Our simple compensation calculator uses official guidelines to calculate how much you could claim - find out how much you might be entitled to.
Here at The Compensation Experts, we have years of experience helping people win the compensation they deserve, and we are continually looking at ways to improve our service.
If you’ve suffered an accident or any kind of personal injury, we understand that getting the justice you truly deserve is just as important as the financial part of a claim. However, it can be useful to know how much your claim could potentially be worth. That’s where our compensation calculator can help you find out – in a few simple and straightforward steps.
If you’re ready to make a claim but want to be sure it’s worth your time and effort to go further, our compensation calculator can help you work out how much you could get. It will also enable you to check if you’re eligible to make a successful claim.
Injury Compensation Calculator FAQs
If you’re unfamiliar with using a claim calculator, you may still have a lot of questions about their use and what they cover. Below are some of the most asked questions about our claim calculator.
What is an injury claim calculator?
An injury claim calculator, or compensation calculator, is exactly what it sounds like: an online calculator that you can use to estimate how much compensation your claim might be worth.
By putting the details of your claim into our injury claim calculator, you’ll receive a guideline figure to help you judge if it’s worth beginning the claims process, and what the maximum potential award your claim might be.
How does our claims calculator work?
Our compensation calculator is designed to be as simple as possible to make it easy for you to understand if, and how much you could claim.
The first step before using our calculator is to check whether you’re eligible to make a compensation claim. If you’re eligible, you can then move onto the calculator itself. If you’re unsure if you’re claim is valid, you should get in touch with our team. If you want to, you can skip this section and go straight to the calculator.
Once you reach our calculator, you’ll be asked to assess your injuries. You’ll be asked by the calculator to enter the details of your personal injury, specifically which body parts were injured and if the damage was physical, psychological, or both.
This means knowing about your injuries in detail. No matter if you suffered burns, a trip, slip, or fall, or severe spinal trauma, the more specific you are, the more accurate our claim calculator’s results will be.
With this data to hand, the claims calculator will use it to calculate your claims eligibility, and potential compensation pay-out.
Our personal injury calculator is based on the official UK judicial compensation claim guidelines, which can give you the best idea of how much your claim might be worth.
How much compensation could I claim?
There are no one-size-fits-all levels of compensation you can receive for any accident or personal injury.
For example, the compensation you could receive for an accident at work may be different to what you might win for a road traffic accident claim; either because of the difference in accident circumstances, or due to the intensity of the injuries you may have suffered.
Each compensation claims case is unique, and that means that the level of compensation you receive will be different to someone else, even if they have a very similar claim to yours.
What is the average personal injury claim?
Because all personal injury claims are different, it can be very difficult to make a general statement about average compensation amounts. Put simply, a different injury will result in a different pay-out amount.
The body part that has been injured will also be factored in, as will the level of expenses and discomfort you might experience during recovery, but some examples of average pay-outs include:
- Arm injuries – For simple fractures, arm injury compensation pay-outs can range from a low of £6,190 to £18,020, depending on the severity of the injury.
- Vibration White Finger (VWF) – An increasingly common injury, VWF pay-outs vary widely. Minor cases see pay-outs of £2,810, with major pay-outs going as high as £36,060.
- Brain damage – While rare in comparison to many other injuries, those who are unlucky enough to suffer brain trauma could receive compensation of £ £2,070 for a minor head injury to as much as £ £379,100 for the most severe.
Regardless, all types of personal injury claim compensation amounts are intended to get you back to a fully recovered state as quickly as possible. While the average claim can widely vary, the best way to get the settlement that you deserve is to speak to legal experts.
They can advise you on what to expect, which will make your recovery much easier to deal with, no matter how serious your injury might be.
Who can claim compensation?
Legally, anyone can make a compensation claim, provided they meet the criteria needed to claim compensation for damages.
A claimant usually must have been injured within the last three years of making their claim. Only having an accident is not sufficient, you also need to prove that you were physically hurt as a result.
Then you must prove that your accident was not purely due to chance – that means that someone was at fault and resulted in you suffering your injury.
It may have been accidental, deliberate, or because they were negligent, but for you to be eligible for compensation you need to show that another party was responsible.
The final requirement you need to fulfil to raise a personal injury claim is that you need to be at least 18 years old (16 in Scotland) and considered to have the mental capacity to start the legal process.
If you’re a minor, or the court rules that your mental capacity is impaired, a close relative may make a claim on your behalf with any compensation held in a trust for you.
What personal injuries can I claim compensation for?
There are numerous types of personal injuries that you can make a personal injury claim for. The most common types of personal injury claims include the following:
- Road traffic accidents
- Accidents at work
- Industrial illness claims
- Trips, slips, and falls
- Bodily injuries
- Construction and building site injuries
- Burns and poisoning
- Accidents abroad, either while travelling for business or pleasure
- Military accidents
- Transport injuries
- Injuries in a public space
Of course, these are just the broad categories that personal injury claims fall under. No matter your type of personal injury claim, you’ll always be awarded with what’s known as general and special damages.
General damages are intended to compensate you for the way your life has been affected, and any pain and suffering that you have experienced because of your personal injury.
The Judicial Study Board has set brackets for assessing and calculating compensation amounts for a wide range of specific injuries. Additionally, your solicitor may also hire medical experts to help make a clear decision on how much compensation should be claimed for on your behalf.
Special damages are intended to cover the injured person financially. They will be awarded if a case can be made that the personal injury led to a financial shortfall, such as missing out on earnings, or the cost of home adaptations needed after an accident.
If your personal injury has affected you financially, then special damages may be able to help you recoup your monetary losses. Examples of costs that special damages can cover, but are not limited to, include:
- Ongoing or paid for medical expenses
- Prescription costs
- Physiotherapy expenses
- Travel expenses
- Home help
- Lost income while recovering
- Predicted lost income, including pension and projected promotions, if you are not able to continue along your expected career path.
How does the compensation process work?
The compensations process is simple in practice but can be lengthy depending on the severity and complexity of your claim.
The first step is to get in touch with us. We’ll check if we think you have a claim and introduce you to a qualified solicitor experienced in dealing with your type of claim. From there, they’ll walk you through the claims process to help you get the compensation you deserve.
How accurate is a personal injury claims calculator?
While you might be excited by the prospect of having an estimated level of compensation right at your fingertips, it’s very important to remember that it’s only an estimate.
A personal injury claims calculator is only there to provide you with an idea of what you could potentially claim. Its results should not be taken as a concrete value of what you will receive in compensation should your claim be taken up by a personal solicitor.
In fact, there are numerous factors a claim calculator can’t account for that will affect the value of your claim, such as:
- Legal costs and expenses
- No win, no fee claims
- Changes to your case that may occur during the claims process
- Any revaluation of your injuries
Indeed, the total level of compensation you receive, will likely be less than the total sum you win, because you need to cover your solicitor’s costs.
The estimations provided by our accident claims calculator are based on the legal judicial guidelines for compensation.
A compensation calculator is the perfect tool for helping you decide if your accident is worth making a claim for. If you are still unsure about progressing with a claim, it’s always a good idea to speak to someone with expertise who can help.
At The Compensation Experts, we work with experienced solicitors in all fields of compensation, so you know you’ll be in safe hands no matter your injury case. Once we’ve matched you with an experienced solicitor, they’ll be able to give you a much more accurate estimate at first followed by a specific figure once the claims process is underway.