Amount of Compensation
In order to promote consistency and
assist the courts, personal injury solicitors
and other advisers, the Judicial Studies Board
publish a set of guidelines for the level of injury
awards for a broad range of injuries. The information,
which follows, has been taken from those guidelines.
Whilst the guidelines are very useful and provide a good
general indicator of the level of damages which may be
paid, it should be remembered that no two cases are ever
the same and general damage claims for injuries
resulting from accidents will always reflect the
individual circumstances of the particular in dividual
and the injuries he or she has suffered and claims will
be assessed accordingly.
Accidents Leading to Arm Injury Claims (Non Amputations)
Sometimes an arm may be very seriously injured without necessitating amputation but the victim may be in no better a position than if the arm had been amputated. Where that is the case, personal injury compensation claims may be awarded in the region £50,000 to £67,500. Where are accidents do not result in such serious injury but, nevertheless, there are substantial fractures of both arms with lengthy healing periods and where the victim is left with some residual disability and cosmetic disfigurement, claims for compensation may be settled
for between £20,000 and £31,000. Where the injury is less severe but there are still significant disabilities, compensation claims may be awarded in the region of £10,000 to £20,000. In some cases there will be a substantial degree of recovery or the expectation of
such recovery. Where there are simple fractures with recovery within a short period of time without any complications, claims for personal injury compensation may be paid between £3,500 and £10,000. The compensation awards at the upper end of this scale would be where there is some residual disability and perhaps some adverse cosmetic effect.
Of course, the award in any
particular circumstances would depend on the specific
injury suffered. If you require any advice or assistance
about any claim you may wish to make for an ankle
injury, Accident Aid would be pleased to hear from you.
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