Personal Injury Compensation Guide



Below is a brief guide to personal injury compensation awards for the main different categories of injuries to different parts of the body. Valuing personal injury compensation is not an exact science, read more in our blog.

You can also review the claims process in our Introduction to Work Injury Claims.

Minor Head Injuries: Victims typically make a full recovery from this type of work related injury within a few months. Compensation starts from £1,400 and can exceed £6,000 more.

Brain Damage: These types of work related injury vary tremendously and the level of compensation will be affected by a range of factors. Compensation starts from £9,875 and can exceed £180,000 more.

Neck Injuries: Neck injuries can take a considerable period of time to heal, and require intensive physiotherapy or surgery in extreme cases. Compensation starts from £1,000 and can exceed £3,500 more.

Shoulder Injuries: A shoulder injury can be extremely painful, restrictive and have an impact on a victim’s ability to carry out everyday tasks. Compensation starts from £1,500 and can exceed £5,000 more.

Hand Injuries: A work related injury to the hands can vary from an amputation to minor injuries which heal quickly. Compensation starts from £1,000 and can exceed £15,000 more.

Finger & Thumb Injuries: Loss of an index finger or thumb will result in disfigurement, an impairment of grip and a loss of manual dexterity. Compensation starts from £1,050 and can exceed £15,000 more.

Back Injuries: Injured persons will typically encounter backache, discomfort and a loss of agility. Compensation starts from £1,200 and can exceed £8,000 more.

Arm Injuries: Fractures to one or both forearms can result in an ongoing loss of function and take a long time to heal. Compensation starts from £4,000 and can exceed £10,000, or £60,000 for the loss of an arm more.

Leg Injuries: These injuries range from sprains, cuts, lacerations and bruising to fractures, deformity, degloving and total loss of use of the leg. Compensation starts from £4,000 and can exceed £25,000 more.

Knee Injuries: A knee injury can result in symptoms such as instability in the leg, muscle wasting, weakness, aching and discomfort. Compensation starts from £2,000 and can exceed £8,750 more.

Foot Injuries: Foot injuries can involve a lengthy period in plaster and the use of crutches for a number of weeks. Compensation starts from £1,500 and can exceed £8,750 more.

Toe Injuries: The more serious type of injury results in the amputation of all toes which will have a significant impact on the injured person’s future mobility. Compensation starts from £800 and can exceed £6,150 more.

Our clients always ask how much personal injury compensation they are likely to be awarded. This is a very important question, as compensation will go towards covering loss of earnings for time off work, the cost of certain medical treatments, and compensation for general pain and suffering.

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We recommend that you talk to one of our specialist personal injury solicitors about the exact facts of your accident for an accurate estimate of how much compensation you could be entitled to.


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