Personal Injury Calculator
How our calculator works
Whether you’ve been injured as a result of a road traffic accident, slip, trip or fall, incident at work or something else, you will no doubt want to know how much you can expect to receive in compensation. This is why we provide a handy personal injury claims calculator. By selecting the type of injuries you have suffered, you can quickly and easily get information on the sums of money you may be eligible to claim.
Our accident claims calculator uses the Judicial College Guidelines (Fourteenth Edition) to give you an estimate of the sum you might be able to receive as a result of your injuries.
It’s important to be aware that our calculator does not include other special damages that you may also be entitled to claim, such as loss of earnings, the cost of care or treatment, or any other losses. Also, it can’t provide you with an exact figure because this will be contingent on a number of factors, including how severe your injuries are and how long it takes you to recover. In addition, the figures from our calculator don’t take into account any fees that your legal representative might deduct from your compensation sum if your claim is successful.
What are the Judicial College Guidelines?
The Judicial College is the body responsible for training judicial office holders based in England and Wales. It publishes ‘Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases’ as a resource to help legal professionals calculate the financial value of personal injury claims.
The information contained in the Judicial College Guidelines is only intended to be advisory. It is not law. As well as referring to judicial guidelines, it is useful to have in-depth knowledge of similar case law when determining the likely value of claims. Expert personal injury solicitors combine information contained in the Judicial College Guidelines with their knowledge of case law in order to advise claimants on how much they can expect to receive.
How is personal injury compensation calculated?
The amount awarded to you in personal injury compensation will include general damages that are intended to compensate you for any pain and suffering you have experienced, as well as loss of amenity. These damages are also calculated to reflect the impact that the injury has had on your life. This could include the loss of a career or hobbies. As mentioned previously, the Judicial College sets out guidance for how much compensation should be awarded for certain injuries, and this is considered alongside previous cases of similar injury.
As well as general damages, you may be awarded special damages. This is to cover any costs and financial losses you incur due to your injury. Special damages can include past losses, such as travel and medical expenses you have racked up because of your injury, as well as the cost of any adaptations you have made to your property to accommodate your medical needs. Any extra care needs you have had to fund personally will be included too, such as additional childcare. These costs are calculated using a record of your expenses from the time of injury until the case is settled. You may also be awarded special damages for future loss, such as loss of earnings or earnings potential in the future, and the cost of ongoing care needs.
Your next step
Determining how much money you will receive for a personal injury claim is a complex process, and many factors are taken into account. Two people involved in the same incident who suffer the same injuries may receive different levels of compensation based on their individual needs. For example, injuries can affect people differently due to their age, family situation, ability to earn and so on.
Our personal injury calculator is a quick and convenient way to get a good idea of the amount you may be eligible to receive. But for a more accurate, in-depth assessment, you should speak to a personal injury solicitor.
If you would like to start the process of making a claim, use our website to compare personal injury solicitors today.
* This is not a multiple injury compensation calculator. If you have sustained multiple injuries, the amounts are not added together. As a rule of thumb, you can take the upper bracket of the most severe injury you have sustained as the starting point, and a reduced sum will be applied for other less serious injuries.