Medical Negligence Compensation Calculator Explained

By Mark Ainsdale. Last updated 20th July 2021. Welcome to our medical malpractice calculator guide. This page explains why and when you could use a medical negligence claim calculator. And we also answer any questions you may have regarding medical negligence NHS calculators. If you have been a victim of medical negligence, it can be a very worrying time, especially if the injury sustained due to the negligence has meant that your life has been completely disrupted. Injuries that have resulted from medical negligence claims can vary across the board, from slight injuries that patients will recover from and carry on to lead the life they lead before the incident happened to those victims whose lives have completely changed and they may never recover at all.

Victims are often in a conundrum and confused about whether to claim when they suffer medical or clinical negligence. A deciding factor for such victims or the victims’ families if they cannot decide themselves can be to what degree the incident has affected the victim’s quality of life and how much future care will be needed. Very often, when a serious incident has happened, and the patient has suffered some brain injury and will not recover to live a normal life, then a compensation claim may seem the only way of ensuring the victim lives a comfortable life.

Going through an incident such as this can be a testing time, especially if a person cannot continue to work and financial hardship sets in. It can be reassuring if a person knows what sort of things they can claim for and how much compensation will be rewarded to stay in the black. It is important to say that any medical negligence compensation calculator cannot be completely accurate, and no two cases are ever the same. The degree of injury can never be the same, and nor can the circumstances. However, a medical negligence claim calculator is still very useful. And so, a medical negligence NHS calculator could identify how much compensation you may potentially receive.

What specifically can be claimed for in a medical negligence claims case?

Special Damages

Claims CalculatorLet’s turn our attention in this medical malpractice calculator to special damages. These damages are concerned with the financial aspects of the victim’s life resulting from medical negligence. A victim can often not return to work for a time after the incident, so may need to take time off, and it is special damages that will recuperate the money lost.

Such damages can also include; travel costs to and from appointments, cost of medication, care and home adjustments so that victims can function in their own accommodation or even alternative accommodation. That said, this list can include many other financial factors depending on the uniqueness of the case.

Special damages are there to put the victim in the same position as they were before the incident took place so that in theory, they are no worse off or as with many cases, if this is not possible special damages are there so that the victim can live life as comfortable as possible. You can use our medical negligence compensation calculator to determine what your special damages could be.

General Damages & Compensation Amounts

Now we look at potential payout figures from a typical medical malpractice calculator. Depending on the actual incident, the degree of injury sustained and how long, if ever the person takes to recover, all have a bearing on the number of paid general damages. Suppose a person has sustained a head injury, and you decide to use a medical negligence claim calculator. In that case, general damages can recover the excess of £200,000* and maybe a lot more depending on the actual quality of life after the incident of medical negligence. In contrast, a person who has suffered superficial wounds such as scarring or minor burning can probably claim up to £5,000* but no more.

To give a precise amount is significantly hard as evidence, expert reports and statements must all be considered carefully and may need a lengthy time to evaluate and come to a conclusion. With any medical negligence case, the judge has the final decision, and it is solely up to them to make the end decision. But a medical negligence NHS calculator can still advise nonetheless.

Medical Negligence Compensation Claims Explained

Severity of Injury

Estimated Compensation

Chest Injuries  
Severe chest, lung or heart injury £66,000 to £ 98,500*
Removal of a lung £65,000 to £100,000*
Moderate chest damage (damage to organs possibly irreversible) £7,500 to £12,000*
Mild chest damage (collapsed lung, tissue damage, fractured ribs, will make a full recovery) £1,500 to £9,000*
Brain Injuries  
Severe brain damage with the unlikelihood of recovery £185,000 to £265,000*
Severe brain damage (Irreversible damage) 150,000 to 180,000*
Minor brain damage £10,000 to £28,250*
Pelvic and Injury to the Hip  
Severe to back, hip, internal organs and recurring pain. A lasting disability that may affect sexual dysfunction £51,000 to £86,000*
Fractures to the hip may need further surgery, and sexual dysfunction £40,000 to £52,000*
Hip fracture and possibly further surgery £17,000 to £35,000*
A slight injury that may or may not need more surgery £8,500 to £17,000*
Minor injuries to pelvis and hip and will make a full recovery £8,500 or below*
Shoulder Injury  
Shoulder injury connected with the neck, disability ad restricted function £12,500 to £32,000*
Dislocated joints, neck, arm and hand pain with restricted movement £7,500 to £12,500*
Limited movement £4,500 to £8,000*
Soft tissue injury £3,300 to £5,000*
Arm Injury  
Loss of both arms £165,000 to £200,000*
Amputation of one arm £80,000 to £100,000*
Amputation of one arm above the elbow £75,000 to £90,000*
Amputation of one elbow below the arm £65,000 to £85,000*
Hand Injury  
Loss of both hands £90,000 to £130,000*
Loss of one hand £55,000 to £75,000*
Loss of function, amputation of several fingers and disfigurement £30,000 to £50,000*
Loss of function and possible amputation of fingers £20,000 to £40,000*
Loss of function and possibly further surgery £15,000 to £20 000*
Minor injury full recovery £2,000 to £7,000*
Leg Injury  
Total loss of both legs £150,000 to £180,000*
Amputation of both legs under the knee £135,000 to £175,000*
Loss of one leg above the knee £60,000 to £90,000*
Amputation below one knee £55,000 to £80,000*
Ankle Injury  
Ankle fracture, soft tissue damage, disfigurement and future vulnerability £35,000 to £55,000*
Limited and stability, pain and recurring problems £22,000 to £35,000*
Moderate fracture and ligament damage £7,000 to £12,008
Mild fracture and sprain, complete recovery expected £10,000 and below*
Foot Injury  
Both foot amputation £115,000 to £125,000*
Single foot amputation £60,000 to £90,000*

All medical malpractice calculator figures are mere estimates and are only a guide, and every individual case is completely different.* The examples of medical negligence claim calculator figures above are for illustrative purposes only. And so they may differ from medical negligence NHS calculator compensation offers for your case.

Medical Negligence Compensation – Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the process take?

Each medical negligence claim is different. The process length can depend on many different things, including if the liability has been admitted and how complicated the claim case is. The best way to get a guide on how long the personal injury claims process will take is to get some free advice from one of our solicitors, and they could give you further advice on their opinion on how long the case could take to be completed. Hence, the medical malpractice calculator also advises on what you could claim for a No Win No Fee basis.

How to calculate the compensation for fatal incidents?

Sadly, such incidents are when the victim of medical negligence has passed away due to negligence. And if such an incident would not have occurred, then the victim would still be alive. This, for obvious reasons, can be a devastating time for any family, not to mention a time for being angry or concerned over how such a tragic event has happened. Thinking of actually claiming after an accident at work can be the least of what a grieving family consider but claiming on behalf of the person who has passed away can help families financially. We can advise on the most suitable way to use a medical negligence claim calculator to determine your potential compensation.

Can I claim for funeral expenses?

Funeral expenses such as funeral cars, funeral services and gravestone plots could be claimed back for a patient who has died due to acts of medical negligence which take the burden off the family, which they wouldn’t have had to bur if it hadn’t been for the negligence of medical staffs. A medical negligence NHS calculator can help to determine what the total funeral costs could be.

How does the Bereavement Award Process work?

This can only be awarded to the deceased spouse or the victim’s parent if the victim was under the age of 18 at the time and have passed away as a result of medical negligence. Note that the three-year maximum time limit for claims will begin once the victim turns 18. And the claim may take 12-18 months to resolve, if not longer.

What is the maximum figure for the Bereavement Award Process?

The amount of the bereavement award is set at £11,800. But you can determine the amount that you may receive by using our medical negligence compensation calculator. This is especially true if the victim suffers multiple injuries causing their death. Use our medical negligence claim calculator to determine what your potential settlement figure could be.

Can I claim for loss of care and attention?

You can do this, though the estimates for this from a medical negligence NHS calculator may vary. It is entirely up to the presiding judge whether or not this award is actually given and can only be awarded in cases where there has been a loss of a spouse or parent. The sum of money which is awarded is usually a small amount. This comes up as part of any estimates that arise from using a medical malpractice calculator.

Can I claim compensation for loss of dependency on services?

This can be very important if the deceased was the main carer for a child or looked after a person, was a person’s carer who was disabled and significantly relied on their help. This type of compensation is awarded if the deceased person made momentous contributions to their family and the household regarding the service they provided. It is possible to claim the contribution that would no longer be present.

Am I eligible to claim for loss of financial dependency?

This is awarded if the family or spouse relied upon the deceased financial contributions. The court can award the amount of money in terms of compensation that would no longer be present. The family or spouse could continue living financially as they had before the incident of medical negligence.

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Thank you for reading our medical negligence compensation calculator guide. We hope you now have more information about using a medical malpractice calculator/medical negligence NHS calculator. To start your claim after using a medical negligence claim calculator, please contact our personal injury solicitors today.