If you have not done so already, check out our compensation analysis of injuries in Season 1.
Continuing from our previous post, here are our general compensation estimates for injuries inflicted by our beloved, hated and unknown Game of Thrones characters in Season 2. For the purposes of this assessment, we will use the Injury Scale Values for injuries arising on or after 1/7/2014.
It is important to note for this article that the figures do not provide a completely accurate overview of the total compensation these characters would be due when considering the impact of the injuries on their regular lives. These amounts are hypothetical in nature and do not consider other specific damages such as medical costs, wage losses, impact on leisure activities, etc. These other heads of damages are important to consider and would also form as a part of any claim for compensation.
If you have not watched the show, then this is our spoiler alert warning. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Lannister Soldier – Foot Amputation (Injury Scale Value of 25-50)
In what arguably becomes the start of the romance between Robb Stark and Talisa Maegyr, the two of them first meet while having an argument over the foot amputation of an enemy Lannister soldier.
For the loss of 1 foot, the soldier may expect general damages of between $47,700 to $128,050. We can presume that significant factors affecting the assessment are present such as severe phantom pains (considering it happened in a fight), pain in the stump and ongoing symptoms such as PTSD. The ISV will also be closer to the top of the range because the amputation would be near the hind foot so the stump cannot be used to fit a prosthesis.
Prisoner – Torture by Rat (Injury Scale Value of 10-Minor to 65-Extreme)
Taking a step in the direction of 2 Fast 2 Furious, Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane tortures prisoners at Harrenhal for information about “The Brotherhood.” One of the prisoners is tortured by having a bucket with a live rat inside strapped to his chest while it is lit on fire, forcing the rat to burrow into the man’s chest.
In the Harrenhal scene, we do not know exactly to what extent the damage was from that torture. Assuming the victims were meant to stay alive, we could classify this injury anywhere from the maximum ISV of 10 as a minor injury (because of the nature of the injury) to the maximum ISV of an extreme chest injury at 65. Thus he may receive anywhere from $15,000 to $185,700. His injury would be valued closer to the top of the ISV if the torture required the removal of the lung and/or serious heart damage. We can also infer other important factors here such as the fact it would have caused serious and prolonged pain, as well as suffering and significant permanent scarring.
If the suffering is prolonged and leads to death, his family may also have a wrongful death claim and can also claim damages for the medical costs and other expenses accrued during the period the poor guy was dying.
Sandor “The Hound” Clegane – Facial Burns (Injury Scale Value of 21-45)
In Kris’ favourite episode “Blackwater”, we see the Hound’s fear of fire during one of the most ridiculously awesome battles of Game of Thrones.
During childhood, The Hound had half his face severely burned after a dispute with his older brother, Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane over a toy.
The Hound as a child would most likely receive compensation from $37,860 to $110,400. Compensation would definitely arise in the upper half of this scale because of the Hound’s age at the time, the permanent cosmetic damage and the adverse psychological effect it would have on him.
Tyrion Lannister – Sword laceration to the face (Injury Scale Value of 11-20)
In the Battle of Blackwater, Tyrion successfully repels the initial ground attack by Stannis (after an amazing speech that Kris knows by heart). However, reinforcements arrive and Tyrion is slashed across the face by a soldier, which causes a permanent scar.
Tyrion may expect to receive compensation from $16,910 to $35,400 for severe facial scarring. The psychological effect on Tyrion was arguably very small. However, he still suffers severe linear atrophic scarring, as well as serious contour defects from the wound. Realistically, this type of wound can be greatly mitigated thanks to our existing technology. However, our lawyers reckon that in his personal circumstances he would get closer to the mid-range of 14 on the ISV, which is $22,640 in general damages.
Check out our blog again for when we assess the injuries from Season 3.
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The ISV calculations for general damages can be difficult to accurately determine if you are not properly qualified and trained in law. It is also important to note that this article does not cover other heads of damages that you may receive in compensation such as medical expenses, loss of consortium, housekeeping, attendant care and other gratuitous services, loss of employment wages etc.
You risk undervaluing your claim or even losing your entitlement to compensation if you fail to appreciate the complexity of personal injury law.
Speak to one of our accredited specialists in personal injury at East Coast Injury Lawyers for more information on how we can help you with your claim.