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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 Resulting in Claims for Paraplegia

Paraplegia is the condition whereby the accident victim suffers injury to the spine leading to the loss of movement in the legs. According to the guidelines, claims following accidents leading to paraplegia should attract awards in the range of 115,000 to 145,000. Age and life expectancy together with any incidence of depression would be relevant factors in assessing the level of claims. The amount of claims would also depend on whether the accident victim retained any independence and, if so, the degree of that independence. Claims would attract higher awards if there was continuing pain. Clearly the extent of the pain would be a relevant factor in determining the level of award.

Since there may be a risk of increasing paralysis, these types of personal injury claims may be the subject of interim awards and the final level of damages may be above the upper end of the scale.

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.

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