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A term that you often hear is going to be No Fee If We Don’t Win. This is one fee that you probably hear all the time on the radio and television. However, what does this actually mean?
This is a term that is going to be going by several names and can be seen as conditional fee or even a contingency fee. This is one that is going to allow you to bring about a lawsuit or legal action without having to pay a fee if you lose your case. This means you can finally go after the compensation you need, but without fear of losing.
In fact, a lot of solicitors are going to be equipped to handle this type of case and will allow you to have the total security you need to have if your case is not a successful one. Even with that in place The YEC Claim Lawyers have a very high rate of successful cases, which allows us to work for a no win, no cost basis and lets you get the most compensation on the market. You will find that we are going to deal with all of the legal costs and you will not pay anything if we end up losing the case.
You will even know that we will consult with you about the chances of winning your case. If the case is winnable we are going to go forward with the case on the no fee basis unless we win. If not, then we will let you know about the different methods you can use to finance your case.
We do, however, deal with cases that are under a no win no cost arrangement. If the case is not a success in these cases you do not have to pay anything. However, if you do win, you will notice that you are going to get the proper amount of money for the injury. The experience we have will help you get what you need for a proper payment based off of our experience and it is generally quite a bit more than what an insurer is ready to pay. Even after we have subtracted the fee you will notice that you are going to get quite a significant amount of money. What else is great is unlike some places, when you operate under this fee structure, we do not sacrifice your representation.
Here is some of the lists of clients that we have helped in the past. Quite often the cases that we are bringing out are going to be a no fee type so you can get your case started. This is very key, but if the injury was caused by someone else and not at your own fault, here is some of the information that we can help with.
We have quite a few other accidents that we represent and it is often caused by someone else.
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* Cheekbone fractures: £1,550 – £10,350
The severity of these injuries varies widely. This category covers everything from simple fractures that heal with minor intervention to multiple fractures that require surgery and typically cause some form of permanent disfigurement.
There are formal legal distinctions here between male and female victims. Compensation levels tend to be higher across the board for women. Age and psychological impact are considered carefully when awarding compensation for permanent disfigurement.
* Minor Head Injury: £1,450 – £8,400
This is an appropriate award in cases with minimal brain damage. The exact amount of compensation will depend upon the severity of the initial injury, the length of the recovery process, and any ongoing symptoms, such as headaches.
This category is intended for victims who make a good recovery and regain control of the majority of their faculties. The long-term impact of the injury on the victim’s social and professional life will be minimal. Incidental long-term difficulties, such as mood swings and problems with concentrating, may impede the victim’s full enjoyment of work, leisure, and social interaction. Courts will factor in the severity of the initial injury, the permanence of any long-term disabilities, the severity of personality changes, if any, and the presence or absence of depression when making awards in this category.
This category is divided into three more specific sub-categories:
£28,250 – £59,500 Cases at this level feature measurable negative effects on the sufferer’s concentration and memory. This amount of brain damage reduces the victim’s ability to work and increases their risk of epilepsy. At this level, victims are not normally reliant on others for assistance in their day-to-day lives.
£59,500 – £98,500 Awards in this range are assigned to cases where the long-term impact of the injury is more severe. Victims will experience some moderate reduction in intellect. The ability to work is significantly reduced or lost entirely. Epilepsy risks are significant.
£98,500 – £144,000 This range is awarded in cases where sufferers experience moderate to severe reductions in intellect, permanent personality changes, specific language impairment prognosis, and complete loss of employment prospects.
* Significant Brain Damage: £144,000 – £185,000
This bracket is reserved for individuals who are seriously disabled by their injury. There is normally a significant and constant need for professional assistance in personal care. This sort of brain damage may cause physical (e.g. limb paralysis) and/or cognitive (e.g. personality and intellect impairment) disability. Among the factors considered by the court in these cases are: the sufferer’s life expectancy, the degree of dependence on care provided by others, the extent of physical limitations, communication ability, behavioral abnormalities, and epileptic problems.
* Severe Brain Damage: £185,000 – £265,000
This level of compensation is intended for sufferers who are left minimally responsive to their environment in the aftermath of their injury. Language functions will be limited or entirely absent, and the individual will require full-time professional care on a permanent basis. Sufferers in this category may still have the ability to respond to basic commands.
Setting the amount of awards for severe brain damage will depend on a sufferer’s life expectancy, the extent of their physical limitations, and the amount of ‘insight’ and awareness the sufferer retains after their injury.
In cases where epilepsy is a complication of or a direct result of an injury, the court may assign an additional or stand-alone award for this condition.
Factors considered by the court include: the potential for controlling epileptic attacks with medication; negative side effects that medication may exert on the sufferer; negative effects epilepsy causes to the sufferer’s professional and social lives; behavioral problems; and overall medical prognosis.
If you or someone you love has experienced any of the injuries described here and responsibility lies with a third party, contact us now.
Permanent sense injuries are considered to be some of the most serious in terms of long-term loss of quality of life. Relatively minor damage to sensory organs like the eyes and the inner ears can produce severe consequences.
* Transient Eye Injuries: £1,450 – £2,600
These cases feature complete recovery in a short time frame.
This award is assigned to cases in which vision loss is severe and permanent in one eye, but there is no risk to the visual acuity of the other eye. These cases may also involve persistent double vision.
Courts consider both the age of the victim and the ‘cosmetic’ impact of the loss.
Deafness in the legal realm is defined as partial or total hearing loss. Courts that make compensation decisions regarding deafness consider a range of different factors, including: whether the injury occurred ‘instantly’ or over an extended period of time; the age at which the injury occurred (because younger victims experience developmental difficulties related to hearing loss); and whether or not the injury also affects the sufferer’s balance.
* General Psychiatric Damage: £1,000 – £76,000
This bracket is obviously broad in order to account for the wide range of conditions it covers and the varying severity of the damage caused. General psychiatric compensation is typically broken down into four sub-categories: minor, moderate, moderately severe, and severe.
Factors considered by the court in psychiatric cases include:
* Relationship of the injury to sexual or physical abuse, and the extent to which breach of trust played a role in the injury. Courts will consider the victim’s relationship to his or her abuser, where applicable; the nature of the abuse; the duration of the abuse; and the symptoms caused.
Opinions vary widely on what level of compensation is appropriate for psychological injuries. If you need detailed and specific guidance regarding a claim for psychiatric injuries, reach out to our personal injury experts today.
PTSD = Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
According to the law, PTSD is a symptomatic response to psychologically-distressing events which cause ‘fear, helplessness, and horror.’ Symptoms include, but are not limited to: involuntary changes in breathing and/or pulse, loss of bladder or bowel control, anger issues, sleep problems, re-experiencing the original distressing event, difficulty concentrating, and anxiety.
Additional or independent compensation is often awarded for conditions which include or cause chronic pain. If you experience a chronic pain condition following an injury, you have a right to receive compensation. Chronic pain may be directly caused by an injury or merely exacerbated by it. Compensation may also be called for when an injury brings on recurrence of an existing chronic pain condition.
* Chronic Pain Syndrome: £7,000 – £42,000
Compensation awards for CPS vary based on the severity of the syndrome in the specific case.
If an injury has afflicted you or a loved one with any of the injuries described here, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately.
* Minor Neck Injuries: £875 – £5,150 Soft-tissue injuries which can be fully healed within 1-2 years fall under this compensation bracket. The recovery period is the prime factor to be considered when deciding upon compensation.
* Moderate Neck Injuries: £5,150 – £9,000 This bracket is suitable for injuries which grow worse over time or which cause an existing condition to recur. If full function can be restored within a few years with pain being reduced to ‘nuisance’ levels, this is the appropriate level of compensation. Minor whiplash injuries also fall here.
£9,000 – £16,400 This level of compensation is appropriate for whiplash and similar wrenching-type injuries. Reduction in movement, stiffness, and serious pain are all common symptoms. Surgery may be required to resolve these types of injuries.
* Severe Neck Injuries: 6,400 – £21,600 This compensation bracket is for injuries which cause immediate and severe symptoms, e.g. fractures. Treatment for such injuries requires spinal fusion, and sufferers will experience severely impaired function.
Approximately £36,000 This level of compensation is typical for severe soft tissue and/or tendon damage. Courts will consider the extent of symptoms and the sufferer’s medical prognosis; this level is appropriate for injuries in which disability will be significant and permanent.
£43,000 – £86,000 These are severe, disability-causing injuries which fall short of those described below.
Approximately £97,500 This level of compensation is awarded in cases where the neck remains immobile after years. Complications include paraplegia and incurable headaches.
£9,100 – £16,500 Cases that result in ongoing discomfort or stiffness, recurring or permanent pain, or serious movement limitations
£5,250 – £9,100 Whiplash injuries with a protracted recovery period and where the individual is vulnerable to further injuries in the future
£2,950 – £5,250 Whiplash injuries where it will take around two years for a full recovery
£,9875 – £2,950 Whiplash injuries where it will take from a couple of weeks to one year for a full recovery
If you or a loved one has suffered any of the injuries that are described above, and someone else was at fault, contact us today.
Compensation for Quadriplegia: £201,600 – £265,100
Compensation for Paraplegia: £144,100 – £186,600
Compensation for severe back injuries: £66,100 – £111,100 These are the most severe injuries but that still fall short of paralysis. Normally those cases involved related, other consequences like incontinence or impotence.
In the £53,000 range This compensation level is specifically awarded to back injuries that take them outside of the regular context off what is considered to be a back injury. They are cases leading to or involving such issues as scarring, sexual problems, or bladder impairment that might result in further complications in the future.
£25,600 – £45,850 Injuries which may lead to fractures of vertebrae or discs or disc lesions that lead to ongoing discomfort and disabilities. Those might be associated with arthritis, sexual problems, loss of agility, continuing discomfort or pain, or loss of employment as well.
£18,350 – £25,600 This compensation bracket is comprised of a wide range of injuries. This compensation level is normally awarded when there is a significant risk of osteoarthritis along with continuing discomfort and pain. There might also be spinal fusion and/or sexual function impairment.
£8,350 – £18,350 This compensation bracket includes numerous back injuries that are commonly encountered like disturbances to the muscles and ligaments. Normally they are soft tissue injuries. The original injury’s severity and the chances of chronic or permanent disability will be considered by the court.
No minimum – £8,350 This includes all other soft-tissue injuries, strains, and sprains where nearly total or total recovery is expected to occur within five years maximum.
£66,100 – £98,600 This compensation level is appropriate whenever there is complete damage to the heart or removal of a lung. Normally there is also permanent scarring and prolonged pain.
£43,100 – £66,100 This compensation level is awarded when traumatic injuries have occurred to the heart and/or lungs which result in a reduce life expectancy, disability, and permanent damage.
£20,600 – £36,100 This compensation bracket is applied where lung damage causes an ongoing disability.
£8,350 – £11,900 This compensation level is awarded for tissue injuries that do not permanent effect the actual lung.
£3,600 – £8,350 This is an appropriate award in cases of toxic or smoke fume inhalation. Normally there are no permanent effects with these injuries.
£1,550 – £3,600 This compensation level is for cases involving injuries to the lungs and chest where there is a full recovery.
Up to £2,700 Fractures and other types of permanent injuries.
If you or a loved one is suffering from any of the injuries discussed above, and someone else was at fault, contact us today.
£111,100 – £138,100 Loss of, or serious damage to both kidneys.
Up to £42,100 Compensation that is awarded when there is ‘significant risk’ that natural function of the kidney will be lost or urinary tract infections will occur in the future.
£20,350 – £30,100 This level of compensation is awarded when one kidney is lost but the other does not suffer any damage.
Up to £98,600 This level of awarded will be given when natural function is totally lost and there is colostomy dependence. Age is also considered.
£29,350 – £45,850 This level of compensation will be awarded in severe abdominal injury cases where a temporary colostomy is necessary and functioning of the bowels is impaired. There also might be restrictions on the levels or types of diet and employment as well.
£8,350 – £16,100 This is an appropriate compensation level where some permanent damage occurs but regular function recovers eventually.
Up to £92,100 This is considered to be appropriate compensation when there is total loss of control and function of the bladder.
£42,100 – £52,600 This compensation level is awarded when bladder control is seriously impaired and there are is also incontinence and pain associated with it.
£15,500 – £20,600 In these situations there is some long-term inference with the bladder’s natural function but a near complete recovery is expected.
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£9,850 – £15,950 This level of compensation is considered to be appropriate when pain is continuous and/or participation and enjoyment is limited in work sport, or physical activity.
£4,700 – £6,100 This is an appropriate aware for direct inguinal hernias where there is some risk of them reoccurring.
£2,100 – £4,950 This level of compensation is for uncomplicated inguinal hernias where there is no permanent damage or associated injuries.
If you or a loved one has suffered from any of the injuries discussed above, and someone else was at fault, contact us today.
Quite often there is a relationship between workplace injuries and lung disease. It sometimes takes many years for them to finally be discovered, especially those that involve asbestos and other types of toxic materials that are often found in workplaces. Over time, these types of conditions tend to continue to get worse and the level of compensation often reflects the patient’s medical outlook for the future.
The awards below apply no matter what the illness’s source is. Illnesses that relate to asbestos are dealt with here.
£66,100 – £89,100 This level of compensation is usually considered to be appropriate for young people who have a serious disability when there is a probability that their condition with become progressively worse and lead to an early death.
£51,600 – £66,100 The court considered an award at this level when lung cancer is developed by the sufferer which is very detrimental to the person’s quality of life.
£36,100 – £51,600 For diseases like emphysema which cause sleep disturbance and/or coughing or the deterioration of lung function. There could also be a reduction in the level and kind of employment prospects and physical activity that the person can do.
£20,600 – £36,100 If using an inhaler is required due to the illness or injury, difficulty in breathing is involved,and there is a bleak or uncertain medical prognosis, then compensation at this level will be awarded by the court. It is also required to have an effect on the person’s working and social life.
£13,750 – £20,600 This compensation level is awarded when there is wheezing and/or breathlessness that effects the person’s social life. The person will have anxiety about their future as well.
£7,100 – £13,750 If the person suffers from breathlessness but it doesn’t effect their working life and there is a chance of almost total or total recovery within a couple of years then this level of compensation is awarded.
£1,550 – £7,100 This level of compensation is awarded for cases that are less serious, where there is nearly total recovery within a couple of months. Aggravations of such conditions as bronchitis are part of this range.
If you or a loved one has suffered from any of the injuries discussed above, and someone else was at fault, contact us today.
In recent years there have been changes to the rules that relate to claims on asbestos-related conditions. In late 2011 the UK supreme court determined that those individuals who had contracted pleural plaques due to being exposed to Asbestos have the right to compensation. Asbestos personal injury claims have slightly different rules compared to other kinds of personal injury claims due to fact that their nature is unique.
You are entitled to make a claim if you are suffering from, or have suffered from any of the following: asbestosis, lung cancer, mesothelioma, pleural thickening, or pleural plaques.
However, you must bring action within a three year period of being diagnosed with the condition. Asbestos related health issues in some cases might take decades for them to develop. Clyde Valley and Aberdeen during the 1950s through the 1970s was a hub of heavy industry where many men became exposed to asbestos while working in the manufacturing, construction, rail yard, and ship yard industries. If you are or were in employed in one of these types of industries then contact us today to receive your no obligation advice on how to make a claim for personal injuries that are related to asbestos.
The exact cause of mesothelioma and other related conditions are not known. The best guess from the legal and medical professions is that being exposed to one fibre of Asbestos might be sufficient to result in a person developing a serious medical condition that is asbestos related. Therefore it might be possible to contract these types of diseases within a fairly short period of time. There are some cases where families members have ended up contracting the condition after being exposed to a family member’s clothes who had been working with asbestos. In those cases, the family member who is afflicted might be able to seek compensation as well.
Mesothelioma is the most serious of these types of conditions. It is fatal quite often within a couple of months. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma, then you should seek advice about making a claim as soon as possible. If mesothelioma has claimed life of a loved one, then we might be able to make a claim for compensation on their behalf for you.
If you worked over the years for several different employers and all of them were negligent in exposing you to asbestos, then the claim you will make is directed against them in proportion to how much of your time was spent working for them.
Here are the current compensation guidelines:
£35,100 – £83,850 Life expectancy following diagnosis and duration of pain and suffering will influence the amount of compensation that is awarded in these types of cases. The court also considers quality of life and remaining lung function.
£51,600 – £66,100 The same factors that are considered for Mesothelioma are also considered for lung cancer.
£31,600 – £69,600 Although during its early stages this condition might be symptom less, it may lead to breathlessness and other severe symptoms. According to the current guidelines a 10%-20% reduction in the person’s respiratory capacity would attract a £46,000 award.
£25,350 – £51,600
£4,450 – £7,350 In situations where there isn’t any risk of asbestosis, lung and other types of cancers, or mesothelioma, the this level of compensation would be considered to be appropriate.
If you or a loved one has suffered from any of the injuries discussed above, and someone else was at fault, contact us today.
If you contracted food poisoning or have suffered from another type of non-traumatic injury, you might still be entitled to claim compensation. Normally these types of cases arise with some kind of formal travel. If you were abroad on holiday [cross link w/ claims abroad page] and contracted food poisoning or a disease-related loss or injury, you might still be able to claim compensation.
The amount of compensation will depend on whether the illness is a long standing complaint, is permanent or temporary.
The following is the compensation levels you can expect:
£25,350 – £34,600 Severe toxicosis that leads to fever, vomiting, sickness, diarrhoea, and severe pain. In a majority of cases there would have been a hospitalisation period of weeks or even months. There also would need to be ongoing symptoms like incontinence or irritable bowel syndrome and those would have a detrimental effect on the work and life of the sufferer.
£6,400 – £12,700 This compensation level is awarded for fairly brief, but still serious, food poisoning episodes. Diarrhoea and vomiting pass within a 2-4 week time period, but there is ongoing disturbance of enjoyment of life and bowel function. If there are more severe symptoms, the court might make an award that is in between the top of this range and bottom of the one that is above.
£2,700 – £6,200 Food poisoning that causes significant cramping, discomfort, fatigue and alterations to bowel function. There also needs to be hospitalisation for a couple of weeks with a complete recovery within a couple of years.
£700 – £2,700 These are the most minor cases. Normally there will have been some pain that lasted for a couple of weeks, that was accompanied by Diarrhoea and vomiting.
£12,700 – £31,600 These are injuries that result in a significant disability. Neck injuries are often associated with these types of shoulder injuries.
£8,500 – £12,700 Injuries like shoulder injuries and/or brachial plexus damage which can cause neck and shoulder pain, tingling in the hands or arms or reduce agility and strength in the arms.
£5,250 – £8,500 Frozen shoulder and other similar injuries. This also involves related symptoms and limitation of movement that can persist for two years approximately.
£2,950 – £5,250 These involve painful soft-tissue injuries that recover completely within a two year period.
£158,100 – £197,100 The compensation award is fairly high since it often results in helplessness.
More than £90,000 When an arm is amputated at one’s shoulder.
£72,100 – £86,100 For amputations that are above the elbow. Shorter stumps make it harder to attach a prosthesis. Therefore, awards are higher the closer an amputation is to the person’s shoulder.
£63,100 – £72,100 If an amputation is through a forearm, and it includes residual “phantom” pain, then the compensation level will be on the higher end of this range. The court also considers where the amputation was done on the dominant arm or not.
Other Types of Arm Injuries
£63,100 – £86,100 These are the kinds of injuries where amputation is not required but serious disability is caused to the point that the sufferer isn’t much better off than if their arm had been amputated.
£25,850 – £39,400 These are injuries that result in substantial and permanent disablement. This level of compensation is awarded in cases where there is substantial cosmetic damage and/or ongoing impairment to function.
£4,450 – £25,850 There is a range of injuries within this broad bracket that go from simple fractures that are expected to fully recover, up to cases where several bones in one or both the person’s arms have serious fractures Cases on the higher end of this bracket are cases where total recovery does not occur.
£25,850 – £36,100 Injuries resulting in serious disability are included in this bracket.
£10,400 – £21,100 These are less serious injuries that cause loss of functioning but don’t require surgery or result in permanent disability.
Up to £8,350 Minor injuries – simple fractures, tendon and joint injuries. This kind of award is normally made whenever there is no permanent reduction in an elbow’s function.
£31,400 – £39,400 Injuries that result in all wrist function being lost.
£16,200 – £25,850 Injuries where there is some residual movement left, but where permanent disability is the result.
£8,350 – £16,200 These are less severe injuries that still result in ongoing pain or permanent disability.
£2,300 – £4,850 Injuries like fractures that might cause some immediate suffering and pain and might require to be in plaster for some time, but where it is possible to have a complete recovery.
Complete loss of use of both hands
£92,100 – £132,100 Injuries where both hands are rendered practically useless. If there isn’t any prospect of being able to use a prosthesis effectively, the the compensation that is awarded will be at the top of this bracket.
£36,100 – £72,100 Effective or total loss of one hand
£63,100 – £72,100 Where it is the dominant hand the upper end of the bracket is awarded. This is awarded when the hand is crushed or amputated beyond use.
£19,100 – £40,750 Injuries that reduce the hand’s functional ability by about 50%. It can also be what is awarded when part of a hand is amputated.
£9,600 – £19,100 Minor or moderate hand injuries
£700 – £8,800 Lacerations, soft-tissue injuries, penetrating wounds, crushing injuries. The court also considers the medical prognosis and whether surgery is necessary.
A chart and category representing likely reward amount for severity and form of injury. This is a guideline based on court case data. All cases are different, but this gives information on a large sample size from previous personal injury and workers compensation type injuries. Use this information as a guide, and not as the exact amount that is to be rewarded. These amounts will vary by several factors, but these amounts are close to what is typically award based on the severity, location, lasting damage, chronic pain, disruption of employment, prevention of future injuries and wage disruption via injuries. A schedule of severity compensating award amounts to the injured party by bracket of injury,
Middle and/or Ring: Amputation Index : £40,650 – £59,500
The awarded sequence above from little use of the hand, deterioration of strength in the grip.
Fracture of Severe Nature in Finger : as much as £24,100
Amputation and substantial deformity is where a much higher amount of award is possible.
£2,600 : £23,000 Where and which finger is injured will determine the award amount. Obviously, middle and index fingers will amount to a higher award. Metrics such as the need for surgery, the style of injury, diagnosis, if amputation is needed are major factors.
Contact us today if, the problems described is a problem that you or a loved one suffer from.
Exposure to vibration is known to cause the common condition of vibration white finger. As a progressive chronic problem, vibration white finger is caused by a long duration, length of duration, severity of vibration issues.
The law has a scale system for making compensation amounts for vibration white finger. Assessed independently, fingers and hands are examined and assessed. level of disablement, condition impact, employment opportunities damaged are all metrics used to determine award amounts for the sufferer.
Follows are the price brackets
Highest for serious injuries £20,750 : £25,250
Not only for individual fingers but for the entire hand, this is the amount that will be awarded.
When it is serious £11,000 : £20,750
When it is moderate £5,7000 : £11,000
When it is minor £2,000 : £5,7000
Injuries are broadly grouped together for this category. Being more likely to be what happens from specific work condition and exposure times, these are categorized as such.
Repetitive string injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, inflammation of join, tendon inflammation, golfers and tennis elbow are all included.
When making an award, the court will consider the following:
Is surgery a requirement for this condition?
What follows are the award amounts:
Loss of employment, requiring surgery, both side injuries and permanent disability. £14,350 : £15,200
Changing symptoms that are chronic : £9,750 – £10,750
In two years, cleared up and acute symptoms £5,700 : £6,300
In a short time, injuries are healed? £1,450 : £2,300
£51,500 : £86,000 Pelvic fractures that are extensive, commodity of injuries like, ruptured bladder, lower back pain, dislocation of back and all associated injuries that come from this issue. Residual disability is associated with these types of injuries. Difficulty giving birth, interruption of sexual function, bladder control loss, and other issues.
£40,650 : £51,500 Worse than those below by a strong degree, less sever in nature injuries.
£27,750 : £34,500 Relating to hip replacement immediately or at a later date, this bracket is about these injuries. A very wide category of injuries.
Modest hip injuries
£17,500 : £25,750 Without permanent injury, but substantial without future need for surgery, and so on.
£8,250 : £17,500 Hip replacement related injuries. At the top of the bracket are injuries that endured a good hip replacement surgery and where where this surgery will be needed in the future.
As much as £8,250 Without a complete recovery and without residual disability are what this involves.
Sure to cause a major quality of life disruption or a short period, and often forever, leg injuries are a certain cause of prolonged issues. Employment prospects are decreased via lack of mobility from a leg injury.
Some of the highest awarded amounts come from leg injurious due to how serious they are in nature.
Both legs above the knee amputate £158,000 : £185,000
Above the knee and higher amputations leads to more money awarded as compensation.
Amputation for both legs below knee £132,000 : £177,500
More award for the higher the amputation is located.
One leg above knee amputation amount £63,000 : £92,000
Side effects, prosthesis, trouble with phantom pains, place of amputation is a major factor of award, along with these symptoms.
Amputation below knee on a single leg £60,000 : £86,000
Receiving a lower award from the bottom of the bracket are straightforward amputations. Nearer to the top are amputations that immediately follow and accident. Even some years after the incident, higher rewards are made for these types of amputations.
£63,000 : £89,000 Deserving an equal level of compensation to an amputation, some non-amputation injuries are very devastating and cause a severe life interruption similar to an amputation. When bone grafts are needed, injuries that shorten on or more leg, bad flesh wounds also fall into this bracket.
£36,000 : £55,500 When for the rest of a person’s life crutches are needed, when life long serious mobility issues exist, they fall into this bracket of award. In this bracket, also, reduction in movement, range of motion and deformity fit this bracket. In this bracket, arthritis caused by injuries.
£25,750 : £36,000 Included here are lengthy hospital treatment, loss of stability, ligament or tendon injuries, that cause arthritis and a long recovery period. These are the combination of problems that cause a higher award amount.
£18,250 : £25,750 Multiple fractures, complicate, all taken into account, with how much time off from work, likelihood of other injuries in the future, surgery success and so on, ROM of all other body parts, scarring and stability that have happened. All important factors.
Leg injuries less serious
£11,800 : £18,250 Permanent limp, discomfort, loss of mobility, existing problems made worse represent this bracket.
£9,200 and up Soft tissue and fracture injuries. complete recovery fractures are at the top of this bracket.
Injuries to knee
Injuries severe knee £45,750 : £63,000 Causing much pain, a long treatment time, joint disruption of a severe nature and all serious.
£34,250 : £45,750 Risk of osteoarthritis, reduced range or motion, permanent pain, limp, all in the knee joint from fractures.
£17,500 : £28,500 Not as serious as others, still injuries that cause mobility disruption and major pain. Future and increasing reduction in knee integrity are the injuries that are represented at the top of this award amount bracket.
Knee injuries moderate
£9,750 : £17,500 Instability and weakness, ligaments torn cartilage, and dislocating injuries.
£9,000 ceiling Lacerations, bruising and injuries involving twisting. Unlikely to be more than £3,750 when injuries completely heal.
Injuries to ankle
£32,750 : £45,750 Uncommon for these types of injuries to receive this bracket of award. Causing risk of later amputation and deformity, these represent the highest bracket for this body part. This level of award more likely for younger people.
£20,500 : £32,750 Needed a long spell in plaster, a longer treatment time represent this bracket. Pin or plates insertion are common for injuries at the top of this bracket.
£8,700 : £17,500 Changes in walk, scarring and instability. Also fractures.
£9000 ceiling Sprains, strains, fractures, soft tissue issues of the ankle, less serious in nature. Within a year, if recovery is over, not likely to be over £3,600.
Feet both amputated £111,000, £132,000
One foot amputation £55,000 – £72,000
foot injuries severe
£55,000 – £72,000 Permanent serious disability, severe pain, all of permanent nature represent this bracket.
£30,000 : £44,200 Major reduction in mobility, heels or both feet fractured. Award at this level serious injuries on both feet of exceptional nature.
£16,400 : £25,750 Irritation, chronic pain, permanent disfigurement, serious injuries of the highest type are reserved for this bracket.
£16,400 ceiling Less serious injuries are reserved in this wide category bracket. In this bracket you find, limping, pain, ligament damage and chronic pain, as well as simple fractures. Up to £4,350 if recover is done in a year for this bracket.