Minor soft tissue injuries with complete recovery.
Significant injury but any permanent disability is not significant, nor are there any major future risks.
Fracture of the pelvis causing degenerative changes and leading to likelihood of hip replacement surgery.
Extensive fractures of the pelvis involving for example a ruptured bladder and significant residual disability.
Including loss of sexual function and sterility – award varies with age of the injured person and their reaction.
Dependant on age of the person and the manner in which the sterility was caused – most serious cases.
Cases involving much older males.
Caused by injury or disease with severe depression, pain and scarring.
No medical complications and claimant already has children.
Leading to unwanted pregnancy but no serious psychological injury.
Level of awards in this area will depend on factors such as:
– Whether the claimant already has children
– Psychological effects
– Whether a foetus was aborted