Please use our compensation calculator to see how much your claim is worth. You can use our tool as a personal injury calculator or for medical negligence cases.
Please select the area of the body affected on our injury claim calculator below to see the guidance payout figures. You will then be able to see the range of payments awarded in compensation for your type of injury.
We know how important it is for clients to see an estimated value of their claim before they decide if they want to pursue compensation.
If you would like to claim for compensation, please call our expert team on 01926 880726.
Our calculator will give you an initial estimation of your compensation award, your actual claim value will depend on a variety of factors, please contact us for a free assessment.
It’s not possible to predict precisely how much compensation you will receive for your claim. It’s common for people to think certain injuries automatically attract a specific amount, but when you make a claim your personal suffering, pain, recovery time and any financial impact are all taken into account. You can expect to be compensated for your injuries and to recoup your financial losses.
Our personal injury calculator will give you an estimated value for the most common types of injuries. Please click in the boxes to select the area of your body that has been injured - you’ll see a scale of compensation payouts and awards. Please contact us for a free consultation where we can discuss your circumstances and offer you a more accurate estimate based on your case.
Online claims calculators cannot show you the exact value of your claim because all solicitors need to know all the critical aspects of your case. Our calculator has been developed to give you a realistic, but estimated compensation claim value to allow you to make an informed decision on whether you wish to work with us and begin legal proceedings to make a claim.
No win no fee claims
The majority of the claims we handle are on a no win no fee basis.
In simple terms, a no win no fee claim is a CFA (conditional fee agreement) between you and your solicitor where there is no financial risk to you.
If you win the case, you will be required to pay our fees, in many instances, this can be paid by the person or organisation you are claiming against. The costs can also be paid from your compensation. If the claim is unsuccessful, you will not be liable to pay our fees.
There are many different types of compensation claim. This tool concentrates on personal injury and medical negligence, but we have specialists across a range of negligence fields that can help you claim compensation.
Our solicitors understand that claiming compensation can be a daunting prospect, especially if you’ve never dealt with legal proceedings or lawyers before.
We explain everything to you in plain English and guide you through the process step by step, explaining what will happen, when and what you can expect at each stage.
You can start by either calling us or filling in a brief form with your details, and we’ll call you back. We need to know the answers to a few simple questions about your injuries and how they came about.
We can quickly tell you if you have a valid compensation claim and give you a clearer idea on how much compensation you are likely to receive for your injury if your claim is successful.
Our team will then update you at regular intervals to let you know how your claim is progressing.
Our compensation claim team have over 25 years’ experience dealing with claims for both medical negligence and personal injury.
Well regarded as an expert in her field, Jeanette Whyman leads the team; she is top ranked in Chambers and The Legal 500.
How is compensation calculated?
Compensation is calculated in two parts. The first is 'general damages' this relates to your pain and suffering. It is assessed on all the things you could do before your injury that you can no longer do, such as playing sport or gardening.
The second part is 'special damages'- this is for your out of pocket expenses, such as loss of wages, costs of car parking or employing someone to tend to your garden if you are no longer able to do so. These two parts make the total of the compensation you will receive.
How do you calculate pain and suffering?
The first part of the compensation claim is for 'general damages', this is for your pain and suffering. It is calculated using both Court guidelines which give brackets of likely compensation for your injury and previously decided cases in which similar injuries have been suffered. Using these two sources, we provide you with a range of the likely compensation you will receive.
How long does it take to get an offer of compensation?
The time it takes to receive an offer of compensation depends on the complexity of the case. If your case is not defended, an offer can be made or received within months. If yours is a complicated case, it may be longer, but generally, most cases don't take longer than 2- 3 years to settle.
Can you get compensation for misdiagnosis?
The simple answer is yes; you can get compensation for misdiagnosis. This is one of the most significant areas for medical negligence cases. Someone who is not correctly diagnosed, or it takes time for a correct diagnosis to be given, can claim for compensation if this has caused pain and suffering.
How do you prove medical negligence?
There are two aspects to prove medical negligence. We have to prove that something has gone wrong with your treatment or care and that an injury has been caused because of this.
For example, if you break your wrist and go to the hospital where you are told your wrist is sprained, then you have been misdiagnosed. If months later you need surgery to put it right which is deemed to be an 'injury' (and you wouldn't have needed the surgery if you had been treated straight away) then you will have proved your claim.
However, if you go back to the hospital later the same day and you are treated with a plaster cast (and this is the treatment you would have had if you had been treated straight away), then this is not a claim. Although something had gone wrong, there is no 'injury' because you have been treated in the same way as you would have been treated in any event.
This second aspect of proof is usually the most difficult to prove.
A brief guide to the claims process
For us to move forward with your claim there are a number of things we need from you to help us understand your case and advise you on the matter. These include:
- The details of the incident, the date and time it happened and who was involved, this is relevant to both personal injury and medical negligence cases.
- We’ll need the details of your injuries and any treatment undertaken. For medical negligence cases we’ll also need your medical records if we think you have a valid claim.
There are other things that can prove useful in establishing a claim, for example:
- Any notes you have on the expenses you have incurred as a result of your injuries, this can include travel expenses, child care and medical expenses.
- Details of any insurance policies you have, there are lots of household and motor insurance policies that included legal expenses, this will help us advice you on how to fund your claim.
Once we have all this information and we’ve had a detailed conversation with you we will study the cases notes and evidence and be able to advise you on whether you have the grounds to make a claim.
If you feel you want to move forward with your claim we will give you an estimated timeframe and an estimate calculation of your compensation. We will also discuss with you the options to fund your claim, the majority of our cases are handled on a no win no fee basis.
It’s then over to our team to look at the evidence you have provided and advise you on whether you are in a position to make a claim. Your claim will then be processed; we will let you know who will be handling your claim and the timeframes and stages of the process. At this point your options for funding will be discussed, personal injury solicitors fees are often a concern for clients, the majority of our cases are taken on a no win no fee basis but we will discuss this with you.
What you can do
For any claim you will need to see a medical professional to document the extent of your injuries, you can arrange this yourself or we can sort this for you. The report will help us to estimate the value of your claim.
Letter of claim
Once we have all these details we will send a “letter of claim” to the organisation or person responsible for your injury. The letter will outline your injuries and how they occurred. If at this stage the defendant accepts liability for your injuries we will aim to settle your matter without going to court.
If defendant does not accept full or partial liability or they offer you a lower sum that you can expect to settle the case we can advise you on the options available to you which can include going to court.
If you case needs to go to court, the timeframe is in the hands of the judge. The court will advise on the hearing date and we will let you know what you need to do. The judge will look at the details of your case and make an award which is usually received in about a month.
When many people think of personal injury compensation, they immediately think of whiplash. Over 70% of claims are indeed related to neck injuries, usually caused in road traffic accidents. However, personal injury claims cover a broad spectrum of accidents and injuries caused in traffic collisions, in the workplace or trips and slips in public places.
Compensation for injuries is awarded for two distinct things, general damages and special damages. General damages are specifically for your injuries, and the pain caused, special damages are designed to cover your financial losses, this could be for things like time off work, rehabilitation and costs relating to your care and recovery.
Claims management companies
Many insurers encourage their customers to use claims management companies to deal with smaller claims, usually those for whiplash injuries. It is important to note that many of these companies do not use a solicitor; in these instances, the claim will not be able to go to court should it need to, this growing trend has led to a significant increase in claims being undervalued, meaning you do not receive the compensation you are entitled to.
As with all compensation cases, there is a time limit for making a claim. It is three years from the date you were injured or the date you became aware of the injury; this is usually particularly relevant for industrial disease cases where the injury does not become apparent for several years. It is therefore advisable to seek the advice of a solicitor as soon as you are aware of an issue.
The first question clients usually ask us is about compensation payouts and guidelines. Medical negligence claims are very different to claims for personal injury. For a successful claim, it is essential to prove a "breach of duty" by the healthcare professional which means the care you received was below the standard that could reasonably be expected of a competent medical or healthcare professional. Our claims calculator will help you understand the broad scale of values for claims.
As with all negligence claims, there is a time limit to claim. This is why it is so important to speak to a medical negligence solicitor as soon as you become aware of your injuries or aware that there is an issue. For the majority of claims, you have three years from the date of knowledge to start your claim.
Our medical negligence lawyers will need to know as much detail as possible about your injuries and the impact they have had on your life. This is to make sure the claim for compensation covers your lifetime needs.
Medical law cases are complicated by their nature. The process involves gathering medical evidence, reports, scans and x-rays and seeking the guidance of expert witnesses. We also take a witness statements from you to determine the impact the injuries have had on your life.
It can seem like a drawn-out process, but it is crucial to ensure you receive the right compensation.
We do the majority of the work so it shouldn't deter you if you are a victim of negligent medical care.
It's important to remember that pursuing a claim will only help you seek financial compensation. Many of our clients are looking for more; they want an apology and an explanation for their treatment and injuries. Our solicitors can explain the complaints processes and options available to you.
Our team have over 25 years' experience dealing with medical negligence claims. Please see our medical negligence case studies for further details of our cases.
Personal injury claims
We hope you find our compensation calculator a useful guide. Please contact us for a full assessment with no obligation.