Suffering a finger injury can have a huge impact on our quality of life and ability to perform everyday tasks. Even minor injuries of the fingers can affect our ability to look after our personal care, drive, type or do our jobs. This can be especially true if we work in a manual job where we are dependent on our hands. Serious finger injuries can have life changing consequences and can result in someone becoming disabled or having to retrain for a new career.
In this guide, we will explain how finger injuries can happen, common types of finger injuries and also explain how you can claim finger injury compensation if the accident that caused your injury was not your fault. We will also advise you on how an excellent no win no fee personal injury solicitor can help you claim finger injury compensation, or worker’s compensation for loss of a finger.
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- A Guide To Finger Injury Compensation Claims
- What Are Injuries To The Fingers Or Thumbs?
- What Should You Do If You Injure A Finger Or A Thumb?
- Common Types Of Finger Or Thumb Injuries
- I Injured My Finger At Work, Can I Claim Compensation?
- Claiming Compensation A Broken Or Fractured Finger
- Vibration White Finger Compensation Claims
- I Lost Part Of A Digit, Can I Claim Compensation?
- Finger And Thumb Repetitive Strain Injuries
- How To Start A Claim For Injuries To The Fingers And Thumbs
- What Can My Finger Injury Claim Include?
- How Much Could Your Settlement For A Finger Injury Be?
- No Win No Fee Injuries To The Fingers And Thumbs
- Why Make A Finger Or Thumb Injury Claim With Legal HelpLine
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If you have suffered a finger injury that was not your fault, but was caused by negligence on the part of a third party, you could be entitled to claim finger injury compensation. This can include lost tip of a finger compensation, cut finger compensation, workers compensation for loss of a finger or compensation for any other type of finger injury. We can also help you claim compensation for loss of or injury to the thumb. Your claim could be worth tens of thousands of pounds, so if you think you might be entitled to claim compensation for loss of or injury to a finger, call Legal Helpline today.
We are Legal Helpline, a claims management company, we represent many clients and possess years of experience helping victims of finger injury accidents claim the compensation that they are owed. Our helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. So if you think you may be entitled to make a finger injury claim, call Legal Helpline today for your free consultation. One of our friendly advisors will be happy to discuss the nature of your accident and injuries, and if you have legitimate grounds to make a personal injury claim, we will estimate how much compensation you could be entitled to, and will assign you to an excellent personal injury lawyer, to help you make your accident claim.
Under what circumstances can you claim finger injury compensation? If your finger injury happened entirely because of your own carelessness, you wouldn’t be entitled to claim compensation. However, if you were in a situation where a third party had a legal “duty of care” towards you, and your injury was caused by negligence on the part of that third party, you could be entitled to make a compensation claim for a finger injury. Examples of this could be if you suffered a slip, trip or fall injury in a shop due to a wet floor, or if you experienced an accident at work due to lax health and safety standards.
Finger injuries are a wide ranging group of injuries that involve any sort of injury to the fingers or the thumb. Some common types of finger injuries that we help finger injury compensation for can include soft tissue injuries such as sprains and strain, broken bones and fractured. More serious finger injuries can include injuries that are part of a hand crushing injury, which can happen if someone gets their hand crushed by machinery or is involved in a serious car accident. Other serious finger injuries can include an injury where the finger is dismembered, or is so badly damaged that it requires amputation.
The advice below is not medical advice. It goes without saying that if you suffer from a finger injury at work, or elsewhere you should seek the appropriate medical treatment immediately.
This is especially true if you are injured seriously. We wish to advise you however that if you are injured due to an accident that was not your fault, you or a friend can take certain steps at the scene of the accident, to help support your compensation claim further down the line. We have listed these steps below:
- Take photos: Taking photos of the hazard that caused your injury, and the injuries themselves can provide photographic evidence. Include a date stamp if possible.
- Witness contact details: Witnesses may be required to provide evidence further down the line, so collect their contact details.
- Report your accident: Make sure that you report your accident, and it is accurately reported in the business’s or building’s log book.
- Medical report: At the earliest possible convenience have your injuries assessed by a doctor. They will provide a medical report, which your personal injury solicitor will later use to value your personal injury claim for a finger injury.
- Keep your receipts: If you have any expenses associated with your injury, such as the cost of a taxi ride to the hospital, you need to keep your receipts. Not only will you be able to claim back these expenses as part of your finger injury compensation package, the receipts will also serve as evidence for your accident claims case.
At Legal Helpline, we handle personal injury claims for all sorts of finger injury cases and thumb injury cases. This includes claiming for broken finger compensation. partial finger compensation and hand injury compensation. We have also handled cases which included lost tip of finger compensation and worker’s compensation for a lost finger. Below are some examples of common finger injuries that Legal Helpline’s personal injury lawyers have helped their clients claim compensation for.
- Broken finger or fractured finger claims: Finger pain, tenderness, and discolouration could all be signs of a broken finger. As well being painful, broken or fractured fingers can be painful while they heal. Broken or fractured fingers can often occur as a result of a slip, trip or fall accident, if the injured person tries to break their fall with their hands.
- Thumb injury: The thumb allows the hand to grip and apply pressure, so any sort of injury that puts the thumb out of action can impair the sufferer’s ability to perform simple everyday tasks.
- Dislocated fingers: Unfortunately people working in manufacturing, engineering or other careers where they have to operate heavy machinery often experience dislocated fingers. These injuries are often caused by negligence. Whilst fingers can be reinserted into their sockets they are a painful and debilitating injury.
- Finger amputations: Because we rely on our hands for so many tasks, lost tip of a finger, or the complete loss of a finger can be a debilitating and even life altering injury. In some cases, the person involved may have to retrain for a new career.
If you have a finger injury, or thumb injury which was caused by third party negligence, call us today to see if you could be entitled to claim compensation.
We will now look at some common finger injuries in more detail below.
Unfortunately finger injuries can happen in the workplace if employers fail to spot health and safety hazards and apply appropriate control measures to protect workers. Some common finger injuries at work can include cuts, burns or scalds in a kitchen environment, soft tissue injuries as a result of manual handling accidents or vibration white finger, which is caused by using heavy power tools.
If you have suffered a finger injury due to an accident at work that was not your fault, you could be entitled to make a workplace accident claim. Call Legal Helpline now to see how much compensation you could be entitled to and to find the right personal injury lawyer to handle your finger claim.
Broken or fractured finger injuries can happen because of negligence on the part of another party. Some examples of negligence that can cause a broken or fractured finger can include slips, trips and falls caused by a wet or damaged floor, where the person puts their hand out to protect themselves, sporting accidents and accidents that involve operating heavy machinery. If you have experienced a broken finger or fractured finger due to an accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim tens of thousands of pounds in compensation. Call Legal Helpline today, to talk to one of our informed advisors about your options.
Vibration White Finger (VWF) is a work related illness which is caused by using heavy duty power tools and machinery for several hours a day. The injury causes numbness, impaired movement and a white discolouration of the finger. Employers in the construction industry and other high risk industries are obliged to follow rigorous health and safety codes of conduct to protect employees from vibration white finger. If you developed VWF because your employer neglected to follow proper procedures to protect you from these injuries, you could be entitled to claim vibration white finger compensation.
Legal Helpline works with a panel of expert personal injury solicitors that help claimants receive lost tip of finger compensation, and partial finger compensation amounts. Losing the tip of your finger, tip of your thumb or any other partial digit loss can have a serious effect on your dexterity and ongoing quality of life. If you are entitled to claim lost tip of a finger compensation, you could be entitled to claim a large lost tip of a finger amount.
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is a common injury amongst office workers who spend a long time using a PC or laptop keyboard each day. Under HSE regulations, employers are supposed to take precautions to protect employees from RSI. If your repetitive strain injury was caused by negligence on the part of your employer, you could be entitled to claim compensation. However, if your injury has been partially caused by a hobby you engage with in your own time such as playing a musical instrument or embroidery, this may mean that you are partially liable for your injuries and will be entitled to less compensation.
If you have sustained a finger injury or a thumb injury due to negligence then start your accident claims process today. Call Legal Helpline to speak to an advisor. During your free legal consultation we will ask you some details of your accident such as where your accident took place, how it was caused, what injuries you have been diagnosed with and any information about the treatment you had to have as a result. We will also ask about any witnesses to your accident. If you have a legitimate case for claiming compensation, we will estimate how much finger injury compensation or thumb injury compensation you could be entitled to, and will provide you with the right personal injury lawyer to handle your finger injury claim.
If your finger injury claim is successful your compensation package will be awarded in two parts. The first part will be general damages. General damages are the part of your claim that serve to compensate you for the pain and suffering that you have endured. You will also be awarded special damages, these will serve to compensate you for your expenses associated with your injuries.
This can include travel expenses, medical expenses, in extreme cases expenses for any mobility aids or home adaptations you may require and compensation for a friend or relative who may have provided you with home care while you were injured. If you found you had to retrain for a new career because your finger injury harmed your dexterity, making your job impossible, then you can claim compensation for loss of income, and the funds it will take to retrain for your new career.
Clients often ask us “How much is a finger worth in compensation?” or how much they can claim in cut finger compensation? Broken finger compensation amounts, partial finger compensation amounts, hand injury compensation amounts and other compensation amounts such as the amount you can claim in lost tip of finger compensation vary greatly. The table below can help you to estimate how much your finger injury compensation or thumb injury compensation could be worth. It gives the average amount of compensation that clients with injuries similar to yours claim. It does not however, account for additional special damages.
|Injury type||Further notes or comments||Settlement|
|Finger Injuries - minor||Minor injuries such as nail being torn off or similar levels of injury.||Up to £4,160|
|Finger Injuries - serious||Such as long-term tendon damage, loss off mobility and stiffness.||£13,080 - £14,330|
|Loss of your Fingers||This category includes everyhting from partial amputations through to multiple complete amputations.||£3,150 - £21,910|
|Thumb Injuries - minor||Minor injuries such as nail being torn off or similar levels of injury.||Up to £3,460|
|Thumb Injuries - moderate||This may include damage to the nerves or tendos which will heal fully.||£8,470 - £11,040|
|Thumb Injuries - serious||Serious injuries may never fully heal and there will be some loss of function in the thumb.||£11,040 - £14,690|
|Thumb Injuries - very serious||May include complete amputations or serious loss of function.||£17,190 - £30,700|
|Loss of your thumb||Complete loss of a (one) thumb.||£31,140 - £48,080|
Of course, it goes without saying that every injury is different, so your cut finger compensation, or workers compensation for loss of a finger may be worth even more than the amount quoted in the calculator. We advise you to call Legal Helpline today to see how much compensation you can claim for your injuries. You will receive a personalised estimation of how much your claim could be worth.
At Legal Helpline, we understand that paying an upfront fee to make a personal injury claim is not the ideal option for many clients. Our clients worry about the financial risk of paying an upfront fee for making a claim that they are not guaranteed to win, and also about the affordability of making a finger injury compensation claim. That’s why we offer our clients the option to work with a personal injury solicitor that offers a no win no fee service. This means that you will only have to pay your fee if you win. For many of our clients, this is the more affordable, less risky option. Call Legal Helpline today, to see if you are entitled to claim.
Legal Helpline is a Claims Management Company which is run by experienced legal professionals. Our purpose is to speak to people who have been injured in accidents that were not their fault, then assign them to the right personal injury solicitor to win their claim. We work with personal injury lawyers who are experienced in their respective fields, some of which may have over 30 years of experience practicing personal injury law, so you’re bound to be in good hands.
To begin your claim for finger injury compensation, call Legal Helpline on 0161 696 9685 to speak to a friendly advisor about your claim. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.
Find out how much compensation you could claim for an accident at work.
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Read this NHS guide to claiming compensation for a broken finger.