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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim. First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury. It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates given once your case has started are tailored specifically for your case.



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Minor Brain or

Head injury

In these cases brain damage, if any will, have been minimal Minor Brain Damage

Where a good recovery has been made but symptoms such as poor concentration and memory problems continue. Moderate Brain Damage

The injured person is very seriously disabled and is dependent on others Epilepsy

Psychiatric damage

Affecting the ability to cope with life and/or work or affecting relationships with family and friends Moderate Post-Traumatic

The injured person largely recovers within two years Severe Post-Traumatic

Stress Disorder

Injury causes effects that cause significant disability for the foreseeable future, or permanently.

Damage to Hair

In consequence of defective permanent waving etc. where effects are dermatitis or hair loss leading to distress and effects social life. Less Serious Damage to Hair

Where hair has been pulled out leaving bald patches.

Minor Eye Injuries

Resulting in initial pain and temporary interference with vision. Minor but Permanent Damage

Permanent impairment of vision in one or two eyes. Loss of Sight in One Eye

Loss of vision in one eye without significant risk of loss or reduced vision in the remaining eye. Upper end includes some risk of sympathetic ophthalmia. Total Loss of One Eye

Loss of Sight in One eye

Including reduced vision, further deterioration or additional problems in remaining eye. Total Blindness

Loss of Hearing in One Ear

Occasional or Mild Tinnitus

With some hearing loss. Moderate Tinnitus

With hearing loss Severe Tinnitus

Loss of Smell

Loss of Taste

Simple Undisplaced Fracture

With full recovery. Displaced Fracture

Where recovery is complete after surgery. Serious or Multiple Fractures

Injuries requiring a number of operations and/or resulting in permanent damage.

Simple Fracture of Cheekbone

Where no surgery is required and complete recovery is effected. Simple Fracture of Cheekbone

Where there is complete recovery following reconstructive surgery. Serious Fracture of Cheekbone

Serious fractures causing lasting effects, e.g. paraesthesia in cheeks or lips.

Simple Fracture of Jaw

Requiring immobilisation, but recovery is complete. Serious Fracture of Jaw

Injury causing permanent damage, such difficulty eating. Multiple Fractures of Jaw

Serious multiple fractures requiring prolonged treatment and permanent consequences, including severe pain and paraesthesia.

Significant, chronic tooth pain

Extends over a number of years, including significant deterioration of overall condition of teeth. Loss of one front tooth

Minor Whiplash Injury

Where full recovery takes place in less than a year. Moderate Whiplash Injury

Full recovery takes place within two years. Moderate Neck Injury

Fractures or dislocations which cause severe immediate symptoms. Severe Neck Injury

Injuries usually involving serious fractures leading to significant permanent disability.

Lung Cancer

Caused by asbestos. Asbestosis

Causing impairment of the extremities of the lungs so oxygen uptake to the blood stream is reduced. Mesothelioma

Causing severe pain and impairment of both function and quality of life. Pleural Thickening

Causing respiratory disability attributed to asbestos. Traumatic Injury to Chest, Lungs or Heart

Causing permanent damage, impairment of function or reduction of life expectancy.

Minor Back Injury

Such as strains, sprains, disc prolapses, soft tissue injuries. Moderate Back Injury

Such as disturbance of ligaments and muscles causing backache, or compression fracture. Severe Back Injury

Injuries causing severe pain and disability, including impaired bladder, bowel and sexual function.

Minor Shoulder Injury

Such as soft tissue damage causing considerable pain but recovery almost complete within two years. Moderate Shoulder Injury

Such as frozen shoulder causing limitation of movement and discomfort for up to two years. Dislocated Shoulder

Causing pain in shoulder and neck, aching in elbow, weakness of arm and hand. Severe Shoulder Injury

Involving damage to the brachial plexus and resulting in significant disability. Fracture of Clavicle

Temporary or permanent fracture.

Simple fractures of the Forearm

Serious Fractures

To one or both forearm where there is significant or permanent disability. Loss of One Arm

Arm amputated at the shoulder. Loss of One Arm

Amputation above the elbow. Loss of One Arm

Amputation below the elbow. Loss of both arms

Minor or Moderate Elbow Injury

Simple fractures or tennis elbow where there is no permanent damage or impairment of function of the joint. Serious Elbow Injury

Injuries leading to impairment of function but not involving major surgery or significant disability. Severely Disabling Injury

Minor Wrist Injury

Such as an uncomplicated fracture with full or virtual recovery. Serious Wrist Injury

Injuries resulting in significant permanent disability, but some useful movement remains. Moderate Wrist Injury

Injuries causing some permanent disability, such as persistent pain and stiffness. Severe Wrist Injury

Resulting in complete loss of function in the wrist, for example when an arthrodesis has been performed.

Minor Hand Injury

Loss of Middle Finger

Loss of Index Finger

Loss of One Hand

Loss of Both Hands

Vibration White Finger

Minor Injury to Pelvis or Hip

Including fractures where there is full recovery within two years. Moderate Injury to Hip or Pelvis

Significant injury but any permanent disability is not major. Injury may require a hip replacement. Severe Injury to Hip or Pelvis

Simple Fracture

Including fracture of a femur. Severe Leg Injury

Leading to permanent problems with mobility, need of mobility aids, severe scarring. Severe Fracture

Fractures where incomplete recovery is made. Loss of One Leg

Amputation below the knee. Loss of One Leg

Amputation above the knee. Loss of Both Legs

Minor Knee Injury

Lacerations, twisting or bruising injury with complete recovery. Moderate Knee Injury

Torn cartilage or meniscus, dislocation, ligamentous damage; injuries resulting in mild future disability. Severe Knee Injury

Disruption of the joint, or injuries resulting in limitation of movement or instability.

Minor Foot Injury

Simple Metatarsal fractures, ruptured ligaments. Moderate Foot Injury

Displaced metatarsal fractures resulting in permanent deformity. Severe Foot Injury

Fractures to feet resulting in restriction on mobility and / or considerable continuing pain. Loss of One Foot

Loss of Both Feet

Minor Ankle Injury

Undisplaced fractures, sprains and ligamentous injuries. Moderate Ankle Injury

For fractures and ligamentous tears resulting in moderate disability such as difficulty walking on uneven ground or on stairs. Severe Ankle Injury

Injuries involving long period of treatment, long period in plaster and some permanent disability. Severe Toe Injury

Crush or multiple fractures of two or more toes resulting in permanent disability. Amputation of the Great Toe


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