Nerve Damage Compensation Calculator – How Much Could You Claim

Have you been involved in an accident that has caused nerve damage due to another party’s fault? Are you looking to make a personal injury claim but would like to use a nerve damage compensation calculator to work out how much compensation you could be awarded should your case be successful? In this guide, we explain how compensation could be awarded for a successful nerve damage claim. 

You might also like to know what eligibility requirements there are for when making a personal injury claim for nerve damage. We’ll look at the different types of claims and what criteria you must meet. 

If you have a valid reason to seek compensation for nerve damage, you may like to do so with legal representation. We concluded the guide with a look at how some personal injury solicitors can support your claim on a No Win No Fee basis.  

Our personal injury team are here to help answer your questions, such as, “How much compensation for nerve damage can I get?”. 

To discuss nerve damage compensation amounts:

  • Call 020 8050 2736
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  • Ask “Can I claim compensation for nerve damage?” in our live chat. 

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  1. Nerve Damage Compensation Calculator Explained
  2. When Am I Able To Claim For Nerve Damage?
  3. What Evidence Could Help Me Claim Nerve Damage Compensation?
  4. Is There A Time Limit For Nerve Damage Compensation Claims?
  5. Why Make A No Win No Fee Nerve Damage Claim?
  6. Learn More About When A Nerve Damage Compensation Calculator Might Be Useful

Nerve Damage Compensation Calculator Explained

A nerve damage compensation calculator may not show you everything that could be included with your claim. This is due to the differences between personal injury compensation claims. 

If you make a successful nerve damage claim, your compensation award may consist of two parts:

  • General Damages. This is to compensate for the nerve damage, physical injury and any mental suffering you have suffered. General damages will consider, pain and suffering, treatment needed and the overall prognosis. 
  • Special Damages. Under special damages, you could be reimbursed for any expenses that have been incurred as a result of nerve damage. This could include lost earnings (including lost future earnings), carer costs and home help, and medical expenses. You will need to submit proof of your costs as part of the claims process, such as receipts and wage slips. 

In the table below, we’ve used figures from the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) for injuries that cause nerve damage. Those responsible for valuing nerve damage claims may refer to the guideline compensation amounts found in the JCG. It should be noted that the figure in the top row is not from this document. As all nerve damage claims are different, this table is only for guidance. 

InjurySeverityNotesCompensation Guideline
Multiple Serious Injuries and Incurred CostsVery SevereSettlements could include compensation for more than one serve injury and related expenses, such as lost earnings and carer assistance.Up to £350,000+
BackSevere (i)Severe pain and disability occur alongside a combination of incomplete paralysis and functioning impairments to the claimant's bladder and bowel.£91,090 to £160,980
Severe (ii)The claimant suffers symptoms associated with nerve root damage, such as loss of sensation and impairments to their bladder and bowel as well as sexual difficulties.£74,160 to £88,430
Moderate (i)In more moderate back injuries, the residual disability isn't as severe. However, nerve root irritation can reduce mobility.£27,760 to £38,780
ArmSevere InjuriesIn this bracket, a serious brachial plexus injury is so significant that the arm might as well been amputated.£96,160 to £130,930
NeckSevere (ii)Serious fractures and disc damage cause permanent damage to the brachial plexus.£65,740 to £130,930
ShoulderSevereSignificant disability occurs due to damage to the brachial plexus.£19,200 to £48,030
SeriousThe claimant suffered damage to the lower brachial plexus causing pain and sensory symptoms.£12,770 to £19,200
Leg Less Serious (i)Fractures and serious soft tissue injuries that cause nerve damage in lower limbs.£17,960 to £27,760
ThumbSeriousThe claimant may have nerve damage with an impaired grip and loss of dexterity.£12,590 to £16,760

Contact one of our team members for a free valuation of your potential personal injury compensation. They can also advise on using a nerve damage compensation calculator. 

When Am I Able To Claim For Nerve Damage?

There are various situations that could result in sustaining an injury that causes nerve damage. These include:

  • Accidents at work. The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HASAWA) sets the duty of care that employers owe their employees as your employer must take all reasonably practicable steps to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their staff while in the workplace. If a breach occurs, this may lead to various injuries such as nerve damage from an electric shock or a trip and fall. The injured party may have a valid accident at work claim.  
  • Road traffic accident. Road users owe you and everyone else using the roads a duty of care to navigate in a way that prevents injury and damage occurring to themselves and others. Part of this duty entails adhering to the relevant rules and regulations in the Highway Code and relevant sections of the Road Traffic Act 1988. If another road user’s breach of the duty of care causes you to sustain injuries, you could be entitled to compensation.
  • Public liability accident. Those who control public places (the occupier) must ensure your reasonable safety while you are using that space. This is their duty of care as set out in the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. If failure to adhere to this duty causes you an injury, you might have good grounds for a nerve damage claim. 
  • Medical negligence. When a healthcare professional or hospital agrees to provide you with treatment, you are automatically owed a duty of care: the treatment you receive must meet a minimum standard of care. If a medical professional fails to meet this minimum standard of care and you suffer harm that could otherwise have been avoided, you might be eligible to claim for your nerve damage. 

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What Are The Potential Impacts Of Nerve Damage?

The exact symptoms you’ll suffer due to nerve damage will depend on what body parts are affected. According to the NHS, some symptoms of peripheral neuropathy (one type of nerve injury) include:

  • Numbness and tingling of the hands and feet.
  • Burning, stabbing or shooting pain. 
  • Loss of balance and coordination. 
  • Muscle weakness. 

If you have any questions about using a nerve damage compensation calculator, please speak with our advisory team. 

A hand injury can cause nerve damage.

What Evidence Could Help Me Claim Nerve Damage Compensation?

All personal injury cases must be supported by sufficient evidence. This needs to show liability for your nerve damage. Examples of what you could submit include:

  • Accident reports. If you sustained nerve damage in a road traffic accident, a police report could be submitted, or if you suffered your injuries in an accident at work, you can submit a copy of the accident book
  • Medical reports. Your medical records can help show the nature of your injuries and required treatment. For example, if you were treated for penetrating wounds that caused the nerve damage, this should be noted on your medical records. 
  • Accident videos. For example, from CCTV, or a dashcam. 
  • Photographs. These could be of items that caused your injury, such as faulty equipment, the immediate aftermath or the injury itself. For example, if you suffered nerve damage because of a broken leg. 

If you have any questions about what evidence could be relevant in your case, please contact a team member. They can also advise on using a nerve damage compensation calculator. 

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Is There A Time Limit For Nerve Damage Compensation Claims?

Personal injury claims need to be filed within the 3-year time limit set by the Limitation Act 1980. This starts from the day the incident occurred. However, in certain cases, there are exceptions. These include:

  • Those without the mental capacity to manage the personal injury claims process themselves. The time limit is suspended for as long as the injured person is without this capacity. During this time, a court-appointed litigation friend can handle the claims process for the injured person. However, if the injured party regains the capacity required to file a personal injury claim, they will have 3 years from the date capacity was recovered to start one if a litigation friend has not done so already. 
  • Those under 18 at the time of the injury that caused their nerve damage. The time limit is suspended until the injured person turns 18. A litigation friend can file a nerve damage claim for them at any point before their 18th birthday. However, if they reach 18 without a claim having been made for them, they will have 3 years from the date of their 18th birthday to begin the claims process. 

There are some differences in the limitation period between personal injury and medical negligence claims. For more information or to discuss a nerve damage compensation calculator, please speak to a team member. 

Why Make A No Win No Fee Nerve Damage Claim?

If you are eligible to seek personal injury compensation for your nerve damage, you may wish to have a solicitor to help with the claims process but are worried about the financial risk involved. One of the personal injury solicitors from our panel could help with your claim. They generally offer their services under a type of No Win No Fee agreement called a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA)

A No Win No Fee solicitor:

  • Doesn’t take an upfront fee for their services. 
  • Ask for ongoing payments.
  • Only takes a legally capped percentage of your award (called a ‘success fee’) if your claim for nerve damage is successful. 
  • If you aren’t awarded compensation following a failed claim, your solicitor will not request that you pay this fee. 

In addition to free advice about personal injury claims, if you have good grounds to file one, you could be connected to one of the No Win No Fee solicitors from our panel.

To discuss No Win No Fee agreements:

  • Call 020 8050 2736
  • Fill in our claim online form and an advisor will get back to you. 
  • Ask about personal injury claims for nerve damage in our live chat. 

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Learn More About When A Nerve Damage Compensation Calculator Might Be Useful

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If you want to know anything else about using a nerve damage compensation calculator, speak to our advisory team.