Compensation claim guide

Click on an area of the body below to find out how much your compensation claim could be worth.

Please note that the figures used in the compensation calculator below are estimates based on case law from the latest Judicial Studies Board guidelines that are commonly awarded for similar injuries. Additional compensation may be paid for other related expenses and the loss of potential earnings from your employer. Once you’ve started your compensation claim, your personal injury solicitor will be able to give you a more realistic estimate of how much you are likely to receive from your compensation claim.

  • Head
  • Neck
  • Shoulder
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Arm
  • Elbow
  • Wrist
  • Hand
  • Hip
  • Leg
  • Knee
  • Ankle
  • Foot

Head injury claim

Minor injuries involving no brain damage: up to £7,000 compensation.

Minor brain damage where a good recovery has been made but symptoms such as poor concentration and memory problems continue: up to £23,500 compensation.

Moderate brain damage: up to £120,000 compensation.

Moderately severe brain injury: up to £155,000 compensation.

Very severe brain damage: up to £220,000 compensation.

Psychiatric damage affecting the ability to cope with life and/or work or affecting relationships with family and friends: up to £60,000 compensation.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, where full recovery is gained within 3 years: up to £4,000 compensation. Where largely recovered but with some continuing minor symptoms: up to £10,000 compensation. Moderately severe where prognosis is that some recovery may be achieved with professional help but effects will continue to cause significant disability for the foreseeable future: up to £27,000 compensation. Severe symptoms requiring professional help where effects will be permanent and are likely to prevent the claimant from working in the future: up to £45,000 compensation.

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Neck injury claim

Minor whiplash and neck injuries: up to £5,150 compensation.

Moderate whiplash and neck injuries: up to £16,400 compensation.

Severe whiplash and neck injuries: up to £97,500 compensation.

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Shoulder injury claim

Minor shoulder injury such as soft tissue damage causing considerable pain but recovery within twelve months: up to £5,150 compensation.

Moderate shoulder injuries such as frozen shoulder causing limitation of movement and discomfort for up to two years: up to £8,400 compensation.

Dislocation of shoulder causing pain in shoulder and neck, other injuries may include an aching in elbow, weakness of arm and hand: up to £12,600 compensation.

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Chest injury claim

Lung cancer caused by asbestosis: up to £55,000 compensation.

Asbestosis: up to £58,000 compensation.

Pleural thickening: up to £42,500 compensation.

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Back injury claim

Minor back injury: up to £8,150 compensation.

Moderate back injury: up to £16,400 compensation.

Severe back injury: up to £111,000 compensation.

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Arm injury claim

Simple fractures with fast and complete recovery: up to £12,600 compensation.

More serious arm fracture injuries but with good recovery: up to £25,750 compensation.

Permanent fractures where there is significant or permanent disability: up to £39,000 compensation.

Loss of arm(s): up to £197,000 compensation.

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Elbow injury claim

Moderate or minor elbow injury such as simple fractures or tennis elbow where there is no permanent damage or impairment of function of the joint: up to £8,250 compensation.

Injuries leading to impairment of function of the elbow but not involving major surgery or significant disability: up to £21,000 compensation.

Severely disabling injury of the elbow: up to £36,000 compensation.

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Wrist injury claim

Minor wrist injury such as an uncomplicated fracture with full recovery: up to £3,125 compensation.

Severe disability or pain and stiffness to the wrist: up to £16,100 compensation.

Injuries resulting in significant or permanent disability: up to £25,750 compensation.

Injuries resulting in complete loss of function in the wrist, for example when an arthrodesis has been performed: up to £39,300 compensation.

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Hand injury claim

Minor hand injuries such as fracture of a finger but with complete recovery: up to £5,700 compensation.

Severe hand injuries: up to £20,750 compensation.

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Hip & pelvis injury claim

Minor injuries to the hip and pelvis including fractures which result in no permanent disablement: up to £25,750 compensation.

More severe injuries needing hip replacements: up to £86,000 compensation.

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Leg injury claim

Minor leg injury including fracture of tibia or fibula: up to £6,000 compensation.

Severe leg injuries: up to £89,000 compensation.

Fractures where recovery is incomplete: up to £14,000 compensation.

Permanent disability including loss of leg: up to £185,000 compensation.

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Knee injury claim

Knee injuries such as torn cartilage or meniscus, dislocation, ligament damage; injuries resulting in minor instability or weakness: up to £17,500 compensation.

Severe injuries: up to £63,000 compensation.

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Ankle injury claim

For fractures and ligament tears resulting in moderate disability such as difficulty walking on uneven ground or on stairs: up to £13,500 compensation.

Severe injury involving long period of treatment, long period in plaster and some permanent disability (limited walking ability etc): up to £25,000 compensation.

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Foot injury claim

Minor foot injury: up to £6,000 compensation.

Moderate foot injury: up to £12,500 compensation.

Severe foot injury: up to £37,000 compensation.

Loss of foot injury:

One foot: up to £60,000 compensation.
Both feet: up to £110,000 compensation.

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Types Of Personal Injury

The Compensation Calculator shows awards for the following injury types:

Head injury claim
Head injuries including concussion, head trauma, fractures to the skull and brain damage.

Neck injury claim
Neck and whiplash injuries including headaches, neck and shoulder pain, memory loss, feeling dizzy or disorientated and finding it difficult to concentrate.

Shoulder injury claim
Shoulder injuries such as tissue damage, frozen shoulder, limited movement and dislocation. Possibly caused from a shoulder sports injury.

Chest injury claim
Chest wall injuries caused following blunt trauma from bruising and fractures to the ribs. Also includes liver, spleen and heart injuries.

Arm injury claim
Arm injuries include bruising, burns, strains, lacerations, fractures, dislocations, sprains, arthritis and in severe arm injury cases amputation. 

Elbow injury claim
Elbow injuries can include fractures and loss of function.

Wrist injury claim
Wrist injuries can include fractured wrists, sprained wrists, dislocation, torn ligaments, tendon damage and repetitive wrist injuries.

Hand injury claim
Hand injuries can include fractures and dislocations to the fingers and thumbs, in severe cases leading to amputation of the whole hand.

Hip injury claim
Hip and pelvis injuries can include fractures, dislocation, damage to the tendons, ligament and muscles, in some cases leading to arthritis of the hip.

Leg injury claim
Leg injuries can be caused through sporting activities. Leg injuries include simple fractures to the tibia, fibula or femur. Extreme cases could be permanent disability or leg amputation.

Knee injury claim
Knee injuries such as torn cartilage or meniscus, dislocation or ligament damage and fractured knees.

Ankle injury claim
Common ankle injuries include fractures, sprains, strains, dislocation and ligament tears.

Foot injury claim
Foot injuries can include heel fractures, fractured talus bone, fractured toes, ruptured ligaments. Most foot injuries are caused by dropping heavy items on them and perhaps not wearing the appropriate protective footwear to prevent injury.

Back injury claim
A back injury can result from a number of different activities, including car accidents, an accident at work, pulling, lifting, sports injury, housework and gardening. The most common site of back injuries is the lower back, and back injuries in general are one of the most common reasons for absence from work.



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