Arm Injury

The types of arm injuries for which compensation is paid are varied, and range from simple fractures to amputations. If you have damaged your arm in an accident, the level of compensation you could receive, depends on the nature and severity of any ongoing disability, and any limited movement caused as a result.

Typical Compensation Awards:

  • Above elbow amputation: up to £114,810
  • Below elbow amputation: up to £96,150
  • Other severe arm injuries: up to £114,810
  • Other serious arm injuries: up to £52,492
  • Other moderate arm injuries: up to £34,340

Hand Injury

Ranging from crush injuries or the loss of both hands, to a wound from which a full recovery is made, compensation is paid for all kinds of hand injuries. The amount you could receive depends on the severity of any ongoing disability and any limited movement you experience as a result.

Typical Compensation Awards:

  • Loss of use of both hands: up to £176,660
  • Loss of use of one hand: up to £96,150
  • Other severe injuries to both hands: up to £74,150
  • Other severe injuries to one hand: up to £54,280
  • Other serious injuries to the hand: up to £25,430
  • Other moderate injuries to the hand: up to £11,640
  • Other minor hand injuries: up to £3,810

Leg Injury

The compensation paid for leg injuries can vary greatly depending on their seriousness. Whether you’ve suffered an amputation or a straightforward fracture from which you have fully recovered, you may be entitled to make a claim. The amount you could receive will depend on the nature and extent of any ongoing disability, and any mobility problems caused as a result.

Typical Compensation Awards:

  • Amputation of both legs above knee: up to £247,280
  • Amputation of one leg above knee: up to £120,530
  • Other very serious injuries to the leg: up to £74,150
  • Other moderate injuries to the leg: up to £34,370
  • Other minor injuries to the leg: up to £10,380

Knee Injury

Knee injuries can range from twisting and damage to the joint, to permanent pain and disability. If you have suffered any of these injuries as the result of an accident, you may be entitled to compensation. The amount you could receive will depend on the nature and extent of any ongoing disability and limitation of movement you experience.

Typical Compensation Awards:

  • Severe injuries to the knee: up to £84,360
  • Serious injuries to the knee: up to £38,120
  • Moderate injuries to the knee: up to £22,960
  • Other minor injuries to the knee: up to £12,050

Foot Injury

Accidental foot damage can range from wounds that heal completely, crushed feet right through to amputation. The level of compensation you could receive for these types of injury will depend on their severity and any ongoing disability or limitation of movement caused.

Typical Compensation Awards:

  • Amputation of both feet: up to £176,660
  • Amputation of one foot: up to £96,150
  • Other severe injuries to the foot: up to £61,410
  • Other serious injuries to the foot: up to £34,370
  • Other moderate injuries to the foot: up to £21,910
  • Other minor foot injuries: up to £12,050

Minor Head Injury

Minor head injuries can range from a wound on the scalp, to mild concussion or headaches. The level of compensation you may be entitled to will depend on a number of factors. Considerations that could affect your compensation include the length of time it takes for you to recover, and the seriousness of any ongoing symptoms.

Typical Compensation Awards:

  • Up to £11,200

Back Injury

Back injuries can take many different forms and include prolapsed discs, damage to tendons, ligaments or muscles, and even problems with incontinence. The highest levels of compensation are paid in those cases where there is permanent pain, and disability and severe symptoms like impotence or double incontinence. Smaller awards are usually reserved for minor soft tissue injuries where a full recovery is soon made. If you have a pre-existing back condition, you may still be able to make a claim for compensation if your symptoms have been aggravated or worsened as a result of an accident.

Typical Compensation Awards:

  • Severe: up to £141,150
  • Moderate: up to £34,000
  • Minor: up to £10,970

Shoulder Injury

Shoulder injury claims can range from damage to the brachial plexus muscle caused by a dislocation, to painful soft tissue injuries from which a full recovery is made. If you injure your shoulder, the compensation you may be entitled to will depend on the severity of any ongoing disability or limited movement resulting from the accident.

Typical Compensation Awards:

  • Severe: up to £42,110
  • Serious: up to £16,830
  • Moderate: up to £11,200
  • Minor: up to £6,920

Neck Injury

Injuries to the neck can be extremely painful and very serious. They range from catastrophic injuries leading to quadriplegia, to prolapsed discs and damage of the soft tissue in the neck, such as tendons, ligaments or muscles.

If you have suffered a neck injury in an accident, the compensation you could receive will depend on the physical disability caused, and the nature and extent of any ongoing symptoms. The highest levels of compensation are reserved for cases where there is permanent disability and severe physical limitations, with minor whiplash injuries receiving smaller settlements. You may even be able to claim if you have an existing neck condition, which has been aggravated or made worse as a result of an accident.

Typical Compensation Awards:

  • Severe: up to £130,060
  • Moderate: up to £33,750
  • Minor: up to £6,920

Whiplash Injury

Whiplash is often caused by sudden jerking or distortion of the neck. Motor vehicle accidents are a common cause of neck injuries as impact can lead to a shock movement and whiplash-type injuries. Symptoms of whiplash include pains in the neck and upper back, but sometime the effects are not felt straight away. In fact, it’s common for whiplash to cause pain days, or even weeks, after an accident.

Typical Compensation Awards:

The highest awards require permanent disability and severe physical limitations, and the lowest awards usually involve minor “whiplash” injuries where there is a full recovery within a few weeks. Having a pre-existing neck condition may not prevent you from making a compensation claim as compensation can be claimed for an aggravation of a pre-existing problem or an acceleration of the neck symptoms as a result of an accident.

  • Whiplash injury with full recovery after 3 months: up to £1,400
  • Whiplash injury with full recovery after 6 months: up to £1,650
  • Whiplash injury with full recovery after 12 months: up to £2,500

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