Accident at Work Compensation Claims
Accident at Work Claim Calculator & Work Injury Compensation Claim Settlement Values
If you have suffered an injury following an Accident at Work. or you have sustained an injury whilst working off-site, our Work Accident Claim specialists are here to help and support your claim, and help you secure the compensation you and your family deserve.
Our first priority is always to ensure that your health and wellbeing are considered in full, ensuring you have access to the best treatment and support to help with recovery from your injuries. This is a mainstay of our approach to all Accident at Work Compensation Claims.
If you are looking for more information on the potential value of your Work Accident Claim, then our Work Accident Compensation Calculator guidance below will prove a useful resource in helping understand the compensation value of the ‘General Damages’ element of your claim.
Depending on your own personal circumstances and the degree to which your injury affects your ability to return to work, we may also need to consider your financial situation due to a loss of earnings, and perhaps your inability to return to work. If appropriate, we can look to secure you an interim compensation payment to help cover any lost earnings or finance any medical care whilst your claim continues.
As Law Society accredited Personal Injury Solicitors and experts in Accident at Work Claims, we will ensure that all your needs and those of your family are catered for and carefully considered when evaluating the potential value of your claim.
Remember, no two claims are the same, so to discuss the particulars of your case and for more information on how to pursue a work accident compensation claim, call for a free initial consultation.
At SDS Solicitors, we look forward to supporting you on your journey to recovery and to helping you win the maximum compensation your Work Injury deserves.
Accident at Work Claim Calculator
The figures outlined below offer an indication of the recommended settlement amounts for the 'general damages' element of your claim (for the pain and suffering alone caused by your Accident at Work). These compensation values are published the Judicial College each year, providing clear guidelines to the Courts. These figures do not consider additional losses or damages that may be incurred, but that are directly associated with your accident and injury (i.e. 'special damages). Special Damages will likely increase the final value of your Accident at Work Claim.
An accurate valuation of any compensation claim can only be made once all the details of the accident are known, including the extent of your injuries and likelihood of making a full recovery.
Compensation for Neck Injuries (Soft Tissue) following an accident at work.
Serious ongoing problems with enduring pain, or recurring pain, and the potential need for surgery:
£12,000 - £22,000
Recovery taking over two years but with only moderate ongoing effects:
£7,000 - £12,000
Total recovery after a couple of years:
£3,800 - £7,000
Soft tissue injury with no lasting effects beyond 12 months following the Work Injury:
Up to £3,800
Compensation Awards for Back Injuries (Soft Tissue) following a workplace accident.
Serious ongoing issues with enduring pain, or recurring pain. Surgery may be required with the possibility of prolapsed discs:
£11,000 - £24,500
Where recovery takes over two years, but the ongoing effects are moderate:
£6,900 - £11,000
Complete recovery between one and two years:
£3,800 - £7,000
Soft tissue injury with complete recovery up to a year after the accident:
Up to £3,800
Soft tissue injury with total recovery in under 3 months:
Up to £2,150
Compensation for Chest Injuries sustained in an Accident in the Workplace
Collapsed lungs with complete recovery:
£2,000 - £4,700
Fractures of ribs causing pain for several weeks only:
Up to £3,500
Compensation for Arm Injuries following Injury at Work
More serious injury with significant disablement of the arm and without complete recovery:
£17,000 - £34,000
Simple forearm fracture:
£5,800 - £17,000
Compensation for Leg Injuries following Workplace Injury
More serious fracture or acute soft tissue injury, without complete recovery:
£16,000 - £24,500
Simple fracture or break of the femur:
£8,000 - £12,500
Hairline fracture or simple break of bones in the lower leg with a full recovery:
Up to £10,500
Compensation for Brain Injury following a Work Accident Injury
Severe brain damage
£245,000 - £350,000
Moderately severe brain damage
£190,000 - £245,000
Moderate brain damage:
£37,000 - £190,000
Mild head injury (minimal brain damage)
£1,900 - £11,000
£9,000 - £130,000
How Accidents at Work Compensation Calculation works?
It's understandable that clients want to know about the potential value of their Workplace Accident Claim, especially in relation to serious injuries.
Calculating the levels of compensation attached to an Accident at Work Claim is seldom straightforward and much depends on the details of the incident, the nature and severity of your injury, and the anticipated impact of the injury on your immediate and future life.
As with any form of personal injury claim, 'General damages' seek to compensate injured parties for the physical pain and mental anguish caused by the injury itself and their value is determined by the type of injury sustained, its severity and the anticipated recovery time.
Often there can be additional losses suffered becuase of the injury, such as prolonged periods away from work, these must also be considered before the final value of your Accident at Work Claim can be determined.
This initial assessment process is critical to ensuring you receive the appropriate levels of compensation and should not be rushed.
As specialists in Work Injury Claims, Shelden Davidson Solicitors will ensure that all essential circumstances are considered when assessing the value of your claim. In some instances, it can be sensible to allow the injured party time to recover or to take time to ensure the injury is assessed fully before valuing the claim. Once the full implications of your injury are evaluated, we then seek to secure the appropriate compensation settlement value from those liable for your injury. Where appropriate interim compensation payments can also be sought and made.
If you are in the unfortunate position of having suffered an injury in an accident at work that was not your fault, you will be entitled to claim financial compensation. Often this compensation may be needed to support you financially whilst you are unable to work and could help to pay for ongoing medical care, rehabilitation and any bills incurred whilst you recover.
At Sheldon Davidson Solicitors, we are experts in pursuing Work Injury Compensation Claims on behalf of our clients. We are among the best teams of Work Accident Claims Solicitors in the North West and have a long-standing successful track record in successfully settling a varied range of accident at work claims.
To discuss your case in more detail or for more information about our past work, speak with one of our Accidents at Work Solicitors today and they will happily provide you with details of past cases and the financial settlements secured by our team.
Accident at Work statistics
The following statistics demonstrate the scale of the issue of workplace accidents and occupational illness. These statistics are taken directly from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and represent the latest figures for Great Britain in the year 2019/20:
- 1.6 million working people suffering from a work-related illness
- 12,000 estimated deaths each year due to occupational lung disease
- 2,400 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2019)
- 111 workers killed at work
- 693,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey
- 65,427 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
- 38.8 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury
- £16.2 billion estimated costs of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2018/19). Comprising £10.6bn to ill health and £5.6bn to injury.
Contact our Accident at Work Claim Specialists today
Established in Manchester in 1997, Sheldon Davidson Solicitors are a leading specialist personal injury, accidents at work and medical negligence law firm acting for claimants who are victims of non-fault incidents.
Our team of Work Accident Claims Solicitors in Manchester, act regularly on behalf of clients across Greater Manchester including Ashton, Bolton, Bury, Failsworth, Middleton, Oldham Prestwich, Radcliffe, Rochdale, and Whitefield.
Our Work Injury Solicitors can support your needs wherever you live in England, Wales & Northern Ireland.
We specialise in no win no fee injury claims, which means if you don't win, you won't have to pay.
If you’ve been injured in an accident at work, call us for a free initial assessment of your claim today by calling the number at the top of the page or complete the online contact form and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.
Sheldon Davidson Solicitors are a LEXCEL accredited law firm. The LEXCEL standard, awarded by the Law Society, is only awarded to firms that meet the highest standards of practice management and client service.
With Sheldon Davidson Solicitors team of Personal Injury Solicitors in Manchester, you can be confident that your claim is in the hands of experts.