How much compensation can I claim for my injury?

To calculate your injury compensation before your claim is underway, several factors must be taken into account.

In the following article, we explain how personal injury compensation is calculated, how your solicitor will add up the different parts of your compensation award, and how much (money) might be deducted from compensation.

How will my injury compensation be calculated?

Your compensation will be calculated by adding together:

  • General damages - awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA), and;
  • Special damages - awarded for any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

General damages

‘General damages’ is the term used for compensation awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA). General damages are calculated based on the type of injury or illness, and the severity.

How is it possible to calculate 'pain and suffering'?

'Pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA)' is the term for the impact an injury or illness has had on your life. Your solicitor will start the calculation by referring to guideline tables published by the Judicial College.

Judicial College Guidelines - 2020 Compensation Tables

The following tables refer to the Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury.

As part of the injury claims process, these tables would be used by solicitors, or the courts, as a starting point when calculating your compensation.

For a more accurate injury compensation calculation, please click here:

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Alternatively, please click on the relevant '+' symbol to see the general damages guidelines.

Head, brain and senses
Brain damage
Less severe brain damage £13,070 to £36,740
Minor brain or head injury £1,880 to £10,890
Moderate brain damage £36,740 to £186,890
Moderately severe brain injury £186,890 to £240,590
Very severe brain damage £240,590 to £344,640
Deafness or tinnitus
Either slight hearing loss or slight tinnitus Up to £5,980
Mild tinnitus with some hearing loss £10,750 to £12,700
Moderate tinnitus and hearing loss £12,700 to £25,350
Moderate to severe tinnitus £12,700 to £25,350
Severe tinnitus and partial hearing loss £25,350 to £38,850
Slight or occasional tinnitus with slight hearing loss £6,280 to £10,750
Total deafness £77,430 to £93,540
Total deafness and loss of speech £93,540 to £120,040
Total loss of hearing in one ear £26,710 to £38,850
Epilepsy
Established grand mal £87,010 to £128,060
Established petit mal £46,780 to £112,130
Other epileptic conditions £9,080 to £22,440
Facial injury
Simple nose fracture £1,460 to £2,160
Simple cheekbone fracture £1,990 to £2,560
Simple jaw fracture £5,510 to £7,460
Loss or damage to front tooth £1,880 to £3,370
Loss or damage to back teeth (per tooth) £930 to £1,460
Displaced nose fracture requiring surgery £3,370 to £4,350
Displaced nose fracture £2,160 to £2,690
Simple cheekbone fracture needing surgery £3,710 to £5,510
Serious jaw fracture £15,320 to £26,010
Loss or damage to two front teeth £3,710 to £6,510
Multiple facial fractures £12,700 to £20,430
Serious nose fracture with permanent damage £9,080 to £19,730
Serious cheekbone fracture £8,700 to £13,470
Serious multiple jaw fractures £26,010 to £38,850
Loss or damage to several front teeth £7,460 to £9,740
Le Fort fractures of facial bones £20,320 to £31,350
Chronic tooth pain with general deterioration Up to £32,540
Impairment of taste and smell
Loss of smell £21,320 to £28,070
Loss of taste £16,380 to £21,320
Total loss of smell and significant loss of taste £28,070 to £33,430
Total loss of taste and smell In the region of £33,430
Injury affecting sight
Complete loss of sight in one eye £42,030 to £46,780
Loss of sight in one eye with reduced vision in the remaining eye £81,910 to £153,390
Minor eye injury £3,370 to £7,460
Minor permanent damage to vision in one or both eyes £7,780 to £17,900
Serious loss of vision in one eye £20,210 to £33,600
Total blindness In the region of £229,260
Total blindness and deafness In the region of £344,640
Total loss of one eye £46,780 to £56,080
Transient (short lived) eye injury £1,880 to £3,370
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Less severe post-traumatic stress disorder £3,370 to £6,980
Moderate post-traumatic stress disorder £6,980 to £19,750
Moderately severe post-traumatic stress disorder £19,750 to £51,070
Severe post-traumatic stress disorder £51,070 to £85,880
Psychiatric damage generally
Less severe psychiatric damage £1,310 to £5,000
Moderate psychiatric damage £5,000 to £16,270
Moderately severe psychiatric damage £16,270 to £46,780
Severe psychiatric damage £46,780 to £98,750
Neck and back injury
Back injury
Back injury causing chronic permanent symptoms £36,390 to £65,440
Back injury causing permanent symptoms £11,730 to £26,050
Back injury causing serious permanent symptoms £26,050 to £36,390
Back injury recovering in up to 5 years £2,090 to £10,670
Back injury recovering in a few months at most Up to £2,090
Serious back injury causing significant permanent impact £69,600 to £82,980
Severe back injury with spinal cord damage £85,470 to £151,070
Neck injury
Minor neck injury Up to £6,680
Neck injury bringing other problems forward or making them worse £7,410 to £12,900
Neck injury causing spondylosis, serious limitation of movement or permanent/recurring pain £12,900 to £23,460
Neck injury involving fractures, dislocations or severe soft tissue (muscle) damage leaving chronic permanent symptoms £38,800 to £47,760
Neck injury involving fractures, dislocations or severe soft tissue (muscle) damage recovering to a restricted level £21,320 to £32,840
Neck injury recovering completely in 1-2 years £4,080 to £7,410
Neck injury recovering completely in up to a year £2,300 to £4,080
Serious neck injury involving fractures or damage to discs £56,100 to £111,690
Severe neck injury In the region of £139,210
Whiplash
Full recovery within 3 months Up to £2,090
Full recovery between 3 months and 1 year £2,090 to £3,710
Recovery between 1 and 2 years (see "neck injury" for longer-term whiplash injury) £3,710 to £6,730
Shoulder injury
Minor shoulder injury Up to £6,730
Moderate shoulder injury £6,730 to £10,890
Serious shoulder injury £10,890 to £16,380
Severe shoulder injury £16,380 to £40,970
Arm injury
Amputation of arms
Loss of both arms £205,420 to £255,930
Loss of one arm above the elbow £93,540 to £111,690
Loss of one arm at the shoulder No less than £117,010
Loss of one arm below the elbow £82,040 to £93,540
Hand injury
Fracture of one finger Up to £4055
Fractured index (first) finger leaving permanent symptoms £7,780 to £10,440
Loss of a little finger £7,380 to £10,440
Loss of a thumb £30,300 to £46,780
Loss of an index (first) finger £11,420 to £17,590
Loss of both hands, or loss of use of both hands £120,040 to £171,920
Loss of index finger and middle or ring finger £52,810 to £77,430
Loss of one hand, or loss of use of one hand £82,040 to £93,540
Loss of part of a little finger £3,370 to £5,000
Loss of part of an index (first) finger £10,380 to £15,990
Loss of ring and little finger In the region of £18,620
Loss of the end of a ring or middle finger £3,370 to £6,720
Loss of the end of the middle and first finger In the region of £21,320
Minor hand injury Up to £4,055
Moderate thumb injury £8,250 to £10,750
Serious damage to both hands £47,550 to £72,150
Serious hand injury with full or close to full recovery £4,780 to £11,330
Serious hand injury with significant loss of use of the hand £24,740 to £52,810
Serious ring or middle finger injury causing permanent loss of grip £12,700 to £13,940
Serious thumb injury £10,750 to £14,310
Severe fractured fingers leading to possible amputation Up to £31,350
Severe thumb dislocation £3,370 to £5,790
Thumb injury recovering in around 6 months Up to £4,055
Very serious thumb injury £16,720 to £29,860
Injury to the elbow
Elbow injury causing some long term problems £13,360 to £27,320
Elbow injury not causing significant long term problems Up to £10,750
Severe, disabling elbow injury £33,430 to £46,780
Other arm injury including fractures and nerve damage
Fractured forearms (between the elbow and the wrist) £5,630 to £16,380
Serious arm injury leaving permanent and substantial effects £33,430 to £51,070
Serious arm injury leaving some long lasting effects £16,380 to £33,430
Severe arm injury £82,040 to £111,690
Vibration white finger and/or hand arm vibration syndrome
Vibration white finger and/or hand arm vibration syndrome affecting both sides in a younger person causing a change in job £26,990 to £32,780
Vibration white finger and/or hand arm vibration syndrome causing minor symptoms £2,560 to £7,380
Vibration white finger and/or hand arm vibration syndrome causing symptoms in cold weather £7,380 to £14,310
Vibration white finger and/or hand arm vibration syndrome causing year round symptoms £14,310 to £26,990
Work-related upper limb disorders
Work-related upper limb disorders causing continuing problems needing surgery, preventing working £18,690 to £19,730
Work-related upper limb disorders causing continuing problems on one side £12,700 to £13,940
Work-related upper limb disorders recovering completely within 3 years £7,380 to £9,170
Work-related upper limb disorders recovering within a few months at most £1,880 to £3,010
Wrist injury
Colles wrist fractures In the region of £6,340
Serious wrist injury causing significant permanent problems £20,900 to £33,430
Severe wrist injury causing loss of function of the wrist £40,630 to £51,070
Wrist fractures and other injury recovering in up to one year £3,010 to £4,050
Wrist injury causing permanent pain and stiffness £10,750 to £20,900
Wrist injury taking around two years to heal completely Up to £8,740
Injury to the pelvis and hips
Extensive fractures causing serious long term problems £66,890 to £111,690
Hip or pelvis fractures causing long term problems £52,810 to £66,890
Hip or pelvis fractures needing surgery £33,430 to £44,790
Hip or pelvis injury leaving minimal or no long term problems £3,370 to £10,750
Minor hip or pelvis soft tissue (muscle) injury Up to £3,370
Significant hip or pelvis injury leaving some long term problems £10,750 to £33,430
Injury to the legs and feet
Achilles tendon
Minor Achilles tendon injury £6,200 to £10,750
Partial Achilles rupture or significant tendon damage £10,750 to £17,970
Severed Achilles tendon and muscle injury In the region of £32,780
Severed Achilles tendon successfully repaired by surgery £21,320 to £25,670
Ankle injury
Ankle injury causing some permanent problems £11,730 to £22,680
Ankle injury recovering completely or leaving mild symptoms Up to £11,730
Severe ankle injury causing permanent problems walking £26,710 to £42,710
Very severe rare ankle injury £42,710 to £59,480
Foot injury
Common foot injury, most healing completely Up to £11,730
Displaced metatarsal fractures with permanent symptoms £11,730 to £21,320
Loss of both feet £144,520 to £171,920
Loss of one foot £71,640 to £93,540
Serious foot injury £21,320 to £33,450
Severe injury to one or both feet £35,810 to £59,730
Very severe permanent foot injury £35,810 to £93,540
Knee injury
Knee injury causing mild long term problems £12,650 to £22,340
Knee injury causing serious long term problems £22,340 to £37,070
Knee injury that recover completely or leave minimal symptoms Up to £11,730
Leg fractures which include the knee joint £44,470 to £59,490
Severe knee injury £59,490 to £82,080
Leg injury
Fractured femur (thigh bone) £7,780 to £12,010
Fractured tibia or fibula (lower leg) or soft tissue injury Up to £10,100
Leg fractures or soft tissue injury causing some permanent problems £15,320 to £23,680
Loss of both legs £205,420 to £240,590
Loss of both legs below the knee £171,920 to £230,440
Loss of one leg above the knee £89,440 to £117,280
Loss of one leg below the knee £83,590 to £113,450
Serious leg injury leaving permanent problems £33,450 to £46,780
Severe crushing injury and serious or complicated leg fractures £23,680 to £33,450
Severe leg injury without amputation £82,110 to £115,940
Very serious leg injury leaving permanent problems £46,780 to £77,040
Toe injury
Loss of a big toe In the region of £26,710
Loss of all of the toes on a foot £31,150 to £47,830
Serious injury to the big toe or to several other toes £8,190 to £11,730
Severe toe injury including amputations £11,730 to £17,970
Toe injury not leaving significant long term problems Up to £8,190
Minor injury
Minor injury recovering in 28 days £650 to £1,290
Minor injury recovering in 3 months £1,290 to £2,300
Minor injury recovering in 7 days Up to £650
Chronic pain
Moderate complex regional pain syndrome £23,910 to £44,790
Moderate pain disorders generally £17,970 to £32,840
Severe complex regional pain syndrome £44,790 to £71,670
Severe pain disorders generally £35,930 to £53,740
Injury involving paralysis
Temporary paraplegia In the region of £42,090
Paraplegia £186,890 to £242,490
Tetraplegia or quadraplegia £276,940 to £344,640
Injury to internal organs
Bladder Up to £120,040
Digestive system
Severe damage from trauma £36,700 to £52,810
Serious non-penetrating injury £14,320 to £23,680
Penetrating injury £6,190 to £11,820
Severe toxicosis £32,780 to £44,790
Serious short-term food poisoning £8,950 to £18,020
Food poisoning £3,370 to £8,140
Disabling cramps and diarrhoea £780 to £3,370
Kidney injury
Loss of one kidney £26,260 to £38,280
Risk of future loss of kidney function Up to £54,600
Serious and permanent damage to or loss of both kidneys £144,520 to £179,530
Bowel injury
Injury with a return to natural function and control £10,750 to £20,880
Abdominal injury impairing function £38,040 to £59,490
Double incontinence and total loss of function Up to £157,150
Total loss of bowel function Up to £128,060
Bladder injury
Full or near-complete recovery £19,980 to £26,710
Serious impairment of bladder control £54,600 to £68,190
Total loss of bowel and bladder function Up to £157,150
Chest injury
Chest injury causing some permanent tissue damage but no significant long-term lung problem £10,750 to £15,320
Damage to the chest and lungs causing some continuing disability £26,710 to £46,780
Fractured ribs or muscle injury to the rib cage and chest Up to £3,370
Injury causing lungs to collapse £1,880 to £4,540
Injury from inhaling toxic fumes or smoke £4,540 to £10,750
Total removal of one lung and/or serious heart damage £85,880 to £128,060
Traumatic injury to the chest, lungs or heart with permanent damage and reduced life expectancy £56,100 to £85,880
Spleen injury
Loss of spleen with low risk of future infection £3,710 to £7,380
Loss of spleen with continuing risk of infection or immune disorders £17,740 to £22,440
Lung disease
Breathing difficulties needing use of an inhaler £26,710 to £46,780
Bronchitis and wheezing £17,740 to £26,710
Lung cancer in older people £59,730 to £83,050
Lung diseases such as emphysema £46,740 to £59,730
Serious life-threatening lung disease in young people £85,880 to £115,940
Short term aggravation of bronchitis or other chest problems £1,880 to £4,540
Slight breathlessness that recovers completely in a few years £9,080 to £17,740
Hernia injury
Uncomplicated indirect inguinal hernia £2,900 to £6,170
Direct inguinal hernia with risk of recurrence £5,980 to £7,780
Continuing pain or limitation of physical activities £12,700 to £20,620
Reproductive system: female
Infertility with no desire to have children £5,630 to £10,750
Failed sterilisation In the region of £8,700
Ectopic pregnancy delay but fertility not affected £2,890 to £17,430
Infertility without medical complication £15,320 to £31,350
Infertility following ectopic pregnancy £29,050 to £87,140
Infertility caused by disease with depression £98,010 to £144,520
Reproductive system: male
Impotence for a middle-aged man with children £36,700 to £66,890
Impotence, loss of sexual function and sterility in a young man In the region of £131,290
Sterility in cases where it has minimal impact In the region of £5,630
Sterility without impotence for a family man who intended to have more children £20,210 to £26,710
Sterility without impotence for a young man without children £47,830 to £60,880
Sterility, caused by accident, illness or clinical negligence In the region of £126,550
Sterility, caused by accident, illness or clinical negligence to the elderly In the region of £16,000
Asbestos-related disease
Asbestosis and pleural thickening with low respiratory disability £12,860 to £32,780
Asbestosis and pleural thickening with significant respiratory disability £32,780 to £90,300
Lung cancer £59,730 to £83,050
Mesothelioma £59,730 to £107,410
Asthma
Chronic asthma £22,440 to £36,700
Mild asthma and other chest problems resolving quickly Up to £4,390
Mild asthma-like symptoms that are permanent £9,080 to £16,380
Severe permanent asthma with disabling effects £36,740 to £56,100
Other injuries
Scarring to other parts of the body
A single noticeable scar, or several superficial scars not to the face £2,020 to £7,380
After an exploratory laparotomy leaving scarring In the region of £7,380
Burns covering 40% or more of the body No less than £89,440
Several noticeable scars or one disfiguring scar, not to the face £6,680 to £19,390

Calculating compensation for multiple injuries

Calculating an accurate compensation estimate when you have multiple injuries is more complicated. The individual compensation amounts cannot be simply added together.

See an example of multiple injuries calculation:

General damages for a serious arm injury might be £45,000

For a minor hand injury, in isolation, you would typically receive £3,000.

However, if you have a serious arm injury and a minor hand injury, you would typically receive £45,000 + a reduced percentage of £3,000.

Special damages, such as loss of earnings, would not be counted twice

Our online multiple injury compensation calculator will factor in multiple injury adjustments.

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Special damages

Special damages are awarded for any financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of your injury.

The injury compensation claim calculation will include loss of earnings, the cost of medical treatments and any other expenses incurred as a result of the accident.

What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)

Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Does the cause of the injury affect the compensation calculation?

Yes. The Judicial College general damages tables do not consider different causes. In practice, however, the circumstances of an injury or illness can affect the final injury compensation amount.

For example, in the workplace, an employer may be liable for the acts or omissions of its employees, providing it can be shown that they took place in the course of their employment. This is called 'vicarious liability'.

Our injury compensation calculator takes the accident or illness circumstances into account when calculating compensation and assessing whether you have a claim.

Specific circumstances:

Calculating compensation for a car accident

Our road accident (RTA) compensation calculator will calculate compensation for all typical injuries.

Also, the personal injury claims calculator can factor in special damages such as the cost of a rental car or repairs to your vehicle.

Deductions to a final compensation award due to split liability are also more common with road traffic accidents (RTA's).

Calculating compensation for a work injury

If you have been injured at work, our workplace injury compensation calculator will factor in special damages for any time you have had to take off work.

If you are still unable to work, our accident at work compensation calculator will also factor in loss of expected future earnings.

Unlike other injury circumstances, your compensation is less likely to be reduced even if you were partly responsible for your workplace injury.

Calculating compensation for an injury in a shop, bar or other public place

The method used to calculate compensation for an injury in a public place will depend on the cause.

If the owner or occupier of the premises was responsible, the general damages tables will be used to calculate your injury compensation.

However, if you were hurt in a criminal assault, CICA injury tariffs will be used to calculate your compensation instead.

Uninsured or untraceable drivers

Car crash accident payouts may be reduced if the driver who caused the accident is unidentified (e.g. a hit and run) or is uninsured.

Unidentified or uninsured driver claims will usually be lower, as they will be handled by the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB). The MIB may calculate your compensation using a different tariff scale.

Criminal injuries compensation (CICA)

Compensation for criminal injuries paid by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) is calculated based on a specific CICA tariff of injuries. Read more: Making a claim through the CICA.

Will anything be added to my compensation?

Yes. Once your general and special damages have been added together, the total may be adjusted as follows:

Details Added by

Plus 10% rule

If you signed a No Win, No Fee agreement after 2013, your final compensation award will be increased by 10% to offset the impact of the success fee deduction.

Judicial College Guidelines

Multiple injuries increase

If you have suffered several injuries, your general damages will be increased accordingly. Read more about multiple injuries

Judicial College Guidelines/solicitor negotiation/ court decision

Will anything be deducted from my compensation?

Probably - depending on the circumstances of your accident and the no win, no fee terms you agree with your chosen solicitor:

Details Deducted by

Split liability deduction

If you were partly to blame for the accident, you can usually still claim, but your compensation will be reduced.

Your solicitor will negotiate with the defendant’s lawyer to apportion (as a percentage) blame between you and the defendant. This percentage is used to calculate how much your award will be reduced.

For example, if you were 50% responsible for your injuries, you would receive 50% less compensation.

Judicial College Guidelines

Success fee deduction

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis charge nothing if a claim is unsuccessful. Solicitors will charge a success fee if the claim is successful.

By law, success fees are restricted to a maximum of 25% of the total settlement and maybe less.

So if you are awarded £8,000 compensation, up to £2,000 will be deducted by your solicitor as their success fee.

NB. With Quittance, you will be able to agree the success fee with your solicitor before starting your claim.

Terms of your chosen solicitor's no win, no fee agreement/MOJ

ATE Insurance deduction

Solicitors frequently advise claimants to take out an 'After the Event (ATE)' insurance policy on top of the no win, no fee agreement.

ATE insurance covers the legal costs which a claimant must pay to a defendant if their claim is unsuccessful.

Counterintuitively, you would only have to pay for an ATE policy if your claim is successful. The cost of the policy would be deducted from your compensation.

Terms of your chosen solicitor's no win, no fee agreement

No win, no fee terms

Some no win, no fee agreements only cover the solicitor's fees. Costs that are not covered might include medical expert fees, barrister's fees or the costs of the other side's solicitors as they defend the claim. These costs can run into thousands of pounds.

Some no win no fee agreements have penalty or termination clauses if you change your mind.

NB. With Quittance, there are no termination or cancellation fees.

Terms of your chosen solicitor's no win, no fee agreement

Tax deduction

If you receive financial compensation following an injury, specific legislation ensures that you do not have to pay tax on it.

However, if you receive interest on the compensation award, the party paying the interest will deduct tax from the interest before the payment is made. See a tax deduction example.

HMRC

Benefits deduction

Although not strictly a deduction, your entitlement to receive future means-tested benefits (such as housing benefit or Universal Credit) may be affected.

Government means-tested assessment

See an example of tax deduction calculation;

A claimant sustained an injury on 1 January 2013 and brought a claim, which was eventually settled on 14 July 2014.

An award of £20,650 was made, which represented £20,000 damages and £650 for the interest from 1 January 2013 to 14 July 2014.

In this example, tax would be payable on the £20,650 as the interest (already tax-deducted) represents the amount that the claimant would have accrued had the £20,000 been paid on the day of the injury up until the date of settlement.

Is there anything else that could affect my compensation calculation?

Most injury claims do not go to court. Compensation is usually agreed (or “settled”) as part of a negotiation between your solicitor and the defendant’s lawyers or insurance company.

The defendant’s solicitors will use tactics to attempt to reduce the compensation amount, such as making a 'low-ball' early offer.

Your solicitor may request more time to negotiate or to gather more evidence. More time may also mean that the extent of your symptoms becomes clearer, so a more accurate compensation calculation can be made.

Personal injury compensation levels will rarely exceed the figures set out in the general damages tables, so the negotiation process can be crucial. This is particularly true if you need the compensation award to fund care costs, or to pay for treatment or necessary adaptations to your home.

Compensation awards will soon change (from April 2021)

The law relating to personal injury claims is changing in April 2021.

You will no longer be able to claim No Win, No Fee compensation using a solicitor for lower value claims (under £5,000).

In addition, compensation calculated for whiplash and other soft-tissue injuries will be reduced.

Read more: Personal injury compensation will be cut in 2020

Get a more accurate estimate with our personal injury compensation calculator

Our personal injury claims calculator has been designed to give you a more accurate average payout figure by taking all factors into account:

Find out:

  • How much you could claim.
  • If you could have a claim.
  • Everything you can claim for.
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No win, no fee

With a no win, no fee agreement (known as a 'Conditional Fee Agreement' or 'CFA') you can make an injury claim without having to pay upfront legal fees. If your injury claim is unsuccessful you won't have to pay any money to your solicitor.

Our no win, no fee promise

Our no win, no fee guarantee means there is no financial risk in making an injury claim, even if you don't win your claim.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee which is deducted from your compensation, after your compensation is awarded. The solicitor's success fee can be up to 25%. You and your solicitor can agree the success fee before you start your claim.

What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?

If your injury claim is not successful then you will not have to pay any legal fees. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

How can Quittance help?

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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Compensation calculator FAQ's

How accurate are online claims calculators?

Compensation calculators take into account the nature and severity of your injury. Calculators then refer to the Judicial College Guidelines to give an upper and lower estimate of the likely compensation award you could receive.

Online compensation 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.

What do I need to be aware of when using an online injury calculator

Disclaimer - 2020 Claims Calculator

The injury compensation calculator refers to the Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases, Fifteenth Edition by the Judicial College.

The general damages and special damages you receive will ultimately be calculated according to the circumstances of your case. Personal injury compensation payouts for general damages vary according to the severity of the injury and how quickly you recover.

Our online compensation calculator includes the 10% uplift in general damages in line with the Jackson reforms recommendation for claims funded by a conditional fee agreement (CFA). Cases initiated before 1st April 2013 may receive 10% less in general damages than indicated in the calculator.

Every attempt has been made to make all the information contained in this compensation payout guide and in the personal injury claims calculator as accurate as possible. However, the injury claims calculator is intended as a guide only.

Your solicitor will need to collate more information about your situation to be able to give you a more detailed idea of your potential personal injury compensation amount.

Quittance is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and cannot accept any responsibility for the advice provided by individual solicitors.