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General damages section 1 (i)

The amount of compensation awarded for a broken neck in a car accident is based on the symptoms of your injury. This page contains estimated values for general damages excluding any lost earnings. General damages cover things such as pain and suffering, disability and loss of amenity of life.

How much compensation for a broken neck in a car accident?

Section 1 (i) Injury type excl lost earnings
Broken neck Minor $5,900 to $26,000
Moderate $23,000 to $97,500
Severe $83,000 to $260,000

Values given are only estimates excluding any lost earnings and should not be used as a reference for how much compensation you should expect to receive for your broken neck. Payouts for lost earnings often exceeds six-figures, for this reason, your payout could be considerably more.

How will your settlement be calculated?

Each state in Australia has its own legislation regarding compensation however a legal representative will consider:

  • The severity of your broken neck
  • your legal costs
  • past and future lost earnings
  • contributory negligence
  • uplift fees (which are mandatory in some states)
  • and the state your car accident took place

All of the things mentioned above are variables which will affect your final compensation amount.

Do you think you have a claim?

For more information or to find out whether or not you have a case please contact us on 1800 106 107. All calls are free and impartial so there’s no pressure to start a claim. If you have a case an expert who specialises in CTP matters like yours will be able to let you know.

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