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Pedestrian Injury & Pedestrian Accident Compensation Calcualtor

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If you or a loved one have been injured as a Pedestrian following some form of an accident involving another road user due to an accident, the impact on the victim, their health and well-being can range from minor injuries to the very severe.

If you are looking for information on what level of compensation you may be entitled to, whether you've been injured while crossing the road as a Pedestrian or in an accident where a vehicle has mounted the pavement.  Then use our helpful Pedestrian Accident Compensation Calculator will be of use.

Out of all road traffic accidents that take place each day in the UK, Pedestrians are the most vulnerable. When involved in a road traffic accident, especially one that involves being hit by a car, a pedestrian will receive the full force of the impact, which often results in severe and often life-changing injury.

Figures released by the 'Department of Transport' reveal that in 2018,  the number of pedestrians injured in road accidents topped 28,700+, of which 7,420 of these were killed or seriously injured (KSI’s) by road user types.

Almost a third of all pedestrian accidents in the UK comprises of children and young people. Children can be unaware of the dangers surrounding them near schools or playgrounds and parks. If they have not learned to cross roads safely and fully appreciate the speed of moving vehicles then, the vulnerability of the child can be tragically exposed

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Pedestrian Accident Compensation

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  • No charges, even if your Pedestrian Accident Claim is unsuccessful
  • No ATE Insurance to pay
  • Direct access to your own qualified solicitor
  • Compensation for any financial losses
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How much Compensation Can you expect is injured as a Pedestrian? 

More often than not it is difficult to estimate the final settlement of a Pedestrian accident compensation claim, at least at the very start of the claims process.  Every case is different, and the final compensation value is largely proportional to the severity and scale of the injuries sustained.

In situations where extremely serious injuries have occured, it may be prudent to allow time to medical professionals to assess the scale of physical, and, or psychological injury.

Where serious and potentially life-changing injury is sustained, interim compensation payments can be arranged where liability is clear and without question. With all of this in mind, PSR Solicitors can assure you that we will be there to guide you and support you in every step of the way. Our most immediate concern will be to ensure access is made to the very best medical expertise and treatments to help promote the best recovery possible

Compensation awarded will be dependent on the injuries sustained and the level of severity and circumstances involved. PSR Solicitors are specialist personal injury solicitors and have a successful track record in settling a diverse range of pedestrian accident compensation claims.

The guide below provides provisional 'general' damages compensation values as set out in the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). General damages are meant to compensate for general pain & suffering caused by the injuries sustained by the cyclist.

Pedestrian Accident Compensation Values

Compensation Guide

Compensation for Neck Injuries (Soft Tissue) following a Pedestrian Accident

Soft tissue injury with no lasting issues beyond 1 year following the accident

up to £3,800

Complete Recovery after a couple of years:

£3,800 - £7,000

Recovery taking longer than two years but with only Moderate effects
effects are moderate:

£7,000 - £12,000

Serious on-going problems with ongoing pain, or recurring pain, and surgery may be needed:

£12,000 - £22,000

Compensation for Back Injuries (Soft Tissue) following a Pedestrian Accident

Soft tissue injury with a full recovery within 3 months:

up to £2,150

Soft tissue injury with full recovery up to a year following the accident:

up to £3,800

Full recovery between one and two years:

£3,800 - £7,000

Where recovery takes more than two years but the on-going effects are moderate:

£6,900 - £11,000

Serious on-going problems with ongoing pain, or recurring pain. Surgery may be needed with the possibility of prolapsed discs:

£11,000 - £24,500

Compensation for Chest Injuries sustained in a Pedestrian Accident

Fractures of ribs causing pain for a few weeks only:

up to £3,500

Collapsed lungs with a full recovery:

£2,000 - £4,700

Compensation for Arm Injuries following Injury to a Pedestrian

Simple fracture of the forearm:

£5,800 - £17,000

More serious injury with significant disability and without full recovery:

£17,000 - £34,000

Compensation for Leg Injuries following Injury to a Pedestrian

Hairline fracture or non-complex break of bones in the lower leg with complete recovery:

up to £10,500

Simple fracture or break of the femur:

£8,000 - £12,500

More serious fracture or serious soft tissue injury, without full recovery:

£16,000 - £24,500

Compensation for Brain Injury following Serious Injury to a Pedestrian

Very serious brain damage
£245,000 - £350,000

Reasonably severe
£190,000 - £245,000

Moderate
£37,000 - £190,000

Mild head injury (minimal brain damage)
£1,900 - £11,000

Epilepsy
£9,000 - £130,000

Considerations that  impact the value of Compensation paid when a Pedestrian is injured

  • The severity of the pedestrian’s injury
  • The time needed to make a recovery (on some instances the claimant may never fully recover)
  • Changes in the state of both physical and mental ability
  • Treatment and therapies required and costs already met, and future cost implications.
  • The age of the claimant
  • Requirements for an ongoing care-package
  • Capacity for returning to work

There are many different types of pedestrian accidents that occur on the UK’s roads, and every claim situation is almost unique in its own way. Examples of these are incidents where pedestrians are attempting to cross any type of road or a motorway. There can be accidents due to parking area imperfections and potholes, walkway obstructions, blind spots, or poor road maintenance.

Not all pedestrian accidents, consequently, are caused due to the driver. It could be that you need to pursue a claim against the council if the roads in the area you had your accident were poorly maintained.

Common Causes of Injury to Pedestrians

  • Hit and run driver incidents
  • Reckless/careless drivers
  • Drivers who flouted signals, traffic lights, and pelican crossings
  • Drivers using mobile phones, Satellite Navigation, radio, applying makeup, or anything else that equates to not paying attention to the road
  • Drunk drivers
  • Drug Drivers
  • The local government has  poorly maintained roads and surfaces
  • Negligence of the individual or group that is legally responsible for maintaining the roads, parking areas, or pavements where the accident has occurred is liable

What if the liable party is not caught?

There ever-increasing numbers of drivers on the roads with no insurance, with research from the Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB) showing that over 1.7 million drivers are uninsured, which is an alarming statistic.

The MIB is a group that was established in 1946 as a central fund to assure that members of the public who have been injured by an uninsured or untraceable driver are still eligible to claim compensation for their injuries.

Claim for Pedestrian Accident Compensation

At PSR Solicitors we operate a ”No Win No Fee” promise., meaning no upfront charges apply when you choose to proceed with PSR, and in the unlikely event a claim was ever found to be unsuccessful, you will not have to pay costs for any legal work already undertaken. 

This essentially allows you to pursue a claim without worrying about any impending financial loss whatsoever. Our specialist solicitors are ready to speak with you to discuss any enquiries with you in strict confidence. Call the Pedestrian Accident Solicitors at PSR today

You can contact a member of PSR Solicitors directly to start a claim or for free advice on whether you have grounds to make a claim. 

PSR is a leading team of Personal Injury Solicitors in Wales and Serious Injury Lawyers in Cheshire. Talk to us today if you have been injured and feel you are entitled to Compensation.

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