The starting point for the valuation of most injury claims will be “The Guidelines” (Guidelines For The Assessment Of General Damages In Personal Injury Cases – Oxford University Press), which contains advice about the valuation of all types of injuries.

However a genuine specialist solicitor should also have access to online resources such as LAWTEL and/or Kemp & Kemp, which contain a vast resource of up to date case reports about the valuation of injury claims.

If you’d like a free assessment about how much compensation you should get please call us on 0333 006 6266 or complete our free claim enquiry form.

In the next section we have set out a few examples from the current edition of the Guidelines. The figures mentioned are for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries… you may be able to add on the amount of any other losses, such as loss of earnings and so on.

You will see that some of the figures vary quite widely… the amount you get will depend on things like the extent of the injury, the impact on your work and personal life, and, of course the quality of your legal advice!

A simple fracture of the femur - £5,750-9,000Very severe injury to the knee - £44,400-61,500A minor fracture of the wrist - £2,250-3,000A severe injury to the wrist - £30,500-38,250A minor “whiplash” injury to the neck (recovery within 2 years) - £2,750-5,000A “minor” back injury (recovery within two years) - Up to £5,000A “moderate” back injury (constant pain, impairment of sexual function, risk of arthritis) - £17,750-24,750

If you’d like a free assessment about how much compensation you should get please call us on 0333 006 6266 or complete our free claim enquiry form.

Compensation for other losses

In addition to the claim in respect of your injury there may be claims for various other financial losses, some of which can be very substantial. These can include:-

  • Loss of earnings

    This may range from a short period off work after a minor acccident, to a detailed calculation of future loss of earnings for someone who is unable to go back to work after suffering an injury. In serious cases, we often obtain the evidence of expert accountants to help our clients obtain the maximum amount of compensation for lost earnings.

  • The value of a damaged car or motorcycle or bicycle

    It is very common for us to obtain the report of an expert engineer when valuing the damage to vehicles.

  • Value of damaged clothing, cycling or motorcycle helmets
  • The cost of obtaining nursing care, help with housework or gardening

    In serious cases, we often obtain expert evidence in relation to this part of a claim, which may amount to many thousands of pounds.

  • The cost of private medical treatment, such as physiotherapy or even surgery

Our team have years of experience in the valuation of injury claims, from those worth only £1,000.00 or so to those worth over £1,000,000.00, and we are always focused on gathering all of the necessary evidence so that we can help our clients to recover the maximum amount of compensation available within the rules.

If you’d like a free assessment about how much compensation you should get please call us on 0333 006 6266 or complete our free claim enquiry form.

If you’d like some free advice please give us a call on 0333 006 6266 or complete our free claim enquiry form.