How much Personal Injury Compensation can I claim?
This is one of the most common questions personal injury lawyers receive. Their clients want to know if the compensation will truly cover their medical expenses and loss of income. While there is no definite answer, the question is an extremely important one.
Knowing how much personal injury compensation you can claim is often how you determine whether the entire process is worth the hassle. The truth is that these claims can actually be risk-free and painless. With options such as no win no fee claims, personal injury law is a very reasonable and affordable option for UK victims.
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The truth is that the answer to this question hinges on two important factors.
The extent of your pain and suffering plays an important role in determining how much compensation you can claim. Ask yourself some of the questions a judge would ask. Was the injury life-threatening? Will the injury heal over time? How common is the injury? How much pain and suffering resulted from the injury?
The answers to these questions are not always simple and straightforward. That is why the extent of your personal injury can greatly influence the amount of compensation you receive. Someone who endured a life-threatening brain injury is likely to receive more compensation than someone who endured whiplash.
2. Length of time
The length of time of your injury and suffering plays another important role in determining how much compensation you can claim. Of course, someone who is unable to work for six months is likely to receive more compensation than someone who is unable to work for three weeks.
With both extent and length variables in mind, here are some general guidelines. You can expect to receive these approximate amounts for the corresponding injuries.
Hand Injury: £500 - £117,000
Whiplash Injury: £750 - £2,550
Nose Fracture: £1,000 - £1,400
Body Scarring: £1,300 - £8,200
Sight Injury: £1,300 - £235,000
Brain or Head Injury: £1,300 - £165,500
Hernia Injury: £2,000 - £14,000
Hair Damage: £2,300 - £6,350
Severed Finger: £2,300 - £3,450
Spleen Injury: £2,550 - £15,250
Ankle Injury: £3,300 - £40,750
Forearm Fracture: £3,800 - £11,200
Asbestos Injury: £4,000 - £74,000
Loss of Hearing: £4,300 - £81,500
Back Injury: £4,575 - £58,500
Front Teeth Injury: £5,100 - £6,600
Leg Injury: £5,350 - £79,000
Elbow Injury: £7,375 - £32,000
Knee Injury: £8,150 - £56,000
Severe Toe Injury: £8,150 - £11,200
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