How much compensation can I get for my personal injury claim?
Updated: Tuesday, 14th August 2018
When you make a personal injury claim, estimating how much accident compensation you can expect to receive for your injuries can be complicated.
Factors including the degree of pain and suffering experienced, the time needed for recovery, treatment costs and all other financial costs and losses must all be considered.
Our compensation claim calculator is a useful starting point as it provide an estimate of the levels of compensation claimants can expect to receive for personal injury claims. The calculator also takes other financial losses such as treatment costs and loss of earnings into account.
Since 2013 online injury calculators have been flawed
Compensation calculators take into account the nature and severity of the injury and then refer to the Judicial College Guidelines* table to give an upper and lower estimate of the likely compensation award if the claim is successful.
Online calculators have been available on personal injury solicitors websites for a number of years. However, many of these rely on out-of-date data and do not consider recent changes to the law.
Major changes to personal injury claims
In 2013 changes in the law mean that solicitors success fees (normally 25% of the compensation settlement) are no longer recoverable from the Defendant and must be deducted from the Claimants award.
So if you are awarded £10,000 compensation you are required to give £2,500 back to your solicitor.
Some solicitors work on lower success fees (including those on the Quittance solicitor panel) helping Claimants retain more of their compensation.
The story doesn't end there
Since 2013 Courts have increased general damages compensation by 10% for Claimants on No Win No Fee agreements. Quittance's claims calculator factors in the court uplift to give you a more accurate compensation estimate.
We also factor in Special Damages awards for any financial losses or expenses you may have incurred.
The question should be "How much compensation will I keep?"
Quittance goes a few steps further than other calculators and provides a more accurate estimate of how much compensation you will actually get to keep after solicitor deductions and Court uplifts.
Personal injury compensation claims
Quittance have helped claimants faced with a wide range of injuries and accident circumstances.
Find more information about the personal injury claims process here:
- Whiplash injury claims
- Car accident injury claims
- Cycling accident claims
- Motorcycle accident claims
- Pedestrian accident claims
- Work accident injury claims
- Work-related illness compensation
- Medical negligence compensation
Find out how much you could keep
We would point out that the personal injury claim awards are still only an estimate and would ask that you read the disclaimer below.