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Injury at Work Claim Calcualtor

What value could your Accident at Work Claim be worth?


If you have been injured due to an accident at work, we can expertly guide and represent you in making a successful Work Injury Claim for compensation.

Below, our Work Accident Claim Calculator will help you discover how much compensation you could receive. 

Although useful for providing provisional Work Injury Claim values, It's important to note that a compensation calculator should only be used as a guide. Every working environment is as different as every individual, and so every Injury at Work Claim must also be assessed subjectively.

Our lawyers are highly regarded nationally as Work Injury Claim specialists. We help the injured receive the the maximum compensation following all types of Accidents at Work, no matter how serious or minor.

Estimating how much compensation you could receive for an Injury at Work Claim can be complicated and several factors must be taken into account. 

Regardless of how severe your siuation may be, first and foremost, we will make it our priority to ensure that your physical and mental well-being are closely considered and cared for.  Beyond the initial days following your accident and depending on your exact circumstances, it is possible that some form of financial provision will need urgent consideration as part of your Injury at Work Claim. 

As Law Society accredited Personal Injury Solicitors and Injury at Work Claim specialists, we are best placed to guarantee that all your needs, and those of your family, are comprehenisvely cared for, both now and in the future. Our experienced Injury at Work Claim specialists operate on a No Win No Fee basis. This ensures there is no financial risk to you even in the unlilely event of your Work Injury Claim being unsuccessful.

If you or a loved one have been Injured at Work or you are looking for information on how much compensation a Work Injury Claim might be worth, then get in touch or read out Work Accident Claim Calcualtor information below, and then get in touch. We we will walk you through the rest and be your expert legal support.

Accident at Work Compensation & Injury at Work Claim Values

Compensation Guide

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

Soft tissue injury with no lasting issues beyond 1 year following the Work Injury:

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 Injury at Work

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 Work 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 Work Injury

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 Work Injury

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 an Accident at Work

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

Work 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. *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 Injury at Work 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 Does Accident at Work Compensation Calculation Work?

One of the most common questions people ask us about their accident at work claim is - how much compensation could they receive. Calculating compensation for accidents at work is rarely straightforward and much depends on the severity of your injury and the impact your injury may have on your immediate and future life.  

The Judicial College provides guidelines on compensation settlement values attached to the ‘general damages’ element of any Accident at Work Compensation Claim. General damages seek to compensate injured parties for the mental & Physical pain and suffering caused by the injury itself. There can, of course, be other consequences of being injured through a non-fault accident at work, these must also be considered before a final value can be attributed to the injury compensation claim.

This process should not be rushed. Crucially, all vital circumstances will be taken into account, and only then will we be able to value your case suitably. In some cases, it is prudent to allow the injured person time to recover or to take time to be able to assess the injury fully before valuing the claim. 

We then seek to secure this compensation settlement value from those liable for your injury. Where appropriate interim compensation payments can also be sought and made.

PSR Solicitors expertly pursue work injury compensation claims on behalf of our clients. We have expert personal injury lawyers and a long-standing successful track-record in settling an extensive range of accident at work claims.

If you have sustained an injury in a work accident that was not your fault, you may be able to make a claim for financial compensation. Sometimes this compensation may need to support you financially to pay for ongoing medical care, rehabilitation and any bills incurred during the period spent out of work.

How much compensation can you expect from an Injury at Work Claim?

The total amount of compensation you will receive will be an arrangement of both general and special damages, calculated according to the personal circumstances of your case.

General damages compensation awards differ according to the magnitude of your injury and how quick your recovery time is.

Special damages will seek to compensate you for any financial losses connected to the accident and its future consequences. This will include damage to your property, loss of earnings, or fees associated with your future, long term medical and healthcare needs.

Our team will gather further information about your situation to be able to give you a more detailed idea of a potential settlement amount. They will also advise you on how much you are likely to receive and how long it will take to be compensated.

The table above reflects those compensation levels set out by the Judicial College guidelines (JCG), and provides insight surrounding general damages only.

Accident at Work statistics

The following statistics show the scale of how injury in the workplace affects the lives of people in the UK. These statistics are taken directly from the HSE and represent figures for Great Britain in the year 2017/2018:

  • 1.4 million working people suffering from a work-related illness
  • 2,595 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2016)
  • 144 workers killed at work
  • 555,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey
  • 71,062 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
  • 30.7 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury
  • £15 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2016/17)

It is crucial that any worker involved in an accident at work reports the accident. A report should be filed in the employer’s accident book, and with the relevant trade union when possible. This will ensure a safety assessment follows an accident, so that health and safety standards can be enforced.

You should then immediately seek expert legal advice regarding a workplace injury claim against your employer. Workplace accidents can have devastating consequences, and ensuring the risks are minimised is vital.

The 3-year time limit on personal injury claims dictates that you should act on a claim for an accident at your earliest convenience. Contact us today for a free consultation about your case.

Most Dangerous industries for Accidents at Work

Based on statistics from governmental and regulatory bodies such as the HSE and Riddor. The following work areas have been identified as the most dangerous when assessing the possibility of sustaining an injury at work and the volumes of workers who are injured:

  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Hospitality and Food Preparation
  • Logistics and Warehousing
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail

Common Accidents at Work leading to Injury

Our solicitors have expertise in regularly dealing with Work  Injury Claim cases that involve:

Slips or trips on dangerous surfaces

This is the most common cause of injury at work which could be down to something as simple as an unmarked wet floor, loose electric cables, or any faulty equipment within the workplace. In most cases, poor working conditions or a failure to follow health and safety regulations consequently result in employees injuring themselves due to a slip or trip at work.

Falls from a height

Employers have a duty to protect workers against injuries from falling objects. Working at height is risky and accidents including falls from a ladder or a roof can be severe and life-changing. This falls under The Work at Height Regulations 2005.

Injuries from Agricultural accidents

Whether working on a livestock farm or an arable farm, there are many dangers within the farming environment that can cause injury to farm-workers, not least the wide variety of machinery used within agriculture.  According to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), there were 33 fatal injuries and 816 non-fatal injuries across the farming industry in 2017/18. If you’ve been injured while farming or doing any agricultural work, or even visiting a farm when an accident occurs, you may be eligible for compensation.

Head or Brain Injuries at Work

There are various ways in which a head or brain injury can occur.  Such as falling from height or impact injuries.  Serious driving accidents (whether driving only on work premises, or on the open road as part of your working responsibilities) can also result in severe head/brain injury. Even a slip or trip at work can have dire consequences. With the Brain being an integral organ to the human senses and bodily functions, it is for this reason why injury sustained to this part of the body can prove so serious.

Injuries from lack of required training

Without suitable knowledge, employees will not be able to follow basic safety provisions and may contribute to an accident. Most lack of training claims involve the improper use of heavy machinery, but injuries are also commonly caused by moving machinery, manual handling, working at heights, and failure to apply safety equipment.

Defective/ Dangerous machinery/ equipment

All equipment should be kept up to date, checked regularly to manufacturers' standards, and free from damage. Electrical tools should be tested and approved.  Failure to do so can result in burns, cuts, and in some serious cases, loss of limbs.

Injuries involving lifting or manual handling

Injuries involving lifting or manual handling can be initiated by lifting heavy items and not being provided with suitable materials or correct training. Incorrect lifting techniques are a major cause of back damage in the workplace, which can have a detrimental effect on future work and lifestyle choices.

Construction industry Injuries

The building trade can be extremely dangerous if health and safety regulations are not strictly adhered to. We've known situations involving collapsed scaffolding, defective machinery, and utter ignorance of safety standards not being met when it comes down to causes of injury.

Exposure to harmful and dangerous substances

A variety of industries involve workers being exposed to harmful and dangerous substances, which have the potential to cause harm to health, or worse. Harm can be caused where such substances are consumed, inhaled, or simply where they may come into contact with the skin. Harmful substances can take the form of solids, liquids, vapours, gases, and fumes. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) includes around 400 products in its list of workplace exposure limits within the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH).

Unsuitable equipment (scaffolding and ladders)

Ladders are commonly used within the building and construction industries, and are a common cause of accidents in the industry, as there is a larger risk of falling. This is usually a result of the safety standards not being met.

Talk to our Injury at Work Claim Experts

We will always aim to make your claim with PSR Solicitors a straightforward hassle-free process. We will deal with all the details of the claim including filing court proceedings if required. Our Accident at Work solicitors work with a client confidentiality policy and your recovery and well-being will always be our priority. 

We can often handle a Work accident claim on a no-win, no-fee basis.  This means that in the unlikely event that your claim proves unsuccessful, you will have nothing to pay for any of our time or efforts already made. 

Through experience, we have identified that most accidents at work surround circumstances and situations that should be reasonably avoidable, and generally caused by lifting heavy objects or using defective or dangerous equipment.

A legal obligation surrounds your employer to ensure safety at work within your workplace, with environments in which you work adhering to health and safety regulations. In some instances, if you have not received the relevant training or been provided with the correct safety equipment prior to an injury, you are more than likely to make a claim for compensation for an accident in your working environment.

We appreciate that, on occasion, no amount of money can compensate for your injuries. However, the compensation we will seek on your behalf should cover compensation for pain and suffering, medical treatment expenses, losses on out of work earnings, and future earnings. In severe cases it can ensure a care package exists to deliver the best quality of life possible. Even in cases of minor work injury we will work hard and endeavour to ensure you are not left out of pocket while you recover from any work accident.

PSR is a leading law firm 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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