How Much Is My Compensation Claim Worth?
While there are specific ranges of compensation listed by the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB), the exact figure that claimants might receive will depend on a number of factors. Firstly, any compensation payout will depend on the severity of the injury received. Minor bumps and bruising will lead to figures at the lower end of the scale while breaks and fractures will lead to higher numbers.
The list of compensation payouts that Ireland provides will reach up to the top end of the scale where long term medical issues are covered by the compensation claims estimator. In general, when claimants ask how much is my compensation claim worth, the following factors need to be taken into consideration.
- Type and severity of injury
- Cost of medical treatment
- Loss of earnings if applicable
- Potential future costs in regards to any long term care requirements
What is The Book of Quantum?
First published in 2004, the book of quantum is a general guideline to compensation payouts that a claimant might expect. The current version dates to 2016 and is an updated list of the potential figures. Once again, claims are dependent on a number of factors but the Book of Quantum can certainly serve as a useful overall guide.
It’s important because courts in Ireland are required by law to refer to the book when assessing compensation. The Book of Quantum is also used by the PIAB and it can therefore provide good general indicators in terms of typical personal injury settlements.
How Can You Assess The Severity of Injuries According to The Compensation Claims Estimator?
Our compensation claims estimator provides a range of compensation payout levels and it’s a comprehensive list covering all parts of the body. Underneath an image of the human skeleton, there is a wide list of potential injuries and a range of sums that can make up typical compensation payouts.
When using the compensation calculator, Ireland based claimants can also see actual results from previous injury claims. These are based on actual cases and, therefore, typical personal injury settlements are involved. It’s simply laid out and it’s comprehensive in its coverage of all types of injury across the human body.
Note that figures provided here, along with those from the PIAB will tend to relate to pain and suffering. When asking how much is my compensation claim worth, additional factors including medical bills and the cost of ongoing care can be added if applicable.
How Does The Compensation Claims Estimator Work?
There are three key steps to using the compensation calculator for Ireland residents:
- Identify the category your injury falls into,
- Assess the severity of the injury,
- Add multiple injuries if applicable.
The compensation claims estimator is laid out in a straightforward manner and, when those three steps are carried out in order, a compensation payout figure can then be determined. This offers a good starting point and, from there, we can discuss your potential claim further in order to establish any additional costs that may be claimed. Contact us today if you have any questions.
Head & Neck
€23,300 (minor skull fracture) to €129,000 – (severe skull fracture) Nasal injuries
€14,900 to €19,600
fracture substantially recovered
€16,500 to €25,400
fracture substantially recovered
Up to €35,100 -Minor soft tissue inJury to Jaw -substantially recovered
€33,900-€65,800 -severe soft tissue inJury to Jaw -serious and permanent condrtion
€16,5OO -€:73,800 -dislocation
€16,5OO-€27,900 -Minor Jaw fracture -substantially recovered
€25,000-€58,000 -moderate Jaw fracture -significant ongoing condition
€49,200-€78,000 -severe Jaw fracture (serious and permanent condition)
€3,600 to €5,700 -Loss of milk tooth
€6,000 to €11,100 -Broken tooth
€5,300 to €l2,800 -Loss of tooth
Up to 04,400 -mono,-whiplash neck Injury -good recovery within l months
€11,SOO-€l7,400 -moderate whiplash neck onjury -substantially recovered within 24 months
€l5,900-€64,SOO -significant ongoing whiplash injury
€S9,400-08,400 -severe neck whiplash onjury (serious and permanent condition)
Up to €16,300 – minor back whiplash inJury -Good recovery within 12 months
€11,700-€19,600 – moderate back lnjury Good recovery < than 24 months
€18,300-€69, 700 – Significant ongoing condition
€62,800-€85,900 – severe back injury (serious and permanent condition)
Shoulder/Upper Arm lnJury
€111,000-€145,OOO – loss of one arm (above elbow)
€141,000-€197,000 – loss of both arms
up to €22,600 – a soft tissue injury good recovery
€14,800-€51,500 – moderate soft tissue inJury – Significant ongoing condition
€41,000-71,600 – severe soft tissue injury (serious and permanentcondition)
€14,600 – €25,600 – minor dislocation -good recovery
€20,200-€54,600 – moderate dislocation significant ongoing condition
€46,400-04,500 – severe dislocation -serious and permanent condition
€15,400-€29,300 – Minor Fracture – good recovery
€21,000 – €72,400 – moderate fracture
€46, 900 – €82, 900 – severe fracture
up to €26,200 – Minor soft tissue injury to wrist – Good Recovery
€15,500 – €70,100 – moderate soft tissue Injury to wrist – significant ongoing condition
€26,000-€55,600 – severe soft buue 1nJury to wn.st (serious and permanent €ond,bon)
€15,600..€25,2OO – minor wrist fra€ture -good re€overy
€22,400 – €61,800 – moderate wrist fracture
€55,400 – €79,500 – severe wrist fracture (serious and permanent condition)
€108,OOO -2 €142,000 – loss of one hand (below elbow amputation)
€136,000 – €192,000 – loss of both hands (below elbow amputation)
up to €26,200 – Minor soft tissue injury to hand – good recovery
€15,500 – €70,100 – moderate soft tissue inJury to hand – significant ongoing condition
€26,000 – €88,600 – severe soft tissue injury to hand (serious and permanent condition)
€13,200 – €22,000 – minor hand fracture – good recovery
€20,200 – €67,500 – moderate hand fracture – significant ongoing condition
€60,500 – €86,600 – severe hand fracture (serious and permanent condition)
up to €23,300 – Minor soft tissue injury to hip – good recovery
€16,100-€47,100 – moderate soft tissue inJury to hip – significant ongoing condition
€39,400-€69,400 – severe soft tissue inJury to hip (serious or permanent condition)
€19,400-€36,500 Minor Hip Dislocation
€26,300 – €62,700 – moderate hip dislocation – significant ongoing condition
€49,600 – €84,200 – severe hip dislocation inJury (serious and permanent condition)
€19,600 – €35,300 Minor Hip Fracture
€26,700 – €77,200 – moderate hip fracture
€49,600 – €87,200 – severe hip fracture
Upper leg Injuries
Loss of leg(s)
€l30,000 to €180,000 -loss of both legs
€l21,000 to €171,000 -loss of both legs below the knee
€104,000 to €l36,000 -loss of one leg above the knee
€94,600 to €127,000 -loss of one leg below the knee
€15,400 – €34,600 -minor lower leg fracture good recovery
€21,300-€73,900 – fracture – significant ongoing condition
€47,500 – €87,300 – severe lower leg fracture (serious or permanent condition)
Feet & Toe Injuries Foot Injuries
up to €19,800 – Minor soft tissue injury to foot – good recovery
€10,000 – €49,400 – moderate soft tissue injury to foot – significant ongoing condition
€37,200 – €70,400 – severe soft tissue injury to foot (serious and permanent condition)
€14,900 – €48,900 – minor foot fracture -good recovery
€20,800 – €59,200 – moderate foot fracture – significant ongoing condition
€47,100 – €50,S00 – severe foot fracture (serious and permanent condition)
€11,800 – €16, 700 – minor fracture to big toe – good recovery
€13,200 – €24,700 – moderate fracture to big toe – significant ongoing condition
€20,800 – €32,300 – severe injury to big toe (serious and permanent condition)
€11,300 – €16,100 – minor fracture to toe good recovery
€11,900 – €19,000 – moderate injury to toe – significant ongoing condition
€14,900 – €21,600 – severe injwy to toe (serious and permanent condition)