Multiple Injury Claims – How Is Compensation Calculated?

By Daniel Janeway. Last Updated 5th July 2022. 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. 

Multiple injury claims

Multiple injury claims guide

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  1. What Are Multiple Injury Claims?
  2. Is There A Legal Definition Of Multiple Injury Claims?
  3. Claiming For Multiple Injuries After Road Traffic Accidents
  4. Claiming For Multiple Injuries After Accidents At Work
  5. What Evidence Is Needed To Make Multiple Injury Claims?
  6. Multiple Injury Compensation Calculator for 2022
  7. Talk To A No Win No Fee Solicitor
  8. Related Articles

What Are Multiple Injury Claims

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.

All road users have a duty of care towards each other. This is set out in the Highway Code as well as the Road Traffic Act 1988

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. 

Is There A Legal Definition Of Multiple Injury Claims?

In this section, we’ll look at what distinguishes multiple injury claims from other kinds of personal injury claims that can be made. 

Legally, there is no distinct definition for “multiple injuries”. We can take this to mean more than one injury. For example, if you’ve been involved in an accident where you’ve fractured your elbow and sustained nerve damage, this could be grounds for a multiple injury claim.

However, it will also include:

  • Injuries that leave a scar. You may be affected by the initial injury and the scar in different ways. 
  • A psychological element such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in addition to, or in reaction to, the physical injury. For example, your mental health may have been impacted by an injury that necessitated amputation. 

To find out if you may have a claim, speak to one of our advisors today. They can offer free legal advice. In addition, they can also connect you to a solicitor from our panel to work on your claim.

Claiming For Multiple Injuries After Road Traffic Accidents

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. 

Claiming For Multiple Injuries After Accidents At Work

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.

What Evidence Is Needed To Make Multiple Injury Claims?

To be able to make a successful claim, you will need evidence to support it and gain compensation. This is true of all multiple injury claims. 

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 multiple injury claims, speak to an advisor today. You could be connected with a solicitor from our panel to work on your claim.

Multiple Injury Compensation Calculator for 2022

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.

InjuryNature of incident Possible compensation
(c) 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
(B) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (a) SevereTo 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
(B) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (b) Moderately SevereThis is distinct from the above bracket where some improvement is possible with professional help. However, the symptoms are likely to persist into the future.£23,150 to £59,860
(B) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (c) ModerateWhere the person affected has recovered largely and any lingering effects will not be disabling.£8,180 to £23,150
(B) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (d) Less SevereWhere a virtually full recovery is made within 24 months£3,950 to £8,180
(b) Back Injury - Moderate (i)Where there has been a compression or crush injury, leading to a reduction in mobility.£27,760 to £38,780
(b) 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
(A) Psychiatric Damage Generally (c) ModerateWhere 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

Should I Use a Multiple Injury Compensation Calculator?

Some online resources such as a compensation calculator may prove useful when you need to gain an understanding of how much a multiple injury claim could be worth. However, they also are unlikely to be entirely accurate with regard to your claim. This is due to the fact that certain circumstances cannot be accounted for on these online resources.

Additionally, online calculators may not take into account additional losses associated with certain multiple injury claims. For example, you could be owed certain costs and losses that can be attributed to your injuries. These are known as special damages. Some examples include:

  • Medical bills
  • Loss of earnings
  • Travels costs

In short, online calculators should only be used to give you a rough idea as to the value of a personal injury claim. You shouldn’t take a figure obtained in this way as a guarantee. Get in touch with our advisors today and we can take you through the valuation process.

We are available at any time to help you. If we think you could have a valid claim, then we could connect you with a No Win No Fee lawyer from our panel to get the process started.

Talk To A No Win No Fee Solicitor

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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