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Head

Head Injury – Concussion

  • Minor Injury up to €21,800 – no loss of consciousness
  • Moderate Injury up to €35,200 – loss of consciousness up to 24 hrs
  • Severe & Permanent up to €75,600 – loss of consciousness more than 24 hrs

Head Injury – Skull Fracture

  • Minor Injury up to €60,000 – no loss of consciousness up to €124,000 – with loss of consciousness and risk of epilepsy/effect on personality
  • Moderate Injury up to €91,800 – no loss of consciousness up to €128,000 - with loss of consciousness and risk of epilepsy/effect on personality
  • Severe & Permanent up to €105,000 – no loss of consciousness up to €144,000 - with loss of consciousness and risk of epilepsy/effect on personality

Head Injury – Jaw/Cheek Fracture

  • Minor Injury up to €60,000 – no loss of consciousness up to €124,000 – with loss of consciousness and risk of epilepsy/effect on personality
  • Moderate Injury up to €91,800 – no loss of consciousness up to €128,000 - with loss of consciousness and risk of epilepsy/effect on personality
  • Severe & Permanent up to €105,000 – no loss of consciousness up to €144,000 - with loss of consciousness and risk of epilepsy/effect on personality

Neck

Neck Injury - Whiplash/Soft Tissue

  • Minor Injury up to €19,400 – where substantially recovered and/or full recovery expected
  • Moderate Injury up to €30,200 – where previous neck problem is aggravated by the accident and/or where the period of recovery is protracted
  • Moderately Severe up to €52,200 – where injury is more severe resulting in limitation of movement, increased vulnerability to further trauma and possibility of surgery
  • Severe & Permanent up to €77,900 – where injury has affected the structure of the neck and discs resulting in serious limitation of movement and the need for surgery

Shoulders & Collar Bone

Shoulder Injury – Soft Tissue

  • Minor Injury up to €33,500 – where no tearing of the ligament and has substantially recovered
  • Moderate Injury up to €60,900 – where partial tear of ligament with reduced function but where full recovery is expected
  • Severe & Permanent up to €67,700 – where movement of shoulder is restricted do to muscle damage and surgery may have been required

Shoulder Injury – Dislocation

  • Minor Injury up to €43,200 – where substantially recovered and/or full recovery expected
  • Moderate Injury up to €70,600 – where manipulation of joint required along with extensive treatment
  • Severe & Permanent up to €67,700 – where manipulation back into the joint is required and may include need for surgery and ongoing treatment for pain with the joint more susceptible to future dislocation

Clavicle Injury – Collar Bone

  • Moderate Injury Fracture up to €44,000 – depends on type of fracture and duration of treatment and recovery

Arms

Upper Arm – Humerus Fracture

  • Minor Injury up to €36,800 – simple non-displaced fracture which has substantially recovered
  • Moderate Injury up to €64,500 – fractures that may require surgery with some ongoing pain but no lack of movement in the arm
  • Severe & Permanent up to €83,900 – complex and multiple fractures to humerus that require extensive surgery and extensive healing with the possibility of arthritic changes and degeneration which may result in loss of full function

Back

Back Injury - Soft Tissue

  • Minor Injury up to €18,400 – where substantially recovered and/or full recovery expected
  • Moderate Injury up to €34,400 – where previous neck problem is aggravated by the accident and/or where the period of recovery is protracted
  • Moderately Severe up to €55,700 – where injury is more severe resulting in limitation of movement, increased vulnerability to further trauma and possibility of surgery
  • Severe & Permanent up to €92,000 – where injury has affected the structure of the back and discs resulting in serious limitation of movement and the need for surgery

Back Injury – Fractures to Vertebra

  • Minor Injury up to €63,300 – fracture of a single vertebra which has substantially recovered
  • Moderate Injury up to €93,700 – multiple vertebra fractures that may require surgery where recovery is expected
  • Severe & Permanent up to €139,000 – multiple vertebra fractures with ongoing consequences, but no paralysis

Back Injury – Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Severe & Permanent Paralysis up to €450,000 – based on a number of considerations

Chest

Chest Injury – Fractures to Ribs/Breast Bone

  • Minor Injury up to €45,900 – fracture to a single rib or breast bone with full recovery
  • Moderate Injury up to €63,400 – multiple rib fractures
  • Severe & Permanent up to €80,000 – multiple rib or breast bone fractures with ongoing symptoms

Lung Injury – Punctured/Collapsed Lung

  • Minor Injury up to €17,900 – where no complications
  • Moderate Injury up to €63,400 – more complex injuries with treatment or drainage
  • Severe & Permanent up to €82,700 – punctured lung with fluid in lungs and ongoing breathing difficulties

Hips & Pelvis

Hip Injury – Soft Tissue

  • Minor Injury up to €29,600 – minor sprains with no tear of the ligament
  • Moderate Injury up to €60,600 – moderate sprains caused by a partial tear of the ligament
  • Severe & Permanent up to €70,000 – severe sprains caused by complete tear of the ligament

Hip Injury – Dislocations

  • Minor Injury up to €45,800 – where substantially recovered and/or full recovery expected
  • Moderate Injury up to €70,400 – where manipulation of joint required along with extensive treatment
  • Moderately Severe up to €86,700 – where manipulation and possible hip replacement required
  • Severe & Permanent up to €94,500 – where manipulation back into the joint is required and may include need for surgery and ongoing treatment for pain with the joint more susceptible to future dislocation and onset of arthritic changes

Pelvic Injury – Fractures

  • Minor Injury up to €54,300 – simple non-displaced fracture where substantially recovered
  • Moderate Injury up to €58,400 – displaced fractures with full recovery expected following treatment
  • Moderately Severe up to €86,500 – multiple fractures which have substantially resolved
  • Severe & Permanent up to €94,500 – complex and multiple fractures which require surgery and possible fusion with the possibility of arthritic changes and degeneration of the pelvic joint

Legs

Leg Injury – Femur Fractures

  • Minor Injury up to €59,100 – simple non-displaced fracture where substantially recovered
  • Moderate Injury up to €84,700 – displaced fracture(s) with full recovery expected following treatment
  • Moderately Severe up to €97,700 – multiple fractures which have substantially resolved
  • Severe & Permanent up to €102,000 – complex and multiple fractures which require surgery and may affect the ability to walk unaided

Leg Injury – Fractures to Tibia/Fibula

  • Minor Injury up to €49,400 – simple non-displaced fracture where substantially recovered
  • Moderate Injury up to €70,400 – displaced fracture(s) with full recovery expected following treatment
  • Moderately Severe up to €91,900 – multiple fractures which have substantially resolved
  • Severe & Permanent up to €96,800 – complex and multiple fractures which require surgery and may affect the ability to walk unaided

Knees

Knee Injury – Soft Tissue

  • Minor Injury up to €14,800 – minor sprains with no tear of the ligament
  • Moderate Injury up to €23,400 – moderate sprains caused by a partial tear of the ligament
  • Moderately Severe up to €75,600 – severe sprains caused by incomplete tearing of the ligament
  • Severe & Permanent up to €81,600 – severe sprains caused by complete tearing of the ligament which may require surgery and extensive treatment

Knee Injury – Dislocation

  • Minor Injury up to €50,400 – where substantially recovered and/or full recovery expected
  • Moderate Injury up to €87,300 – where manipulation of joint required along with extensive treatment
  • Severe & Permanent up to €93,400 – where manipulation back into the joint is required and may include need for surgery and ongoing treatment for pain with the joint more susceptible to future dislocation and onset of arthritic changes

Knee Injury – Patella Fractures

  • Minor Injury up to €47,200 – simple fracture which has substantially recovered
  • Moderate Injury up to €77,200 – fractures which may have required surgery with some ongoing pain
  • Severe & Permanent up to €89,100 – complex and multiple fractures which require surgery and may cause arthritic changes and degeneration to the knee and affect the ability to walk unaided

Ankles

Ankle Injury – Soft Tissue

  • Minor Injury up to €23,100 – minor sprains which have substantially recovered
  • Moderate Injury up to €56,600 – moderate sprains caused by a partial tear of the ligament
  • Severe & Permanent up to €81,600 – severe sprains caused by complete tearing of the ligament or rupture with inability to bear weight

Ankle Injury – Achilles Tendon

  • Minor Injury up to €12,600 – minor sprains with no tear of the ligament
  • Moderate Injury up to €25,700 – moderate sprains caused by a partial tear of the ligament
  • Moderately Severe up to €42,200 – severe sprains caused by a partial tear of the ligament that may require surgery with pain, difficulty walking and loss of movement of the ankle
  • Severe & Permanent up to €51,600 – severe rupture caused by complete tearing of the ligament which may require surgery which may still result in with permanent loss of function

Ankle Injury – Dislocation

  • Minor Injury up to €49,300 – where substantially recovered and/or full recovery expected
  • Moderate Injury up to €77,100 – where manipulation of joint required along with extensive treatment
  • Severe & Permanent up to €82,800 – where manipulation back into the joint is required and may include need for surgery and ongoing treatment for pain with loss of movement and the joint being more susceptible to future dislocation

Ankle Injury – Fracture

  • Minor Injury up to €54,700 – simple non-displaced fracture of the ankle which has substantially recovered
  • Moderate Injury up to €87,600 – displaced fractures to single bone of ankle or non-displaced fracture to multiple bones with extensive treatment and full recovery expected
  • Moderately Severe up to €89,300 – multiple fractures that have healed but with ongoing pain and stiffness which impacts on movement of ankle
  • Severe & Permanent up to €93,300 – multiple fractures which require extensive surgery and extended healing which may result in an incomplete union and possibility of arthritic changes and degeneration of the ankle joint affecting ability to walk unaided

Feet

Foot Injury – Soft Tissue

  • Minor Injury up to €20,000 – minor sprains which have substantially recovered
  • Moderate Injury up to €38,400 – moderate sprains caused by a partial tear in the ligament with difficulty walking which has substantially recovered
  • Severe & Permanent up to €54,400 – severe sprains caused by complete tearing in the ligament with pain and inability to bear weight

Foot – Dislocation

  • Minor Injury up to €43,700 – where substantially recovered and/or full recovery expected
  • Moderate Injury up to €71,500 – where manipulation of joint required along with extensive treatment
  • Severe & Permanent up to €77,500 – where manipulation back into the joint is required and may include need for surgery and ongoing treatment for pain with loss of movement and the joint being more susceptible to future dislocation

Foot – Fracture

  • Minor Injury up to €34,900 – simple non-displaced fracture of the ankle which has substantially recovered
  • Moderate Injury up to €61,200 – displaced fractures to single bone in the foot or non-displaced fracture to multiple bones with extensive treatment and full recovery expected
  • Moderately Severe up to €83,100 – displaced or open fractures that have healed but with ongoing pain and stiffness which impacts on movement of the foot
  • Severe & Permanent up to €83,100 – displaced or open fractures that have healed but with ongoing pain and stiffness which impacts on movement of the foot

Foot – Crush Injury

  • Minor Injury up to €40,900 – where substantially recovered and/or full recovery expected
  • Moderate Injury up to €40,900 – where substantially recovered and/or full recovery expected
  • Severe & Permanent up to €78,300 – more complex and multiple injuries with ongoing permanent pain or dysfunction to the limb that may affect mobility

*in contentious business a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award of damages.

Note: this personal injuries compensation calculator is for guidance purposes only and is based on the PIAB Book of Quantum, a compensation guide used by the Personal Injuries Assessment Board.

The values represent broad compensation ranges for general damages and do not take into account financial or other losses which may be recovered as a separate item in a personal injuries claim. The amounts set out in the current Book of Quantum may be subject to change.

For further information on the PIAB Book of Quantum, go to piab.ie/eng.

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