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Compensation Claims Estimator

A personal injury accounts for the physical and psychological injuries suffered by someone, at the fault of someone else. Therefore, compensation may be rewarded to someone who has suffered a personal injury, in order to make up for the potential losses incurred.

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How much compensation will I get?

One of the most common questions asked by people who are pursuing a personal injury claim following an accident that was not their fault is how much compensation they will get. This is a difficult question to answer as there are many factors that are taken into consideration when a compensation amount is settled on and is a question that a personal injury solicitor cannot give a definitive answer to. Therefore, a useful tool to estimate a compensation claim amount is the Judicial Council’s personal injury guidelines, 2021.

What are the Judicial Council’s Personal Injury Guidelines?

The Judicial Council’s personal injury guidelines provide us with general guidelines as to how much compensation may be awarded in a personal injury claim and is used by the Injuries Board when they are assessing a personal injury claim. These new guidelines were introduced by the Judicial Council on the 6th of March 2021. It shows us what personal injury compensation amounts were awarded in the past and help to give an estimate as to how much compensation could be awarded based on a person’s specific injuries.

Case Settlement

Compensation claims take into account certain aspects of a personal injury along with any after-effects the injury has/will have on a person’s quality of life and ability to earn money. A compensation claim amount is decided with the following aspects in mind:

  • Pain/suffering and loss of quality of life/enjoyment of life
  • Loss of earnings as a result of the injury
  • Medical bills as a result of the injury
  • Loss of future income caused by the injury
  • Cost of future medical care

How does the severity of an injury affect the amount of compensation* awarded?

The Judicial Council’s personal injury guidelines and the figures you will see below will vary depending on the severity of a person’s injury and will generally categorise injuries into the following ranges:

1. Minor

The person usually fully/substantially recovers from an injury.

2. Moderate

Moderate injuries where a person has substantially recovered from an injury but ongoing symptoms persist following recovery which interferes with a person’s quality of life and/or interferes with them carrying out their day to day activities. Generally, the person will reach full recovery from these types of injuries.

3. Moderately Severe

The injury has resulted in long-term/permanent incapacity or physical limitations that impact the part of the body that was injured.

4. Severe and Permanent Conditions

The injury has caused major disruption to the person’s quality of life, ability to carry out their daily tasks and other areas of their life resulting in long-term serious pain and/or continuous medical attention.

What if I have multiple injuries?

If a person has suffered more than one injury in an accident, please note that adding the different values together will not give you an accurate estimate of compensation. Generally, when the Injuries Board is assessing your injury, they will look to the most severe injury first and then adjust that value to incorporate any other less serious injuries to arrive at a final amount of compensation to be awarded to you.

How to use this compensation estimator:

The compensation estimates contained in the interactive claims estimator below are intended to provide you with general estimates of compensation amounts based on the Judicial Council’s personal injury guidelines. This is not intended to provide you with specific estimates on how much compensation may be awarded. If you move forward with a personal injury case, the Injuries Board will assess your case and provide you with a compensation figure based on the severity of your injury, length of recovery and the outcome of your recovery.

  • Identify the category that related to your injury
  • Assess the severity of your injury
  • Assess the value range of your injury
  • Consider multiple injuries
  • Move your mouse over the icons on the relevant part of the body to see the compensation claims estimations

1. Injuries resulting in foreshortened life expectancy

  • Up to €550,000

2. Injuries Involving Paralysis

Quadriplegia

  • €400,000 – €550,000

Paraplegia

  • €320,000 – € 450,000

3. Head Injuries

Most severe brain damage

  • Up to €550,000

Severe brain damage

  • €300,000 – €400,000

Serious and moderate brain damage

  • Moderate to severe intellectual deficit where the claimant will not be totally dependent but will require constant care: €200,000 – €350,000
  • Modest to moderate intellectual deficit. Claimant will not be totally dependent or require constant care: €120,000 – €220,000
  • A good recovery will have been made. The claimant will be able to participate in normal social life and return to some form of work, but restoration of all normal function is not implicit: €60,000 – €140,000
  • Brain damage similar to (iii) above but where the claimant is able to return to a level of work materially similar or the same to that which he was able to carry out prior to the injury: €25,000 – €60,000

Minor brain damage or head injury

  • Minor brain damage where a substantial recovery takes place in two to five years: €12,000 – €25,000
  • Minor brain damage where a substantial recovery takes place in one to two years: €6,000 – €12,000
  • Minor brain damage where a substantial recovery takes place in six months to one year: €3,000 – €6,000
  • Minor brain damage where a substantial recovery within six months: €500 – €3,000

Established epilepsy

  • Grand mal: €120,000 – €180,000
  • Petit mal: €70,000 – €140,000

Other epileptic conditions

  • €10,000 – €37,000

4. Psychiatric damage

Severe psychiatric damage

  • €80,000 – €170,000

Serious psychiatric damage

  • €40,000 – €80,000

Moderate psychiatric damage

  • €15,000 – €40,000

Minor psychiatric damage

  • €500 – €15,000

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Severe PTSD

  • €60,000 – €120,000

Serious PTSD

  • €35,000 – €80,000

Moderate PTSD

  • €10,000 – €35,000

Minor PTSD

  • €500 – €10,000

5. Injuries affecting the senses

Injuries affecting sight

Total blindness and deafness

  • €400,000 – €500,000

Total blindness

  • €270,000 – €400,000

Loss of sight in one eye/loss of one eye – with reduced vision in the remaining eye

  • €120,000 – €300,000

Loss of one eye/loss of sight in one eye

  • €80,000 – €120,000

Serious but not incomplete loss of vision in one eye

  • €45,000 – €70,000

Minor but permanent impairment of vision in one eye

  • €15,000 – €45,000

Minor eye injuries

  • €500 – €15,000

Deafness

Total deafness and loss of speech or gross impairment of speech

  • €200,000 – €350,000

Total deafness

  • €150,000 – €220,000

Total loss of hearing in one year

  • €55,000 – €80,000

Partial hearing loss/tinnitus

  • Severe tinnitus and partial hearing loss: €35,000 – €55,000
  • Moderate tinnitus and partial hearing loss: €18,000 – €35,000
  • Mild or occasional tinnitus with hearing loss: €500 – €18,000

Impairment of taste and smell

Total loss of smell and taste

  • €60,000 – €80,000

Significant loss of smell and taste

  • €40,000 – €60,000

Total loss of smell

  • €30,000 – €45,000

Partial loss of smell

  • €10,000 – €25,000

Total loss of taste

  • €20,000 – €35,000

Partial loss of taste

  • €7,500 – €20,000

6. Injuries to internal organs

Chest injuries of traumatic origin

  • Serious chest injuries (such as the total removal of one lung or serious heart damage): €150,000 – €210,000
  • Traumatic injuries to chest, lung(s) and/or chest: €90,000 – €175,000
  • Damage to chest and lung(s): €30,000 – €90,000
  • A relatively simple injury (such as a single penetrating wound) causing some permanent damage to tissue but with no significant long-term effect on lung function: €15,000 – €30,000
  • Damage from smoke inhalation which is not serious enough to interfere permanently with lung function: €1,000 – €15,000
  • Injuries leading to collapsed lung from which a full and uncomplicated recovery is made within a relatively short period: €1,000 – €15,000
  • Fractures of ribs or soft tissue injuries causing serious pain and disability of short duration: €1,000 – €15,000

Lung disease

  • For a young person with serious disability where there is a probability of progressive worsening leading to premature death: €150,000 – €210,000
  • Lung Cancer (typically in an older person) causing severe pain and impairment both of function and of quality-of-life: €100,000 – €175,000
  • Lung disease causing emphysema, deterioration in lung function, impairment of breathing, prolonged and/or frequent coughing, sleep disturbance and/or restriction of physical activity: €60,000 – €120,000
  • Moderate to severe asbestosis with considerable impairment of function and quality of life: €60,000 – €120,000
  • Minimal to mild asbestosis involving at most mild impairment of function and reduction in quality of life: €20,000 – €60,000
  • Pleural thickening with functional impairment: €40,000 – €120,000
  • Pleural plaques: €500 – €2,000

Asthma and other respiratory conditions

  • Severe and disabling asthma causing prolonged and regular coughing, sleep disturbance, severe impairment of physical activity and enjoyment of life: €60,000 – €120,000
  • Chronic asthma causing breathing difficulties and the need to use an inhaler from time to time: €30,000 – €60,000
  • Relatively mild asthma-like symptoms, often brought about as a result of exposure to harmful toxins: €12,500 – €30,000
  • Disease causing breathing difficulties (short of disabling breathlessness) requiring fairly frequent use of an inhaler: €30,000 – €60,000
  • Bronchitis and/or wheezing not causing serious symptoms with full or substantial recovery: €10,000 – €20,000
  • Mild respiratory conditions, including mild bronchitis not requiring specialist intervention and resolving within twelve months: €3,500 – €7,500

Digestive system

  • Traumatic injury causing serious damage with continuing pain or discomfort: €45,000 – €85,000
  • Serious non-penetrating injury causing long-term or permanent complications: €20,000 – €45,000
  • Penetrating stab wounds or industrial laceration: €8,000 – €20,000
  • Severe toxicosis causing serious acute pain, vomiting, diarrhoea and fever, requiring hospital admission for some days or weeks and some continuing incontinence: €50,000 – €100,000
  • Food poisoning causing moderate symptoms including vomiting, discomfort, stomach cramps, alteration of bowel function and fatigue: €6,000 – €20,000
  • Varying degrees of disabling pain, cramps and diarrhoea continuing for some days or weeks: €500 – €6,000

Reproductive system: male

Total loss of reproductive organs

  • €150,000 – €250,000

Loss of testicle

  • €24,000 – €30,000

Impotence and loss of sexual function

  • Young man with permanent total impotence, loss of sexual function and sterility: €135,000 – €190,000
  • Total permanent impotence for middle aged man with children: €50,000 – €100,000
  • Total permanent impotence for older man: €10,000 – €50,000

Infertility/sterility without impotence

  • Young men: €100,000 – €150,000
  • Family man who might have intended to have more children: €40,000 – €80,000
  • Older man with children: €10,000 – €20,000
  • Cases where the sterility amounts to little more than an “insult”: €5,000 – €10,000

Reproductive system: female

  • Infertility whether by reason of injury or disease, with severe depression and anxiety and possible pain and scarring or other medical complications and where the claimant has no children: €150,000 – €250,000
  • Infertility whether by reason of injury or disease, with severe depression and anxiety and possible pain and scarring or other medical complications and where the claimant has children: €50,000 – €150,000
  • Infertility where the claimant would not have had children in any event: €8,000 – €17,000
  • Failed sterilisation leading to unwanted pregnancy where there is no serious psychological impact or depression: €17,500 – €30,000
  • Where delay in diagnosing ectopic pregnancy but fertility not affected: €5,000 – €27,000

Kidney

  • Serious and permanent damage to or loss of both kidneys: €170,000 – €240,000
  • Serious injury resulting in a significant risk of total loss of natural kidney function: €80,000 – €120,000
  • Loss of one kidney with no damage to the other: €36,000 – €55,000

Bowel

  • Loss of natural bowel function and complete loss of urinary function and control: €150,000 – €250,000
  • Total loss of natural function and dependence on colostomy: €115,000 – €185,000
  • Faecal urgency and passive incontinence: €55,000 – €95,000
  • Severe abdominal injury causing impairment of function: €55,000 – €80,000
  • Other bowel injuries including penetrating injuries causing some permanent damage but with an eventual return to natural function and control: €10,000 – €25,000

Bladder

  • Complete loss of function and control: €115,000 – €160,000
  • Serious impairment of control with some pain and incontinence: €50,000 – €90,000
  • Incomplete recovery with long- term interference with natural function: €23,000 – €40,000

Spleen

  • Loss of spleen where there is a continuing risk of internal infection and disorders: €28,000 – €40,000
  • Where the above risks are not present or are minimal: €5,000 – €12,000

Hernia

  • Hernia resulting in continuing pain and/or limitations on physical activities, sport or employment, after repair: €25,000 – €50,000
  • Direct inguinal hernia with some risk of recurrence after repair: €12,000 – €20,000
  • Uncomplicated indirect inguinal hernia with no other associated abdominal injury or damage: €4,000 – €12,000

7. Orthopaedic Injuries

Neck injuries

Most severe neck injuries

  • Neck injury associated with incomplete paraplegia or resulting in permanent spastic quadriparesis: €150,000 – €300,000
  • Injuries, usually involving serious fractures or damage to discs in the cervical spine: €100,000 – €150,000

Severe and serious neck injuries

  • Fractures or dislocations that may require spinal fusion, or severe damage to soft tissues and/or ruptured tendons leading to chronic conditions and significant disability of a permanent nature: €70,000 – €100,000
  • Injuries involving less serious fractures and dislocations than the above point, but which nonetheless cause severe symptoms and/or pain which will be permanent or recurring: €50,000 – €70,000
  • Cases involving soft tissue or wrenching type injury and disc lesion of the more severe type resulting in cervical spondylosis, serious limitation of movement, permanent or recurring pain, stiffness or discomfort: €35,000 – €50,000

Moderate neck injuries

  • Injuries which may have accelerated and/or exacerbated a pre-existing condition over a shorter period of time, usually less than five years: €12,000 – €23,000

Minor neck injuries

  • Injuries where a substantial recovery takes place within one to two years: €6,000 – €12,000
  • Where a substantial recovery takes place between six months to one year: €3,000 – €6,000
  • Where a substantial recovery is made within six months: €500 – €3,000

Back injuries:

Most severe back injuries

  • €150,000 – €300,000

Severe and serious back injuries

  • €90,000 – €140,000

Disc lesions, fractures of discs or of vertebral bodies or soft tissue injuries

  • €50,000 – €90,000

Moderate back injuries

  • €20,000 – €55,000

Minor back injuries

  • Where a substantial recovery without surgery takes place within 2 to 5 years: €12,000 – €20,000
  • Where a substantial recovery or a recovery to nuisance level takes place without surgery within one to two years: €6,000 – €12,000
  • Where a substantial recovery takes place without surgery between six months and one year: €3,000 – €6,000
  • Where a substantial recovery is made within six months: €500 – €3,000

Pelvis and hips:

Severe pelvis and hip injuries

  • €100,000 – €165,000

Serious pelvis and hip injuries

  • €75,000 – €100,000

Injuries involving fracture to the acetabulum, arthritic femur or hip necessitating hip replacement

  • €50,000 – €75,000

Moderate pelvis and hip injuries

  • €30,000 – €65,000

Minor pelvis and hips injuries

  • Where a substantial recovery takes place within two to five years: €12,000 – €20,000
  • Where a substantial recovery takes place within one to two years: €6,000 – €12,000
  • Where a substantial recovery takes place between six months to one year: €3,000 – €6,000
  • Where a substantial recovery is made within six months: €500 – €3,000

Shoulder injuries

Severe shoulder injuries

  • €100,000 – €150,000

Serious shoulder injuries

  • €40,000 – €75,000

Moderate shoulder injuries

  • €18,000 – €35,000

Minor shoulder injuries

  • Where a substantial recovery takes place within two years: €6,000 – €12,000
  • Where a substantial recovery takes place within one year: €3,000 – €6,000
  • Where a substantial recovery takes place within six months: €500 – €3,000

Amputation of arm

Loss of both arms

  • €300,000 – €475,000

Loss of one arm

  • Loss of arm amputated at shoulder: €140,000 – €230,000
  • Above elbow amputation: €120,000 – €175,000
  • Below elbow amputation: €100,000 – €150,000

Other arm injuries

Other arm injuries (severe)

  • €50,000 – €150,000

Other arm injuries (moderate)

  • €20,000 – €50,000

Other arm injuries (minor)

  • €5,000 – €20,000

Injuries to the elbow

Serious elbow injuries

  • €40,000 – €72,500

Moderate elbow injuries

  • €17,000 – €40,000

Minor elbow injuries

  • €1,000 – €15,000

Wrist injuries

Severe wrist injuries

  • €60,000 – €80,000

Serious wrist injuries

  • €40,000 – €60,000

Moderate wrist injuries

  • €20,000 – €40,000

Minor wrist injuries

  • Where a substantial recovery or a recovery to nuisance level takes place without surgery within two to five years: €10,000 – €18,000
  • Where a substantial recovery takes place without surgery between six months and two years: €3,000 – €10,000
  • Where a substantial recovery is made within six months: €500 – €3,000

Hand injuries and injuries to thumb and fingers

Total or effective loss of both hands

  • €200,000 – €350,000

Serious damage to both hands giving rise to permanent disability and significant loss of function

  • €120,000 – €180,000

Total or effective loss of one hand

  • €100,000 – €150,000

Serious hand injuries

  • €50,000 – €100,000

Severe fractures to fingers

  • €20,000 – €50,000

Less serious hand injury

  • €17,000 – €40,000

Moderate hand injury

  • €10,000 – €25,000

Total or partial loss of thumb

  • €40,000 – €67,500

Serious injury to thumb

  • €20,000 – €40,000

Moderate injuries to the thumb

  • €15,000 – €25,000

Minor hand, finger and thumb injuries

  • €1,000 – €12,000

Total loss of index finger

  • €25,000 – €35,000

Partial loss of index finger

  • €15,000 – €25,000

Other injury or fracture of index finger

  • €500 – €15,000

Total loss of middle finger

  • €20,000 – €30,000

Partial loss of middle finger

  • €12,000 – €20,000

Other injury or fracture of middle finger

  • €500 – €12,000

Total loss of ring finger

  • €17,500 – €27,500

Partial loss of ring finger

  • €10,000 – €17,500

Other injury or fracture of ring finger

  • €500 – €10,000

Total loss of little finger

  • €12,000 – €25,000

Partial loss of little finger

  • €7,500 – €12,000

Other injury or fracture of little finger

  • €500 – €7,500

Vibration White Finger (VWF) and/or Hand Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

Severe

  • €25,000 – €45,000

Serious

  • €20,000 – €30,000

Moderate

  • €8,000 – €20,000

Minor

  • €1,000 – €5,000

Other upper limb disorders

Continuing disability with surgery

  • €20,000 – €40,000

Continuing symptoms but fluctuating

  • €12,000 – €20,000

Symptoms resolving within a period of two years

  • €6,000 – €12,000

Complete recovery with a period of one year

  • €500 – €6,000

Leg amputation

Loss of both legs

  • €280,000 – €400,000

Below knee amputation of both legs or feet

  • €200,000 – €300,000

Above knee amputation of one leg

  • €120,000 – €160,000

Below knee amputation of one leg or amputation of one  foot

  • €100,000 – €140,000

Other leg injuries

Most severe leg injuries not involving amputation

  • €100,000 – €160,000

Severe leg injuries

  • €90,000 – €130,000

Serious leg injuries

  • €75,000 – €100,000

Moderate leg injuries

  • €50,000 – €75,000

Minor leg injuries

  • Simple fracture of a femur with no damage to articular surfaces: €12,000 – €20,000
  • Simple fractures to tibia or fibula or soft tissue injuries: €7,500 – €15,000
  • Wide variety of soft tissue injuries, lacerations, cuts, bruising or contusions: €3,000 – €7,500
  • Where the injuries are the same as at (iii) above and all symptoms have resolved within six months: €500 – €3,000

Knee injuries

Severe knee injury

  • Cases where there has been disruption of the joint, the development of osteoarthritis, gross ligamentus damage, lengthy treatment, considerable pain and loss of function: €75,000 – €110,000
  • Leg fracture extending into the knee joint causing pain which is constant, permanent, limiting movement or impairing agility: €55,000 – €75,000
  • Continuing symptoms by way of pain or discomfort and limitation of movement or instability or deformity with the risk of degenerative changes and the need for remedial surgery: €35,000 – €55,000

Moderate knee injuries

  • €15,000 – €35,000

Minor knee injuries

  • Where a substantial recovery or a recovery to nuisance level takes place within one to two years: €6,000 – €12,000
  • Where a substantial recovery takes place without surgery between six months and one year: €3,000 – €6,000
  • Where a substantial recovery takes place within six months: €500 – €3,000

Ankle injuries

Severe ankle injuries

  • €70,000 – €100,000

Serious ankle injuries

  • €45,000 – €70,000

Moderate ankle injuries

  • €20,000 – €45,000

Minor ankle injuries

  • Where a substantial recovery or a recovery to nuisance level takes place without surgery within two to five years: €12,000 – €20,000
  • Where a substantial recovery takes place without surgery between six months and two years: €6,000 – €12,000
  • Where a substantial recovery is made within six months: €500 – €3,000

Achilles tendon

Severe achilles tendon injuries

  • €40,000 – €55,000

Serious achilles tendon injuries

  • €25,000 – €40,000

Moderate achilles tendon injuries

  • €18,000 – €25,000

Minor achilles tendon injuries

  • Where substantial recovery takes place in one to two years: €6,000 – €12,000
  • Where substantial recovery takes place in six months to one year: €3,000 – €6,000
  • Where substantial recovery takes place with six months: €500 – €3,000

Other foot injuries

Most severe foot injuries

  • €90,000 – €150,000

Severe foot injuries

  • €80,000 – €130,000

Serious foot injuries

  • €38,000 – €75,000

Moderate foot injuries

  • €20,000 – €45,000

Minor foot injuries

  • Where a substantial recovery or a recovery to nuisance level takes place without surgery within two to five years: €12,000 – €20,000
  • Where a substantial recovery takes place without surgery between one and two years: €6,000 – €12,000
  • Where a substantial recovery takes place without surgery between six months and one year: €3,000 – €6,000
  • Where a substantial recovery is made within six months: €500 – €3,000

Toe injuries

Amputation of all toes on one foot

  • €50,000 – €75,000

Amputation of big toe

  • €28,000 – €45,000

Other toe injuries (severe)

  • €25,000 – €40,000

Other toe injuries (serious)

  • €15,000 – €25,000

Other toe injuries (moderate)

  • €8,000 – €15,000

Other toe injuries (minor)

  • For straightforward injuries recovered within 12 to 24 months: €7,000 – €10,000
  • For straightforward injuries substantially recovered within 12 months: €500 – €7,000

8. Chronic pain

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

This condition is characterised by intense burning pain which can make moving or even touching the affected limb intolerable.

CRPS (severe)

  • €65,000 – €95,000

CRPS (moderate)

  • €35,000 – €65,000

Other pain injuries

Severe

  • €50,000 – €75,000

Moderate

  • €30,000 – €50,000

9. Facial injuries

Most severe scarring

  • €80,000 – €200,000

Severe scarring

  • €60,000 – €80,000

Serious scarring

  • €30,000 – €60,000

Moderate scarring

  • €7,000 – €30,000

Minor scarring

  • €500 – €7,000

Skeletal injuries to the face

Le Fort Fractures of frontal facial bones

  • €50,000 – €80,000

Multiple fractures of facial bones

  • €25,000 – €50,000

Fractures of nose or nasal complex

  • Serious or multiple fractures requiring a number of operations and/or resulting in permanent damage to airways, difficulty breathing, and/or nerves and/or tear ducts and/or facial deformity: €25,000 – €50,000
  • Displaced fracture where surgery was required and where recovery is complete. Depending on the duration of symptoms such as breathing difficulties: €10,000 – €25,000
  • Displaced fracture requiring no more than manipulation: €3,000 – €5,000
  • Simple undisplaced fracture with full recovery: €500 – €3,000

Fractures of cheekbones

  • Serious fractures requiring surgery but with lasting consequences such as paraesthesia in the cheeks or the lips or some element of disfigurement: €25,000 – €50,000
  • Simple fracture of cheekbones for which some reconstructive surgery is necessary but from which there is a complete recovery with no or only minimal cosmetic effects: €10,000 – €25,000
  • Simple fracture of cheekbone for which no surgery is required and where a complete recovery is achieved: €500 – €6,000

Fractures of jaws

  • Very serious multiple fractures followed by prolonged treatment and permanent consequences including severe pain, restriction in eating, paraesthesia, and/or the risk of arthritis in the joints: €50,000 – €80,000
  • Serious fracture with permanent consequences such as difficulty in opening the mouth or with eating or where there is paraesthesia in the area of the jaw: €30,000 – €60,000
  • Simple fracture requiring immobilisation but from which recovery is complete: €3,000 – €12,000

Damage to teeth

  • Loss of or serious damage to several front teeth: €12,500 – €30,000
  • Loss of or serious damage to two front teeth: €7,000 – €15,000
  • Loss of or serious damage to one front tooth: €3,500 – €8,500
  • Loss of or damage to back teeth: per tooth: €1,500 – €3,000

10. Non facial scarring and burns

Scarring

  • A number of noticeable laceration scars or a single disfiguring scar, of leg(s) or arm(s) or hand(s) or back or chest: €30,000 – €80,000
  • A single noticeable scar, or several superficial scars of leg(s) or arm(s) or hand(s), with some minor cosmetic deficit: €1,000 – €40,000

11. Damage to hair

  • Damage to hair and consequences of defective permanent waving, tinting or the like, where the effects are dermatitis, eczema, or tingling or “burning” of the scalp causing dry and brittle hair: €12,000 – €22,000
  • Less serious cases of the above where symptoms are lesser are only of a minor character: €500 – €12,000

12. Dermatitis and other skin conditions

  • Dermatitis of both hands, with cracking and soreness, affecting employment and domestic capability, expected to last more than seven years and perhaps indefinitely: €30,000 – €55,000
  • Rash covering other parts of the body which lasts more than three years and may continue: €18,000 – €35,000
  • Dermatitis of one or both hands, continuing for a significant period, but settling within two to three years with treatment and/or use of gloves for specific tasks: €7,000 – €16,000
  • Itching, irritation of, and/or rashes on one or both hands, but resolving within six months with treatment: €500 – €3,000

 

** The information and compensation estimates provided above are taken from the Judicial Council’s guidelines, 2021. **