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How Much Compensation For Personal Injury

Compensation Amounts for Personal Injury

Personal injury accidents can happen in lots of different circumstances. If you’ve been injured due to an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim compensation for the incident.

Whether you were injured following an accident at work, a road traffic accident, an industrial accident, or any other type of accident, there are specific guidelines issued by the Judicial Studies Board which provide guidance to the levels of compensation you can expect to receive. 

Individual Cases

Each case is different and can encompass a large variety of different factors. Your injuries may affect your ability to go back to work in your field, or your ability to work at all. In these cases, you may also be able to claim for special damages in the form of a loss of earnings. 

The guidance provided only includes the amounts of pain and suffering you have experienced, and it does not include any other financial losses that you might be able to claim for. 

What Should I do if I’ve Been Injured?

If you’ve suffered an injury as a result of an accident that was not your fault and you think you may be entitled to claim for compensation you should contact us. 

Personal injury law can seem complicated and long-winded at first glance. Therefore, we will happily talk you through the process of making a claim, while ensuring that the burden of the legal process is taken away from you. 

What Levels of Compensation can I Expect to Receive?

The level of compensation that you are likely to receive is dependent upon the severity of your injuries. 


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The following is a quick guide to various types of injuries and the compensation you would be likely to receive for them. It is important to remember that compensation is decided on an individualistic basis, so these figures are just an estimation. For a more general overview of compensation for other types of injuries that are not listed here please visit our compensation calculator.

Head Injuries

Potential compensation levels for head injuries:

  • Minor damage: £1,450 – £8,400
  • Minor brain damage: £10,000 – £28,250 
  • Moderate brain damage: £28,250 – £144,000
  • Moderately severe brain damage: £144,000 – £185,000
  • Very severe brain damage: £185,000 – £265,000

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Potential compensation levels for whiplash: 

  • If recovery is made within one year: £750 – £2,850
  • If complete recovery is made within two years: £2,850 – £5,150
  • A moderately severe whiplash injury which takes several years to recover from and may carry long-term consequences such as increased vulnerability in the neck area: £5,150 – £9,000
  • Severe injuries which may result in surgery and permanent long-term symptoms: £9,000 to £16,400

Back Injuries

Potential compensation levels for back injuries:

  • Minor: up to £8,250
  • Moderate: £8,250 – £25,500 
  • Severe: £25,500 – £111,000

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Leg Injuries

Potential compensation levels for leg injuries:

  • Simple fractures and soft tissue injuries: up to £6,000
  • Simple fracture to the femur: £6,000 – £9,200
  • Fracture with residual disability (defective gait, impaired mobility): £11,800 – £18,250
  • Permanent disability: £18,250 – £55,000

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Industrial Diseases

Potential compensation for industrial injuries: 

  • Asbestos exposure: £31,500 – £69,500
  • Lung cancer (caused by asbestos exposure): £51,500 – £66,000
  • Occupational asthma: up to £43,000
  • Occupational dermatitis: £1,125 – £12,600

For more specific information about industrial disease compensation or compensation for any other type of injury, you should contact us for an individual consultation. This consultation will enable you to get a more accurate and specific idea of the exact amount of compensation you are likely to be owed according to the details of your case. 

Making Personal Injury Claims

If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. First Personal Injury solicitors are available to assist you and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. 

First Personal Injury works with both families and individuals across England and Wales, leading them on their legal journey and helping them claim compensation after an accident or injury.

 To learn more or to start your claim, get in touch with our expert team on 0800 808 9740 or contact us online. 

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