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What could your Car Crash Accident Compensation be worth?

If you have been injured following a car crash or road traffic accident, we can help you claim the compensation you deserve

If you want to know what value your Car Accident Compensation might be, our Claim Calculator below for Road Traffic Accidents will assist.

Any website Car Accident Compensation Calculator will typically provide a lower estimation of the value of the claim than that to which you could be entitled. Such tools do not consider the highly specific nature of your individual case. Don’t lose out on what you are entitled to and call our RTA and Car Crash Compensation specialists today.

An online Car Accident Compensation Calculator information below will give provisional results on compensation settlement amounts associated with your type of injury. This tool will not take into account other aspects that can increase your compensation settlement value, such as, potential loss of earnings or costs of treatments to help you on your road to recovery ie. Physiotherapists.

There are many more factors for you and us to consider, so please call today and do not rely solely on figures from this Car Accident Compensation Calculator or others you may come across online.

We are one of the North's leading No Win No Fee Injury Claim Solicitors firms, with offices throughout North Wales and Cheshire, so call today and talk to one of our RTA lawyers.


What Car Accident Compensation Amounts can I expect?

The compensation amount you will eventually receive as a result of the injury sustained in a road traffic accident can vary a great deal depending on the circumstances of the accident, and the extent of your injuries.

The table below provides some guidance surrounding more serious cases of personal injury, but this serves only as an initial guide on the 'general damages' component of your compensation value. These 'general damages' figures are taken from the judicial college guidelines (JCG). Complex cases and complex injuries require full consideration by our RTA Injury team.

Car Accident & Injury Compensation Claim Settlement values above are provided as guidelines only and are taken from the Judicial College Guidelines surrounding general damages for pain and suffering. *New Regulations governing compensation settlement values for 'Soft Tissue Injury (Whiplash) sustained due to a Car Accident come into force on 01/06/2021.


Car Accident Compensation Calculator Claim Values

NB: Please note that as of 1/6/21 new Fixed Tariffs for compensation settlements are applicable for RTA Soft-tissue injuries. Further details can be found here

Compensation Guide

Brain Damage caused by a Car Accident

Severe Brain Damage following a Road Traffic Accident, needing full-time care

£224,800 - £322,060

Serious Brain Damage following a Road Traffic Accident, resulting in serious disability

£174,620 - £224,800

Moderate Brain Damage following a Road Traffic Accident, resulting in a lower degree on dependence 

£34,330 - £174,620

Less Severe Brain Damage following a Road Traffic Accident, with good recovery and normal social life

£12,210 - £34,330

Minor Brain Damage following a Road Traffic Accident, with full or near-complete recovery

£1,760 - £10,180

Compensation Guide

Back Injuries casued by Car Accident

Severe Back Injury following a Road Traffic Accident, with chronic or permanent symptoms

£30,910 - £70,490

Serious Back Injury following a Road Traffic Accident, with less severe disability and permanent symptoms

£9,970 - £30,910

Moderate Back Injury following a Road Traffic Accident, with recovery within 5 years

£1,950 - £9,970

Minor Back Injury following a Road Traffic Accident, with recovery within 3 months

Up to £1,950

Compensation Guide

Neck Injuries following a Car Accident

Serious Neck Injury following a Road Traffic Accident, with fractures, dislocations or severe soft tissue damage

£36,240 - £44,630

Moderate Neck Injury following a Road Traffic Accident, with full recovery within 2 years

£3,470 - £6,290

Minor Neck Injury following a Road Traffic Accident, with full recovery within 1 year

Up to £3,470

Compensation Guide

Other Injuries

Minor Injuries following a Car Accident

Up to £10,960

Moderate Injuries following a Car Accident

£1,950 - £41,860

Severe to life-changing injuries following a Car Accident

£26,000 - £337,000

Compensation Guide

Car Accident & Injury Compensation Claim Settlement values above are provided as guidelines only and are taken from the Judicial College Guidelines surrounding general damages for pain and suffering. *New Regulations governing compensation settlement values for 'Soft Tissue Injury (Whiplash) sustained due to a car accident come into force on 016/06/2021.

Your Car Accident Compensation Claim Experts

Paul Rossiter

Paul Rossiter

Managing Director

Richard Layfield

Richard Layfield

Solicitor - Head of Personal Injury

Mark House

Mark House

Solicitor - Head of Litigation

Jasmine Simpson

Jasmine Simpson


How is the value of your Car Accident Compensation Claim calculated?

The table follows guidelines for injury compensation settlement amounts as stipulated by the Judicial Board Guidelines. Specifically, these compensation guidelines focus on the severity of your Personal Injury and the physiology surrounding your particular injury. Car Accident Injury Claims are divided into two distinct parts General Damages and Special Damages. The tool bases compensation values solely on the first category.

General damages, which seek to compensate for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity caused by injuries sustained in the accident, are directly related to what types of injury you have sustained and the severity of such injuries to specific parts of the body. Car Accident Compensation Calculator values often consider the likely impact on your future well-being depending on the degree of injury, when presenting compensation settlement amounts.

You may also be awarded Special Damages, which examine any financial loss, or future financial loss that may incur as a direct result of the accident. This can include financial compensation for lost earnings if an injured person cannot return to work, and will obviously cover the damage to any property, including your vehicle. Special Damages will go on to include additional expenses that you may have incurred because of your injury following a road traffic accident, such as travel costs and medical bills, etc.

Other factors must be taken into account as future implications that may include long-lasting debilitating physical health problems that could stop you from working. There are many more long-term implications that need careful consideration if you have been left with life-changing injuries.

Special Damages would generally include:

  • Medical bills such as treatments, therapy, surgeries and medications
  • Travel expenses, (possibly the result of having to attend medical appointments), due to the loss of a vehicle  
  • Repairs to, or replacement of, your vehicle  
  • In the most severe cases your home or next vehicle may need modification vehicle  
  • Mobility aids  
  • Financial losses from being unable to return to work

Do not leave anything to chance. Call PSR Solicitors today for the best advice and representation in respect of your health and financial well-being. We can assist you right through the injury claim process while also ensuring your recovery and wellness are totally catered for.


Why Make a Car Accident Claim?

Even minor accidents can cause significant stress, both emotionally, psychologically, and financially. Making a personal injury claim is a way to help you get back to the same position you were in before the accident, as much as possible.

If you've suffered a physical injury in a road traffic accident, such as whiplash or broken bones, you may need medical treatment to recover fully. NHS waiting lists can be long, and private treatment can be costly. By making a Car Accident Claim, you can ensure that you have access to the necessary medical treatment, funded by the insurance company of the at-fault party.

Being unable to work due to injuries from a road traffic accident can result in a loss of earnings and other out-of-pocket expenses. Compensation is designed to ensure you don't suffer financially due to someone else's negligence.

If your quality of life has been affected by the accident, you should be compensated. This includes being unable to perform daily tasks or engage in your usual activities. Compensation recognises the pain and suffering you've experienced as a result of the accident.


How do I secure the highest Car Accident Compensation payouts?

There are many factors that must be considered when calculating your potential settlement amount. First, you should make sure to follow the proper protocol immediately following your accident: this will ensure you minimise your injuries and damages, and have a strong body of evidence in the event of a compensation claim.

  • Make sure every person involved in the accident is safe; contact the emergency services if necessary, such as accidents resulting in serious injuries.
  • Try to remain calm. Temporarily reduced mental capacity caused by the shock of an accident is common. Avoid apologising or admitting guilt.
  • If you are able to, move the car to a safe location and inspect the damages. This is also the time for you to take photographs and collect evidence.
  • Exchange details such as name, contact details, insurance company information, and vehicle registration number.
  • Seek medical advice, even if you do not feel injured. Some injuries may only present symptoms hours after the accident.
  • Contact a legal expert as soon as it is convenient, as the time limit on personal injury claims makes it a priority that you act fast on your compensation claim.

Following our initial conversation with you, we will be in a much stronger position to more accurately understand what amount of car crash compensation payout you can expect based on your injury sustained during the road traffic accident.

Once we have talked, we will also be able to advise you properly on whether you have a claim for injury compensation, and we will be able to describe what must happen if you are intent on starting proceedings toward recovering compensation. Please remember that we work on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means you do not have to worry about money or funding legal fees while your case matter is brought to a conclusion.

If you want to proceed with your compensation claim, we will require access to medical records for review and examination by our specialists. PSR Solicitors can also call on specialist medical expertise should injuries be complex, either due to severity or, existing underlying health matters.

RTA Soft-Tissue Compensation Fixed Tariffs as of 1/6/21

If your case is successfully concluded for under £5,000.00 then you will receive compensation subject to the fixed legal costs as set out below. These fixed legal costs are calculated based on the separate awards for both your tariff and non tariff injuries. If your case is unsuccessful then you will obviously receive no compensation but you will have no legal costs to pay.

Legal costs relating to tariff injuries are fixed and are calculated based upon the level of compensation that your tariff injury qualifies for.

The injury tariff is set by the Government and is shown in the table below.

Compensation Guide

New Regulations on Compensation Calculation for Soft Tissue Injury Following a Car Accident

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The figures detailed above are non-negotiable, they are a set tariff which the government has introduced.  Compensation awards for soft tissue injuries resulting from a car accident are now approximately only 25% of the value of compensation awards made for accidents before the 1st of June 2021.

Personal injury clients will be sent for a medical examination where the examiner will indicate a likely recovery period.  The Medical expert decides and records in his report - the fixed amount of compensation you will receive. 

Please note that this only applies to soft tissue injuries following a car accident that occurred after the 1st of June 2021.


Legal Costs Relating to Non-Tariff Injuries

Legal costs relating to non tariff injuries are additional to the above fixed costs for tariff injuries are fixed and are calculated based upon the level of compensation that your non tariff injury receives:

Non tariff injury value                                    Costs

Up to £1000.00                                                   £250.00

Between £1000.00 and £2,000.00                £500.00

Between £2000.00 and £3,000.00                £750.00

Between £2,000.00 and £4,000.00                £1000.00

Between £4,000.00 and £5,000.00                £1250.00


Legal Costs for Injury Awards above £5,000


If the tariff and non tariff compensation awards exceed £5,000.00 then your case will no longer be subject to the Fixed Legal Costs as outlined above.

Instead, you will receive compensation subject to the agreed deductions as set out in the Conditional Fee Agreement and limited to a total of 25% of the damages you receive. If your case is unsuccessful then you will obviously receive no compensation but you will have no legal costs to pay.

Our costs are inclusive of VAT.

If you or a member of your family have sustained major or minor injuries as a result of being involved in a road traffic accident or crash that involves other drivers, then you may be entitled to claim compensation for your loss and injuries. Even where you may have been at partial fault in causing the accident or could have taken positive action to minimise the effects of the accident, you could still be in a position to claim compensation.

It is the best course of action to speak with one of our specialist Car Accident Injury Lawyers at the earliest convenience. Having these discussions immediately (or at least as soon as you or a loved one is able to) is likely to be best as the incident will still be fresh in the mind. That being said, a time limit of 3 years is generally understood as the timeframe in which a claim must be made.

Not wearing a seatbelt, as well as avoiding any reasonable actions to prevent injury, can be considered “contributory negligence”. You can still get compensation for a car accident injury, however the amount you will be awarded may be affected.

You may be able to get compensation for an accident if it is proven that a third party is to blame for any damages you have suffered. This may include situations in which some of the fault falls on the claimant. It is important to seek advice from specialists, as accidents with unclear liability can become very complex.

In cases in which the driver cannot be easily identified, such as car crash claims for accidents involving uninsured drivers or foreign vehicles, the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) may step in. The MIB can help you track down the other party’s insurers, and handle communication when necessary. If you have been injured in a car accident involving an uninsured road user or a vehicle registered abroad, contact us today, and we can help you manage communications with the MIB and the other party’s insurer.

As with most cases of personal injury claims in the UK, your case will likely be subject to time limits. The general rule limits injury claims to 3 years from the date of the accident, however there are a number of exceptions you may benefit from. If you're unsure about the validity of your car accident claim, contact PSR Solicitors for an assessment of your case.

Why choose Our Car Accident Compensation  team?

We place an emphasis on rehabilitation for our clients and consider medical support and treatment to be as important as financial compensation following an accident.

Our specialised expertise in road traffic accident claims means you can be sure of excellent legal advice and support, and as our ”No Win No Fee” promise implies, in most situations, we will be able to support your claim for compensation in this way. Rest assured that there are no upfront charges if you decide to proceed with PSR, and if you are unsuccessful with your claim and there is no award given to compensate you for your injuries, you will not have to worry about any legal costs as you will not have to pay anything.

PSR is a leading team of Personal Injury Solicitors in Wales and Serious Injury Lawyers in Cheshire. With offices in Colwyn Bay, Ellesmere Port, Rhyl, Shotton, Wrexham, Wallasey, and Chester, we have been established in the heart of local communities since 2009.

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