Learn more about accident injury compensation amounts
Are you wondering how much compensation for an injury at work? Maybe you want to know the payout you could receive for a car accident. Questions about compensation amounts are common after an accident, however the answers can be complex.
If we can speak to you quickly and identify your specific injuries, age, employment, and all the circumstances of your injury, then we can better assess if you can claim at all and the possible compensation amount. A claim assessment is free and there is no obligation.
We can’t accurately assess your claim without speaking to you. However, we’ve provided some basic tools and personal injury payout examples on this page 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, you’re welcome to get in touch.
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 payouts or compensation for being injured at work? 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, a whole person impairment payout 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 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.
It costs nothing to assess your claim for compensation if car accident injury or workplace related. It’s wise to know your legal options quickly from experienced compensation lawyers as time limits are a key factor, so get in touch or read/watch more below.
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:
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
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.
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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;
- statistical data gathered by the Motor Accident Insurance Commission*
- We also have data from the Workers’ Compensation Regulator (formerly QComp*)
- You can also see real case studies of what other people actually were awarded for their Compensation Claims to help give you a better idea
- Talk to us, chat or email and we’ll be glad to share what we can if it helps you
- Take a 30 second compensation claim check and we’ll assess you’re claim. It’s free.
- Or you can work out a very rough idea of your own compensation in our compensation calculator
*(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 receive 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 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 the most experienced and specialised Lawyer can 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 or if you prefer any time.
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How much compensation did other people get awarded for their injuries?
To help you understand more how much other people were awarded for their 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 your future medical costs, along with important factors such as whether you are left with a total and permanent disability.