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How is my claim valued?

There are two parts to a Personal Injury claim:

  • General damages – for pain and suffering
  • Special Damages – for loss of earnings and other losses.

Click here to see our interactive guide to compensation amounts

General Damages

This is a standardised calculation made with reference to other cases and the Judicial Studies Board Guidelines. After obtaining any required reports we will then be able to value this part of your claim and use the valuation as the basis to claim damages. A general guide:

  • Whiplash: £1,000 – £6,000
  • Broken nose: £1,000 – £2,500
  • Sprained ankle: £1,000 – £3,000
  • Torn ligament: £1,000 – £3,000
  • Broken finger: £1,500 – £4,000
  • Broken wrist: £2,500 – £8,000
  • Burns to arm: £1,500 – £10,000
  • Burns to body: £5,000 – £30,0000
  • Broken arm: £3,000 – £12,000
  • Broken leg: £3,000 – £25,000
  • Broken hip: £7,000 – £15,000
  • Broken shoulder: £10,000 – £25,000

The above figures are only general guide lines.

All expenses and lost earnings to be added to all claims.

Special Damages

The calculation may include:

  • Lost earnings and future loss of earnings.
  • Medical expenses.
  • Travel expenses.
  • Care expenses.
  • Damage to property.
  • Loss of insurance excess.
  • Unutilised membership of a club or gym.

Contributory Negligence

Your opponents will only be responsible to compensate you to the extent that they are to blame. If the accident was half your fault then you will only be able to recover half the anticipated compensation.

CRU Repayment

Any payments made by the DSS as a result of your accident, may have to be repaid to the DSS out of your compensation. This effectively stops the claimant obtaining compensation twice, one from the defendant and once from the DSS.

Further assistance:

Please contact Adrian Berkeley for a free inistial assessment of your accident:
Tel: 0161-371 0011

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