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How Much Compensation For Nerve Damage?

Because nerves are present throughout our entire body, damage is technically possible almost anywhere. Nerve damage injuries vary in severity and can be caused by a variety of incidents. From car accidentsaccidents at workmedical negligence, there is a range of scenarios in which a nerve injury might occur. Talk to us about compensation for nerve damage, we are here to help you.

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Nerve Damage Compensation Amounts

We have detailed some of the more commonly seen scenarios where nerve damage has occurred and the associated compensation amounts. In the first instance, it is advisable to speak to us to gain more insight into how much compensation for nerve damage you might expect to receive.

Depending on the part of the body affected and the severity of the incident that caused the injury, the effects of damage to the nerves can be permanent or temporary. Some areas of the body, such as the spine, are more likely to be affected by long-term nerve damage. No matter how severe your injury, if you have suffered because of a third party, then you could be entitled to make a compensation claim.

The below information aims to give a general idea as to how much compensation you can expect from nerve damage injuries. The figures we have supplied are based on the latest version of the Judicial College general damages compensation guidelines.



  • Nerve damage in thumb resulting in a significant loss of grip

    £10,750 – £14,310

  • Nerve damage to one or both lower limbs following a serious leg injury

    £14,320 – £22,130

  • Nerve damage in the nose or nasal complex following a nasal fracture

    £8,480 – £18,440

  • Damage to the spinal cord resulting in damage to the nerve roots and serious consequences for the injured individual. Severe pain including incomplete paralysis and loss of some function to the bowel and/or bladder or sexual function.

    £77,700 – £137,330

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome affecting both sides of the body and resulting in continuous pain

    £18,90 – £19,730

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome with changeable unilateral symptoms (on one side of the body)

    £12,700 – £13,940

Making A Claim For Nerve Damage

First Personal Injury solicitors will be able to work out how much compensation for nerve damage for your particular case once we have more details about your injury.

Claim Compensation

The amount of compensation that you are awarded for your injury is unique and will be based upon the specific circumstances surrounding your case. The amount of compensation that you are awarded will be determined by two categories: general damages and special damages.


General damages refer to the physical and emotional damage caused by your injuries. In the simplest terms, it refers to compensation for pain and suffering. This type of compensation also covers any losses of amenity. Compensation will be awarded based upon the severity of these factors, understanding that the higher the severity of your complications, the worse the pain/suffering is.


Special damages compensation refers to compensation that covers the financial losses and expenses incurred as a result of an accident or medical negligence. Special damages could help to reclaim a loss of income if you have been unable to work due to your injuries. Similarly, if you have had to pay to go to a medical appointment or if you had to pay to travel to a medical appointment, you could be able to claim these medical costs back.

Making Personal Injury Claims

If you have suffered a personal injury, you may be entitled to receive compensation. First Personal Injury solicitors are available to assist you and ensure that you win the compensation that 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. Talk to us we are here to help you.