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.

  • Instructions

    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

    0800 054 6570

    and we will be able to tell you how much it is worth in as little as 5 minutes.

  • Abdominal Injury or Disease Compensation

    Digestive System

    Serious damage to the digestive system from trauma £34,280 - £49,350
    Serious non-penetrating injury to the digestive system £13,380 - £22,130
    Penetrating injury to the digestive system £5,280 - £10,040

    Kidney Injury

    Serious and permanent damage to both kidneys £135,030 - £167,690
    Risk of future loss of kidney function Up to £51,000
    Loss of one kidney £24,530 - £35,780

    Bowel Injury

    Double incontinence and total loss of function     Up to £146,840
    Total loss of bowel function Up to £119,650
    Abdominal injury impairing function £35,540 - £55,590
    Injury with a return to natural function and control £10,040 - £19,520

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  • Arm Injury Compensation

    Arm Amputation

    Total loss of both arms £191,950 - £239,140
    Loss of one arm above the shoulder No less than £109,330
    Loss of one arm above the elbow  £87,000 - £104,370
    Loss of one arm below the arm £76,650 - £87,410

    Arm Injury

    Severe arm injury   £76,650 - £104,370
    Serious arm injury leaving permanent and substantial effects    £31,220 - £47,720
    Serious arm injury leaving some long-lasting effects    £15,300 - £31,220
    Fracture between the elbow and the wrist   £5,280 - £15,300
    Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS)   £2,390 - £30,630

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  • Back Injury


    Tetraplegia or quadriplegia £258,740 - £322,060
    Paraplegia £174,620 - £226,610
    Temporary paraplegia In the region of £39,330

    Back Injury

    Severe back injury with spinal cord damage  £72,260 - £128,320
    Serious back injury causing significant permanent damage  £59,120 - £70,490
    Back injury causing chronic permanent symptoms £30,910 - £55,590
    Back injury causing serious permanent symptoms £22,130 - £30,910
    Back injury causing permanent symptoms £9,970 - £22,130
    Back injury recovering in two-five years £6,290 - £9,970
    Back injury recovering in up to two years £1,950 - £6,290

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  • Chest Injury

    Total removal of one lung and/or serious heart damage £80,250 - £119,650
    Traumatic injury to the chest, lungs or heart with permanent damage and reduced life expectancy  £52,390 - £80,250
    Damage to the chest and lungs causing some continuing disability £24,950 - £43,710
    Chest injury causing some permanent tissue damage but no significant long-term lung problem £10,040 - £14,320
    Injury from inhaling toxic fumes or smoke £4,240 - £10,040
    Fractured ribs or muscle injury to the rib cage and chest Up to £3,150

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  • Facial Injury

    Deafness or tinnitus

    Total deafness and loss of speech £87,410 - £112,100
    Total deafness £72,330 - £87,410
    Total loss of hearing in one ear £24,950 - £36,310
    Severe tinnitus and partial hearing loss £23,670 - £36,310
    Moderate hearing loss and/or tinnitus £11,890 - £23,670


    Blindness and sight

    Total blindness and deafness In the region of £322,060
    Total blindness £214,210 - £214,250
    Loss of sight in one eye with reduced vision in the other eye £50,970 - £84,510
    Complete loss of vision in one eye £39,270 - £43,710
    Serious loss of vision £18,880 - £31,320


    Facial injury

    Serious multiple jaw fractures £24,300 - £36,310
    Le Fort fractures of facial bones £18,980 - £29,290
    Serious jaw fracture £14,320 - £24,300
    Multiple facial fractures £11,890 - £19,090
    Loss of, or major damage to front teeth £7,500 - £10,000

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  • Foot Injury

    Loss of both feet £135,030 - £160,600
    Loss of one foot £66,930 - £87,410
    Very severe permanent foot injury  £33,460 - £87,410
    Severe injury to one or both feet £33,460 - £55,830
    Serious foot injury £19,920 - £31,250
    Common foot injury mostly healed Up to £10,960

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  • Hand Injury


    Loss or loss of use of both hands £112,100 - £160,600
    Loss or loss of use of one hand £76,650 - £87,410
    Loss of index finger and middle or ring finger  £49,350 - £72,330
    Loss of a thumb £28,310 - £43,710
    Loss of an index finger In the region of £14,930
    Loss of a middle finger Up to £12,460
    Loss of a little finger £6,890 - £9,760


    Hand Injury

    Serious damage to both hands £44,550 - £67,410
    Serious hand injury with significant loss of use of the hand  £23,110 - £49,350
    Very serious thumb injury  £15,620 - £27,910
    Serious hand injury with full or close to full recovery £4,640 - £10,580
    Vibration white finger (VWF) £2,390 - £30,630

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  • Head Injury

    Very severe brain damage £224,800 - £322,060
    Moderately severe brain injury £174,620 - £224,800
    Moderate brain damage £34,330 - £174,620
    Less severe brain damage £12,210 - £34,330
    Minor brain or head injury £1,760 - £10,180

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  • Hip & Pelvis Injury

    Extensive fractures causing serious long-term problems  £62,490 - £104,370
    Hip or pelvis fractures causing long-term problems £49,350 - £62,490
    Hip or pelvis fractures needing surgery £31,220 - £41,860
    Significant hip or pelvis injury without serious permanent damage  £21,200 - £31,220
    Significant hip or pelvis injury leaving some long-term problems £10,040 - £21,200
    Hip or pelvis injury leaving minimal or no long-term problems £3,150 - £10,040

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  • Knee Injury

    Severe knee injury £55,590 - £76,690
    Leg fractures that include the knee joint £41,550 - £55,590
    Knee injury causing serious long-term problems  £20,880 - £34,660
    Knee injury causing mild long-term problems £11,820 - £20,880
    Serious injuries £22,500 - £38,000
    Moderate injury £13,000 - £22,000

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  • Leg Injury


    Loss of both legs £191,950 - £224,800
    Loss of both legs below the knee £160,600 - £215,310
    Loss of one leg above the knee £78,100 - £106,010
    Loss of one leg below the knee £83,550 - £109,570


    Leg Injury

    Severe leg injury without amputation  £76,730 - £108,370
    Very serious leg injury leaving permanent problems  £43,710 - £67,410
    Serious leg injury leaving permanent problems £31,250 - £43,710
    Severe crushing injury and serious or complicated leg fractures  £21,100 - £29,800

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  • Neck Injury

    Severe neck injury £36,240 - £118,240
    Serious neck injury involving fractures or damage to discs  £52,390 - £104,370
    Neck injury involving fractures, dislocations or severe soft tissue damage causing permanent symptoms  £36,240 - £44,630
    Neck injury involving fractures, dislocations or severe soft tissue damage with some recovery £19,920 - £30,690
    Neck injury causing spondylosis, serious limitation of movement or permanent/recurring pain £10,960 - £19,920
    Neck injury with varying levels of recovery Up to £10,960

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  • Shoulder Injury

    Severe shoulder injury £15,300 - £38,280
    Serious shoulder injury £10,180 - £15,300
    Moderate shoulder injury £6,290 - £10,180
    Minor shoulder injury Up to £6,290

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  • Skin Injury or Condition

    Burns covering 40% or more of the body  No less than £83,550
    Several noticeable scars or one disfiguring scar (not to the face)  £6,240 - £18,120
    A single noticeable scar or several superficial scars (not to the face)  £1,890 - £6,240

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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 solicitor 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 to 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.

Talk To Us

If you have a question about what you are able to claim for as a result of your accident, please get in touch with us. Our specialist personal injury solicitors have many years’ experience helping the victims of a whole range of accidents - from road traffic accidents to accidents at work - claim the compensation they deserve. You can contact us on 0800 054 6570, or fill in the contact form on this page, and let us contact you at a time convenient for you.

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