Body Injuries

June 20, 2018

Motorbike Body Injury Payouts

Have you been involved in a motorbike accident that wasn’t your fault? You could be entitled to compensation depending on your body injury, which could include whiplash, bowel impairment, and fracture of the ribs.

See below for a guide to the damages motorcyclists may receive for their body injuries following a motorcycle accident claim.

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Injuries Involving Paralysis


Neck InjuriesMinMax
Severe (incomplete paraplegia)£109,900£119,900
Moderate to severe with permanent damage£53,075£105,875
Moderate to severe damage to soft tissues/tendons£20,185£31,130
Fractures and dislocations, limitation of movement£11,110£20,185
Whiplash, disc lesion, need for surgery£1,110£20,195
Whiplash, complete recovery within a few years£6,380£11,110
Whiplash, recover within one to two years£3,520£6,380
Whiplash, recover within one year£7,370£3,520


Back InjuriesMinMax
Severe, not involving paralysis£73,700£130,130
With bladder/bowel impairment etc.£59,950£71,500
With disc lesions, depression & severe pain£31,350£56,375
With crush vertebrae, osteoarthritis, pain£22,440£31,350
With prolapsed discs, laminectomy, some pain£10,120£22,440
With sprains and strains, full recovery expected£1,705£6,380


Shoulder InjuriesMinMax
Serious, dislocations, permanent weakness£15,510undefined
Moderate, with some limitation/discomfort£6,380£10,340
Minor, recovery within a year£3,200undefined
Fracture of the clavicle£4,180£9,900


Chest InjuriesMinMax
Loss or removal of one lung£81,400£121,330
Traumatic injury with permanent damageundefined£81,400
Damage causing some continuing disability£25,300£44,330
Mintor to moderate injuriesundefined£14,520
Fracture of ribs with full recovery£2,900£3,190


Digestive System
Severe damage, continuing pain and discomfortundefined£50,050
Moderate, aggravated by physical strain£13,585£22,440
Minor to moderate£5,390undefined


Reproductive System: Female
Infertility (young)£115,000£136,000
Infertility with children£14,520£29,700
Failed sterilisation£7,500undefined


Reproductive System: Male
Total impotence (young)£110,000£119,000
Total impotence with children£57,000£64,000
Sterility without impotence (man without children)£46,000£58,000


Serious impairment to both kidneys£136,950£169,950
Total loss of natural kidney function£47,000£51,700
Loss of one kidney£24,860undefined


Total loss of natural function£110,300£121,330
Moderate to severe loss of function£22,000£50,000
Minor to moderate£1,000£22,000


Total loss of natural function and control£103,250£113,575
Moderate to severe loss of functionundefined£64,625
Minor to moderate£18,920£25,300


Total loss with risk of infection/disorders£16,860£21,230
Moderate with minimal risk of infection£3,250£6,985
Minor to moderate£1,000£2,100


Severe continuing pain, limitation of movement£12,100£19,525
Moderate to severe£5,665£7,370
Minor to moderate£2,750£5,830


Claim Example For Body Injuries from a Motorbike Accident

Mrs. Walton was travelling as a pillion passenger on the back of her husband’s motorbike. Her husband took a dangerous manoeuvre as he overtook on a bend when it was unsafe to do so and collided with a motor car coming in the opposite direction. Mrs. Walton who was riding pillion sustained the following body injuries:

  • Cracked and broken ribs
  • Collapsed right lung
  • Broken leg
  • Multiple scratches and grazes
  • Psychological damage including nightmares and reliving the accident

She was able to make a complete recovery from her injuries, both physical and emotional, within 3 years. She was awarded an out of court settlement of £18,000 for her injuries alone. She also recovered her loss of earnings, care claim and the cost of her helmet and leathers.

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Make a Claim for Your Body Injuries

If you have suffered bodily injuries as a result of a motorbike accident, we can help you. Our solicitors are experts in pursuing compensation claims for injuries sustained within the last 3 years. If you already have an accident solicitor and would like to obtain a second opinion or transfer your claim, please speak to us and we will be happy to help you.

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