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Neck Injuries

Severity Effect Compensation Bracket
Very severe Quadriplegia £212,500 – £265,000
Very severe Paraplegia £144,000 – £186,500
Severe Incomplete paraplegia, little or no neck movement, possible severe headaches Approximately £97,500
Severe Significant permanent disability, impaired function and limitation of activities £43,000 – £86,000
Severe Severe soft tissue damage, possible ruptured tendons, significant permanent disability Approximately £36,000
Severe Fractures/dislocations impairing function £16,400 – £21,600
Moderate (serious whiplash) Possible disc lesion, significantly limited neck movement, recurring pain £9,000 – £16,400
Moderate (moderate whiplash) Injury may have aggravated unrelated conditions but complete, or near complete, recovery made, or expected to be made, within a couple of years £5,150 – £9,000
Minor whiplash Minor injuries sustained with full recovery within two years £2,850 – £5,150
Minor whiplash Minor injuries sustained with full recovery within a matter of weeks/months £875+

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

  • The extent of any persistent or recurring pain
  • The extent of any psychological impact
  • The effect on life expectancy
  • The effect on the injured persons level of independence
  • The extent of the impact of the injury on the individual’s personal life
  • Whether any future treatment may be required
  • Whether the individual is vulnerable to further injury

The level of compensation awarded for whiplash injuries will depend on:

  • The length of time taken to recover from the injury
  • The extent of any recurring pain
  • Whether the individual suffers from reduced neck movement as a result of the injury
  • The extent of the soft tissue damage

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