Does An Average Payout For Injury At Work Claims Exist?

This guide may be able to help you if you are wondering what the average payout for an injury at work is. It will discuss the settlement you could be awarded following a successful personal injury claim and how it may be calculated. 

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Does An Average Payout For Injury At Work Claims Exist?

Employers owe their employees a duty of care. If they do not uphold this and you are injured as a result, this amounts to negligence, for which you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim following an accident at work

We will discuss the legislation that outlines an employer’s duty of care as well as provide examples of the accidents and injuries that could occur if this duty is not upheld.

In addition, we will look at the steps you can take to strengthen your case, including gathering evidence and seeking legal advice.

Furthermore, this guide will look at how accident at work solicitors who offer a No Win No Fee agreement could benefit you.

Read on to learn more. Alternatively, if you have any specific questions that you would like answered, please get in touch with an advisor from our team. They can provide you with free legal advice 24/7. To get in touch: 

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Does An Average Payout For Injury At Work Claims Exist?

As there are several factors that are considered when calculating personal injury compensation, it can be difficult to provide an average payout for an injury at work. Some of the factors that may be considered include:

  • Severity
  • Recovery time
  • Type of injury
  • Treatment provided

Generally, though, the settlement you might receive following a successful accident at work claim could comprise two heads. Firstly, you could receive compensation any physical or psychological pain and suffering that is endured due to your injuries under general damages. 

Solicitors can consider medical evidence alongside guideline compensation brackets from the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) to help them value this portion of your award. We have used these in the table below, but these figures should only be used as a rough guideline. This is because every workplace accident claim is different, and your potential payout could differ. 

Compensation Amounts

InjurySeverity Compensation BracketDetails
HeadVery severe£282,010 to £403,990The injured person will have very little, if any, meaningful response to their surroundings and will need full time care.
HeadModerate (iii)£43,060 to £90,720An injury that impacts concentration and memory with the ability to work being reduced.
Leg Severe (i)£96,250 to £135,920The most serious injuries, such as an extensive degloving of the leg that falls short of amputation.
Leg Less serious (i)£17,960 to £27,760Fractures that have not completely recovered or serious soft tissue injuries.
BackSevere (ii)£74,160 to £88,430Injuries that involve special features, such as nerve root damage with associated loss of sensation, impaired mobility, or impaired bladder and bowel function.
ArmSevere£96,160 to £130,930A serious brachial plexus injury that leaves the person little better of than if the arm had been lost.
HandSerious£55,820 to £84,570Harm to both hands that causes loss of function that is significant and continuing cosmetic disabilities.
AnkleModerate£13,740 to £26,590Fractures, ligament tears and other similar injuries causing less serious disabilities.
Shoulder Moderate£7,890 to £12,770Frozen shoulder with discomfort and limited movement lasting for around two years.
Foot Serious£24,990 to £39,200Injuries that cause continuing pain from traumatic arthritis, prolonged treatment with the risk of fusion surgery.

Special Damages In A Work Injury Claim

Your settlement could also consist of special damages, which is any financial harm that is incurred due to your injuries. This could reimburse you for a number of losses, for example: 

  • Loss of earnings 
  • Home adaptation cost 
  • Care costs 
  • Medical expenses 
  • Travel costs 

It is important to gather evidence to prove these losses, such as receipts and payslips.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with an advisor from our team for a more personalised insight as to how much personal injury compensation you could be owed. 

When Are You Eligible To Claim For A Work Injury?

There are certain requirements that must be met in order to make a personal injury claim. This involves proving the duty of care that is owed to you, has been breached, leading you you being injured. 

As previously mentioned, your employer owes you a duty of care to take all reasonably practicable steps to prevent you from being injured whilst at work. This is established by the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. Some of the steps they could take include:

  • Performing risk assessments
  • Acting on any hazards found in risk assessments
  • Providing training to allow for work-related duties to be performed correctly

A failure to do so could lead to an employee becoming injured physically or psychologically. If the relevant criteria are met, a claim could be made for the injuries sustained.

What Is The Work Injury Claim Time Limit?

In most cases, a personal injury claim must be started within 3 years as set out by the Limitation Act 1980. This can generally start from the date of the accident. 

However, there are certain circumstances where exceptions could apply. This could include when the injured party is under the age of 18 or when they lack the mental capacity to claim on their own behalf. In both circumstances, the time limit is paused. During this time, a litigation friend could be appointed to make the claim for them. 

To learn more about eligibility and the time limits in place for starting a claim, get in touch on the number above. An advisor can also discuss the average payout for an injury at work in more detail.

How Could An Accident At Work Happen?

Below, we have provided examples of how an accident at work could happen:

  • When working in an office, your employer fails to cover computer wires adequately. Consequently, you trip and fall over trailing leads and sustain a wrist injury
  • Your employer does not provide you with the required personal protective equipment (PPE), such as steel-toe cap boots when working in a warehouse. As a result, you suffer a crushed foot injury when heavy objects fall on you. 
  • Your employer does not clear or signpost a spillage on a staircase. Subsequently, you slip, trip or fall on the hazard and endure a head injury and neck injury

It’s important to note that it may not always be possible to claim for injuries sustained in an accident at work. For example, your employer may have provided you with adequate training to do your job safely but you ignored the training they provided and sustained an injury as a result. In this instance, you may not be eligible to seek compensation.

To find out more, please get in touch using the details provided at the top of the page.

How To Claim For An Injury At Work

In order to strengthen your claim, you can gather evidence. To do so, you could:

  • Fill out the accident at work book and request a copy of the incident report
  • Seek medical attention and keep a record of the doctor’s notes 
  • Keep a diary with symptoms, treatments and the impact the injuries have had on your life both physically and emotionally
  • Take pictures of the scene of the incident 
  • Take pictures of your injuries 
  • Keep a record of financial losses through receipts, invoices, or payslips

One of the accident at work solicitors from our panel can help you with this process. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our advisors, who could connect you with a solicitor, provided your claim is valid and has a chance of success. 

Use Our Panel Of No Win No Fee Solicitors To Claim For A Work Injury 

When seeking compensation for an injury at work, it can be useful to have a solicitor represent you. The solicitors on our panel have experience in helping claimants build and present accident at work claims.

They may ask you to enter a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) which is a type of No Win No Fee agreement. This typically means you won’t have to pay for your solicitor’s services upfront or while your claim is ongoing. Moreover, you typically do not have to pay for the services that are provided by your solicitor if your claim is not successful.

If your claim is won and you receive a payout, a success fee will be owed to your solicitor. This is subtracted from the compensation you are awarded but is legally capped, ensuring you receive the majority of your settlement. 

If you would like to find out whether you could be represented on a No Win No Fee basis, you can speak with our advisors. They are available at all times to answer any queries you might have. 

To get in touch: 

  • Call the number at the top of the page
  • Contact us via our website 
  • Use the live chat feature.

Learn More About Claiming Accident At Work Compensation

Here are some more of our own guides that may be of use to you: 

We have also included additional guides relative to accidents at work that could be of benefit: 

Thank you for reading this guide on the average payout for an injury at work. If you have any more questions, please get in touch with an advisor from our team. 

Writer Beck Patch

Editor Meg McConnell