Road Traffic Accident Compensation

An injury caused during a road traffic accident can have a serious impact on your life, potentially resulting in the need for care, taking time off work and reducing your quality of life. If you have suffered an injury that was sustained in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, compensation can go some way to helping your recovery.

Our solicitors are well versed in personal injury laws and have helped many individuals who have sustained an injury through no fault of their own. That’s why it is in your best interest to speak to us if you or a loved one have been involved in a road traffic accident.

To speak to a solicitor about a road traffic accident that was caused by somebody else’s negligence, contact us today. You can either call us now on 0800 10 757 95, complete our online form or speak to us using our live chat function.

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How much compensation am I entitled to?

It is hard to predict exactly how much compensation you will receive following a road traffic accident as amounts can vary depending on the extent of your injuries. The road traffic accident compensation calculator below allows for a quick evaluation of the amount of compensation you could receive for certain injuries; however, it is important to remember that these are purely for guidance.

Nose Injuries

Basic fracture
£1,500 - £2,000

Severe fracture
£8,000- £18,000

To make a claim call us on 0800 10 757 95 or fill in the form below.

Head / Brain Injuries

Mild brain damage
Up to £10,000

Moderate damage
Up to £175,000

Very severe brain damage
Up to £325,000

To make a claim call us on 0800 10 757 95 or fill in the form below.

Jaw Injuries

Loss of, or seriously damaged, teeth

£7,000 - £9,000

Permanently damaging fracture
Up to £25,000

Severe injury
 £25,000 - £38,000

To make a claim call us on 0800 10 757 95 or fill in the form below.

Cheekbone Injuries

Minor fracture 
£1,500 - £2,500

Minor fracture with surgery
£3,500 - £5,500

Severe fractures
Up to £13,000

To make a claim call us on 0800 10 757 95 or fill in the form below.

Shoulder Injuries

Soft tissue injury
Up to £6,500

Quite serious injury
Up to £10,000

To make a claim call us on 0800 10 757 95 or fill in the form below.

Neck Injuries

Mild injuries
Up to £6,000

Moderate 
Up to £31,000

Severe 
In region of £120,000

To make a claim call us on 0800 10 757 95 or fill in the form below.

Back Injuries

Mild injuries
Up to £10,000

Serious injuries
Up to £32,000

Paralysis
Up to £230,000

To make a claim call us on 0800 10 757 95 or fill in the form below.

Chest Injuries

Fractured ribs
Up to £3,000

Severe damage to chest/lungs
£25,000 to £43,000

Asbestos-related lung problems, excluding cancer
£12,000 to £85,000

To make a claim call us on 0800 10 757 95 or fill in the form below.

Elbow Injuries

Non-serious injuries
Up to £10,000

Serious injuries
Up to £26,000

Severe injuries
Up to £45,000

To make a claim call us on 0800 10 757 95 or fill in the form below.

Arm Injuries

Minor fracture

Up to £15,000

Moderate injury
Up to £30,000

Serious fracture, excluding amputation
£70,000 to £100,000

To make a claim call us on 0800 10 757 95 or fill in the form below.

Wrist Injuries

Basic fracture
Up to £3,500

Severe injuries, permanent disability
Up to £30,000

To make a claim call us on 0800 10 757 95 or fill in the form below.

Hand Injuries

Mild injuries
Up to £3,000

Quite serious injuries
Up to £10,000

Severe injuries, reduced capacity
Up to £50,000

Hand amputation
Up to £85,000

To make a claim call us on 0800 10 757 95 or fill in the form below.

Hip / Pelvis Injuries

Minor pelvic hip injury
£3,000 - £10,000

Serious pelvic injury
Up to £30,000

Very serious pelvic injury
£30,000 - £100,000

To make a claim call us on 0800 10 757 95 or fill in the form below.

Finger Injuries

Fractured finger
Up to £3,500

Vibration white finger
Up to £30,000

Amputated thumb
Up to £40,000

To make a claim call us on 0800 10 757 95 or fill in the form below.

Knee Injuries

Non-serious injuries
Up to £11,000

Serious injuries
£21,000 - £35,000

Highly serious injury
£40,000 to £80,000

To make a claim call us on 0800 10 757 95 or fill in the form below.

Leg Injuries

Fractured femur
Up to £11,000

Very severe injury
Up to £113,000

Total loss of both legs
£200,000 to £235,000

To make a claim call us on 0800 10 757 95 or fill in the form below.

Ankle Injuries

Minor injury
Up to £10,000

Serious injury
£11,000 to £20,000

Highly serious injury
£40,000 to £55,000

To make a claim call us on 0800 10 757 95 or fill in the form below.

Foot Injuries

Achilles tendon injury
£6,000 – £32,000

Severe injury
£20,000 to £32,000

Amputation of feet
£140,000 to £160,000

To make a claim call us on 0800 10 757 95 or fill in the form below.

Common injuries caused by road traffic accidents

Injuries sustained during a road traffic accident can vary from the relatively minor to more serious injuries that require extensive recovery time and medical care. Examples of injuries you could claim for include, but are not limited to:

  • Whiplash
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Damage to organs
  • Loss of limbs

If you or a loved one have been involved in a road traffic accident that was caused by somebody else’s negligence, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.

FAQs

What should I do if I’ve been involved in a road traffic accident?

Being involved in a road traffic accident can be distressing, but there are a number of things you should do, including:

  • Sharing information with others involved in the accident, including names, phone numbers, insurance details, addresses and car registration
  • Taking photos of any vehicles involved in the accident
  • Writing down the model and colour of any vehicles involved in the accident and any damage sustained
  • Taking down the contact details of any witnesses to the accident
  • Reporting the accident to the police

How will compensation help?

There are two main areas considered when calculating compensation for an injury: special damages and general damages.

Special damages cover expenses that are a direct result of the road traffic accident, as well as any future costs. This might include:

  • Medical care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Travel expenses
  • Prescription costs
  • Loss of earnings
  • Adaptations to the home

General damages are concerned with the injury itself, the severity and the pain and suffering caused. A medical professional will carry out an examination to determine a prognosis, recovery time and any lasting effects, which will assist when calculating your compensation. 

How YouClaim can help

Our solicitors are dedicated to taking the stress out of making a claim by acting on your behalf and doing everything within our power to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation for the injuries you have sustained.

We have decades of experience in handling road traffic accident cases and you can rest assured you’re dealing with a professional legal team. At YouClaim, we understand what you and your family are going through and know that these circumstances differ from case to case, which is why we treat each case individually. 

Get started today

If you or a loved one have been involved in a road traffic accident and sustained an injury, get in touch with our solicitors today. We will assess your claim and help you pursue compensation for the pain and suffering caused.

To start your claim, either call us on 0800 10 757 95, fill in our online enquiry form or speak to us directly via our live chat function.