How much compensation will I receive for my injuries?
Working out how much money you will receive for a Personal Injury is not a one size fits all answer. First of all, it strongly depends upon your personal case and circumstances, as well as your lawyers' knowledge and experience, but in general, compensation is paid relative to the impact an injury or injuries have on the injured person.
Things that may influence how much compensation you will get
Compensation payments are influenced by such things as the extent of injury sustained, the age, occupation and health of the injured person at the time of the injury occurring, as well as their pre-injury lifestyle.
Some useful information on Personal Injury compensation payments being made in Queensland
To give you an idea of what injury compensation payments are being made in Queensland, we can provide you with statistical data gathered by the Motor Accident Insurance Commission and data from the Workers' Compensation Regulator (formerly QComp), the regulatory bodies overseeing motor accident and work injury claims in Queensland in recent years.
Motor Accident Claims:
- There were 4731 motor accident claims in Queensland in the 2015 financial year (01/07/2014 to 30/06/2015);
- The average compensation payment for minor injuries was $69,365;
- The average compensation payment for moderate injuries was $139,938;
- The average compensation payment for serious injuries was $296,970;
- The average compensation payment for severe injuries was $519,058;
- The average compensation payment for critical injuries was $1,583,200;
- The average claim duration during the 2015 financial year was around 18 months.
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Work Injury Claims:
- 4215 new Common Law claims brought by injured workers in Queensland in the 2014 financial year (01/07/13 to 30/06/2014);
- Average gross damages payment per claim was around $182,500;
- Where injury was rated at 0% impairment by WorkCover - Common Law payments averaged around $160,000 to $260,000 having regard to a cross section of claims published by the Regulator for the 2013 financial year;
- Where injury was rated at 5% to 10% impairment by WorkCover - Common Law payments averaged around $213,000 to $468,000, having regard to a cross section of claims published by the Regulator for the 2013 financial year;
- The average claim duration during the 2014 financial year was around 13 months.
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Catastrophic and serious injuries can result in multi-millions of dollars in compensation
Note that these are average payments only and every case is different. For example, The Personal Injury Lawyers' case summary database provides the case where a worker achieved $1.052 million damages for an injury assessed by WorkCover at 0% impairment - Austin v Parmalat Austraila Ltd (2013) QSC 227.
Greater injuries will likely mean greater compensation
Of course, in cases of very serious injury and catastrophic injuries such as brain injury, paraplegia or amputation for example, compensation will be much higher than the figures discussed above, most likely resulting in compensation payments involving multi-millions of dollars.
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Every claim is different
Every claim is different because injuries affect everyone in different ways. An orchestral pianist for instance is likely to suffer a greater loss of income from losing his little finger than a person who serves over the counter at a retail store, and therefore will receive greater compensation.
Your age plays a big part in how much compensation you may receive
In most cases, a younger person is likely to receive greater compensation than an older person for the same injury, 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. Again give us the details of your accident and your injury, and we'll be happy to be more accurate. It's totally free and no obligation to just ask us about your claim.
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If you have been injured as a result of any vehicle such as car, bike or boat accident, or whilst at work, on holiday, or in many other situations you believe was caused by someone else's wrongful act or negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Even if you think your actions may have contributed to your injury, you may still have a claim well-worth pursuing. Chat, call, email, or let us assess your claim. Again there is no cost, and no obligation.