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September 17, 2021

Compensation Calculator NHS

Our NHS Negligence solicitors can estimate the potential value for your claim using our medical negligence compensation calculator.

If you or your loved one is a victim of medical negligence such as surgical error, incorrect diagnosis, delayed diagnosis or late diagnosis, medication errors or other forms of medical negligence, you could be eligible for compensation.

If you or your loved one is a victim of medical negligence such as surgical error, incorrect diagnosis, delayed diagnosis or late diagnosis, medication errors or other forms of medical negligence, you could be eligible for compensation.

Your compensation figure should reflect the amount of pain, suffering, trauma, financial expenses, cost of rehabilitative care or housing adjustments which you have endured as a result of the negligent treatment meted out to you.

It is therefore important that you secure the services of the specialist medical negligence legal experts to prosecute your claim such that you will not receive a compensation far below what you deserve.

Our Competence

Our experienced team of NHS negligence solicitors have many years of experience and have an enviable record of having represented many clients in diverse medical negligence claims and securing deserving compensation figures for them.

They are some of the very best legal advisors in the UK and so you can be rest assured that you have competent, friendly and empathetic solicitors pursuing your claim for the best possible settlement fee.

If you have suffered any form of medical negligence and you are wondering how much compensation you could recover, give us a call today. We will fully assess your case and with our medical negligence calculators arrive at an estimated value of your claim.

How Much Can I Claim?

Most medical negligence compensation calculators found online cannot give you exactly what you can expect as your compensation value because there are sensitive areas of your case which your solicitor needs to know before an accurate estimate of your compensation value can be made.

Certain kinds of injuries attract a range of amounts but that is not the actual value of your NHS compensation because the severity of pain, suffering, trauma, recovery time or future prognosis as well as other financial losses or impact of the injury has to be taken into account.

However, our has been fully optimized to give you a realistic estimate of what you can expect as settlement fee. This will help you make an informed decision if you would want to take legal action with us representing you.

Our consultation sessions are free of charge and if you decide to proceed with your claims, we can discuss with you, hear your story and give you a more accurate compensation figure based on the specifics of your claim.

How Much Is My Claim Worth?

The worth of your claim as a plaintiff will depend on your personal circumstances and how the medical negligence has affected and changed your life before the negligence happened and now after it has occurred.

Two categories of damages which will be taken into consideration while quantifying your claim are:

  • General Damages
  • Special Damages

General Damages

Several factors such as; the type of injury, location of injury, severity of the injury, damages caused by the injury are part of what is termed general damages. They play a huge part in determining the amount of compensation you can get for your claims.

The level of general damages varies enormously from case to case, depending on the above-mentioned factors. For instance, for a severe case such as cerebral palsy, the amount for general damages could be in excess of £500,000 while cases of minor scarring could command as little as £5,000. The appropriate compensation amount for general damages can be seen in the Judicial college guidelines.

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Special Damages

Special damages refer to financial losses and other out of pocket expenses a plaintiff has incurred or will incur going forward as a result of the medical negligence. Special damages cover for factors like cost of travel to and from medical appointments, cost of treatments or surgeries, loss of earnings or inheritance, cost of care, rehabilitative care and therapies required, the cost of alternative housing or adjustments as well as transport required as a result of disability caused by the negligence.

There are also other factors that can be considered depending on the type of claim.

Fatal Cases

In an unfortunate situation where negligence led to loss of life, the family, dependents or estate of the deceased can make a claim. There are special guidelines that govern compensation where the victim is deceased.

The settlement fee can cover for the following

  • Funeral Expenses:

    Bereavement award is currently set at £12,980 for deaths which occur from April 2013. It should be noted that bereavement award can only be gotten where the claimant is the deceased’s spouse or parent in cases where the deceased was not yet legally an adult at the time of death.

  • Loss Of Special Care And Attention

    Where the deceased is a parent or spouse, the court may make a NHS compensation award for loss of care, affection and attention.

  • Loss Of Dependency On Services

    Where the deceased contributed significant services to the family, for example if the deceased was the primary caregiver for the children, elderly or disabled relative, a claim may be made for the cost of and time spent to replace the services of the deceased.

  • Loss Of Financial Dependency

    If the deceased was the main provider for the family, the family or dependents can make a claim to cover for the loss of income. Children of the deceased are also able to make a compensation claim to cover for this for as long as they remain in full-time education until they are able to take care of their needs.

For more information on this or other victim support compensation calculator, please contact us today for further discussion and clarification.

NHS Compensation Payouts Guide

Getting sufficient compensation for pain and suffering is essential for victims of nhs negligence to move on with their life. Whether it’s a private hospital or the NHS, we can help you determine what you should receive using our NHS compensation calculator. Please read our guide for nhs compensation payout for more.

Below is a guide of what you can expect as settlement for general damages as stipulated by the Judicial College Guidelines. This does not cover for special damages.

Type/ Severity Of Injury Range Of Compensation Value
Severe injury to internal organs such as lung or heart From £60,000 to £100,000 depending on the severity of the injury
Severe brain Injury £180,000 to £300,000 depending on the extent of damage
Pelvic and Hip injury Settlement value ranges between £50,000 to £85,000
Pain and suffering £1,000 to £200,000 depending on the severity
Medical Negligence causing Cerebral Palsy to baby Compensation values can be above £500,000
Orthopaedic injuries around £50,000 depending on the severity of injury
NHS negligence death compensation Average payout for negligence leading to death range from £12,000 to £300,000
Spinal cord injuries Compensation values for spinal cord injuries range from £50,000 to £300,000 for moderate and less severe and above £1 million for very severe cases
Dental Injuries £1,020 to £1600 for minor damaged teeth While severe facial scarring will get compensation of between £27,940 to £91,350
Scarring

Compensation for scarring are

£1,600 to £3,310 for minor scarring £3,710 to £12,900 for scar that can be hidden without a plastic surgery

£8,550 to £28,240 for scarring that needs plastic surgery to cover

Visible and very severe disfigurement- £16,860 to £91,350 depending on severity and age of the victim

Psychiatric Damage

Mental health compensation are as follows

Less Severe psychiatric cases- £1,440 to £5,500 Moderate psychiatric cases - £5,500 to £17,900 Moderately Severe psychiatric cases- £17,900 to £51,460

NHS Compensation Claim Time Limit

According to the Limitation Act of 1980, there is a three-year time limit for making nhs negligence claims starting from the date of the nhs negligence or your date of knowledge.

In a case where the victim of the negligent treatment is deceased, the three-year time limit begins to count from the date of death.

The few exceptions to this rule are:

  • If the victim is under 18years of age, the three-year time limit begins to count when the individual turns 18. This means that the individual will be allowed up to his or her 21st birthday to make a claim.
  • Also, in a case where the negligence victim is physically or mentally incapacitated and unable to make claims then the three-year time frame can be relaxed until the individual is able to bring claims.

However, a loved one also known legally as a litigation friend can make a claim on behalf of their loved ones who fall in these categories rather than waiting until they are able to pursue their claims themselves.

We can help you find out what your claim is worth using our NHS compensation calculator. You can feel out our free claims evaluation form or call us directly on 0800 999 3372.

Conclusion

NHS negligence claims are much better to be made early enough when relevant documents to build the case and prove your claims can be easily assessed and when other facts or events can easily be remembered.

Reach out to us today for a no obligation claim assessment; let us have discussions with you and give you an estimate of what you can expect as your compensation using our medical negligence compensation calculator. After this we can proceed to begin your claims.

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