Personal injury & medical negligence compensation calculator

Had an accident that wasn’t your fault? Try our compensation calculator to see how much you could be owed.


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Alternatively our team are on hand 24/7 to discuss your case.
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  • In these cases brain damage, if any, will be minimal.
  • Where a good recovery has been made but symptoms such as poor concentration and memory problems continue.
  • Where ability to work is reduced and there is a risk of epilepsy.
  • The injured person is very seriously disabled and is dependent on others.
  • Epilepsy has been caused as a consequence of the injury.
  • Affecting the ability to cope with life and/or work or affecting relationships with family and friends.
  • The injured person largely recovers within two years.
  • Injury causes effects that cause significant disability for the foreseeable future, or permanently.
  • In consequence of defective permanent waving etc. where effects are dermatitis or hair loss leading to distress and effects on social life.
  • Where hair has been pulled out leaving bald patches, or stress-induced alopecia with full recovery within two years.
  • Resulting in pain and temporary interference with vision.
  • Permanent impairment of vision in one or both eyes.
  • Total loss of sight in one eye and reduced vision or other problems with the other eye
  • Total loss of sight in one eye only.
  • Mild tinnitus with some hearing loss
  • With noise induced hearing loss, or moderate to severe tinnitus, or noise induced hearing loss alone.
  • With noise induced hearing loss
  • With or without associated problems such as tinnitus, dizziness or headaches.
  • With or without the speech being affected, or tinnitus.
  • Full recovery with no surgery required.
  • Where recovery is complete after surgery
  • Injuries requiring a number of operations and/or resulting in permanent damage.
  • Simple fracture of the cheekbone, which will fully recover without surgery.
  • Simple fracture of the cheekbone requiring some reconstructive surgery, but with full recovery and little or no cosmetic effects.
  • Serious fractures causing lasting effects such as burning/prickling sensation or an element of disfigurement.
  • Requiring immobilisation but recovery is complete.
  • Serious injury causing permanent damage, such as difficulty eating or opening the mouth.
  • Very serious multiple fractures requiring prolonged treatment. Permanent effects such as severe pain, restricted eating.
  • Assessed per tooth.
  • Single tooth only.
  • Extends over a number of years, including significant deterioration of overall condition of the teeth.
  • Where full recovery takes place between nine months and one year.
  • Fractures or dislocations which cause severe immediate symptoms and chronic conditions, leading to impaired function or limitation of activities.
  • Injuries usually involving serious fractures or disc damage leading to disability, such as substantial loss of movement or loss of function in one or more limbs.
  • Caused by asbestos
  • Varying levels of respiratory disability and reduced lung function (1-10% and in excess of 10%)
  • Severe pain and impairment of the pleura (lung lining) or the peritoneum (lining of the abdominal cavity), affecting function and quality of life.
  • Causing respiratory disability attributed to asbestos exposure.
  • Causing permanent damage, impairment of function, physical disability and reduction of life expectancy.
  • Such as soft tissue damage causing considerable pain but recovery almost complete within two years.
  • Such as frozen shoulder causing limitation of movement and discomfort for up to two years.
  • Causing pain in shoulder and neck, aching in elbow, weakness of arm and hand.
  • Involving damage to the brachial plexus and resulting in significant disability.
  • Temporary or permanent disability as a result of a fracture.
  • Such as strains, sprains, disc prolapses and soft tissue injuries.
  • Such as disturbances of ligaments and muscles causing backache, or compression fracture.
  • Injuries causing severe pain and disability, including impaired bladder, bowel and sexual function.
  • Resulting in significant or permanent disability
  • Most elbow injuries such as simple fractures, laceration and tennis elbow, not resulting in permanent damage or impairment.
  • Injuries causing impairment of function but not involving major surgery or significant disabilty
  • Injuries such as deep lacerations, soft tissue wounds or crush injuries, all recovering within six months.
  • Resulting in impairment of grip or reduced mechanical function. Partial amputations resulting in deformity.
  • Injuries such as a thumb being severed and re-attached, leaving it with little use, amputation of the tip or at the joint of the thumb. Nerve damage or fracture resulting in impaired grip or dexterity.
  • Amputation resulting in very little use and weak grip.
  • Amputation due to crush injuries, or loss of a significant part of the hand due to traumatic injury.
  • Serious injury resulting in extensive damage to both hands, effectively leaving them with little use.
  • Caused by repeated vibration, damage to hands including impaired grip, dexterity and frequent pain.
  • Such as an uncomplicated fracture with full or virtual recovery.
  • Injuries resulting in significant permanent disability, but some useful movement remains.
  • Injuries causing some permanent disability, such as persistent pain and stiffness.
  • Resulting in complete loss of function in the wrist, for example when an arthrodesis has been performed.
  • Such as a broken femur, tibia or fibular
  • Serious fracture or injuries to joints or ligaments, scarring, instability and lengthy treatment required.
  • Fractures where a full recovery is not made.
  • Loss of a leg below the knee
  • Loss of a leg above the knee
  • Both legs being lost above the knee, below the knee, or where one leg has been lost above the knee and the other below.
  • Torn cartilage or meniscus, laceration, twisting and bruising. May be full recovery, or continued aches and pains.
  • Injury or damage causing mild disability or continuing pain, discomfort or limited movement that may require future surgery.
  • Fractures, joint or ligament damage causing constant pain, impairing movement and agility. Requiring prolonged treatment, the injured person will be prone to osteoarthritis.
  • Including fractures where there is full recovery within two years.
  • Significant injury but any permanent disability is not major. Injury may require a hip replacement.
  • Such as extensive fractures resulting in substantial disabilities.
  • Simple metatarsal fractures, ruptured ligaments.
  • Displaced metatarsal fractures resulting in permanent deformity.
  • Fractures to feet resulting in restricted mobility and /or considerable continuing pain.
  • Crush or multiple fractures to two or more toes, resulting in permanent disability.
  • Undisplaced fractures, sprains and ligament injuries.
  • For fractures and ligament tears resulting in moderate disability, such as difficulty walking on uneven ground or on stairs.
  • Injuries involving long periods of treatment, long period in plaster and some permanent disability.

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property. The estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers' solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started, will be tailored specifically for your case.

How accurate is our injury compensation calculator?

Our compensation calculator can give you an idea of what you might be able to claim for your accident. It can’t give you an exact amount, as there are a lot of factors that have an impact on your final amount of compensation.

These include the severity of your injury, how long your recovery is expected to take and how your injury affects your daily life.

Our claims calculator’s estimates are taken from the Judicial College’s Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases. When you make a claim, these guidelines will form part of the basis for your compensation.

When you make a personal injury claim, you’ll typically undergo a medical assessment. This will help your solicitor understand exactly how severe your injury is and what its impact has been on you. They can then use this information to negotiate with the party responsible for your accident to get you the compensation you’re entitled to.

For a more accurate idea of what you might be able to claim in compensation, just get in touch by calling us for free, requesting a call back or starting your claim online.

How much compensation am I entitled to?

Your compensation will depend on your specific circumstances. What you are awarded will be split into two parts:

  • General damages

These damages cover the pain and suffering your injury has caused you to experience. This covers both physical and mental pain. This part of your compensation covers the direct impact your injury has had on your quality of life.

  • Special damages

These reimburse you for any financial impact your injury has had on your life. For example, if you’ve had to take time off work and have lost out on wages, you could claim for them. You could also claim for any personal property that was damaged in your accident. It’s also possible to claim back what you’ve spent on medical treatment and even travel to and from medical appointments.

What would affect my compensation?

Your final compensation amount could be affected if you were partly responsible for your accident. You will likely still be able to make a claim but your level of responsibility will have an effect on how much you can then claim in the end.

For example, if you were hurt in a car accident that was 30% your fault, you would see a 30% deduction in your final compensation amount.

You may also be advised to take out an insurance policy by your solicitor. This is known as After the Event insurance. It covers certain legal costs but you’ll only have to pay for it if your claim is successful. The cost is taken out of the compensation you are awarded.

As most of our claims are concluded on a No Win No Fee basis, if your claim is successful, you’ll also have to pay your solicitor a success fee. This will be up to 25% of your compensation amount, but it won’t be more. Please note this excludes claims for road traffic accidents and housing disrepair, where customers typically pay 35% + VAT due to changes introduced through the Civil Liability Act 2018. Your solicitor will make sure you know all the details of any fees at the beginning of the process, so you won’t face any surprise costs.

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Our No Win No Fee solicitors will take a success fee from the compensation you are awarded for a successful claim in the form of a percentage of your damages. This could be up to 25% but it won't be more than that, except in cases of road traffic accidents and housing disrepair. Changing laws mean our solicitors will now take a payment of 35% of the final compensation amount plus VAT for all road traffic accident and housing disrepair claims.

First4Lawyers are an award-winning claims management company with a track record of delivering service that our clients love.

What injuries could I claim compensation for?

You could claim compensation for any personal injury. This includes accidents at work, road traffic accidents, slips, trips or falls, and accidents abroad.

You’re also able to make a claim if you’ve been the victim of medical negligence, such as a misdiagnosis, negligence during surgery, or dental negligence.

If you’re not sure whether you have an accident claim for compensation, our friendly claims advisors can let you know. They’re happy to discuss your case and set out your options, with no pressure to proceed with a claim unless you’re completely happy to.

How can First4Lawyers help me?

At First4Lawyers, our goal is to help people who have been injured through no fault of their own – people like you.

We’ve already helped thousands of people take action against those responsible for their injuries, and we’re here to help you too.

First4Lawyers work with expert No Win No Fee solicitors, who will guide you through the process of making a claim and give you the best chance at securing the compensation you are legally entitled to.

To find out how we helped people like Mrs Marshall, who received £100,000 after she broke her wrist in a fall, just get in touch. Give us a call, request a call back or start your claim online.


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No Win No Fee FAQs

What percentage do No Win No Fee solicitors take?

Our No Win No Fee solicitors will take a success fee from the compensation you are awarded for a successful claim in the form of a percentage of your damages. This could be up to 25% but it won't be more than that, except in cases of road traffic accidents or housing disrepair. Changing laws mean our solicitors will now take a payment of 35% of the final compensation amount plus VAT for all road traffic accident and housing disrepair claims.

What happens if I lose my No Win No Fee claim?

If you lose your claim, you won’t be awarded any compensation. But you won’t have to pay your solicitor’s legal fee, which means there is no financial risk to you.

If you win, you will be awarded compensation for your injury or illness. Your solicitor will take a success fee from the final amount.

How does No Win No Fee work in Scotland?

In Scotland, the rules around No Win No Fee differ to those in England and Wales. You can still make a No Win No Fee claim for personal injuries, such as accidents at work, road traffic accidents, slips or falls and industrial disease.

But medical negligence is not covered by No Win No Fee. You are still able to make a medical negligence claim for compensation, but your lawyer won’t offer No Win No Fee to do so.

For more information on how No Win No Fee works in Scotland, feel free to give us a call or visit our No Win No Fee Scotland page.

How does No Win No Fee work in Northern Ireland?

No Win No Fee is not applicable in Northern Ireland. You can still make compensation claims, but you won’t be able to do so on a No Win No Fee basis.

How can I find a No Win No Fee solicitor near me?

To be matched to a No Win No Fee solicitor, just get in touch with the friendly team at First4Lawyers. We’ll discuss your situation for free and with no obligation to proceed.

If you have a claim, we’ll introduce you to one of our specialist lawyers, who will take over the management of your case.

Is there a catch to No Win No Fee?

No. There is no catch to No Win No Fee. These agreements were introduced to ensure that everyone can get the justice and compensation they are legally entitled to.

If your claim is successful, you will pay your solicitor a success fee. If you are not successful, you don’t pay your lawyer. It’s that simple.

Your lawyer will make sure you know all the details and potential fees for making a No Win No Fee claim so there will be no surprise costs. You’ll have all the details before you decide to go ahead.

How likely am I to win my No Win No Fee claim?

The success of your claim depends on your specific circumstances. To find out whether you have a claim, just get in touch. Our claims advisors will discuss the details of your case with you and assess how likely you are to succeed.


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