Head injury compensation

Brain Injury (Damage) Compensation
Injury severity Effect on person Estimated Compensation
Very severe brain damage Little, if any, response to environment, little or no language function, double incontinence, need for full time care £235,790 to £337,700
Moderately severe brain damage Serious disablement (mental or physical), substantial dependence on others £183,150 to £235,790
Moderate brain damage Moderate to severe effect on metal capability, personality change, reduced sight, speech or other senses, rendered unemployable

£125,510 to £183,150

Moderate brain damage Moderate to modest effect on mental capability, ability to work greatly reduced £75,900 to £125,510
Moderate brain damage Concentration and memory reduced, ability to work reduced, limited dependence on others £36,000 to £75,900
Minor brain damage Person able to take part in social life and return to work but may suffer poor concentration and memory. May suffer mood swings interfering in lifestyle and work prospects £12,820 to £35,970
Minor head injury Minimal, if any, brain damage £1,840 to £10,670

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For serious cases of brain injury

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Dental Injury Compensation

Injury severity

Estimated Compensation

Loss of or serious damage to several front teeth

£7,320 - £9,540

Loss of or serious damage to two front teeth

£3,630 - £6,380

Loss of or serious damage to one front tooth

£1,840 - £3,300

Loss of or serious damage to back teeth

£910 - £1,430

Significant, chronic tooth pain extending over a number of years together with significant deterioration in the overall condition of teeth

Up to £31,900

Eye Injury & Loss of Sight Compensation

Injury severity

Factors affecting compensation

Estimated Compensation

Total blindness and deafness

 

Approx. £337,700

Total blindness

 

Approx. £224,680

Loss of sight in one eye with severely reduced vision in remaining eye

Risk of further deterioration

£80,300 - £150,370

Loss of sight in one eye with moderately reduced vision in remaining eye

Risk of further deterioration

£53,460 - £88,550

Total loss of one eye

Age and cosmetic effect of injury

£45,840 to £55,000

Total loss of sight in one eye

Level of scarring around the eye

£41,200 - £45,840

Serious but incomplete loss of sight in one eye

Risk of further reduction in vision and of reduction in vision of remaining eye

£19,800 - £33,000

Minor but permanently impaired vision in one eye

Risk of further reduction in vision and of reduction in vision of remaining eye

£7,620 - £17,550

Facial Disfigurement & Scarring Compensation

Injury severity
FEMALE

Effect on person

Estimated Compensation

Very severe scarring

In relatively young women (typically early 30’s) where the cosmetic effect is very disfiguring and the psychological reaction severe.

£40,480 - £81,400

Less severe scarring

Substantial disfigurement and significant psychological reaction

£25,300 - £40,480

Significant scarring

Some lasting cosmetic disfigurement and minor psychological effects

£15,020 - £25,160

Less significant scarring

Minor scarring which can be camouflaged and no psychological reaction other than that of an ordinary woman

£3,300 - £11,500

Trivial scarring

Very minor scarring

£1,430 – £2,940

Facial Injury & Fractures Compensation

Injury severity

Effect on person

Estimated Compensation

Serious Fractures of frontal facial bones

 

£19,910 - £30,720

Multiple facial bone fractures

Minor permanent facial deformity

£12,430 - £20,020

Nose fracture

Serious or multiple fractures requiring several operations, possible permanent damage to airways, possible facial deformity

£8,910 - £19,330

Nose fracture

Displaced fracture, full recovery after surgery

£3,300 - £4,260

Nose fracture

Displaced fracture requiring manipulation

£2,210 - £2,640

Nose fracture

Undisplaced fracture with full recovery

£1,430 - £2,120

Cheekbone fracture

Serious fracture requiring surgery, lasting consequences, possible disfigurement

£8,530 - £13,200

Cheekbone fracture

Minor fracture, full recovery made after some surgery, little or no cosmetic effects

£3,630 - £5,390

Cheekbone fracture

Minor fracture requiring no surgery, full recovery made

£1,950 - £2,500

Jaw Fracture

Very serious multiple fracture requiring extensive treatment, permanent consequences including pain and restricted eating

£25,490 - £38,060

Jaw fracture

Serious fracture, lasting consequences such as difficulty opening mouth

£15,020 - £25,490

Jaw fracture

Minor fracture requiring immobilisation, full recovery made

£5,390 - £7,320

Hearing Loss Compensation

Injury severity
MALE

Effect on person

Estimated Compensation

Very severe scarring

In relatively young males (typically early 30’s) where the cosmetic effect is very disfiguring and the psychological reaction severe.

£24,890 - £55,000 

Less severe scarring

Substantial disfigurement and significant psychological reaction

£15,020 - £25,160

Significant scarring

Some lasting cosmetic disfigurement and minor psychological effects

£7,620 - £15,020

Less significant scarring

Minor scarring which can be camouflaged and no psychological reaction other than that of an ordinary woman

£3,300 - £7,620

Trivial scarring

Very minor scarring

£1,430 – £2,940

Hearing Loss

Injury severity

Estimated Compensation

Total deafness and loss of speech

£91,660 - £117,700

Total deafness

£75,900 - £91,660

Total loss of hearing in one ear

£26,180 - £38,060

Severe tinnitus and NIHL

£19,500 – £30,000

Moderate tinnitus and NIHL or moderate - severe tinnitus or NIHL alone

£12,430 - £24,860

Mild tinnitus with some NIHL

£10,530 - £12,430

Slight or occasional tinnitus with slight NIHL

£6,160 - £10,530

Slight NIHL without tinnitus or slight tinnitus without NIHL 

Up to £5,860

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Injury severity

Effect on person

Estimated Compensation

Severe

Lasting effects preventing the person working or from functioning as they had previously. Every aspect of the individual’s life is affected

£50,050 - £84,150

Moderately severe

Individual’s ability to function to be affected for the foreseeable future but some recovery is possible with professional help.

£19,360 - £50,050

Moderate

Injured person has recovered with minor lasting effects

£6,850 - £19,360

Minor

Individual will make a full recovery within two years, only very minor symptoms may persist

£3,300 - £6,850