Compensation Calculator

Head Injury

Concussion – Head Injury

Symptoms of a concussion injury commonly includes headaches, dizziness and
nausea. Permanent symptoms may result but most cases recover.

Minor up to €21,800
No loss of consciousness

Moderate €19,000 to €35,200
Loss of consciousness less than 24 hours

Severe €41,600 to €74,000
Loss of consciousness more than 24 hours

Skull Fracture (no loss of consciousness)/Minor Head Injuries
Under this category there will be little if any disability resulting from the head
injury.

Minor €34,700 to €60,200

Moderate €54,200 to €91,800

Severe and permanent conditions €73,400 to €105,000

Skull Fracture (with loss of consciousness)/Moderate Head Injuries
This category will include an injury that would have had an impact on the state of
consciousness

Minor €34,700 to €66,600

Moderate €54,200 to €98,200

Severe and permanent conditions €73,400 to €124,000

Skull Fracture (with loss of consciousness)/Severe Head Injuries

The severity of injury will depend on the degree of awareness and response to
surroundings, the duration of unconscious state and any impact on personality
or behaviour, once the injury has stabilised. There may be a greater risk of future
epilepsy with this level of injury, which should also be considered.

Minor €52,800 to €124,000

Moderate €68,200 to €128,000

Severe and permanent conditions (excluding brain damage) €87,400 to €144,000

B. Eye Injuries

Affecting Sight

Injuries in this category range from the most devastating where sight has been
completely lost, through to transient injury to the eye with minimal impact on
vision.

Transient/Minor Eye Injuries up to €9,800
These injuries will include being struck in the eye, having an item in the eye and
being splashed with liquid, which may cause pain and have a temporary impact
on sight.

Reduced Loss of Sight in One Eye €22,500 to €45,400
The amount of the assessment will need to consider the degree of sight that
remains.

Total Loss of Sight in One Eye up to €138,000
The amount of the assessment will need to consider the degree of sight in the
remaining eye.

Total Blindness
Cases where total blindness has occurred would need to consider several factors
in order to assess the value.
Such factors would include, age at the time of the accident, occupation, lifestyle,
cosmetic or disfiguring features, prosthetic requirement.