In this guide, we will discuss the personal injury claim payouts that could be awarded following a successful claim.
A personal injury claim can be made if someone else’s negligence caused you to sustain harm. Negligence is when someone breaches the duty of care they owed you. We will explore when someone might owe you a duty of care throughout our guide.
Additionally, we will explore the different accidents that could occur as a result of someone breaching their duty of care. Also, this guide will explore the steps you could take should you sustain an injury in an accident.
Personal injury payouts can vary depending on the specific factors of your case. However, we will explore what your settlement could comprise and how it may be calculated.
Although we have aimed to cover the information you need, we understand you may have questions after reading. If so, you can get in touch with our team by:
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There are several steps you can take after suffering an injury. However, seeking medical attention should always be the first priority. This would provide you with the necessary medical care but also generate important medical records that can provide further details on the injuries you have sustained.
You should also:
- Complete any documents such as an accident book
- Gather contact details of witnesses for witness statements
- Acquire CCTV or dashcam footage of the incident
- Take pictures of your injuries or the accident site
Additionally, when preparing to make your claim, seeking legal advice is vital. As stated, our advisors work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and offer free legal advice.
If you have a valid claim, they can connect you with a No Win No Fee lawyer from our panel who can help you seek personal injury payouts.
A personal injury claim allows people to seek compensation for harm they have sustained in an accident that was someone else’s fault. However, there are certain criteria that must be met. For example:
- You must prove someone owed you a duty of care,
- Breached their duty of care,
- Caused you harm as a result.
There are different types of accidents that could see you making a claim for personal injury claim payouts. For example:
Road traffic accident: All road users owe a duty of care to one another. The responsibilities of different road users are outlined in The Highway Code and the Road Traffic Act 1988. However, there are instances where this duty of care could be breached. For example, you may have been involved in a car accident because the other driver was on their phone and not concentrating on the road. This may have caused you to sustain a severe head injury.
Accident at work: Under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, all employers have a duty of care to ensure their employees’ health, safety and welfare at work. However, there may be instances where they failed to take the reasonable steps they’re expected to. For example, an employer may have failed to assess the workplace equipment leading to an employee sustaining a fall from a height due to a faulty ladder. This can lead them to sustain a work injury.
Public place accident: Under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, the person in control of a public space has a duty to take reasonable steps to reduce or remove the risk any hazards pose. However, they might fail to do so leading to someone sustaining a slip, trip or fall in a supermarket.
These accidents could impact you in various ways, such as mentally, physically and financially. However, if you can prove someone else’s negligence caused you harm, you could be entitled to compensation.
There are various types of injuries you could sustain following an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, such as:
- Broken and fractured bones
- Head injuries
- Neck injuries
- Hand injuries
- Foot injuries
- Arm injuries
- Psychological injuries
- Cuts, lacerations and scarring
- Fatal injuries
These are only examples so if you have sustained another type of injury that you would like to discuss claiming personal injury claim payouts for, please get in touch with our team on the number above.
You may want to use a personal injury claims calculator, however, they aren’t always accurate. Instead, we have included a table with figures from the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). This contains compensation brackets that relate to different types of injuries.
The JCG is used by legal professionals to help them value the portion of your claim called general damages. This seeks to compensate for the pain and suffering caused by your physical and psychological injuries. Several factors are considered when valuing this head of claim, such as severity and prognosis.
We have provided figures from the JCG in the table below. However, you should only use them as a guide because your settlement will vary depending on several factors unique to your claim.
|Severe Back Injuries (a) (i)||£91,090 to £160,980||Spinal cord and nerve root damage causing several serious issues.|
|Foot Injuries (b)||£83,960 to £109,650||Where one foot is amputated.|
|Severe Knee Injuries (a) (i)||£69,730 to £96,210||A serious knee injury with joint disruption and other issues.|
|Wrist Injuries (a)||£47,620 to £59,860||Complete loss of function of the wrist has been lost.|
|Toe Injuries (a)||£36,520 to £56,080||Where all the toes are amputated.|
|Less Severe Arm Injuries (c)||£19,200 to £39,170||The injury has caused a significant disability but a good degree of recovery will have been made.|
|Moderate Neck Injuries (b) (i)||£24,990 to £38,490||Injuries such as fractures or dislocations that cause severe immediate symptoms.|
|Less Severe Elbow Injuries (b)||£15,650 to £32,010||Injuries that cause function impairment but don't involve major surgery or disability.|
|Moderate Ankle Injuries (c)||£13,740 to £26,590||Injuries such as fractures that cause less serious disabilities.|
|Chest Injuries (g)||Up to £3,950||Rib fracture and soft tissue injuries that cause serious pain.|
You may also be entitled to special damages, which is compensation that is awarded to compensate for the financial losses incurred as a result of the injuries. This could be in the form of loss of earnings, medical bills or cost of care. Evidence is required to claim these costs back, such as payslips and receipts.
For more information on personal injury claim payouts, please get in touch on the number above.
A No Win No Fee service including a Conditional Fee Agreement means that you won’t pay for the services your solicitor has provided you if your claim fails. A portion of your compensation will be deducted in the form of a legally capped success fee if your claim is successful.
This is a service the solicitors from our panel can offer. They can also help you gather sufficient evidence and help you throughout the process of seeking personal injury claim payouts.
If you have any questions about your potential claim, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for more information. You can reach us by:
- Calling the number at the top of this page
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We have included further guides that you might find useful:
- Everything you need to know about road traffic accident claims
- What is the personal injury claims time limit?
- A complete guide to accident at work claims
We have also provided some external resources:
- NHS – When To Call 999
- GOV- Compensation After An Accident Or Injury
- HSE – Accident At Work Statistics
Thank you for reading our guide on the average personal injury claim payouts. If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team who is available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Writer Beck Perch
Editor Meg MacAllister