Injury Types

Call our leading Personal Injury Solicitors to see if you could make a No Win, No Fee claim.

If you’ve been in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be left with injuries that have a serious impact on your life. You might be left unable to work, exercise, drive or even do simple daily tasks like looking after your children. Compensation can help you access support and rehabilitation if you need it, and help financially to ease your burden.

Whether you suffered your injury in an accident at work, in a public place or in a road traffic accident, our expert Personal Injury solicitors are here to help you. We handle most claims on a No Win, No Fee basis, so you won’t pay anything if your claim is unsuccessful, taking the financial risk out for you.

We’ll offer you a Free Case Assessment, where our specialists will listen to your situation and let you know if you could make a claim. We’ll assess how your injury has impacted your life, the pain and suffering you’ve experienced, and any support you may need in the future. You may be dealing with multiple injuries, which have had a huge impact on your life, so we’ll take this into account when we value your claim.

If you think you might have a claim, contact us today so we can secure the compensation you deserve.

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How Much Compensation Could I Get for an Injury Claim?

The amount of compensation you could receive will depend on your circumstances. We’ll fight your corner to negotiate a settlement that is right for you. Compensation is split between general damages and special damages. The main part of the damages comes from the special damages, general damages are set amounts explained below.

General damages

General damages take into account how serious your injury is, the pain and suffering you’ve experienced and how your injury is affecting your life. Our lawyers use the Judicial College Guidelines as a guide to value your general damages. An example of general damages for back injuries is below:

Judicial College Guidelines
16th Edition for back injuries


Severe - damage to the spinal cord and nerve roots – leading to very serious consequences not normally found in back injuries e.g. severe pain and disability, incomplete paralysis and significantly impaired bladder, bowel, and sexual function.

£38,780 to £160,980

Moderate (Type 1) – cases where the symptoms are less severe than those above, but may include continuous pain, reduced mobility or the need for surgery

£27,760 to £38,780

Moderate (Type 2) - many frequently encountered back injuries e.g. damage to ligaments and muscles causing backache, soft tissue injuries resulting in the worsening of a pre-existing back condition, or prolapsed discs

£12,510 to £27,760

Minor – less serious strains, sprains, disc prolapses, soft tissue injuries, or fracture injuries which recover without surgery

£2,450 to £12,510


It’s important to know that the figures above are only a guide and a baseline – you may notice that there is quite a wide range within the different scales, which allows us to work out the exact amount you need depending on your situation. With serious injuries, it’s likely the largest part of your total award will be special damages.

Special damages

Special damages are unique to you and your circumstances. We will advise on what we think the right figure is for you, taking into account:

  • Any financial costs you’ve already incurred as a result of your injury;
  • Anything you may need to pay for in the future e.g. loss of earnings, treatment and rehabilitation;

It’s important to get advice from our specialist Serious Injury Solicitors, who will be able to advise you on the types of future losses you can claim for. Get in touch today to see if we can help you make a claim.

Why Choose Simpson Millar for your Personal Injury Claim?

  • We’re specialists

    We’re have some of the UK’s most respected, committed and highly trained Personal Injury lawyers. We’re proud members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

  • Friendly and Straightforward

    We know the law can be complicated and daunting, so we’ll keep you up to date at every stage and avoid legal jargon.

  • Putting you first

    We’re here to make a difference in your life and help you through tough times. We have close relationships with charities such as Headway and the Spinal Injury Association.

  • Access to medical experts

    We could get you access to private rehabilitation and care, over and above what the NHS can provide. This includes care from world-class doctors, physiotherapists and surgeons.

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We deal with many claims on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means that you won’t pay any legal fees unless your claim is unsuccessful. This eases financial stress for many people who come to us after having suffered an accident that has already left them out of pocket, from loss of earnings or travel costs. Get in touch today to see if this could be an option for you.

You have 3 years from the day you were injured to make a claim for compensation. If you developed a condition as a result of your injury which you are claiming for, the time limit to start a claim usually be 3 years after you were diagnosed with this.

Yes, in certain circumstances it’s possible to make a claim for compensation on behalf of someone else.

You could make a claim on behalf of your child if they’ve been injured in an accident that was at least partly someone else’s responsibility. You can claim on behalf of a child under 18 at any point. Once they turn 18, they can make the claim for themselves up until their 21st birthday.

You could also make a claim on behalf of someone who does not have the mental capacity to do so themselves – there is no time limit for this. For example, you may have a child who has a disability, or an elderly family member with Alzheimers.

Our Court of Protection team can help if you’re struggling to assess whether your loved one is capable to make legal decisions for themselves, and can also help you set up a Personal Injury Trust if needed.

Yes, it’s possible to make a claim on behalf of your loved one if they passed away as a result of an accident that was at least partly someone else’s responsibility.

We know that losing a family member to an accident can be an extremely difficult time, especially if you think this could have been avoided. You may be struggling after your loss, and worried about your financial security in the future. When you’re ready, we’re here to listen and help you.

You have three years from the date your loved one passed away to start a claim for compensation. You can read more about how we can help with fatal accident compensation claims, or get in touch with us for advice.

Interim payments can be a huge help to you if you are struggling financially as a result of your injuries, or you need to access support and rehabilitation as soon as possible.

If the other party in your claim accept responsibility for your injuries, we could ask them to pay part of your compensation in early installments, before your claim has settled. This helps you focus on your recovery, while we work to negotiate the best possible compensation for you.

For more information, get in touch or read more about early interim payments.

It’s still worthwhile getting in touch with us if you were partly responsible for your accident/injury. We offer a Free Case Assessment and, with our years of experience, we’ll be able to tell you fairly quickly whether we think you have grounds for a claim.

If you were partly at fault for your injury, e.g. because of your actions on the road, or your failure to wear the footwear you were provided at work, you may have to accept a slightly smaller amount of compensation.

We’ll collect as much evidence as we can so that we can prove the other party’s responsibility for the incident, and we’ll keep you up to date throughout.

Our Personal Injury specialists have an excellent track record in gathering evidence and taking all factors into account to prove your case, to achieve the compensation you deserve. Most Personal Injury claims do not go to Court so we will always try to negotiate an out-of-court settlement for you.

However, if the other party do not accept responsibility, we may need to start court proceedings. You’ll always be kept up to date about your case, and we will be here to support you throughout the process.

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