How much psychological damage compensation could you claim?
The amount of compensation you can claim for a psychological injury depends upon your specific case and to what extent your life and those you love are affected.
These are the compensation guidelines set by the Judicial College, based on average claims:
|Severe psychiatric damage||£51,460 - £108,620|
|Moderately severe psychiatric damage||£17,900 - £51,460|
|Moderate psychiatric damage||£5,500 - £17,900|
|Less severe psychiatric damage||£1,440 - £5,500|
|Severe post-traumatic stress disorder||£56,070 - £94,470|
|Moderately severe post-traumatic stress disorder||£21,730 - £56,180|
|Moderate post-traumatic stress disorder||£7,680 - £21,730|
|Less severe post-traumatic stress disorder||£3,710 - £7,680|
You can receive compensation for:
- General damages - This is for the pain and suffering caused by your physical and/or psychological injuries.
- Special damages - Any financial losses or expenses incurred due to your injuries, for example, loss of earnings.