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Back/Spine Injuries

Severity Effect Compensation Bracket
Very severe Quadriplegia £212,500 – £265,000
Very severe Paraplegia £144,000 – £186,500
Severe Significant injury short of paralysis including injuries such as impotence or double incontinence £66,000 – £111,000
Severe Bladder/bowel dysfunction, significant sexual difficulties, possible severe scarring, future surgery may be required Approximately £53,000
Severe Fractures of discs or vertebrae, persistent and recurring pain, mobility and agility effected, possible sexual difficulties, potential psychological effects £25,500 – £45,750
Moderate Crush fracture/s, risk of arthritis in the spine, persistent pain and discomfort, possible effect on sexual functions £18,250 – £25,500
Moderate Disturbance of ligaments and/or muscles causing significant backache, individual may require surgery £16,400 – £21,600

The level of compensation awarded within each bracket will depend on:

  • The effect on life expectancy
  • The extent of any persistent or recurring pain
  • The level of treatment required
  • The severity of the original injury
  • The time taken to recover from the injury
  • The extent of any psychological effects on the individual