injury
- Head Injury
- Hip & Pelvis Injury
- Knee Injury
- Leg Injury
- Neck Injury
- Shoulder Injury
- Skin Injury or Condition
Simply click on the parts of the body to find out how much your injury may be worth,
If your injury is not listed, give us a call on
and we will be able to tell you how much it is worth in as little as 5 minutes.
Food poisoning with significant discomfort £700 - £3,500 Major damage to kidneys £148,000 - £184,000 Penetrating bowel injuries £11,000 - £21,000 Direct inguinal hernia £6,000 - £7,500
Total loss of both arms £210,000 - £263,000 Amputation of one arm at the shoulder Not less than £120,000 Severe injury £84,000 - £114,000 Above-elbow amputation £96,000 - £114,000 Below elbow amputation £84,000 - £95,000 Moderate elbow injury Up to £10,000
Paraplegia £175,000 - £229,000 Serious injuries £31,000 - £130,000 Moderate injuries £10,000 - £22,000 Minor injuries Up to £10,000
Removal of lung and/or very severe heart damage £88,000 - £131,000 Traumatic chest/lung/heart injury £57,000 - £88,000 Severe damage to chest/lungs £27,000 - £48,000 Moderate damage to chest/lungs £11,000 - £15,000 Collapsed lung £1,800 - £4,500 Fractured ribs Up to £3,400
Total blindness and deafness IRO £350,000 Very serious tinnitus/hearing loss £26,000 - £39,000 Significant or multiple nose fractures £9,000 - £20,000 Loss of, or major damage to front teeth £7,500 - £10,000 Major facial scarring £26,000 - £85,000
Achilles tendon £6,000 - £33,000 Amputation of both feet £148,000 - £175,000 Amputation of one foot £73,000 - £96,000 Acute injury £36,000 - £61,000 Serious injury £21,000 - £34,000 Moderate injury £12,000 - £21,000 Straightforward injury Up to £12,000
Loss of both hands £123,000 - £176,000 Loss of one hand £84,000 - £96,000 Loss of thumb £31,000 - £48,000 Severe hand injury £25,000 - £54,000 Loss of middle finger In the region of £13,000 Mild hand injury £750 - £3,500 Vibration White Finger (VWF)/td> Up to £33,000
Very serious brain damage £245,000 - £350,000 Reasonably severe £190,000 - £245,000 Mild head injury (minimal brain damage) £1,900 - £11,000 Epilepsy £9,000 - £130,000
Serious pelvic/hip injury £34,000 - £114,000 Moderate injury £11,000 - £34,000 Lesser injuries £3,400 - £11,000
Very acute injury £61,000 - £84,000 Acute injury £45,000 - £61,000 Serious injuries £22,500 - £38,000 Moderate injury £13,000 - £22,000
Total loss of both legs £210,000 - £247,000 Below-knee amputation both legs £176,000 - £236,000 Below the knee amputation £85,000 - £116,000 Severe leg fracture Up to £119,000 Serious injury £48,000 - £74,000 Moderate injury £24,000 - £34,000 Uncomplicated leg fracture £7,500 - £12,000
Quadriplegia £284,000 - £354,000 Serious neck injury In the region of £130,000 Moderate £6,750 - £33,000 Mild A few hundred pounds to £6,000
Serious shoulder injury £16,500 - £42,000 Very significant injury £11,000 - £16,500 Moderate injury £6,500 - £11,000 Fractured clavicle £4,000 - £10,000 Minor injury £3,500 - £6,500
£5,973 - £17,875
Dermatitis, both hands
£10,780 - £15,070
How Your Personal Injury Compensation Award is Calculated
The aim of a personal injury compensation claim is to restore the injured person to the position that they were in prior to the accident. In order to do that, a personal injury lawyer looks in detail at how your injury has affected every element of your life to arrive at an appropriate final figure.
This figure (your compensation award) is made up of two types of financial sums, these are called “damages”. The two types of damages are:
- General damages: This is a sum of money to compensate an individual for the injury itself, and is based on previous case law and judicial guidelines. It is not something that can be precisely calculated as it is down to the severity of the injury (or injuries). Our compensation calculator provides guidance on the sort of amounts that we would expect to see for specific injuries.
- Special damages: This is the sum of money that accounts for all of your financial losses as a result of your accident and injuries. It is something that can be precisely calculated, but varies from individual to individual.
In most personal injury claims, your solicitor will compile a document known as a “schedule of loss”, which outlines every single financial outlay and impact your injury has had and is expected to have on your life. This encompasses both types of damages. Your solicitor will then look to agree a compensation award with the defendant’s representatives, based on the total of both sets of damages outlined in the schedule of loss, seeking to claim as much of it as possible on your behalf.
What Expenses Can Be Included in Special Damages?
Special damages are different in every personal injury claim, and there are any number of financial outlays that you may have made as a result of your accident, which you can claim for. Common types of expenses that make up special damages are:
- Personal possessions that have been damaged as a result of the accident, such as clothing or special protective gear you may have been wearing at the time of the accident.
- Lost earnings: If the injury has meant that you have had to take time off work and you have suffered a financial shortfall, the amount of money you’ve lost can be included in your claim. If your injury is so severe that you have to reduce your working hours, change jobs or are prevented from returning to work, your special damages claim can include compensation for the career you will miss out on.
- Medical expenses: This encompasses medical needs, such as physiotherapy or medicines, that you have required as a result of your injury.
- The cost of services provided by professional carers or even friends and family (even if you did not have to pay friends and family for any services provided as a result of the accident).
- Expenses relating to the cost of living with disabilities caused by the accident. These can cover a range of needs, from having your home adjusted to allow you to move around it more comfortably, to purchasing and regular replacing any prosthetics you may need, as a result of your accident.
Of course, this is not an exhaustive list, and our advice is that you retain receipts and other evidence of purchases you have had to make as a direct result of your accident, as this can assist in ensuring we are able to recover these costs for you.
What Happens After I've Submitted a Claim?
We have put together an interactive flowchart to guide you through what will happen during the lifetime of a personal injury claim.