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Pain and suffering payouts

How much do you get for a pain and suffering compensation claim?

Pain and suffering payouts are quite complex to calculate. The final amount is based on numerous factors, including:


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How much is pain and suffering worth?

If you received medical treatment, you will need medical evidence to support any claim, such as reports, medical expenses, clinical records and test results.

If the claim falls under the motor vehicle, workplace or public place accident legislation, the amount you can sue for will be capped. When these caps were first introduced they stated the maximum the most injured person could get for the distress and misery was $250,000, and all injuries were scaled back from this amount.

The amounts increase each year, but only slightly. For example, a typical whiplash injury with an ‘injury scale value’ (how injuries are assessed under the legislation) of 8 increased from $12,530 in 2019 to $12,880 in 2020.

We're here to help and there is no cost to discuss your claim

We know all too well that compensation claims can be confusing, so don’t get lost in the sea of confusion. You’re welcome to just give us a call, chat with you, or send an email to us. We’ll be glad to help you. We have decades of experience in personal injury. We will answer your questions for your individual case on how much is pain and suffering worth to you and how to go about claiming for it.

You can’t do this alone. Calculating pain and suffering costs isn’t straightforward. How to calculate pain and suffering settlement starts with our industry leading pain and suffering compensation calculator. We use this pain and suffering calculator as a starting point to see what the average pain and suffering payout for your particular injury could be. While average pain suffering settlements vary, we focus on getting the best pain and suffering payouts in QLD.

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WorkCover pain and suffering payouts

What is WorkCover?

WorkCover helps injured workers. It is basically a work compensation insurer. Should you have the misfortune of being injured at work, it will be WorkCover who pays your workers compensation benefits and not your employer. Workers compensation insurance is compulsory in Australia. WorkCover offers benefits to both the employer and the employees.

How we can help you make a WorkCover compensation claim?

We have a whole department who specialises in WorkCover pain and suffering payouts. If you’ve been injured at work and are seeking a compensation claim payout, our workers compensation lawyers in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Canberra can help you seek workers compensation for:

  • Injuries sustained at work
  • Work-related illnesses such as stress at work
  • Injuries sustained while travelling to or from work
  • Pre-existing conditions that have been worsened through work-related activities


We can stream from a backlog of chronic pain compensation case studies. Using these, we can assess the compensation amounts from simple slips, trips & falls through to more serious injuries.

We’ve added our two decades of experience to formulate and develop a pain and suffering damages calculator to help us as part of the process of putting together the claim.

There are many considerations to consider in compensation awards amounts; the severity of the injury being one of them. That’s why chronic pain compensation amounts are a lot higher than injuries from slips, trips & falls. If your ability to work is hindered in any way, then you may claim economic damages too, as well as general damages.

Want to make a personal injury claim? Then start by using our personal injury pain and suffering calculator. Follow that up by talking to one of our personal injury lawyers on 1800 958 498.

Car accident insurance settlement – pain and suffering

Sadly, road traffic accidents are all too common. As well as the obvious chore of dealing with an insurance company, you really should consider making a compensation claim. A pain and suffering car accident settlement should begin by assessing your case using the car accident pain and suffering calculator. This would be followed by a chat with our motor vehicle and car accident lawyers.

How to calculate pain and suffering from a car accident

To get to a car accident insurance settlement for pain and suffering takes a lot of preparation in gathering all of the required assets such paperwork, medical reports and witnesses. We have a pain and suffering calculator, used for an auto accident like yours which is a starting point for any such claims.

As with all accidents, the amount you may be eligible for will vary. Some of the factors that affect the claim are:

  • Whether there are any aggravating circumstances in the accident, such as drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs.
  • The seriousness of your injuries.
  • How long your recovery took.
  • Whether you recovered completely. If your injuries will have permanent effects (scarring, partial disability or physical limitations), use a higher multiplier.


If you want to make a claim, start by using our personal injury calculator then speak to one of our personal injury lawyers about your specific case.

How we can help you make a WorkCover compensation claim?

We have a whole department who specialise in WorkCover pain and suffering payouts. If you’ve been injured at work and are seeking a compensation claim payout, our workers compensation lawyers in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Canberra can help you seek workers compensation for:

  • Injuries sustained at work
  • Work-related illnesses such as stress at work
  • Injuries sustained while travelling to or from work
  • Pre-existing conditions that have been worsened through work-related activities


We can refer to our database of chronic pain compensation case studies. Using these, we can assess the compensation amounts from simple slips, trips & falls through to more serious injuries.

We’ve added our four decades of experience to formulate and develop a pain and suffering damages calculator to help us as part of the process of putting together the claim.

There are many considerations to consider in compensation awards amounts; the severity of the injury being one of them. That’s why chronic pain compensation amounts are a lot higher than injuries from slips, trips & falls. If your ability to work is hindered in any way, then you may claim economic damages too, as well as general damages.

Want to make a personal injury claim? Then start by using our personal injury pain and suffering compensation calculator. Follow that up by talking to one of our personal injury lawyers.

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