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How Are Personal Injury Claims Calculated?

There are a number of factors that determine the value of a personal injury compensation settlement such as a workers compensation or road injury matter.

We are often asked questions such as 'how much is a whiplash claim worth?' or 'how much for a broken ankle?'. There is no simple answer as the answer will vary for each person depending on their individual circumstances.

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Factors that will impact a claim include:

Calculating personal injury claims
  • type of injury and severity
  • past loss of earnings
  • rehab and surgery costs
  • future loss of earnings - this will vary depending on the type of job and how the injury impacts future salary. For example, if the injury rules out heavy lifting then it might have a big impact on a construction worker but minimal impact on an office based worker. Therefore the future loss of income compensation could be very different for two people with similar injuries.
  • the level of liability. If the injured party was partly liable for the injury then this may reduce the compensation amount. For example, if someone was injured in a car accident and was not wearing a seatbelt then they may be considered partly liable for the level of injury they incurred.

A more detailed version of this guide will be added soon. In the meantime, feel free to call us on 1800 266 801 with any questions.

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Last update on:
June 1, 2021
Disclaimer: This information is designed for general information in relation to Queensland compensation law. It does not constitute legal advice. We strongly recommend you seek legal advice in regards to your specific situation. For expert advice call 1800 266 801 or chat via live chat to arrange free initial advice with our Principal lawyer, Greg Smith.

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