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Personal Injury Compensation Calculator - 2021 Update

The most accurate personal injury compensation calculator. Calculate how much your claim is worth. Find out if you have a claim. Open 7 days til late.

Personal Injury Compensation Calculator - 2021 Update

The most accurate personal injury compensation calculator. Calculate how much your claim is worth. Find out if you have a claim. Open 7 days til late.

How long after an accident can I claim injury compensation?

Most claimants have up to 3 years after an accident to start an injury claim. In reality, it does not always work like this and there are

How long after an accident can I claim injury compensation?

Most claimants have up to 3 years after an accident to start an injury claim. In reality, it does not always work like this and there are

How long after an accident can I claim injury compensation?

Most claimants have up to 3 years after an accident to start an injury claim. In reality, it does not always work like this and there are

How long after an accident can I claim injury compensation?

Most claimants have up to 3 years after an accident to start an injury claim. In reality, it does not always work like this and there are

How long after an accident can I claim injury compensation?

Most claimants have up to 3 years after an accident to start an injury claim. In reality, it does not always work like this and there are

How long after an accident can I claim injury compensation?

Most claimants have up to 3 years after an accident to start an injury claim. In reality, it does not always work like this and there are

How long after an accident can I claim injury compensation?

Most claimants have up to 3 years after an accident to start an injury claim. In reality, it does not always work like this and there are

What Can I Claim for in an Injury Claim? Complete List

If you have been injured as a result of someone else's negligence, you are

Can English Solicitors Take a Scottish Medical Negligence Case?

The law is not the same in all countries in the UK. If your medical negligence injury occurs in Scotland, can you instruct a solicitor based in England?

Can English Solicitors Take a Scottish Medical Negligence Case?

The law is not the same in all countries in the UK. If your medical negligence injury occurs in Scotland, can you instruct a solicitor based in England?

Judicial College Injury Tables 2021 - Explained

The following interpretation of the Judicial College guidelines show the general damages compensation payable to claimants for injuries in 2021.

Can I Make an Injury Claim if I Don't Know Who's to Blame?

If you were injured as a result of someone else's negligence, you have the right to claim compensation. But what if you don't know who to claim against?

How long will my personal injury compensation claim take?

How long do different types of injury claim take? What can delay your claim? Can you speed it up. and when will you get your compensation? Find out here.

Can I Claim if an Injury Made a Medical Condition Worse?

It is possible to pursue a personal injury compensation claim if an accident made a pre-existing medical condition worse. Find out more.

Personal Injury Claims Portal

In order to reduce the costs involved in personal injury claims, the Claims Portal was set up to manage claims efficiently and quickly. Find out more.

No Win, No Fee Official Injury Claim portal compensation

Find out if you can make a No Win, No Fee compensation claim on the Official Injury Claim portal.

What if it's not clear who's to blame for my injury?

If you've been injured but it's not clear who's responsible, it may still possible to claim compensation. The process will depend on the type of injury.

Can I Claim for an Injury if I'm Partly to Blame for an Accident?

If you were partly to blame for an accident, you can still claim 'split-liability' injury compensation. Here's how to go about it.

Can I Get Legal Aid for a Personal Injury Claim?

Legal aid has not been available to personal injury claimants since 2000, but no win, no fee agreements remove the financial risks of making a claim.

Can I Get Legal Aid for a Personal Injury Claim?

Legal aid has not been available to personal injury claimants since 2000, but no win, no fee agreements remove the financial risks of making a claim.

Can I Claim Injury Compensation if I Signed a Disclaimer?

If you signed a disclaimer and you were subsequently injured, a personal injury compensation claim may still be possible. Find out more.

Can I Claim Injury Compensation if I Signed a Disclaimer?

If you signed a disclaimer and you were subsequently injured, a personal injury compensation claim may still be possible. Find out more.

How Can I 'Mitigate and Minimise Losses' in an Injury Claim?

If you claim injury compensation, you can't claim unreasonable costs or losses. Claimants are expected to 'minimise and mitigate' losses. What does this mean?

How Can I 'Mitigate and Minimise Losses' in an Injury Claim?

If you claim injury compensation, you can't claim unreasonable costs or losses. Claimants are expected to 'minimise and mitigate' losses. What does this mean?

Should I Accept a Pre-Medical Offer in an Injury Claim?

If you have been injured you may receive a 'Pre-Med' offer from an insurance company. Should you accept this offer and what are the risks in doing so?

Should I Accept a Pre-Medical Offer in an Injury Claim?

If you have been injured you may receive a 'Pre-Med' offer from an insurance company. Should you accept this offer and what are the risks in doing so?

Do I Have to Use My Insurance Company's Injury Solicitor?

Following an accident, insurance companies may put injured people under pressure to use

Do I Have to Use My Insurance Company's Injury Solicitor?

Following an accident, insurance companies may put injured people under pressure to use

Do I Have to Use My Insurance Company's Injury Solicitor?

Following an accident, insurance companies may put injured people under pressure to use

Will I Have to Pay Tax on My Injury Compensation Award?

Injured people do not usually have to pay tax on personal injury compensation. There are some exceptions, however. Find out more.

Will I Have to Pay Tax on My Injury Compensation Award?

Injured people do not usually have to pay tax on personal injury compensation. There are some exceptions, however. Find out more.

Do I Need Payslips to Prove Loss of Earnings in an Injury Claim?

To claim for loss of earnings as part of an injury claim you will need to prove what you earn. Can you use payslips, and what if you don't have any? Read more.

Should I Set Up a Personal Injury Trust?

Many claimants are shocked to learn that their benefits may be affected if they receive compensation. The solution may be to set up a PI trust. Here's how.

Should I Set Up a Personal Injury Trust?

Many claimants are shocked to learn that their benefits may be affected if they receive compensation. The solution may be to set up a PI trust. Here's how.

My Injury Was My Fault. Can I Still Claim Compensation?

In some circumstances, even when you think you are liable for your accident, a compensation claim may still be possible and justified.

My Injury Was My Fault. Can I Still Claim Compensation?

In some circumstances, even when you think you are liable for your accident, a compensation claim may still be possible and justified.

Can I Claim for an Injury if I Didn't Get Medical Attention?

Not seeking medical negligence after an accident can make an injury claim more difficult. Here's what you need to know to help you make a successful claim.

Can I Claim for an Injury if I Didn't Get Medical Attention?

Not seeking medical negligence after an accident can make an injury claim more difficult. Here's what you need to know to help you make a successful claim.

Judicial College Guidelines for Personal Injury Compensation

When assigning a financial value to the pain and suffering an injury has caused, lawyers refer to guidelines laid down by the Judicial College. Read more.

Judicial College Guidelines for Personal Injury Compensation

When assigning a financial value to the pain and suffering an injury has caused, lawyers refer to guidelines laid down by the Judicial College. Read more.

Judicial College Guidelines for Personal Injury Compensation

When assigning a financial value to the pain and suffering an injury has caused, lawyers refer to guidelines laid down by the Judicial College. Read more.

How to use the Official Injury Claim portal to claim compensation

Find out how to value your claim and use the Official Injury Claim portal to claim compensation.

How to use the Official Injury Claim portal to claim compensation

Find out how to value your claim and use the Official Injury Claim portal to claim compensation.

How to use the Official Injury Claim portal to claim compensation

Find out how to value your claim and use the Official Injury Claim portal to claim compensation.

Multi-Track Claim

If your personal injury claim is estimated to be worth more than £25,000, or the circumstances

Multi-Track Claim

If your personal injury claim is estimated to be worth more than £25,000, or the circumstances

Pre-Action Disclosure Application (PAD)

Disclosure is the process by which the parties in a personal injury claim are able to find out about each other's documents prior to any trial. Read more.

Pre-Action Protocol

The pre-action protocol is a prescribed set of standards that all parties in a personal injury claim must follow before the claim can go to court. Read more.

What Happens if I Lose a Personal Injury Claim in Court?

Under a no win, no fee agreement you will not incur any legal fees if you lose your case. However, there are some important points you need to be aware of.

What are General and Special Damages in an Injury Claim?

Damages is a legal term for compensation awarded to an injured person. We explain the difference between 'general' and 'special' damages in an injury claim.

What are General and Special Damages in an Injury Claim?

Damages is a legal term for compensation awarded to an injured person. We explain the difference between 'general' and 'special' damages in an injury claim.

Do I have a personal injury claim? Find out now

Find out if you are eligible to claim compensation. Our FREE online claim checker tells you if you have a claim and how much compensation you could receive.

Do I have a personal injury claim? Find out now

Find out if you are eligible to claim compensation. Our FREE online claim checker tells you if you have a claim and how much compensation you could receive.

Do I have a personal injury claim? Find out now

Find out if you are eligible to claim compensation. Our FREE online claim checker tells you if you have a claim and how much compensation you could receive.

Do I have a personal injury claim? Find out now

Find out if you are eligible to claim compensation. Our FREE online claim checker tells you if you have a claim and how much compensation you could receive.

Can I Get Interim Injury Compensation Payments?

If you suffer immediate financial difficulty after an injury, you could get an interim payment. Find out if you would qualify and what you need to know.

Can I Get Interim Injury Compensation Payments?

If you suffer immediate financial difficulty after an injury, you could get an interim payment. Find out if you would qualify and what you need to know.

Can I Claim for an Injury if There's No Accident Book Record?

Your solicitor will build the strongest case they can. If there's no record in an accident book, the case may be weaker, but a claim may be possible. Read more.

Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC)

The central source of healthcare data, the centre plays a fundamental role in ensuring that information flows across the healthcare system. Read more.

I Haven't Taken Time Off Work - Can I Make an Injury Claim?

Taking time off work is often considered evidence of an injury and can support a claim. If you had no time off, can it affect your claim? Find out here.

How long does an insurer take to settle an injury claim?

Solicitors can't control the efficiency of a defendant's insurance company. However, insurers must adhere to a strict claims timetable. Find out more.

How long does an insurer take to settle an injury claim?

Solicitors can't control the efficiency of a defendant's insurance company. However, insurers must adhere to a strict claims timetable. Find out more.

Claiming Compensation Under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976

Before 1976, dependants could not claim compensation for the loss suffered from the death of a relative. Under the Fatal Accidents Act, a claim is now possible.

I'm Injured - So Why Has a Solicitor Rejected My Claim?

You may have been injured in an accident that was not your fault and be eligible to make a claim. Despite this, a solicitor may reject your case. Why?

Without Prejudice Injury Claim Offers - What Are the Risks?

Accepting a 'without prejudice' offer is often a straightforward way to conclude an injury claim.

Without Prejudice Injury Claim Offers - What Are the Risks?

Accepting a 'without prejudice' offer is often a straightforward way to conclude an injury claim.

Without Prejudice Injury Claim Offers - What Are the Risks?

Accepting a 'without prejudice' offer is often a straightforward way to conclude an injury claim.

No Win No Fee Injury Claims - Is There a Catch?

No win, no fee agreements are the default way to fund a personal injury claim. But are they what they appear to be? Are there any traps? Find out more.

No Win No Fee Injury Claims - Is There a Catch?

No win, no fee agreements are the default way to fund a personal injury claim. But are they what they appear to be? Are there any traps? Find out more.

No Win No Fee Injury Claims - Is There a Catch?

No win, no fee agreements are the default way to fund a personal injury claim. But are they what they appear to be? Are there any traps? Find out more.

Can I Claim Injury Compensation if It was an Accident?

People might not claim for an injury they think was an accident. Legally speaking, accidents are rare and a claim may be possible in any event. Find out how.

Personal Injury Claim Compensation Will Be Cut in 2021

In April 2021, changes to personal injury law will reduce compensation levels and make it harder for injured people to get legal help. Find out more.

16 Ways Personal Injury Solicitors Often Fail Claimants

The worst-case scenario is that your solicitor loses your claim due to a mistake. Here

16 Ways Personal Injury Solicitors Often Fail Claimants

The worst-case scenario is that your solicitor loses your claim due to a mistake. Here

16 Ways Personal Injury Solicitors Often Fail Claimants

The worst-case scenario is that your solicitor loses your claim due to a mistake. Here

How Will a Personal Injury Claim Affect My Benefits?

If you receive compensation for an injury and are on state benefits, your compensation award could affect your benefits. Find out how.

How Will a Personal Injury Claim Affect My Benefits?

If you receive compensation for an injury and are on state benefits, your compensation award could affect your benefits. Find out how.

What is the Bolam Test for Breach of Duty?

Doctors have a legal duty for your safety. In a medical negligence claim, the Bolam test can establish whether there has been a duty of care breach.

What Happens if a Defendant Doesn't Respond to a Claim?

Defendants can't just ignore an injury compensation claim. What happens if a defendant, or their solicitor, moves too slowly or doesn't respond to a claim?

What Happens if a Defendant Doesn't Respond to a Claim?

Defendants can't just ignore an injury compensation claim. What happens if a defendant, or their solicitor, moves too slowly or doesn't respond to a claim?

When's the Best Time to Accept an Injury Compensation Offer?

Most insurance companies make a low initial offer. Some might start with a high offer. Strategically, when is the best point to accept a settlement offer?

How to Win a Personal Injury Claim (10 Insider Tips)

The following industry insider tips have been compiled after speaking to a number of personal injury solicitors and could help you win your claim.

How to Win a Personal Injury Claim (10 Insider Tips)

The following industry insider tips have been compiled after speaking to a number of personal injury solicitors and could help you win your claim.

Can a Pedestrian Claim Compensation if Injured When Drunk?

If you were injured as a pedestrian and had been drinking alcohol, an injury compensation claim is still possible. Find out how.

£5,000 compensation for asthma from cigarette smoke

Latest respiratory disease case studies. £5,000 compensation awarded for asthma sustained in a cigarette smoke. Read more injury claim examples.

£4,700 awarded after claimant bitten by rat

Latest work injury case studies. £4,700 compensation awarded for a finger injury sustained in a work accident. Read more work injury claim case examples.

Father awarded £1,750.00 for carbon monoxide poisoning

Latest carbon monoxide poisoning case studies. £1,750 compensation for multiple injuries from carbon monoxide poisoning. Read more injury claim examples.

£7,000 awarded as a result of scalding

Latest public place accident case studies. £7,000 compensation for a scald injury sustained in a public place accident. Read more injury claim examples.

£26k awarded for pain and suffering from CO poisoning

Latest defective product injury case studies. £26,000 compensation for carbon monoxide poisoning sustained in an accident. Read more injury claim examples.

£13,000 awarded for a fractured leg in a football match

Latest sports injury case studies. £13,000 compensation awarded for a leg injury sustained in a sports injury. Read more sports injury claim case examples.

£46,224 awarded for PTSD following aircraft accident

Latest public place accident case studies. £46,224 compensation awarded for PTSD sustained in an aircraft acccident. Read more injury claim examples.

£1,250 awarded to a 7 year-old for shigellosis

Latest child injury case studies. £1,250 compensation awarded for shigellosis sustained by a child injury. Read more child injury claim case examples.

£2,560 awarded for a claim for foreign objects in food

Latest occcupiers liability injury case studies. £2,560 compensation for multiple injuries sustained in a food related injury. Read more injury claim examples.

£50k compensation for woman with fractured spine

Latest spinal injury case studies. £50,000 compensation awarded for multiple injuries sustained in a Spinal Injury. Read more injury claim examples.

£25,000 awarded for a fall on a defective staircase

Latest occcupiers liability injury case studies. £25,000 compensation for a neck injury sustained in a staircase accident. Read more injury claim examples.

What is the Compensation Recovery Unit (CRU)?

If you receive an injury compensation award, the state may seek to recover related benefits paid to you. Get the facts here.

What is the Compensation Recovery Unit (CRU)?

If you receive an injury compensation award, the state may seek to recover related benefits paid to you. Get the facts here.

What is the Compensation Recovery Unit (CRU)?

If you receive an injury compensation award, the state may seek to recover related benefits paid to you. Get the facts here.

Gratuitous Care

Gratuitous care is the care provided by an injured person's friends and family, beyond that usually expected from a person employed to perform household tasks.

What is the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is the regulator of the financial services and claims management activity in the UK.

What is the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is the regulator of the financial services and claims management activity in the UK.

How does the Highways Act 1980 Relate to Injury Claims?

How does the Highways Act 1980 protect road users and pedestrians? How does it help people injured in road accidents to claim compensation? Find out more.

Interim Payment

An interim payment is a payment made to a personal injury claimant in advance of the final compensation award. Read more.

Contributory Negligence

Contributory negligence is the failure of an injured claimant, to take appropriate actions to reduce their risk of injury. Read more.

Injury Claims and the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977

The Unfair Contract Terms Act redresses the balance between companies and consumers by striking out unfair contract terms. Read more.

Strict Liability

Most accident claims are fault based where it must be proved that the defendant's negligence was the cause of the claimant's injury. Read more.

An end to dishonest personal injury claims?

Changes to the law aim to deter dishonest claimants by giving courts new powers to strike out claims.

Defendant

A defendant in an injury compensation claim is the party that the injured claimant holds responsible for their injuries. Read more.

How do I Make a Group (Multi-Party) Personal Injury Claim?

A group claim is when multiple people, injured or made ill in the same incident, claim compensation from the same defendant. Here's what you need to know.

How do I Make a Group (Multi-Party) Personal Injury Claim?

A group claim is when multiple people, injured or made ill in the same incident, claim compensation from the same defendant. Here's what you need to know.

Litigation Friend

A 'litigation friend' is a person appointed to make decisions on behalf of an injured claimant during a personal injury claim. Read more.

How to Find the Right Solicitor for Your Personal Injury Claim

There are thousands of firms vying for your business. How do you know you've found the best solicitor to handle your claim? See our checklist.

What is the 2007 Rehabilitation Code?

The 2007 Code is intended to ensure all parties in an injury claim prioritise rehabilitation and recovery. What impact could this have on claimants?

Loss of Amenity

Loss of amenity is the non-financial impact an injury has on a claimant's work, family and social life. It is factored into a personal injury compensation award.

What is a Litigation Friend in a Personal Injury Claim?

A Litigation Friend is the term for a non-legally qualified adviser that representa a claimant in a compensation claim. Here's what you need to know.

Third-Party Capture

Third-party capture involves the other side's insurance company taking over your claim. Read more about the risks and benefits of this approach.

Injury Claims for 'Anonymous' or 'Protected Parties'

Rules that exposed protected parties and children to undue risk have been overturned in a landmark decision. What does this mean for claimants?

Injury Claims for 'Anonymous' or 'Protected Parties'

Rules that exposed protected parties and children to undue risk have been overturned in a landmark decision. What does this mean for claimants?

Injury Compensation Claims & The Goods and Services Act 1982

The Sale and Supply of Goods and Services Act can support a personal injury claim where substandard products or services cause physical injury. Read more.

Law Society Society Personal Injury Accreditation

Personal injury practitioners meeting the highest standards of expertise may apply for the Law Society's Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme. Read more.

The Freedom of Information Act & Personal Injury Claims

How does the Freedom of Information Act 2000 relate to making a personal injury claim. Find out here.

Will Dealing Direct with Insurers Speed Up My Injury Claim?

If you are injured your insurer may make you an immediate compensation offer. Should you accept it or speak to a solicitor? Get the facts here.

Will Dealing Direct with Insurers Speed Up My Injury Claim?

If you are injured your insurer may make you an immediate compensation offer. Should you accept it or speak to a solicitor? Get the facts here.

Claimant

A claimant in a personal injury claim is an injured person who is making a claim for compensation.

What Are 'Reasonable Losses' in an Injury Claim?

If you claim injury compensation, you can't claim for unreasonable costs or losses. Claimants can only claim for 'reasonable losses'. What does this mean?

What Are 'Reasonable Losses' in an Injury Claim?

If you claim injury compensation, you can't claim for unreasonable costs or losses. Claimants can only claim for 'reasonable losses'. What does this mean?

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) is a non-profit organisation that exists to help lawyers fight for the rights of injured people. Read more.

Will I Have to Go to a Solicitor's Office?

You do not have to travel to the solicitor's offices, as like most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor.

What Can I do if I Have Under-Settled an Injury Claim?

95% of injury claims settle out of court - sometimes for much less than the claim is worth. Find out how to avoid under-settling, and what to do if you have.

What Can I do if I Have Under-Settled an Injury Claim?

95% of injury claims settle out of court - sometimes for much less than the claim is worth. Find out how to avoid under-settling, and what to do if you have.

What Can the Estate Claim for in a Fatal Injury Claim?

In the event of a fatal accident, the fatally-injured person's estate would take legal action. Find out what the estate can claim for.

What Can the Estate Claim for in a Fatal Injury Claim?

In the event of a fatal accident, the fatally-injured person's estate would take legal action. Find out what the estate can claim for.

Do I Need to Use a Local Personal Injury Claim Solicitor?

There's no advantage in using a local solicitor. Instead you should prioritise finding a solicitor that will get you the best compensation award. Find out more.

Injury Compensation Claims and the Compensation Act 2006

The Compensation Act 2006 clarifies personal injury law, including asbestos claims, and ensures that claims companies provide a fair service. Read more.

Common Misconceptions and Errors that Injury Claimants Make

When making a personal injury claim, there are many potential pitfalls that could you catch out or even affect the outcome of the case.

What Happens During a Medical Exam for an Injury Claim?

If you are making a compensation claim for a personal injury you may need to attend a medical appointment to help with the assessment of your claim.

Can fitness tracker data be used in an injury claim?

Smart watch and activity tracker data can contain valuable evidence of your fitness levels before your accident. But can the data be used in an injury claim?

Can fitness tracker data be used in an injury claim?

Smart watch and activity tracker data can contain valuable evidence of your fitness levels before your accident. But can the data be used in an injury claim?

Split Liability Agreement

In a personal injury claim where multiple parties were at fault, compensation can be apportioned with a split liability claim. Read more.

Vicarious Liability

Vicarious liability exists when one party is legally responsible for the actions of another. Vicarious liability often applies in relation to work accident claims.

Under-Settlement of Damages

An under-settled personal injury claim happens when a claimant accepts a offer of compensation that is less than would normally be awarded. Read more.

Can I Make an Injury Claim for Physiotherapy & Private Care?

Private treatment is costly but may be needed to prevent an injury worsening. If you need it you could get an interim payment to pay for treatment. Here's now.

Can I Make an Injury Claim for Physiotherapy & Private Care?

Private treatment is costly but may be needed to prevent an injury worsening. If you need it you could get an interim payment to pay for treatment. Here's now.

What if I Cannot Work as a Result of an Injury?

If you find yourself unable to work as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim loss of past and future earnings. Here's what you need to know.

Success Fees

Personal injury solicitors in England and Wales now work almost universally on a conditional fee (no win no fee) basis. Read more about success fees.

Can I Make a Personal Injury Claim for Someone Else?

A compensation claim may be made on behalf of a child or adult who is unable to conduct their own claim. Find out more.

No Win, No Fee Compensation for a Fatal Accident

Do you have a fatal accident claim? Find out how much no win no fee injury compensation you can get with our claim calculator.

Quittance Personal Injury Network

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide no win, no fee personal injury specialist. Get a FREE claim assessment.

Law Society offer advice to injury victims

Injuries to the brain and spine can be life-threatening and life-altering events, leading to long-term health consequences and financial insecurity.

Compensation Culture Myths Exposed

Does the 'Compensation Culture' really exist? Two Government reports consider the reality.