How Much can I Claim?
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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
Temporary but severe psychiatric damage: £10,000
Minor brain damage: (includes Symptoms of memory loss or a reduction in the quality of life): £10,000 to £28,000
Permanent moderate psychiatric damage affecting ability to return to same quality of life as before: £20,000
Chronic fatigue syndrome: £25,000 to £50,000
Permanent and sever psychiatric damage affecting ability to work: £40,000
Permanent and psychiatric damage affected normal life function & leaving a substantial suicide risk: £75,000
Brain damage - moderately severe: £140,000 to £180,000
Severe brain damage causing in little or no language function or need for full time care: £180,000 to £250,000Find Out More
Mild whiplash with full recovery: £1,000 to £6,000
Moderate whiplash with slow recovery, leaving victim vulnerable to further trauma: £6,000 to £31,000
Severe whiplash with on-going symptoms and spinal damage: up to £110,500Find Out More
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
Every attempt has been made to make all information provided as accurate as possible. The injury claims calculator is intended as a guide only.Find Out More
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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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Calculating injury claims for Accidents at Work:
One of the first questions people ask us about their Accident at work claim is how much compensation they will obtain. Our solicitors will take all the necessary conditions into account and will then put a value on your case that we would expect to receive from the insurers.
Grieves Solicitors specialise in accident at work compensation claims, as we have expert personal injury lawyers who are experienced in handling substantial accident at work claims.
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. You can trust our strict client confidentiality policy and you will have no financial risk with our no-win no-fee agreement.
We have found that many of the accidents at work are caused by avoidable situations such as lifting heavy objects or due to defective or dangerous equipment.
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 the adequate training or safety equipment and consequently suffered an injury then you likely will have a claim for workplace compensation.
Although there is no amount of money which can 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 the some serious cases.
Key statistics regarding Accidents at Work:
- 1.2 million Employees in the year of 2008 were suffering from an illness they believed to be caused or made worse by their current or past work.
- 29.3 million days were lost overall, 24.6 million due to work related ill health and 4.7 million due to workplace injury.
- 246,000 reportable injuries occurred, according to the labour Force survey.
- In 2007/08 trips, slips and falls accounted for almost 4 out of every 10 major workplace injuries.
- The most common over 3 day injury was due to handling, lifting or carrying.
- Some of the most common injuries were: Sprains and strains, Back injury, Head Injury and repetitive strain injury.
- The 3 most common types of accident/ injury were: Trips, slips and falls, electric incidents or manual handling/ lifting.
- Agriculture topped the table when comparing accident figures between different sectors with 2240 injuries per 100,000 workers.
- Almost every year since 1996 figures suggested the most common causes of fatal injuries was falling from a height.
- There are an average of 1500 injury accidents involving fork lift trucks every year and research suggests that a high percentage of these are due to lack of training for fork lift truck drivers or poor maintenance of the truck.
The Claim for Compensation:
The claim for compensation is divided into 2 parts: General and Special Damages.
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 be given a full copy of your GP and hospital records which we will request. The medical expert may recommend some treatment which will assist your recovery for which the insurers of the person responsible for causing your accident may be asked to pay.
The medical expert will advise us which of your current symptoms have been caused by the accident, and if any pre-existing conditions have been aggravated or brought forward by your accident. 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.
If you have kept a “pain diary” in which you have recorded the pain you have experienced on a daily basis and the activities you have been prevented from carrying out because of it we will send a copy of this to the medical expert who will be able to see just how much you have suffered and been inconvenienced by your accident and they will then analyse the extent of the pain you have suffered as a result of this accident.
Details of any hobbies or leisure activities, such as, swimming or other sporting activities or going on holiday, which you have been unable to do because of your accident will show how much your life has been affected by this accident and will be helpful for the medical expert to assess how much you have been affected by the accident.
The medical expert will also need to know the details of any pain and suffering you have experienced because of the accident and any disturbed sleep or nightmares
Special Damages compensate you for any financial losses you may have incurred as a direct result of your accident.
These can be items such as loss of earnings, personal care and housework undertaken by friends and/or relatives as a direct result of the accidents, prescriptions you have paid for or over the counter medicines, such as painkillers or bandages as well as fares to the Hospital, Doctor or to see your Solicitor and telephone bills, damage to clothing or other belongings and any other reasonable expenses.
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.
In order to support your special damage claim, it would be help if you are able to provide us with various documents including copies of your wage slips and receipts for items paid.
For special damages we will also need:
- Details of any personal activities such as bathing, driving, going upstairs, cooking, cleaning and washing which you have been unable to do because of your accident.
- Details of care provided to you by friends or relatives because of your injury, e.g. bathing you, helping you to shower, shaving you or making meals for you or doing the housework which you would do before the accident.
Calculating the real cost of No Win, No Fee compensation:
Our Compensation Calculator is designed to give an idea of the amount you could expect to receive in general damages but it is not exhaustive and 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.
This is because added to the general damage claim will usually be a claim for special damages to give the total award. This is something a member of our expert team will be able to advise you on.
It will cost you nothing to make that call and there are no upfront charges if you decide to proceed with Grieves Solicitors. 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.
But that’s not all:
From April 2013 the Government have increased the general damages compensation by 10% for Claimants on No Win No Fee agreements. Grieves Solicitors also factor in Special Damages awards for any financial damages or losses which you may have experienced due to your accident.
So, 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 information about your situation to be able to give you a more detailed 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.
What is ATE Insurance?
Most Solicitors advise applicants to take out an ATE (After the Event) insurance policy on top of the No Win, No Fee agreement.
This policy covers the legal costs which a Claimant must pay to a Defendant if their claim is unsuccessful or the Claimant is ordered to pay their opponents cost by the court. It also covers disbursements which the Claimant may have to pay if unsuccessful such as court fees, medical and expert fees.
Why Choose Grieves Solicitors:
Grieves Solicitors was established by Helen Grieves in 1997 and all the members of our team have many years specialist experience in dealing with personal injury claims. Over 98% of our clients have rated our service as excellent or good, as well as 98% whom stated they would use us again or would recommend us to family or friends. Grieves Solicitors will guide you through every stage of the legal procedure and will keep you informed on the progress of your claim throughout.
Our Principal, Helen Grieves has been re-accredited 3 times with membership of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel which is the quality mark for lawyers working in personal injury.
To achieve that accreditation, she had to go through rigorous examination and testing to demonstrate that she has a high level of knowledge, skill and experience in dealing with personal injury cases.
She is also been re- accredited three times as a senior litigator member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. In order to maintain that accreditation she has to keep up to date with the latest legal developments, commit to 16 hours specialist training every year which is checked to ensure it meets the Association of Personal Injury Lawyer’s standard and submit to renew her accreditation every 5 years
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, a family member or friend, have suffered injury and require legal advice, don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our experienced personal injury solicitors today. You can call us for free on 0800 0747 644 or complete our contact form and a member of our team will get back to you.