What are typical compensation payout amounts?

Your payout could be much bigger than you realise

Have you been injured at work? Are you wondering how much compensation you are entitled to? The Personal Injury Lawyer offers a free claim assessment where we estimate the amount of compensation you could receive. In order to do this, we identify key details relating to your injury, including:

  • Your specific injuries
  • Age
  • Employment
  • Injury circumstances

Without speaking to you, we can’t accurately assess your claim. However, we’ve provided some basic tools and personal injury payout examples below as a rough compensation guide. This should help you assess what you may receive for the value of damages, insurance and any compensation proceeds. If you need more help, get in touch today.

How much would my compensation payout amounts be?

How much money you will receive for a personal injury strongly depends upon many factors… 

Are you seeking help with car accident injury compensation or workplace injuries? You may be able to claim compensation for your psychological or physical injuries after an accident. However, there is no one chart or payment that fits all injuries, and firms that state that are not giving you the truth.

For any type of accident, injury compensation amounts are relative to the impact an injury has on you. The more severe your injuries then the more likely you are to receive a higher payout. For example, the average payout for total body impairment will be significantly higher than a claim where the injured person was able to make a full recovery.

The specific factors that are considered are:

  • Your own personal circumstances such as your age, your injuries, and your employment
  • The circumstances in which your accident took place in Queensland
  • Most importantly, your lawyer’s knowledge and experience, and many more aspects

Trying to understand the validity of your
injury compensation claim and how much compensation you could receive is difficult without the right expertise. We’ve answered more of your questions below, but you’re welcome to contact us for free at any time to discuss.

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What factors influence accident injury compensation amounts?

Each accident compensation claim payout depends on and looks at many factors such as:

  • The extent of injury sustained
  • The age of the person
  • Their occupation
  • The health of the injured person at the time of the injury
  • The person’s pre-injury lifestyle
  • General damages for pain and suffering
  • The unique instances in your particular accident/injury
  • The ability and experience of your Lawyer

What are the average compensation payments for motor accident claims in QLD?

The ‘average’ refers to the mean average, which is worked out by adding all of the payment amounts together, then dividing the amount by the number of settlements.

For compensation claims after a car accident, injury compensation amounts vary depending on the situation. As an example, let’s look at the 7,623 motor vehicle accident claims in Queensland that were finalised in the 2017 financial year:

average compensation motor vehicle accidents queensland
  • The average compensation payment for minor injuries was $65,957

  • The average compensation payment for moderate injuries was $151,771

  • The average compensation payment for serious injuries was $352,396

  • The average compensation payment for severe injuries was $747,188

  • The average compensation payment for extreme injuries was $1,952,602

You can find many more real Gold Coast & Brisbane personal injury payout examples in our case studies. In relation to the duration of car injury compensation claims, in the 2015 financial year, the average claim duration was around 18 months.

How much compensation will I get for my own personal injury claim?

Our compensation calculator gives a basic indication how much compensation you may be due. Quick, simple steps and you’ll get a fast overview of how much you may claim for.

Frequently asked questions on how much compensation you may receive

To give you an idea of what personal injury compensation payments are being made in Queensland, we can provide you with;

*(The Motor Accident Insurance Commission and the Workers’ Compensation Regulator are the regulatory bodies overseeing motor accident and work injury claims in Queensland in recent years.)

In most cases, yes, a younger person is likely to receive greater compensation than an older person for the same injury. This is because the younger person has longer to endure the injury and it will impact upon their lifestyle and employment for a longer period of time, hence the greater compensation payouts for their injuries.

Talk to us about the details of your accident and your injury, and we’ll be happy to be more specific about the personal injury compensation payout you may be entitled to. It’s totally free and there’s no obligation.

Yes indeed, every accident compensation claim is different, because injuries affect everyone in different ways. This is the case across all personal injury claims, from compensation payouts for car accidents to compensation for injury at work claims.

A professional pianist, for instance, is likely to suffer a greater loss of income from losing his/her little finger than say, an accountant, because a professional pianist likely cannot continue in his or her occupation without their little finger.

The professional pianist would therefore likely receive a greater compensation payout.

Wouldn’t you want the best surgeon if you were unwell? The personal injury lawyer who’ll help you with legal advice to get you the compensation payout that you deserve is just as important. Getting a lawyer with specialist experience working in personal injury law will help you get the right amount of compensation you will need.

We will do the paperwork that you will likely be daunted by, take all the right steps to maximise your claim, and work hard to get you what you need for your injuries and any future care.

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You may well do but until a qualified injury lawyer looks at your claim and discusses it with you, it can be hard to assess. Thankfully we have a quick 30 second compensation claim check which can help answer if you have a claim. It’s free, there is no cost and no obligation to use it. Alternatively we’re here to help so you are welcome to chat, call or email if you prefer any time.

How much compensation did other people get awarded for their injuries?

To help you understand more how much other people were awarded for their lump sum compensation claims, (who may have similar injuries to you) we pulled together some helpful, real life personal injury payout examples.

These include compensation for injury at work as well as car accident injuries, workplace injury and slips, trips and falls. You may have suffered an injury that means that you can’t return to work. We assess the type of injury that you have suffered and will look at current medical reports, your future medical expenses, along with important factors such as whether you are left with a total and permanent disability.

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TPD claim lawyers Brisbane,
Gold Coast & Australia wide

As long established personal injury lawyers, we can help with Queensland motor vehicle accident claims, WorkCover compensation claims and many more claim services. We also offer Australia wide support to help you with your TPD super claim. Try our fast, free TPD compensation payout checker below.