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Head Injury Claims Payouts Calculator: Compensation For Head And Brain Injuries

Discover what an acquired brain head injury claim is, how your solicitor calculates the amount of compensation to claim for your pain and suffering and financial losses. See examples of how much compensation you can expect for different types of head injury and brain damage.

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Payouts Table For Head Injury Claims Settling In 2024

Use our compensation payouts table to see examples of awards for pain and suffering caused by head injuries.

Head InjuryClaim Payouts
Minor head injury£2,000
Minor brain damage£2,000 – £13,000
Modest head and brain injury£15,000 – £43,000
Moderate brain damage£43,000 – £219,000
Severe brain damage£219,000 – £404,000
The Bulk Of Your Claim May Be From Financial Loss And Expense
The bulk of the compensation for your claim may lie in the financial loss and expense you might incur as a direct result of head and brain injury.
These additional sums will be added to the compensation for pain and suffering to give you your total compensation payout.

What are head injury claims?

If your acquired head or brain injury was caused in an accident for which someone is considered legally liable or legally at fault, you are likely to be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Such a claim is known as a head injury claim for compensation.

Acquired head injury

An acquired head injury is sometimes known as an acquired brain injury or an ABI. It is often a traumatic brain injury.

Traumatic accident event

A trauma might be an accident event. For example – a bang to the head from a falling object at work.

Birth conditions

A trauma injury should be contrasted with a head or brain injury which you are born with.

How does your solicitor calculate the amount of compensation you can claim?

There are several different elements of compensation that your solicitor must take into account when calculating your head injury claim payout.

Pain and suffering

Your lawyer will acquire a medical report on your behalf describing exactly what your head injuries are. In addition, the expert will give an opinion as what the future holds for your symptoms, estimated recovery periods and/or disability.

This report will most likely be produced by a consultant neurosurgeon.

Thereafter, your solicitor will find cases decided previously by the courts for similar injuries (known as case law). In addition, reference will be made to made to a summary of compensation amounts decided by the courts in a book known as the Judicial College Guidelines.

From all of this information, your solicitor will calculate how much compensation you can claim for what is known as the pain and suffering for your injury.

However, compensation for pain and suffering is not all you are entitled to claim.

Financial losses – both past and future expenses

In addition to pain and suffering, your solicitor will look at all the financial losses you have incurred. For example – medical expenses, lost income, travel expenses, rehabilitation expenses, etc.

The total of your past and future losses will be calculated and added to your pain and suffering compensation. In this way – your solicitor calculates how much compensation your head injury claim is worth.

See our car accident compensation article to see examples of financial losses you can claim in a road traffic accident claim.

Furthermore, the final compensation settlement figure calculated might attract interest. Plus you should be able to claim your legal costs (or at least the majority of legal costs) in pursuing your head injury claim.

Head Injury Compensation Claims

Average compensation payouts for various degrees of brain and head injuries

We have set out below a description of some types of head and brain injury with a range of compensation amounts you could expect to receive for a claim, which is concluded in 2024.

Minor head injury average claim payouts

If the symptoms of your head injury fully resolve in a couple of weeks you compensation will be calculated around £2,000.

Head injury claims with minor brain damage

If you have a head injury with very minor brain damage which you recover from or slight headaches which are ongoing will lead to settlements between £2,000 – £13,000.

Modest head and brain injury with limited ongoing symptoms

Should your head injury be more than minor, but your recovery is good save for some limited ongoing symptoms. For example – lack of concentration, effects on mood and memory. You can expect head injury claim average payouts of between £15,000 – £43,000.

Moderate brain damage settlements

Brain damage can have varying effects on your ability to function socially or at work or affect your concentration. You may be at risk of epilepsy or it might cause you disability. You may have experienced an alteration in personality, in intellectual ability and in your speech.

For moderate brain damage claims you can expect average compensation payouts between £43,000 – £219,000.

Severe brain damage compensation amounts

In the worst cases of brain damage, you might find your life expectancy reduced, you might be unable to communicate properly, suffer behavioural problems and have serious disability. For this level of severe brain damage – your claim payout can range between £219,000 – £404,000.


In this article you have seen how a solicitor determines the amount of compensation you can claim – with examples of average compensation amounts for your acquired brain and head injury claims.

See our online / telephone specialist solicitor free help to benefit from our free legal help options. For example – you can access direct dial calls to our specialist solicitors. Furthermore, why not ask an online question or have your head injury claim assessed.