If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by somebody else, a personal injury claim might result in compensation to cover your suffering. In such cases, a compensation calculator may help you to understand the level of damages that could be awarded if the claim is successful. Therefore, we’ve written this guide to explain how a personal injury claims calculator works and how it can help.

We also provide a free case review and no-obligation legal advice to make your options clearer.  

If you decide to make a claim and one of our specialist solicitors agrees to work for you, they’ll act on a No Win No Fee basis.

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What Is A Compensation Calculator And How Does It Work?

If liability for a personal injury claim is accepted, your solicitor and the insurance company representing the defendant will need to determine how much compensation you’re entitled to.

This calculation is based on a number of factors including the extent of your injury or injuries. Figures from the Judicial College are often used to clarify compensation amounts. So that potential claimants don’t have to wade through these often complex guidelines, a compensation calculator could be used instead.

Compensation calculators can help you work out potential settlement figures for most types of personal injury claims. They can help with accident at work claims, personal injury claims and road traffic accident claims.

Generally, you’ll need to enter details about your injuries, the type of accident, the date of the incident and where the accident occurred. This will allow the compensation calculator to determine a possible settlement figure if the claim is successful.

To find out how much compensation you might be entitled to claim, why not speak with one of our specialists today?

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How Can Our Compensation Calculator Help You?

The benefit of using our compensation calculator is that it can quickly give you an idea of the payout you might be awarded if your claim is won. For reference, the table below includes some example compensation claim amounts:

Type Of InjurySeverity Level Potential Compensation Notes
BackModerate (ii)£12,510 to £27,760Includes common back injuries that cause backache because of ligament or muscle disturbance.
HipSevere (i)£78,400 to £130,930The compensation bracket includes the most severe hip injuries such as fractures that cause further damage such as a ruptured bladder.
ArmFracture£6,610 to £19,200Such as a simple forearm fracture.
ElbowLess severeTo £12,590Including elbow fractures and other injuries that do not result in permanent impairment.
HandsSerious£55,820 to £84,570This bracket involves permanent and significant damage with loss of function in both hands.
FingerAmputationAround £21,810 Covers amputated ring and little fingers.
LegSevere (ii)£54,830 to £87,890Where permanent mobility problems ensue leading to life-long requirement for crutches or other walking aids.
AnkleModerate £13,740 to £26,590These injuries (including ligament damage or fractures) may increase the risk of osteoarthritis.
FootSerious£24,990 to £39,200Injuries that may require fusion surgery and lead to continuing pain linked to arthritis.
ToeAmputationAround £31,310Based on the amputation of the big toe.

As you can see, a compensation calculator will often define a potential compensation bracket. This means it might not be immediately clear how much compensation you might receive. 

For this reason, it may be worth speaking to one of our specialist advisors for a more accurate compensation estimate. If your claim is taken on, your solicitor will use independent medical reports to ascertain the compensation amount you could be owed.

How Is Compensation Calculated?

Compensation awarded in personal injury claims is split into two different heads of loss:

  • General damages: to compensate for your pain, discomfort and any loss of amenity.
  • Special damages: to cover any out-of-pocket expenses you’ve incurred as a result of your injuries.

To clarify the extent of your injuries, an independent medical specialist will be asked to examine you as part of the personal injury claims process. They’ll also talk with you about how your life has been affected by your injuries. Once their report has been filed, your solicitor will use this along with the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) to determine the level of damages you might receive if the claim is won.

If you’d like us to calculate how much compensation you might be eligible to claim, please get in touch.

Can A Compensation Calculator Tell Me If I’m Eligible To Claim?

Generally, a personal injury compensation calculator won’t tell you if you’re eligible to claim. However, they might make checks to ensure that you’re claiming within the allowable time limits. For example, a car accident compensation calculator will check that you are claiming within 3 years of the date you were injured.

A medical negligence compensation calculator might refer to the date of awareness rather than the date of the incident as it’s not always immediately obvious that a medical error has caused you to suffer.

The easiest way to find out if you might be eligible to begin a personal injury claim is to call us. During a free consultation, we’ll try to ascertain whether:

  • The defendant in your case owed you a legal duty of care; and
  • The defendant breached this duty of care; and
  • You sustained injuries (or became ill) as a result.

If all three of the criteria are true in your case, a No Win No Fee solicitor from our team might agree to represent you. As part of their initial checks, they’ll review whether you were owed a duty of care by the defendant. This will often be based on laws like the Road Traffic Act 1988 or the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

Simply reach out on the number above to get started.

What Types Of Claims Can Our Compensation Calculator Help With?

Any type of accident that meets the criteria set out above could allow you to begin a personal injury claim.  For example, our solicitors could help you to claim for:

  • Accidents at work claims.
  • Accidents in public places.
  • Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs).
  • Medical negligence claims.
  • Criminal injury claims.

Importantly, you might be entitled to claim compensation for multiple injuries. Therefore, a multiple injury compensation calculator might be used to suggest the correct amount of compensation in your case.

To check if one of our personal injury solicitors could help you seek damages for your suffering, why not call today?

Evidence That Can Help In A Personal Injury Claim

In most personal injury claims (excluding criminal injury claims), it’s a good idea to provide evidence to help establish liability for the incident and your injuries. This could include:

  • Photographic evidence (generally, this should show the accident scene plus any visible injuries).
  • CCTV, bodycam, dashcam and other forms of video evidence.
  • Letters relating to the injury from a GP surgery or a hospital.
  • Witness statements from anybody else present at the time that the accident happened.
  • Your copy of the accident report form.
  • Financial records to help prove any losses incurred because of your injuries.

One of our solicitors could help you if your case is accepted and you’re struggling to obtain supporting evidence. They will also collect witness statements where necessary on your behalf.

Speak With Us About Making A No Win No Fee Claim

As we’ve discussed, our compensation calculator can provide an estimate of how much compensation you might be paid if you win a personal injury claim. For further information and free legal advice about your options, why not speak with a member of our team today? You can:

Any claim taken on by our solicitors will be handled on a No Win No Fee basis. As such, you won’t need to pay any upfront legal fees and you’ll only pay a success fee to your solicitor if the claim is won. To try and ensure that you receive the bulk of any compensation paid, success fees are capped legally.

Get More Help With Calculating Your Compensation

Here are a few useful resources that might help if you decide to begin a personal injury claim:

Information on how to request your NHS medical records.

Details about the pre-action protocols for personal injury claims

Our guide on how to make a criminal injury claim.

Further information about our company.

If you’d like any further advice about how to use a compensation calculator,  please speak to us today.