By Lewis Houston. Last Updated 13th October 2023. In this guide, we’ll look at how multiple injury claims work. If you’ve been injured in an accident that happened as the result of a breach of duty of care, you may be able to claim. This is the case whether you’ve sustained a single injury or a number of injuries that have affected your quality of life.
We also take a look at a multiple injury compensation calculator, as well as other things you can seek in a payout.
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You may want to know more about how much compensation you could receive from a multiple injury claim. If you’re able to prove that all of your injuries were a result of third-party negligence, the compensation amount you receive can accommodate for all of them.
There are up to two heads of claim in any personal injury case, including general damages. This relates to the negative impact, suffering and pain caused by the injuries. If you have suffered multiple injuries, this can be considered. Factors that can dictate the compensation you receive includes:
- The nature of the injuries
- The extent of the treatment plan
- Whether any permanent symptoms were caused
The Judicial College can give you an idea of what you could receive. Their guidelines provide compensation brackets for general damages amounts that relate to different types of injuries. These brackets are based on previous payouts. However, as every claim is unique, these amounts are not guaranteed. The figures below have been taken from the most up-to-date guidelines, published in April 2022.
While the compensation brackets in the table below should not be treated as a definitive list of compensation payouts that could apply to your case, they could at least be used to provide some indication. It will depend on what types of injuries you may be looking to claim for.
|Nature of incident
|Brain Damage – Moderate (ii)
|Involves a moderate to modest deficit to intellect. There will be a reduced ability to work, as well as a risk of epilepsy.
|£90,720 to £150,110
|Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Severe
|To a degree where the injured person will not be able to work at all or function as they did before the trauma.
|£59,860 to £100,670
|Pelvis and Hip Injuries – Moderate (i)
|A significant hip or pelvis but there is no major disability and any future risk isn’t great.
|£26,590 to £39,170
|Back Injury – Moderate (i)
|Where there has been a compression or crush injury, leading to a reduction in mobility.
|£27,760 to £38,780
|Neck Injuries – Moderate (ii)
|Where there has been a wrench injury or a lesion to the disc. This will have led to limited movement as well as a recurring sensation of pain.
|£13,740 to £24,990
|Arm Injuries (d)
|Simple forearm fractures.
|£6,610 to £19,200
|Psychiatric Damage Generally (c) Moderate
|Where there has been a negative effect on a psychiatric level affecting life, education, and interpersonal relationships, but prognosis for the future will be positive.
|£5,860 to £19,070
|Shoulder Injuries – Moderate
|Limited shoulder movement with discomfort due to a frozen shoulder.
|£7,890 to £12,770
Special Damages In Claims For Multiple Injuries
Following a successful personal injury claim, you may also be awarded special damages. This aims to compensate you for the financial losses you have suffered due to your injuries. For example, if you’ve required time off work to recover from your injuries, you may be able to claim back a loss of earnings under special damages.
This heading can also cover:
- Travel costs.
- Prescription expenses.
- The cost of over-the-counter medicines.
- The cost of domestic help and childcare.
However, you must be able to provide proof of your losses. As a result, keeping any bank statements, invoices, or bills relevant to your claim could be helpful.
To find out if you could be eligible for special damages, or to learn more about compensation in claims for multiple injuries, contact our team.
Multiple Injury Compensation Case Study
In this section, we will discuss the case study of Claimant A, a window cleaner who had suffered several injuries following an accident at work. Claimant A’s employer provided them with a known faulty ladder to perform their window cleaning duties. Whilst using the ladder, one of the rungs broke, and Claimant A fell from a height.
As a result of the accident, Claimant A suffered multiple injuries, including a broken leg, a severe back injury and psychological damage. Following on from this, Claimant A decided to make a multiple injury claim.
An injury at work solicitor helped Claimant A by gathering evidence on their behalf and ensuring their claim was submitted in full and within the time limit. Ultimately, Claimant A was successful in their claim for multiple injuries and was awarded £135,000.
If you are interested in working with specialist personal injury lawyers, our advisors could connect you. Get in touch at any time and at no extra cost to you to arrange a free consultation.
You might be able to make a multiple injury claim if you’ve sustained two or more injuries caused by someone else’s negligence. For example, an accident at work may have caused you to sustain multiple fractures.
In order for you to claim, the accident resulting in your injuries must have been caused by a breach of duty of care. There are a number of different situations in which you’re owed a duty of care.
For employers, this duty of care is highlighted in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. It means that employers must provide adequate training, personal protective equipment (PPE), and also practice good housekeeping amongst other things to keep their employees safe.
While you’re in public, the person in control of the space you’re in has a duty of care towards you. They’re referred to as the “occupier”, and their duty of care is set out in the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. They need to take all reasonably practicable steps to ensure that the space can be safely used for the intended purpose.
If you’ve been involved in an accident that happened because of negligence and resulted in multiple injuries, speak to one of our advisors today for further advice. You could be entitled to make a claim.
How Long Do I Have To Make A Multiple Injury Claim?
It’s stated in the Limitation Act 1980 that, generally, you have 3 years to begin a claim from the date you were injured. This is also true if you sustain more than one injury in a single accident.
The time limit can work differently if the injured party is a child. If under 18, they cannot make a claim themselves. Therefore, a litigation friend must be appointed to do so. A litigation friend can claim at any point until the claimant is 18, at which point the claimant has 3 years.
If the claimant lacks the mental capacity to claim, their time limit only begins if they make a suitable recovery. If they don’t, their time limit never begins, and a claim must also be made by a litigation friend.
Get in touch if you wish to find out more about time limits and how they can change when claiming for injuries or a single injury, or even multiple. An injury compensation calculator you find online may give you a rough idea as to the value of your claim, but our advisors can give you a more accurate estimate.
A road traffic accident is just one of the scenarios in which you could sustain multiple injuries. This could happen whether you’re a driver, cyclist, pedestrian or another kind of road user.
For example, if your vehicle is hit by another car, this could cause fractured bones at the point where their vehicle has hit yours. The force of the impact might also lead to you hitting your head against the steering wheel, resulting in a head injury.
If you’re a pedestrian, you could get hit on a crossing because a driver ran a red light. You could experience a spinal cord injury in addition to torn ligaments.
Also, it is important to remember that many of these injuries may also carry a mental or emotional element. A car accident may lead to trauma such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
If you have sustained multiple injuries during an accident on the road, you may still be eligible to make a claim. To find out how, speak to an advisor today.
While you’re at work, your employer has a duty of care towards you. A breach of this duty of care could cause an accident which results in multiple injuries.
Slip and fall injuries are common in the workplace. They could cause multiple injuries. For instance, you may sustain a cheek injury, as well as a hand injury that you sustained trying to break your fall.
Manual handling could also cause multiple injuries. Not only is it possible to injure your back or legs while lifting, but you may also injure your fingers or hands if the load is too heavy. It’s the responsibility of your employer to make sure that you have the proper training you need to carry out your role safely.
Finally, if you work with dangerous chemicals as covered by Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, they can cause lung injuries as well as chemical burns if adequate PPE is not provided by your employer.
For more information on how multiple injury claims could be made for accidents that occur as a result of negligence, speak to an advisor today. You could be connected with a solicitor from our panel to work on a claim.
To be able to make a successful claim, you will need evidence to support it and gain compensation.
If you sustain any injury, you should always seek immediate medical attention. This will ensure that you get the treatment you need for your condition and will create a medical record that could be used as evidence in your claim.
Next, you may wish to consider speaking to a solicitor to represent your claim. You are not legally obligated to do this. However, a solicitor may help make the claims process easier.
The evidence that you would look to collect to support your claim can include CCTV footage, dashcam footage, photography showing how the accident happened, or contact details collected from witnesses.
For more information on the evidence that can be used to support a multiple injury claim, speak to an advisor today. You could be connected with a solicitor from our panel to work on your claim.
If you are interested in multiple injury claims but are concerned about the cost of hiring a solicitor, you may be interested in a No Win No Fee agreement. This is a legal arrangement between you and your solicitor where you pay no fees to your solicitor in the event of a loss.
If your claim is successful, they’ll deduct a legally-capped success fee from your compensation. This ensures that you will always receive the majority of the compensation awarded to you.
Our advisors can offer help, too. They can provide free legal advice with zero obligation to continue with us. There is also the option to connect you to a solicitor from our panel if you have a valid claim. Find out how our advisors can help you today. You can do this by:
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- If you’d like more advice and guidance on how to claim compensation, this guide offers a lot of useful advice, including examples of accidents and compensation payouts
- If you’re looking for advice on making a workplace injury claim, head here. You can find examples of different accidents in work, potential compensation awards, and advice on No Win No Fee agreements.
- To learn more about claiming compensation for a fatal accident, head here. You can find vital information on dependency payments, bereavement awards, and your legal rights to take action on behalf of the deceased.
We hope reading this guide on multiple injury claims has been helpful for you. If you still have any questions, or you want advice on starting your own potential claim, then please get in touch with Public Interest Lawyers today. You can get in touch with us using the contact details included further in this guide.