Compensation claims

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 from 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 884642.
Brain and Head Injuries
Facial Injuries Neck Injuries
Paralysis Injuries Shoulder Injuries Back and Spinal Injuries
Arm Injuries Hand Injuries Hips and Pelvis Injuries
Leg Injuries Knee Injuries Ankle Injuries
Feet and Toe Injuries Internal Injuries Sight and Hearing Injuries

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.

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Compensation calculator

It’s not possible to predict exactly 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 personal circumstances and offer you a more accurate estimate based on your individual case.

Online claims calculators cannot show you the exact value of your claim because all solicitors need to know all the key aspects of your individual case. This has been developed to give you an 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.

Our team 

Our compensation claims team have over 25 years’ experience dealing with claims for both medical negligence and personal injury.

Top ranked Chambers 2015, Jeanette Whyman runs the team; she is very well regarded as a leading expert in her field. Many of her cases are reported in the national press. Jeanette is accredited by the Law Society for Clinical Negligence and The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. She is also a member of Action Against Medical Accidents. 

No win no fee claims

The majority of the claims we handle are on a no win no fee basis.

In the simplest terms a no win no fee claim is actually 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 you can recover these charges from the other side. The fees 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 claim you can make for compensation. 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 making a claim for compensation can be a daunting prospect, especially if you’re never dealt with legal proceedings or lawyers before. We explain everything to you in plain English and guide you through the step by step process explaining exactly what will happen when and what you can expect.

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 how you have been affected by your injuries and the circumstances in which the injuries occurred.

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.

A brief guide to the claims process

The compensation 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.

Court proceedings

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.

Personal injury claims

Compensation for personal injury

When many people think of personal injury compensation they immediately think of whiplash compensation. It’s true that over 70% of claims are 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, special damages and general damages. Special damages are specifically for your injuries and the pain caused, general 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. 

Time Limits

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 solicitor as soon as you are aware of an issue.

Medical negligence

Claims for medical compensation

The first question we are usually asked by clients is about compensation payouts and guidelines. Medical negligence claims are very different to claims for personal injury. For a successful claim it is important 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.

Time Limits

With all negligence claims there is a time limit which 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, this is known as the “date of knowledge”. 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 complex by their nature, the process involves gathering medical evidence, reports, scans and x-rays and seeking the guidance of an expert witness and taking 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 important to ensure you receive the right compensation. The majority of the work is done by us 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. 

Guideline amounts for your injury

Facial injuries


Estimated compensation value
Fractures  
Frontal Facial Bones£19,000 - £30,475
Multiple Fractures of Facial Bones£12,000 - £20,265
Nose Fractures£1,200 - £19,425
Cheekbone Fractures£1,700 - £13,230
Jaw Fractures£5,100 - £38,640
Damage to Teeth£850 - £32,235

Facial Disfigurements Estimated compensation value
Female Facial Scarring£1,300 - £82,530
Male Facial Scarring£1,300 - £55,650
Other Body Scarring£1,900 - £19,215
Serious burn injuriesfrom £88,725
Hair Damage £3,000 - £9,345
Dermatitis£1,300 - £16,275

Neck injuries


Estimated compensation value
Severe Neck Injuries£36,700 - £125,475
Moderate Neck Injuries£6,300 - £32,550
Minor Neck Injuries£700 - £6,615

Paralysis injuries


Estimated compensation value
Quadriplegia£262,300 - £342,835
Paraplegia£177,000 - £241,185

Shoulder injuries


Estimated Compensation Value
Severe Shoulder Injuries£15,500 - £40,740
Serious Shoulder Injuries£10,300 - £16,275
Moderate Shoulder Injuries£6,300 - £10,815
Minor Shoulder Injuries£3,500 - £6,615
Fractured Clavicle£4,100 - £10,185

Brain and head injuries


Estimated Compensation Value
Brain Damage 
Very Severe Brain Damage£227,900 - £342,825
Moderately Severe Brain Damage£177,000 - £239,295
Moderate Brain Damage£34,800 - £185,850
Less Severe Brain Damage£12,300 - £36,435
Minor Brain or Head Injury£1,700 - £10,815
   
EpilepsyEstimated Compensation Value
Grand Mal£82,000 - £127,365
Petit Mal£44,300 - £111,195
Epileptic Related Conditions£8,500 - £22,260

Spinal and back injuries


Estimated Compensation Value
Severe Back and Spinal Injuries£31,300 - £136,605
Moderate Back and Spinal Injuries£10,100 - £23,520
Minor Back and Spinal Injuries£750 - £10,815

Pelvis and hip injuries


Estimated Compensation Value
Severe Pelvis and Hips Injuries£31,600 - £111,090
Moderate Pelvis and Hips Injuries£10,100 - £33,180
Minor Pelvis and Hips Injuriesup to £10,815
Lesser Injuriesup to £3,255

Arm injuries


Estimated Compensation Value
Amputation of both Arms£194,500 - £254,625
Amputation of one Arm£77,700 - £116,340
Other Arm Injuries£5,300 - £111,090
Elbow Injuriesup to £46,515
Wrist Injuries up to £50,715

Hand injuries and vibration white finger


Estimated Compensation Value
Amputation of both hands to amputation of finger/fingers£33,800 - £114,500
Total or Effective Loss of Both Hands£113,000 - £170,835
Severe Hand Injuries£23,300 - £52,500
Moderate Hand Injuries£4,900 - £11,235
Minor Hand Injuries£735 - £3,675
Injuries to fingersup to £31,080
Injuries to thumbsup to £46,515
   
Vibration White Finger or Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome  
Severe Vibration White Finger or Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome£25,500 - £32,550
Moderate Vibration White Finger or Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome£6,900 - £14,175
Minor Vibration White Finger or Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome£2,400 - £7,245
Upper Limb Disorders£1,700 - £19,530
   

Leg injuries


Estimated Claim Value 
Amputations£79,100 - £239,295
Severe Leg Injuries£22,400 - £114,450
Minor - Moderate Leg Injuriesup to £23,520

Knee injuries


Estimated Compensation Value  
Severe Knee Injuries£21,100 - £81,585
Moderate Knee Injuriesup to £22,155

Ankle injuries


Estimated Compensation Value  
Severe Ankle Injuries£25,200 - £59,115
Moderate Ankle Injuries£11,100 - £22,575
Minor Ankle Injuries£11,655

Foot and toe injuries


Estimated Compensation Value  
Amputations£67,800 - £170,835
Severe Foot Injuries£33,900 - £93,030
Moderate Foot Injuries£11,100 - £59,430
Minor Foot Injuriesup up £11,655
   
Toe InjuriesEstimated Compensation Value
Amputation of all toes£29,500 - £47,565
Amputation of the big toeup to £26,460
Severe Toe Injuries£7,700 - £17,850
Moderate Toe Injuriesup to £8,085

Internal injuries

 Estimated Compensation Value
Chest Injuries£3,100 - £127,365
Lung Disease£1,770 - £114,500
Asbestos-Related Disease£12,200 - £106,575
Asthma£4,100 - £55,650
Male Reproductive System£5,300 - £130,410
Female Reproductive System£8,200 - £143,745
Digestive System£735 - £52,500
Kidney£24,800 - £178,395
Bowels£10,100 - £127,365
Bladder£18,900 - £119,175
Spleen£3,500 - £22,260
Hernia£2,700 - £20,570

We hope you find our compensation calculator a useful guide. Please contact us for a full assessment with no obligation. 

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