Neck – Back Injury

Back Injury & Spinal Injury Compensation

Injury severity
Back injury

Effect on person

Estimated Compensation

Severe

Damage to the spinal cord and nerve roots, leading to a combination of very serious consequences not normally found in cases of back injury.

£76,120 - £134,590

Severe

Nerve root damage with associated loss of sensation

£62,010 - £73,920

Severe

Cases of disc lesions or fractures of discs or of vertebral bodies or soft tissue injuries leading to chronic conditions where despite treatment disabilities remain.

£32,420 - £58,300

Moderate

Cases where any residual disability is of less severity than the above. E.g. compression/crush fracture of the lumbar vertebrae.

£23,210 - £32,420

Moderate

Disturbance of ligaments and muscles giving rise to backache, soft tissue injuries

£10,450 - £23,210

Minor

Less serious strains:
Where a full recovery or a recovery to nuisance level takes place without surgery in around 2 - 5 years.
This bracket will also apply to shorter term acceleration and/or exacerbation injuries, usually between two to five years.

£6,600 - £10,450

Where a full recovery or a recovery to nuisance level takes place without surgery in around 3 months - 2 years
This bracket will also apply to very short-term acceleration and/or exacerbation injuries, usually less than two years.

£2,020 - £6,600

Minor

Where a full recovery is made within three months.

A few hundred pounds - £2,050

Neck Injury Compensation

Injury severity
Neck injury 

Effect on person

Estimated Compensation

Severe

Neck injury associated with incomplete paraplegia or resulting in permanent spastic quadriparesis.

In the region of £124,030 

Severe

Injuries involving serious fractures or damages to discs in the cervical spine

£55,000 - £109,450

Severe

Fractures or dislocations or severe damage to soft issues and/or ruptured tendons that lead to chronic conditions and significant disability of a permanent nature. 

£38,030 - £46,810  

Moderate

Injuries such as fractures or dislocations which cause severe immediate symptoms and which may necessitate spinal fusion.

£20,900 - £32,180  

Moderate

Injuries which may have accelerated and/or exacerbated a pre-existing condition cover a shorter period of time, usually less than five years.

£6,600 - £11,500  

Minor

Where a full recovery takes place within a period of about one to two years. The bracket will also apply to short-term acceleration and/or exacerbation injuries, usually between one and two years.

£6,600 - £11,500

Minor

Where a full recovery takes place between three months and a year. This bracket will also apply to very short-term acceleration and/or exacerbation injuries. Usually less than one year.  

£2,050 - £3,630  

Minor

Where a full recovery is made within three months.

A few hundred pounds - £2,050