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N.B.: This is only a guide and if you need further information as to which category your injury would be in, please don't hesitate to contact one of our experienced Compensation Solicitors on 0800 7467 644.
Minor injuries to the head: £1,500 to £8,000
Temporary but significant psychiatric damage and/or distress: £1,000 to £10,000
Minor brain damage: £10,000 to £28,000
Permanent and severe psychiatric damage affecting ability to work: £40,000
Permanent and psychiatric damage: £75,000
Brain damage - moderately severe: £140,000 to £180,000
Severe brain damage: £180,000 to £250,000
Between fatal and minor, dependent on recovery time, age of victim and residual use/disability: £500 to £100,000
Mild neck injury: £100 to £6000
Moderate neck injury: £6500 to £20,000
Serious neck injury: £115,000 +
Permanent neck problems that do not prevent the victim from leading a fairly normal life: £15,000
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Serious shoulder injury: £15,000 to £38,000
Very significant shoulder injury: £10,000 +
Moderate shoulder injury: £7.500 to £10,000
Fractured clavicle: 4,000 to £10,000
Minor shoulder injury which recover over a period of weeks/ months: £1,500 to £6,000Find Out More
Minor injury, including rib fracture: up to £3,100
Mild chest problems, such as asthma or bronchitis: up to £4,100
Significant damage to chest and lungs resulting in disability: £25,000 to £44,000
Asbestosis: £12,000 to £85,000
Mesothelioma: £55,000 to £100,000
Removal of lung, or serious damage to the heart: £80,000 to £120,000Find Out More
Claims for compensation are judged on the organ injured and severity of that injury.Find Out More
Severe injury depending on the severity, recovery time, age of victim and residual use/disability: up to £10,000
Minor injury depending on the severity, recovery time, age of victim and residual use/disability: from £500
Permanent back injury that does not prevent a fairly normal life: £15,000
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Total loss of, or loss of use of, both hands: £100,000
Total loss of, or loss of use of, one hand: £65,000
Injury to one hand, dependant on severity and recovery time (measured in weeks: £500 to £50,000
Involving one or more broken bones with some permanent residual problem: £10,000Find Out More
Severe injury depending on the severity, recovery time, age of victim and residual use/mobility: Up to £100,000
Minor injury depending on the severity, recovery time, age of victim and residual use/mobility: from £2,500
Injury to one hip requiring surgery which is fully or largely successful: £20,000Find Out More
Loss of use of both legs: £150,000+
Loss of use of one leg: £75,000
Injury to one leg depending on the severity, recovery time, age of victim and residual use/disability: £1,000 to £75,000
Typical awards for a broken leg with full recovery: £5,000Find Out More
Loss of, loss of use of, both feet: £100,000 to £125,000
Loss of, loss of use of, one foot: £50,000
Permanent and serious injury to one foot: £30,000
Serious injury to one foot with moderate ongoing symptoms: £15,000
Broken foot or equivalent with incomplete recovery: £7,500
Broken foot or equivalent with full recovery: £3,500Find Out More
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Compensation Calculator: Workplace Injury & Accident Compensation
The Accident At Work Compensation Calculator can help whether your injury has occurred at work or elsewhere.
Grieves Solicitors specialise in all forms of Personal Injury Claim, including life-changing serious injuries and Work Accident Claims.
One of the first questions people ask us about their claim is, “How much is my claim worth?" That’s why we developed the accident at work claim calculator. But of course, this is just a starting point. Our expert and friendly Personal Injury Solicitors will take all the necessary conditions into account before putting a more accurate compensation value on your claim.
Grieves Solicitors specialise in Workplace Injury Compensation Claims. We have expert Personal Injury Lawyers who are experienced in handling substantial accident at work claims for clients in Huddersfield, Halifax, Bradford, Brighouse, Dewsbury, Rochdale and Wakefield. As a recognised injury claims specialist we can support your needs wherever you live in Wales, England.
If you have been injured in a work accident that was not your fault, you may be able to make a claim for financial compensation, helping you to pay for ongoing medical care, rehabilitation or any bills incurred during the period spent out of work.
Our solicitors have experience in dealing with cases that involve:
- Slips or trips on dangerous surfaces
- Injuries from agricultural accidents
- Head or brain Injuries
- Injuries from lack of required training
- Defective / dangerous machinery / equipment
- Injuries involving lifting or manual handling
- Construction industry injuries
- Exposure to harmful and dangerous substances
- Injuries from work equipment
- Unsuitable equipment (scaffolding and ladders)
Making your claim with Grieves Solicitors is straightforward. We will deal with all the correspondence which includes filing court proceedings if it is necessary. However, most caes settle without the need to go to court. You can trust our strict client confidentiality policy and you will have no financial risk with our no-win-no-fee compensation claim agreements.
We have found that many accidents at work are caused by avoidable situations such as lifting heavy objects or due to defective or dangerous equipment or lack of PPE.
Your employer has a legal duty to make sure you are protected at your workplace and that the area in which you work is kept to a safe condition. If you have not received adequate training or safety equipment and consequently suffered an injury then you likely will have a claim for workplace compensation.
Although no amount of money can truly compensate for your injuries, the compensation is there to make sure you are never out of pocket due to the incident. Fortunately, the law also provides for you to claim for future loss of earnings this is if you are unable to return to work and to cover any costs such as care or treatment in some serious cases.
Key statistics regarding accidents at work:
For the years 2018 - 2019
- 1.4 million working people suffering from a work-related illness
- 2,523 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2017)
- 147 workers killed at work (2018/19)
- 555,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey
- 71,062 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
- 30.7 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury
- £15 billion estimated costs of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2016/17)
Histrocially, many non-fatal accidents at work have gone unreported. By the same token, injuries suffered by self-employed are also largely under-reported and therefore true figures are unknown.
Generally, there is a declining pattern in the number of both serious injuries (including fatal injury) and minor accidents in the workplace.
What are the worst sectors for injuries at work?
The following work sectors have proven themselves as the most dangerous when assessing the number and likelihood of sustaining an injury at work:
- Hospitality and Food Preparation
- Logistics and Warehousing
Claiming work accident compensation
The claim for personal injury compensation, whether your accident happened at work, in a public place or on private premises, is generally divided into two categories.
General Damages compensate you for the pain and suffering you have sustained from your accident-related injuries and loss of amenity.
In order for us to value your general damage claim, we will instruct a medical expert who will prepare a report on your accident-related injuries for your claim.
The expert will investigate:
- if any further treatment is required to assist with your recovery at this stage.
- which of your current symptoms have been caused by the accident.
- if any pre-existing conditions have been aggravated or brought forward by your accident.
- the extent of the pain you have suffered as a result of this accident.
- how much your life has been affected by this accident (i.e. any limitations on hobbies, leisure activities or holidays)
- any sleep disturbances you are experiencing
- any psychological or emotional problems you may have
This fact finding investigation is instrumental in helping us to calculate accident at work compensation payouts.
Depending on what the report says we may be able to advise you of the value of your general damage claim which will be assessed from the date of the accident to the date of recovery or estimated date of recovery if you have not yet recovered.
Another major factor in accident at work compensation calculations are the more tangible financial losses you may have incurred
These can be items such as:
- loss of earnings
- personal care
- travel costs (i.e. to the hospital, GP or to see your Solicitor)
- telephone bills
- damage to clothing or other belongings
- other reasonable expenses you incurred as a direct result of your accident
Some of these items may seem trivial but they can mount up as the case progresses and show you just how much you have been inconvenienced as a direct result of your accident.
What’s better than our accident at work compensation calculator?
Our accident at work compensation calculator is designed to give you an idea of the amount you could expect to receive in general damages. However, it is no substitute for speaking to one of our experienced team of personal injury lawyers who will be in a better position to provide you with more information on the amount that you could expect to receive. There is more to building a comprehensive personal injury claim than putting a figure on the injury itself. This is where experience and a detailed knowledge of the law are vital.
You can call us for free now on 0800 0747 644 or complete our contact form and a member of our expert team will be happy to speak with you to discuss any queries in detail with you.
It will cost you nothing to make that call and there are no upfront charges if you decide to proceed with Grieves Solicitors. We take the majority of our accident at work cases on a no win no fee basis. If your claim is unsuccessful and you are not awarded any compensation for your injuries, then you will not have to worry about legal charges as you do not pay us a penny.
How much compensation will you receive?
The total amount of compensation you will receive will be a combination of general and special damages and will be calculated according to the individual circumstances of your case. General damages compensation awards differ according to the severity of your injury and how quickly you recover. Thus, a solicitor will need to gather more detailed information about your situation to be able to give you a more accurate idea of a potential settlement amount as well as advise you on how likely you will be to win, and how long it will take to receive your compensation.
How do we calculate compensation for multiple injuries?
Numerous injuries in an accident are generally defined as being injuries to different parts of the body that happen as a result of a single accident or neglectful act. They can have a catastrophic effect on the injured person’s life. The calculations for compensation on multiple injuries are determined on each case individually and will take into account the impact that the injuries have had altogether on your life. Multiple injury claims can be considerably more complex than single injuries and can be life-changing.
Contact the leading Personal Injury & Accident At Work Solicitors in Yorkshire
We understand that making a claim may seem daunting at first but we are happy to talk over those queries or concerns with you to allay any fears you may have about bringing a compensation claim. We are only too happy to help.
If you, or someone you know, has suffered an injury and requires legal advice, don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our experienced personal injury solicitors in Huddersfield today. You can call us for free on 0800 0747 644 or complete our online contact form and a member of our team will get back to you.