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