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If you have not done so already, check out our compensation analysis of injuries in Season 1and 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.

SPOILER ALERT!

The Unsullied – Cut off Nipple (Injury Scale Value of 0–10)

Beginning season 3, Danaerys is introduced to the elite infantry force of Kraznys mo Nakloz, one of the Goodmasters. The two of them barter 8,000 Unsullied warriors including the boys still in training for one of her dragons. As a show of their discipline and fearlessness, he cuts off the nipple of one of the Unsullied warriors, who doesn’t even flinch.

Generally, an injury to the chest depending on the damage may receive compensation from $0 to $15,000. However, a minor chest injury of this nature would only be considered a single penetrating soft tissue wound. It most likely would not have any significant long term effect on lung function and for the most part, the warrior would recover within a few days (or a couple weeks at most.) Thus, he will most likely fall under the lower portion of the ISV for this injury for maybe $2,720. The injury may have caused some cosmetic scarring, as well as a potential for prolonged sensitivity and pain in that area.

Jaime Lannister – Amputated Right Hand (Injury Scale Value of 30-45)

Jaime and Brienne of Tarth are taken captive by Locke and his men. During a conversation, Jaime tries to negotiate his freedom and ends up offending Locke. As a consequence, Locke severs Jaime’s right hand with a carving knife.

For the total and effective loss of his hand, Jaime may receive general damages compensation from $61,400 to $110,400. This will most likely be in the top range of the ISV because it was Jaime’s sword hand and most likely his dominant hand.

As Lord Commander of the Kings Guard, we also initially presume he would have lost some employment income (though, he would later learn to fight with his left hand.)

Theon Greyjoy – Flaying Right Pinky Finger and Castration (ISV of 5-20 for the pinky, 5-25 for his penis and 5-37 for impotence & sterility)

A captured Theon Greyjoy is forced to play a sadistic guessing game on about his tormenter’s identity. However, he guesses wrongly saying that it is a son of Rickard Karstark. Ramsay Snow then slowly begins to flay Theon’s pinky until Theon begs him to just have it completely cut off. Later on, he is further tortured by Ramsay by being castrated.

Losing his pinky may net Theon with compensation from $6,800 to $35,400. This will likely be in the higher scale if there is additional damage to his fingers. Since some of the other torture he faced was the removal of his fingernails (albeit from a different person), we may infer this came from the same general group of people and thus his compensation for his pinky may be on the higher end of this scale.

The loss of his penis will net him anywhere from $6,800 to $47,700. The range will depend on the extent of the penis remaining, the availability of a prosthesis and the extent to which sexual activity will be possible. Based on what we have seen on the show, unfortunately Theon will most likely see compensation on the higher end of this scale because none of those factors seem end favourably for him.

We may also assume that if it was a full castration, he may have also lost his testicles as well. Loss of sterility may result in an ISV range from 5-37, which means he may claim an amount between $6,800 and $82,910. It is very likely that he would receive an amount at the top of this range because of the traumatic nature of the injury, his relative young age, total impotence and sterility, and the inference that he may have intended to have children someday (a potential heir to his estate.)

Jon Snow – 3 Arrows to the Back (Injury Scale Value of 0-10)

In one of the most upsetting breakups in the TV show (according to Kris), Ygritte shoots Jon 3 times in the back with arrows after being furious over him betraying her for wanting to return to the Night’s Watch.

Despite the fact that Jon Snow must be incredibly resilient to survive 3 arrows in the back (or the fact Ygritte still loved him and didn’t want to kill him), we can infer that these injuries would be similar to chest wounds on the ISV since they risk injuring his internal organs such as his lungs, heart, etc.

Based on his recovery later on the show, we can make the inference that there most likely wasn’t any serious damage besides soft tissue damage. Thus, most likely he would receive compensation from $0 – $15,000. Whether he completely recovered is an issue our office still debates over, but some of the staff estimates he would receive compensation closer to the bottom (maybe a maximum of $2,720).

However, losing the love of his life…we all agree that no amount of money can compensate for a broken heart.

Check out our blog for when we assess the injuries of Season 4.

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