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 Pelvic and Hip Injury Claims
Compensation claims awards for accidents leading to personal injury compensation claims for injuries to the pelvis and hip may be conveniently broken down into three categories whioch would be severe, moderate and minor.
Compensation claims for severe personal injuries of these types would attract awards between £20,000 and £67,500. Awards towards the upper end of the bracket would be where there were multiple and serious fractures of the pelvis with added complications such as a ruptured bladder or extensive fractures of the hip resulting in knock-on injuries to lower back joints. In these types of claims, there will inevitably be quite serious lasting difficulties. These may be a lack of bladder and bowel control. There may be sexual dysfunction and difficulties in natural child deliver. Compensation awards would be paid for those items also. Claims could be expected to be paid between £41,250 and £67,500.
Where injuries are only slightly less serious than those described above, they may fall into the moderate compensation claims category. The range of claims settled in this category would be between about £20,000 and £41,250. Accidents would have resulted in personal injuries such as fracture and / or dislocation of the pelvis with some added complications such as impotence. Of slightly less value, would be the fracture of bones which were already arthritic but which required replacement as a result of the fresh injury. Similarly, claims for fractures resulting in hip replacement which are only partially successful would fall within this bracket but at it's lower end.
Compensation claims may be settled between £14,000 and £20,000 where there is substantial injury to the pelvis or the hip but there is no great permanent disability and the future risk of serious disability is not great. Where injuries require hip replacement, claims may be paid between £6,500 and £14,000.
Finally, accidents where the
victim has suffered minor injury attract claims ranging
from £2,000 through to £6,500. Claims would be paid at
the lower end of the scale where there has been only
minor personal injury and complete recovery. There would
be slightly higher payment within the scale where there
was quite serious initial injury with associated pain
but little or no lasting disability.
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.