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Pedestrian Accident Compensation Calculator for Pedestrian Injury Claim Settlement Values


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 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 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 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.

If you have been injured in an accident as a pedestrian and you want free advice on how much compensation your claim is worth from a fully qualified personal injury solicitor, then please contact us today to talk to one of our team. 

Using one of our specialist No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors ensures that you have a better chance of winning your claim and receiving all of the compensation and help that you are entitled to.

Our pedestrian injury compensation calculator below will help you gain an initial understanding of the settlement values for different injury types, but our team will help you build a case based on your unique circumstances.

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 Guide

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 Guide

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 Guide

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 Guide

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 Guide

Compensation for Brain Injury following Serious Injury to a Pedestrian

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

Reasonably severe
£190,000 - £245,000

£37,000 - £190,000

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

£9,000 - £130,000

Compensation Guide

Pedestrian Injury Compensation Claim Settlement values are provided as guidelines only and are taken from the Judicial College Guidelines surrounding general damages for pain and suffering. 

Contact our Pedestrian Accident Injury Claims 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 much compensation can you expect if 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 occurred, it may be prudent to allow time for medical professionals to assess the scale of physical, and, or psychological injury.

Where a 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 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 pedestrian.

What could affect my Pedestrian Accident Claim amount?

Many factors should be considered when calculating the amount of compensation you deserve. The damages you may suffer in an accident as a pedestrian accident can be divided into General Damages and Special Damages, and will usually cover:

  • 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 
  • Costs already met and future cost implications.
  • The age of the claimant
  • Requirements for an ongoing care package
  • Capacity for returning to work and consequent loss of earnings


Every personal injury claim involving a pedestrian accident will require a deep assessment to appreciate the context and circumstances of the event. It is almost impossible to quantify the amount of compensation you may be entitled to without a consultation with one of our expert pedestrian accident solicitors. Contact us today for a chat about your case.


What are some Common Causes of Injury to Pedestrians?

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. Some common examples of situations which lead to road traffic accidents involving pedestrians are:

  • Hit and run driver incidents
  • Reckless or 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
  • 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
  • Obstructions, blind spots or poor visibility of a walkway or pedestrian crossing

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.

What if the liable party for a pedestrian accident is not caught?

There are 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 Untraced Driver are still eligible to claim compensation for their injuries. Our team of expert solicitors will help you deal with the MIB, whether through the Uninsured Drivers Scheme or Untraced Drivers Scheme. In cases where an insurance company does have a policy on a vehicle, but the driver involved is not covered, a successful claim can still be made.

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. With offices in Colwyn BayEllesmere PortRhylShottonWrexhamWallasey, and Chester, we have been established in the heart of local communities since 2009.

Talk to us today if you have been injured and feel you are entitled to Compensation.

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