Compensation calculator

The amount of compensation you can claim for an injury you have suffered depends on the severity of the injury itself. While compensation awards can vary significantly from case to case, even if the circumstances seem similar, the following figures represent approximate values per injury type to give you an estimate of what you may be entitled to. These figures are based on the Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases published by the Judicial Studies Board.

Head injuries
Minor head injury – £1,500 to £7,000
Minor brain damage – £8,500 to £23,500
Severe brain damage – £155,000 to £220,000
Nose injuries

Simple undisplaced with full recovery – £750 to £3,000
Displaced requiring manipulation – £1,250 to £7,500
Displaced recovery after surgery – £1,850 to £10,000
Serious fractures with permanent damage – £5,000 to £15,000

Cheeckbone Injuries
Simple fracture, minor surgery – £2,000 to £7,500
Serious fracture with some permanent damage – £5,000 to £20,000
Serious fracture with permanent damage – £8,500 to £25,000

Jaw Injuries
Simple fracture, some immobilisation, full recovery – £3,000 to £8,500
Serious fracture with some permanent damage – £8,500 to £20,000
Very serious fracture with permanent damage – £14,000 to £50,000

Neck Injuries
Minor (Whiplash) – £4,250 to £7,500
Moderate (Whiplash) – £15,250 to £21,500
Severe – £55,000 to £93,000

Shoulder Injuries
Minor (Whiplash) – £1,000 to £3,500
Moderate (Whiplash) – £5,000 to £8,000
Severe – £8,000 to £15,000
Arm Injuries
Forearm fracture with some deformity – £3,000 to £35,000
Moderate injury – £9,000 to £75,000
Severe injury with permanent disability – £18,000 to £150,000
Loss of arm below the elbow – £42,000 to £200,000
Loss of arm above the elbow – £48,000 to £250,000
Loss of both arms – £95,000 to £1,000,000
Elbow Injuries
Minor, full recovery – £1,500 to £3,000
Moderate injury, full recovery – £3,000 to £8,000
Serious injury with permanent damage – £8,000 to £75,000
Hand Injuries
Minor, full recovery – £1,000 to £3,000
Moderate injury, full recovery – £3,000 to £8,000
Serious injury with permanent damage – £25,000 to £65,000
Effective loss of hand – £42,000 to £850,000
Effective loss of both hands – £60,000 to £1,000,000
Wrist Injuries
Minor, full recovery – £1,500 to £3,000
Moderate injury, full recovery – £3,000 to £8,000
Serious injury with permanent damage – £8,000 to £75,000Finger Injuries
Injury to fingers – £1,000 to £75,000
Injury to thumb – £1,000 to £50,000
Hip/Pelvis Injury
Minor – £1,000 to £10,000
Moderate – £6,000 to £50,000
Severe – £18,000 to £250,000
Leg Injuries
Minor leg injury – £1,000 to £3,000
Fracture to tibia or fibula with full recovery – £8,000
Simple fracture to femur – £8,000 to £12,000
Fracture with residual disability (left a gait, impaired mobility) – £8,000 to £15,000
Permanent disability, requiring crutches, limited walking ability – £25,000 to £75,000
De-gloving injury, gross shortening – £42,000 to £100,000
Loss of leg, below the knee – £45,000 to £100,000
Loss of leg, above the knee – £47,000 to £150,000
Knee Injuries
Minor – £1,000 to £6,000
Moderate – £3,000 to £13,500
Severe – £13,500 to £35,000
Ankle Injuries
Minor – £1,000 to £6,000
Moderate – £3,000 to £13,500
Severe – £13,500 to £35,000
Toe Injury
Minor – £1,000 to £4,750
Moderate – £3,000 to £6,750
Severe – £4,500 to £40,000

Car accidents are amongst the most common causes of personal injury, and their particular circumstances can differ greatly. The types of injuries suffered depend on a number of factors, including the attributes and speed of the vehicle(s) involved in the collision, the comparative location of the parties, and a certain amount of chance. By far the most common type of injury associated with car crashes is whiplash, however it is also common to see broken bones, lacerations, bruising, internal organ trauma and head injuries.