• 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.

    Please Note: Figures shown are approximate, 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

    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

    Find out more

  • Arm Injury

    Compensation Amounts

    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

    Find out more

  • Back Injury

    Compensation Amounts

    £175,000 - £229,000

    Serious injuries
    £31,000 - £130,000

    Moderate injuries
    £10,000 - £22,000

    Minor injuries
    Up to £10,000

    Find out more

  • Chest Injury

    Compensation Amounts

    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

    Find out more

  • Facial Injury

    Compensation Amounts

    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

    Find out more

  • Foot Injury

    Compensation Amounts

    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

    Find out more

  • Hand Injury

    Compensation Amounts

    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)

    Up to £33,000

    Find out more

  • Head Injury

    Very serious brain damage £245,000 - £350,000

    Reasonably severe £190,000 - £245,000

    Moderate £37,000 - £190,000

    Mild head injury (minimal brain damage) £1,900 - £11,000

    Epilepsy £9,000 - £130,000

    Find out more

  • Hip & Pelvis Injury

    Compensation Amounts

    Serious pelvic/hip injury

    £34,000 - £114,000

    Moderate injury

    £11,000 - £34,000

    Lesser injuries

    £3,400 - £11,000

    Find out more

  • Knee Injury

    Compensation Amounts

    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

    Find out more

  • Leg Injury

    Compensation Amounts

    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

    Find out more

  • Neck Injury

    Compensation Amounts


    £284,000 - £354,000

    Serious neck injury

    In the region of £130,000


    £6,750 - £33,000


    A few hundred pounds to £6,000

    Find out more

  • Shoulder Injury

    Compensation Amounts

    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

    Find out more

  • Skin Injury or Condition

    Compensation Amounts

    Several lacerations

    £5,973 - £17,875

    Dermatitis, both hands

    £10,780 - £15,070

    Find out more

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 interactive image 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, call 0800 054 6570, or fill in the contact form.

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.

How Your 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, called “damages”. The two types of damages are “general damages” and “special damages”, and can be defined as follows:

  • 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 sorts 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, which encompasses both of these sets of damages. Your solicitor will then look to agree a compensation award with the defendant’s representatives, based on what these two sets of damages total 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 it even prevents you 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 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 replacement of any prosthetics you may need, as a result of your accident.

Of course, this is not an exhaustive list, and our advice is to ensure 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.

Talk To Us

If you have a question about whether or not you are able to make a claim for something that has been affected as a result of your accident, whether you think it would be something that falls into the category of general damages or special damages, please get in touch with us.

Our personal injury specialists 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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