PI JSB Guidelines Summary

INTRODUCTION

The total amount awarded to you as a result of a successful Personal Injury claim is based on many factors including the nature and severity of the injury and any consequential damages (e.g. loss of income). The amount awarded in compensation for a specific injury (excluding any consequential damages) is based on a set of national guidelines.

HOW MUCH WILL I GET?

The total amount awarded to you as a result of a successful Personal Injury claim is based on many factors including the nature and severity of the injury and any consequential damages (e.g. loss of income). The amount awarded in compensation for a specific injury (excluding any consequential damages) is based on a set of national guidelines.

Remember - the figures shown are only for the injury itself and exclude consequential damages. The total you receive may be considerably more.



Injuries involving Paralysis Min Max
Quadriplegia £175,000 £220,000
Paraplegia £120,000 £155,000
     
Head Injuries    
Brain Damage    
Very Severe Brain Damage £155,000 £220,000
Moderately Severe Brain Damage
£120,000 £155,000
Moderate Brain Damage 
£23,500 £120,000
Minor Brain Damage 
£8,500 £23,500
Minor Head Injury
£1,250 £7,000
Epilepsy
   
Established Grand Mal  
£55,000
£82,000
Established Petit Mal  
£30,000
£71,500
Other Epileptic Conditions  
£5,750
£14,250
     
Psychiatric Damage  
   
Severe Psychiatric Damage  
£30,000
£63,000
Moderately Severe Psychiatric Damage  
£10,500
£30,000
Moderate Psychiatric Damage  
£3,250
£10,500
Minor Psychiatric Damage  
£800
£3,250
     
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
   
Severe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
£34,000 
£55,000
Moderately Severe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
£12,500 £31,750
Moderate Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
£4,500 
£12,500
Minor Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
£2,150 £4,500
   
 
Chronic Pain
Chronic Pain Syndrome
   
Severe  
£23,000
£35,000
Moderate  
£6,000
£18,000
     
Fibromyalgia  
£19,000
£35,000
     
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (in the region of) 
£27,500
 
     
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
(also called complex regional pain syndrome)
   
Severe  
£28,000
£55,000
Moderate   
£14,000
£21,000
     
Somatoform Disorder (in the region of)  
£25,000
 
     
Injuries Affecting the Senses
Injuries Affecting Sight
   
Total blindness and deafness (in the region of)
£220,000
 
Total blindness (in the region of)
£147,500
 
     
Loss of sight in one eye with reduced vision in the remaining eye 
£35,000
£98,000
Total loss of one eye  
£30,000
£36,000
Complete loss of sight in one eye    £30,000
£27,000
Serious but incomplete loss of vision in one eye  
£13,000
£21,000
Minor but permanent impairment of vision in one eye  
£6,750
£11,500
Minor Eye Injuries  
£2,150
£4,750
Transient Eye Injuries   
£1,250
£2,150
     
Deafness
   
Total Deafness and Loss of Speech  
£60,000
£77,000
Total Deafness  
£50,000
£60,000
Total Loss of Hearing in one Ear  
£17,500
£25,000
     
Partial Hearing Loss/Tinnitus
   
Severe 
£16,000 
£25,000
Moderate
£8,000 
£16,000
Mild with some hearing loss  
£6,750
£8,000
Slight of occasional tinnitus with slight hearing loss 
£4,000
£6,750
     
Impairment of Taste and Smell
   
Total loss of taste and smell (in the region of)  
£21,500
 
Total loss of smell and significant loss of taste  
£18,000
£21,500
Loss of smell  
£13,500
£18,000
Loss of taste  
£10,500 £13,500
     
Injuries to Internal Organs
   
Chest Injuries  
£1,250
£82,000
     
Lung Disease 
£1,250
£72,500
     
Asbestos-Related Disease  
£5,000
£70,000
     
Asthma 
£2,750
£36,000
     
Reproductive System: Male
   
Impotence  
£3,500
£80,000
     
Reproductive System: Female
   
Infertility  
£3,500
£93,000
     
Digestive System
   
     
Damage Resulting from Traumatic Injury  
£3,500
£34,000
Illness/Damage Resulting from Non-traumatic Injury e.g. Food Poisoning  
£500
£32,000
     
Kidney 
£17,000
£115,000
     
Bowels  
£6,750
£82,000
     
Bladder  
£13,000
£77,000
     
Spleen  
£2,250
£14,500
     
Hernia 
£1,850
£13,250
     
Neck Injuries
   
Severe 
£12,500
£82,000
Moderate  
£4,250
£13,750
Minor  
£750
£4,250
     
Back Injuries
   
Severe  
£21,500
£93,000
Moderate  
£6,750
£21,500
Minor (Up to)
£7,500
 
     
Shoulder Injuries
   
Severe  
£10,500
£26,500
Serious  
£6,750
£10,500
Moderate  
£4,250
£7,000
Minor (Up to)
£4,500
 
Fracture of Clavicle  
£2,750
£6,500
     
Injuries to the Pelvis and Hips
   
Severe  
£21,500
£71,500
Moderate  
£14,750
£21,500
Injuries of Limited Severity
£6,750
£14,750
Lesser Injuries (Up to) £7,000  
    
 
Amputation of Arms
   
Both Arms
£132,500
£165,000
One Arm
£52,500
£75,000
Other Arm Injuries
£3,500
£71,500
     
Injuries to the Elbow (Up to) 
£30,000
 
     
Wrist Injuries (Up to)  
£33,000
 
     
Hand Injuries
   
From loss of both hands to amputation of finger/fingers 
£34,000 £110,000
Serious Hand Injuries  
£8,000
£34,000
Moderate  
£3,500
£7,250
Minor
£500
£2,250
Injuries to finger/s (Up to) 
£13,500
 
Injuries to Thumb (Up to)
£30,000
 
     
Vibration White Finger and/or
Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome

   
Serious  
£9,250
£21,000
Moderate 
£4,750
£9,250
Minor  
£1,500
£4,750
     
Work Related Upper Limb Disorders  
£1,250
£12,500
     
Leg Injuries
   
Amputations  
£50,000
£155,000
Severe Leg Injuries  
£15,250
£74,000
Less Serious Leg Injuries (Up to)
£15,250
 
     
Knee Injuries
   
Severe  
£14,750
£52,500
Moderate (Up to)
£14,750
 
     
Ankle Injuries
   
Severe 
£17,500
£38,000
Moderate (Up to)
£14,750
 
     
Foot Injuries
   
Amputation of both feet  
£93,000
£110,000
Amputation of one foot  
£46,000
£60,000
Severe Injury  
£13,750
£60,000
Moderate  
£7,500
£13,750
Modest (Up to)
£7,500
 
     
Toe Injuries
   
Amputation of all Toes  
£20,000
£31,000
Amputation of the Great Toe (In the region of)
£17,500
 
Severe Toe Injuries  
£5,250
£10,500
Moderate (Up to)
£5,250
 
     
Facial Injuries
   
     
Skeletal Injuries
   
Le Fort Fractures of Frontal Facial Bones 
£13,500
£20,000
Multiple Fractures of Facial Bones  
£8,000
£13,250
Fractures of Nose or Nasal Complex  
£1,000
£12,750
Fractures of Cheekbones  
£1,350
£8,750
Fracture of Jaws  
£3,500
£25,000
Damage to Teeth  
£600
£6,250
     
Facial Disfigurement
   
Females – Scarring  
£1,000
£53,000
Males – Scarring 
£1,000
£36,000
     
Scarring of Other Parts of the Body 
£1,300
£7,500
     
Damage to Hair 
£2,150
£6,000 
     
Dermatitis  
£1,000
£10,500



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