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We have recovered over £87 million personal injury claim compensation for our UK clients – Russell Worth Solicitors. Can we help you too?

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“a good amount of compensation.”

‘Fantastic. Russell Worth Solicitors have been fantastic from beginning till the end helped every step of the way and got me a good amount of compensation. I would recommend them to anyone!.’

— Zoe

“More compensation than I had expected possible.”

‘Outstanding client service from start to finish. From the very first time I called Russell Worth I was impressed with their friendly professionalism. I had called a number of the TV advertised compensation lawyers and large firms with impressive websites and received nothing but poor service from what appeared to be over-worked and under-trained staff. I had hesitated to call RWS because they are located at the other end of the country to me, but I’m so glad I made that call. RWS are just the very best at listening, understanding my situation, putting me at ease and coming up quickly with a plan of action that resulted in more compensation than I had expected possible. Actually, the TV advertised legal firms had told me I couldn’t expect any compensation for my injuries. Thanks heavens for RWS!!’

— Charles

How do we assess what your claim is worth?

The nature of accidents is such that no two accidents are the same and thus, no two injuries are the same. Aside from physical injuries, suffering can be experienced in the form of financial loss or mental stress.

One of the first questions a client will ask when coming to see us is “how much compensation will I receive?” As experienced personal injury lawyers, we would love to reassure everyone who comes to us by giving them an exact figure, however, compensation amounts can differ widely.

The reason compensation amounts for personal injury can vary.

Whats my claim worth?

Peter Russell – Managing Director of Personal Injury Solicitors Russell Worth

There are a number of variables that will be taken into account when the level of compensation is assessed. Remember, very few claims ever reach court, a vast majority are settled early. This means amounts awarded will differ; the claimant will ask for as much compensation as possible, the defendant will come back with a much lower amount and through careful negotiation, a settlement will be reached.

When deciding how much compensation to claim from the negligent party, solicitors generally rely on the Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of Damages in Personal Injury (13th Edition) (Oxford University Press).

The distinction between general damages and special damages.

Compensation for actual injuries sustained and loss of earnings are called ‘general damages’. Special damages cover other losses, usually financial, suffered as a result of the injuries occurring.

The Judicial College Guidelines sets the maximum general damages amount at £337,700 for injuries which result in severe brain trauma or paralysis. The media will often report compensation awards of several million pounds; these are mostly made up of special damages.

What factors will the court take into consideration when awarding compensation for personal injury?

If you and the defendant fail to reach an early settlement, your case may go to court. The presiding judge may take the following into consideration evaluating how much compensation to award:

Approximate compensation figures.

To help you estimate what your claim may be worth, we have created the table below.
Figures shown are a guideline only and include special damages such as loss of earnings. Compensation is awarded based upon the specific circumstances and injuries of the individual.

Head and Neck Injuries

Damage to Hair  £1K – £15K
Facial Disfigurement £1K – £75K
Nose Fracture £5K – £15K
Damage of Teeth £1K – £15K
Fracture of the Jaw £3K – £8.5K
Neck Injuries £1K – £250K


Torso, Arms and Hands

Shoulder Injuries  £1.5K – £9K
Back Injuries £1K – £250K
Upper Limb Injuries £3K – £1M+
Elbow Injuries £1K – £15K
Wrist Injuries £3.5K – £19.5K
Hand Injuries £25K – £1M+
Finger Injuries £1K – £75K


Legs, Ankles and Feet

 Pelvis and Hip Injuries £6.5K – £13K
Leg Injuries £4K – £150K
Knee Injuries £6K – £85K
Ankle Injuries (Severe) £21K – £250K
Toe(s) Injuries £4.5K – £25K

Figures shown are a guideline only and include special damages such as loss of earnings. Compensation is awarded based upon the specific circumstances and injuries of the individual.

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