Compensation Claims Estimator**

What is an injury to my neck worth?

One of the most common questions asked by people who are pursuing a personal injury claim* following an accident that was not their fault is how much compensation they will get.

This is a difficult question to answer and is a question that a personal injury* solicitor cannot give a definitive answer to, as there are many factors that are taken into consideration when a compensation amount is agreed. However, a useful guide in estimating a compensation claim amount is the Injuries Board Book of Quantum.

What is the Book of Quantum?

The Injuries Board Book of Quantum provides general guidelines as to how much compensation may be awarded in a personal injury claim* and is used by the Injuries Board when they are assessing a personal injury claim*. This Book was compiled by examining sample cases from over 51,000 closed personal injury cases* from 2013 and 2014 and is based on actual court figures. It shows us what personal injury compensation* amounts were awarded in the past and helps give an estimate as to how much compensation could be awarded based on a person’s specific injuries. The Book also acts as a guide for judges, who are required to give it consideration when awarding compensation.

Case Settlement

Compensation claims take into account certain aspects of a personal injury along with any after effects the injury has/will have on a person’s quality of life and ability to earn money. Compensation claim amounts are generally decided with due consideration given to the following:

  • Pain/suffering and loss of quality of life/enjoyment of life
  • Past loss of earnings
  • Medical bills as a result of the injury
  • Loss of future income caused by the injury
  • Cost of future medical care

How does the severity of an injury affect the amount of compensation* awarded?

The Book of Quantum and the figures you will see below vary depending on the severity of a person’s injury. The Book categorises injuries into the following ranges:

1. Minor

The person usually fully/substantially recovers from an injury.

2. Moderate

Moderate injuries apply where a person has substantially recovered from an injury but ongoing symptoms persist following recovery which interferes with a person’s quality of life and/or interferes with their day to day activities. Generally, the person will reach full recovery from these types of injuries.

3. Moderately Severe

The injury has resulted in long-term/permanent incapacity or physical limitations that impacts the part of the body injured.

4. Severe and Permanent Conditions

The injury has resulted in long-term/permanent incapacity or physical limitations that impacts the part of the body injured.

What if I have multiple injuries?

If a person has suffered more than one injury in an accident adding the different values together will not give you an accurate estimate of compensation. Generally, when the Injuries Board is assessing your injury they will look to the most severe injury first and then adjust that value to incorporate any other less serious injuries to arrive at a final amount of compensation* to be awarded to you.

Head Injuries

Head/Skull

  • Minor Concussion with no loss of consciousness – up to 21,800
  • Moderate Concussion with less than 24 hours’ loss of consciousness – €19,000 – €35200
  • Severe Concussion with more than 24 hours’ loss of consciousness – €41,600 – €74,000
  • Minor – €52,800 – €124,000
  • Moderate – €68,200 – €128,000
  • Severe and permanent (excluding brain damage) – €87,400 – €144,000
  • Minor – €21,200 – €42,200
  • Moderate – €37,700 – €47,300
  • Severe and Permanent – €47,500 – €55,600
  • Minor – €11,000 – €20,800
  • Moderate – €19,500 – €27,600
  • Severe and permanent- €25,900 – €52,700
  • Minor- €21,200 – €47,100
  • Moderate – €35,900 – €74,900
  • Severe and permanent – €52,700 – €80,200
  • Minor – €34,700 – €60,200
  • Moderate – €54,200 – €91,800
  • Severe and Permanent – €73,400 – €105,000
  • Minor Eye Injuries – up to €9,800
  • Reduced loss of sight in one eye – €22,500 – €45,500
  • Total loss of sight in one eye – up to €138,000
  • Minor – €18,000 – 22,100
  • Moderate – €22,100 – €32,200
  • Moderately Severe – €32,400 – €46,600
  • Severe and permanent – €44,500 – €63,900
  • Minor – €21,200 – €35,400
  • Moderate – €36,100 – €63,300
  • Severe and permanent – €52,700 – €68,600
  • Loss of milk tooth – €4,400 – €7,000
  • Broken tooth – €7,500 – €10,300
  • Loss of one tooth – €10,300 – €12,700

Neck Injuries

  • Minor – substantially recovered – up to €15,700
  • Minor – expected full recovery – up to €19,400
  • Moderate – €20,400 – €30,200
  • Moderately Severe €34,400 – €52,200
  • Severe and Permanent – €44,600 – €77,900

Back Injuries and Spinal Fractures

  • Minor – substantially recovered – up to €14,800
  • Minor – expected full recovery – up to €18,400
  • Moderate – €21,400 – €34,400
  • Moderately Severe €32,100 – €55,700
  • Severe and Permanent – €52,300 – €92,000
  • Minor – €32,500 – €63,300
  • Moderate- €54,900 – €92,700
  • Severe and Permanent – €76,000 – €139,000

Upper Limb Injuries

  • Index Finger – partial up to €55,800
  • Index Finger – total up to €61,200
  • Middle Finger – partial up to €51,100
  • Middle Finger – total up to €57,200
  • Ring Finger – partial up to €43,300
  • Ring Finger – total up to €57,200
  • Little Finger – partial up to €41,600
  • Little Finger – total up to €46,400
  • Thumb – partial up to €44,200
  • Thumb – total up to €80,500
  • Minor – €17,500 – €43,200
  • Moderate – €33,000 – €70,600
  • Severe and Permanent – €48,400 – €76,700
  • €22,100 – €44,000 
  • Minor – up to €9,200
  • Moderate – €8,000 – €29,500
  • Moderately Severe – €22,000 – €59,600
  • Severe and Permanent – €39,900 – €63,900
  • Minor – €22,100 – €38,300
  • Moderate – €37,700 – €40,000
  • Moderately Severe – €39,200 – €81,700
  • Severe and Permanent – €57,200 – €83,700
  • Minor – €19,800 – €43,500
  • Moderate- €35,000 – €75,500
  • Severe and Permanent – €54,400 – €77,600 
  • Minor – up to €21,700
  • Moderate- €21,900 – €43,700
  • Severe and Permanent – €41,200 –  €67,500  
  • Minor – up to €21,200
  • Moderate- €24,100 – €48,700
  • Severe and Permanent – €35,600 – €57,300
  • Minor – up to €30,300
  • Moderate- €29,600 –  €46,900
  • Moderately Severe –  €38,600 –  €54,900
  • Severe and Permanent – €43,700 –  €62,700
  • Minor – €12,800 – €22,400
  • Moderate- €28,900 – €50,600
  • Severe and Permanent – €41,400 – €59,000
  • Minor – up to €33,500
  • Moderate – €22,000 – €60,900
  • Severe and Permanent – €34,700 – €67,700
  • Minor – up to €36,800
  • Moderate – €34,700 – €64,500
  • Severe and Permanent – €50,100 – €83,900
  • Minor – €14,400 – €33,300
  • Moderate – €32,000 – €48,400
  • Moderately Severe – €43,800 – €69,100
  • Severe and Permanent – €64,200 – €87,700
  • Minor – €21,200 – €40,700
  • Moderate- €37,400 – €70,800
  • Severe and Permanent – €55,400 – €75,300
  • Minor – up to €27,800
  • Moderate- €21,900 – €32,900
  • Severe and Permanent – €41,200 – €67,500 
  • Minor – €19,300 – €36,800
  • Moderate- €35,000 – €45,000
  • Moderately Severe – €54,200 – €70,100
  • Severe and Permanent – €68.400 – €78,000 
  • Minor –  €14,600 – €32,200
  • Moderate- €30,300 –  €64,800
  • Severe and Permanent – €49,600 – €67,700
  • Minor – €14,400 – €26,100
  • Moderate- €28,900 – €50,600
  • Severe and Permanent – €41,400 – €59,000
  • Minor – up to €19,100
  • Moderate- €17,300 – €40,700
  • Severe and Permanent – €29,300 – €51,900
  • Minor – up to €16,600
  • Moderate – €19,500 – €44,900
  • Moderately Severe –  €32,800 – €46,200
  • Severe and Permanent – €31,500 – €56,400

Upper Limb Disorders

  • Minor – €22,000 -€29,400
  • Moderate – €25,900 – €34,400
  • Moderately Severe – €38,700 – €66,500
  • Severe and Permanent – €58,000 – €68,600
  • Minor – €22,400 – €32,300
  • Moderate – €29,400 – €40,900
  • Moderately Severe – €42,400 – €73,300
  • Severe and Permanent – €61,800 – €76,600
  • Minor – €18,400 – €19,100
  • Moderate – €31,800 – €34,700
  • Moderately Severe – €35,600 – €37,800
  • Severe and Permanent – €47,700 – €51,400
  • Minor – €17,500 – €18,300
  • Moderate – €27,800- €32,800
  • Moderately Severe – €33,100- €36,100
  • Severe and Permanent – €43,600 – €47,900
  • Minor – €22,100 – €32,000
  • Moderate – €28,300 – €39,700
  • Moderately Severe – €41,100 – €71,700
  • Severe and Permanent – €60,300- €74,100
  • Minor – up to €14,000
  • Moderate- €14,000 – €19,800
  • Severe and Permanent – €32,800 – €53,700

Lower Limb Injuries

  • Minor – up to €29,600
  • Moderate- €13,400 – €60,600
  • Severe and Permanent – €60,600 – €70,000
  • Minor – €27,700 – €54,300
  • Moderate- €47,100 – €58,400
  • Moderately Severe – €68,500 – €86,500
  • Severe and Permanent – €79,300 – €94,800
  • Minor – up to €14,800
  • Moderate- €16,900 – €23,400
  • Moderately Severe – €24,000 – €75,600
  • Severe and Permanent – €65,700 – 81,600
  • Minor – €20,600 – €47,200
  • Moderate- €37,000 – €77,200
  • Severe and Permanent – €52,800 – €89,100
  • Minor – up to €23,100
  • Moderate- €23,000 – €56,600
  • Severe and Permanent – €38,900 – €62,300
  • Minor – €22,100 – €49,300
  • Moderate- €41,100 – €77,100
  • Severe and Permanent – €56,800 – €82,800
  • Minor – up to €20,000
  • Moderate- €19,900 – €38,400
  • Severe and Permanent – €36,400 – €54,400 
  • Minor – €18,000 – €34,900
  • Moderate- €34,000 – €61,200
  • Moderately Severe – €49,800 – €83,100
  • Severe and Permanent – €65,200 – €92,900 
  • Toe (other than big toe) – up to €48,200
  • Big Toe – up to €70,600
  • Minor – €12,600 – €21,500
  • Moderate- €20,900 – €36,300
  • Severe and Permanent – €28,000 – €41,200
  • Minor – €10,900 – €20,300
  • Moderate- €13,000 –