How much compensation can I get for my personal injury claim?
Updated: Monday, 20th August 2018
When making an injury claim, calculating how much compensation you can expect to receive for your injuries can be a complex process.
Factors that can affect the injury award calculation include:
- the degree of pain and suffering experienced,
- the time needed for recovery,
- treatment costs, and
- all other financial costs and losses
Our compensation claim calculator is a useful starting point for accident victims. The calculator provides an estimate of the levels of compensation you can expect to receive for your personal injury claim.
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 However, many of these rely on out-of-date data and do not consider recent changes to the law.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.
Accident claims compensation payouts
Do the circumstances of the accident matter?
Calculating a car accident injury claim payout or work accident payout will depend primarily on the nature and seriousness of your injury.
The circumstances surrounding the accident generally only affect your compensation payout if certain conditions apply. These special cases include:
- Compensation payouts may be reduced in cases of "split liability", where you are partly responsible for your own injuries
- Criminal injury compensation payouts may be calculated according to a different tariff
- 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
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.
Do I have a claim?
If you are unsure as to whether you have a legally-valid claim, or would like to understand more about the personal injury claims process, we can help.
Find out if you have a personal injury claim today, or find more information about the process for specific types of claim below:
- 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.