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 Knee Injury Compensation Claims
Where accident victims sustain any very serious knee injury such as serious damage to the ligaments, there may be a very lengthy treatment period with severe pain and lasting disability. Claims for personal injury compensation may be settled for between £36,000 and £50,000 in those circumstances.
Where the accident victim suffers a fracture of the leg which goes into the knee and which causes constant pain, loss of stability and freedom of movement with a resultant risk of osteoarthritis, compensation claims may be paid within the bracket £27,000 to £36,000.
the injuries are less serious but there is still a level
of pain and discomfort and restrictions in stability or
movement with a significant risk of degenerative changes
on a longer-term basis perhaps as a result of knee
damage, ligament damage or damage to the meniscus, a
personal injury claimant would expect to receive between
£14,000 and £22,250.
In claims for accidents that result in dislocation and the tearing of cartilage or meniscus and where there is minor instability, muscle wastage and mild disability, claims for personal injury compensation may be settled for between £7,750 and £14,000.
Finally, a personal injury
compensation claimant would expect to receive up to
£7,000 where the injuries are similar to those just
described but are slightly less serious. In this
bracket, there would not necessarily have been
dislocation but, perhaps twisting or bruising resulting
in similar kinds of injuries. Where the accident victim
continues to suffer pain and discomfort, awards will be
made at the upper end of the scale. On the other hand,
where recovery is complete, claims will rarely exceed
To make a claim either call
Accident Aid on 0800 180 4780 or forward your query
without any obligation to Accident Aid by email and you
will be contacted by an accident injury lawyer who will
advise as to whether you may be entitled to claim
compensation for your injury and any other losses you
may have sustained.