Head Very Serious £214,300* to £307,000* Have fallen into a vegetative state and need full-time nursing care
Head Serious £11,600* to £214,300* Suffered serious physical symptoms (like limb paralysis)
Head Moderate £1,600* to £9,700* Suffered a head injury that didn’t result in brain damage
Eyes These amounts are just a guidance for people who:
Eyes Very Serious £80,500* to £204,200* Suffered an injury which has left them completely blind
Eyes Serious £6,900* to £50,000* Have lost sight in one eye
Eyes Moderate £1,650* – £6,700* Had an injury that caused a temporary problem with vision
Ears These amounts are just a guidance for people who
Ears Very Serious £68,950* to £107,500* Have become totally deaf
Ears Serious £23,850* to £34,650* Lost total hearing in one ear
Ears Moderate £5,300* to £23,850* Who suffer from partial hearing loss
Face These amounts are just a guidance for people who:
Face Very Serious £13,700* to £74,500* Suffered from facial disfigurement/scarring
Face Serious £1,770* to £28,950* Have suffered from a facial fracture
Face Moderate £1,290* to £2,670* Suffered a facial injury that left only very light or no scarring
Neck These amounts are just a guidance for people who:
Neck Very Serious £34,570* to £112,800* Injury seriously affect movement of one or more limbs
Neck Serious £29,300* to £42,500* Suffer from fractures/dislocations that require surgery
Neck Moderate £1,850* to £6,050* Suffered soft tissue and whiplash injuries
Back These amounts are just a guidance for people who:
Back Very Serious £29,450* to £122,300* Suffered back injury that has damaged the spinal cord
Back Serious £9,450* to £29,500* Had a back injury that has left constant pain/discomfort
Back Moderate £300* to £9,450* Strains, disc problems and soft tissue damage
Shoulder These amounts are just a guidance for people who:
Shoulder Very Serious £9,750* to £36,450* Neck injuries resulting in significant disability
Shoulder Serious £6,050* to £9,750* Had ‘frozen shoulder’ or soft tissue damage
Shoulder Moderate £300* to £6,050* Suffered pain from a soft tissue injury
Pelvis and Hips These amounts are just a guidance for people who:
Pelvis Very Serious £29,800* to £99,550* Had severe hip or pelvis fractures
and Serious £9,550* to £29,850* Suffered an injury that required a hip operation
Hips Moderate £3,000* to £9,580* Suffered from a hip or pelvic injury but recovered
Arm These amounts are just a guidance for people who:
Arm Very Serious £73,050* to £228,050* Had an amputation of one or both arms
Arm Serious £29,750* to £99,450* Had an injury that effected ability to use arm
Arm Moderate £5,000* to £29,750* Suffered a degree of disability for a period of time
Elbow These amounts are just a guidance for people who:
Elbow Very Serious £29,750* to £41,650* Required surgery or injury led to severe disability
Elbow Serious £11,850* to £24,300* Elbow injury that resulted in restricted movement
Elbow Moderate £2,650* to £9,550* The majority of elbow injuries fall under this category
Hand These amounts are just a guidance for people who:
Hand Very Serious £47,000* to £153,150* Had one or both hands amputated
Hand Serious £22,000* to £47,000* Suffered an injury that has reduced hand’s functionality
Hand Moderate £650* to £22,000* Had deep cuts, soft tissue damage or reduced function of the hand
Wrist These amounts are just a guidance for people who:
Wrist Very Serious £18,600* to £45,450* Unable to move or reduced ability to move wrist
Wrist Serious £5,600 to £18,620 Have broken wrist or have sustained soft tissue damage
Wrist Moderate £2,650 to £3,550 Required bandaging or a plaster for weeks
Finger These amounts are just a guidance for people who:
Finger Very Serious £6,570* to £69,050* Had one or more finger completely amputated
Finger Serious £3,000* to £14,255* Had part of a finger amputated
Finger Moderate Up to £360* Suffered from a broken finger
Thumb These amounts are just a guidance for people who:
Thumb Very Serious £9,550* to £12,740* Had part of thumb amputated, damaged nerve or lost ability to grip properly
Thumb Serious £3,050* to £9,550* Suffered tendon, nerve damage or severe dislocations
Thumb Moderate Up to £1,680* Suffered pain from a thumb injury
Leg These amounts are just a guidance for people who:
Leg Very Serious £74,450* to £214,300* One or both legs amputated
Leg Serious £21,050* to £103,200* Suffered serious damage with the long-term effect
Leg Moderate £1,850* to £19,850* Suffered from a broken leg or soft-tissue damage
Knee These amounts are just a guidance for people who:
Knee Very Serious £39,600* to £73,120* Injury has resulted in disability and constant pain
Knee Serious £19,850* to £32,990* Suffered damage to the kneecap, ligaments or muscles
Knee Moderate £4,600* to £19,950* Suffered from a dislocated knee, torn cartilage, cuts etc
Ankle These amounts are just a guidance for people who:
Ankle Very Serious £38,000* to £52,995* Had an injury could lead to disability or amputation
Ankle Serious £23,850* to £38,000* Suffered an ankle injury that required an operation
Ankle Moderate £10,400* to £20,150* Suffered a sprained or broken ankle
Achilles These amounts are just a guidance for people who:
Achilles Very Serious Up to £29,250* Had severed muscles and restricted ankle movement
Achilles Serious £18,950* to £22,850* Suffered from partial tearing to the Achilles tendon
Achilles Moderate £5,520* to £16,050* Has weaker ankle because of damage to Achilles tendon
Foot Very Serious £63,820* to £153,250* Have had one or both feet amputated
Foot Serious £19,000* to £53,150* Suffered from two broken heels or feet
Foot Moderate £5,320* to £10,445* Injury has resulted in constant pain, a limp or aching
Toe These amounts are just a guidance for people who:
Toe Very Serious £23,750* to £42,650* Had to endure the amputation of all of your toes
Toe Serious £7,300* to £16,050* Suffered severe trauma to the toe
Toe Moderate £4,200* to £7,300* Have broken one or more toes

 

*These amounts are taken from the Case Law on general damages in personal injury cases. Figures do change time to time and should not be considered as exact, but for guidance only.

These guidelines are used by all personal injury practitioners and judges working in personal injury law. These amounts cover the possible injuries to the different parts of the body and different levels of compensation will apply, depending on the severity of the injury sustained.

Please note that sums mentioned above are awarded for the injuries only. We also recover compensation for general damages – any additional, out of pocket expenses, that may arise because of your accident/injury. Such as:

  • Travel expenses (including Taxi costs)
  • Hospital visits (including parking)
  • Loss of earnings (including bonus)
  • Cost of any treatment for prescriptions
  • Additional household costs
  • Help or care while you are recovering

For more information, please read Judiciary Of England & Wales

NEED LEGAL ASSISTANCE - DO YOU HAVE A CLAIM?

Get in touch now with any enquiries and our friendly experts will get back to you as soon as possible.