Finger Injury Claims & Finger Amputation Compensation Claims
Our hands allow us to go about our daily business, so an injury to one or more fingers, or a thumb, can have a significant impact on a person’s life. The fingers have many nerve endings which allow the sense of touch, as well as holding several tendons, muscles and ligaments that enable the fingers to become bendable and versatile, this allows a person to feel, hold and carry out their daily activities. There are many ways that a finger injury can happen, some common injuries include:
- Cuts and tears
- Soft tissue and ligament damage
- Finger amputation
- Vibration white finger
- Repetitive strain injury
Finger and thumb injuries can result from a range of causes. Common causes include:Ligament damage
- Slips, trips and falls causing fracture or injury to hand
- Road traffic accidents
- Lifting and carrying heavy objects
- Sports injuries- e.g. Football. Rugby, Boxing
- Accidents at work e.g. from using machinery, repetitive activities
- Medical negligence
Am I eligible to make a finger injury claim?
If you suffered a finger injury that you believe was caused by third party negligence, you may be eligible to make a claim. You will need to prove with evidence that the injury you sustained was due to the fault of someone else. As well as this, you will also need to show that the third party owed you a duty of care i.e. an employer. Claims must also be made within three years of the injury being sustained. In cases where the onset of the injury isn’t until years after the work that caused the injury was carried out e.g. vibration white finger, this three year limit applies from the date when the injury was diagnosed. If you believe you are eligible to make a finger injury claim, get in touch on 0800 182 2166.
How much could you claim for finger injury compensation?
The compensation you may receive from a finger injury claim depends on various factors. Which finger is injured impacts the amount of compensation received. The thumb, middle and index fingers are considered to be more crucial to carrying out everyday tasks and so damage to either of these fingers generally results in a greater payout. The severity of the injury, the length of recovery time, age of the victim and any residual damage/disability also impact the amount of compensation received.
Our injury claims calculator estimates how much compensation could be awarded for various finger injuries:
Total loss of or loss of use of three or more fingers: £30,000 to £50,000
Total loss of or loss of use of two fingers: up to £25,000
Total loss of or loss of use of one thumb: up to £25,000
Total loss of or loss of use of one finger: up to £10,000
Loss of or loss of use of part of one thumb: £1,000 to £25,000
Loss of or loss of use of part of one finger: £500 to £10,000
The injury claims calculator is intended as a guide only.
What types of compensation are you entitled to if you injure your finger?
In a finger injury claim, there are two types of compensation available to you. The first covers the pain and suffering you have experienced (general damages) and the second covers any financial losses and expenses e.g. loss of earnings from taking time off work you have endured as a result of the injury (special damages). Our compensation calculator above covers only general damages, therefore, the payout you receive could rise substantially. For a full consultation on your claim and what you could expect to receive, contact Grieves Solicitors today.
Why you should choose Grieves SolicitorsGrieves Solicitors have had many years of specialist experience in dealing with personal injury cases. Our principal Helen Grieves, specialises in dealing with major cases and has helped clients receive up to millions of pounds in compensation. Her expertise in this field will enable you to get the best experience and results as possible. We are also regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Before starting your claim, a member of our team of dedicated professionals will talk you through your case and address any issues. According to our annual client questionnaire, over 98% of our clients have rated our services as excellent or good, as well as 98% whom stated they would use us again. At Grieves Solicitors, our dedicated team of personal injury lawyers who will do their best to obtain the compensation you deserve.
How to contact us
We are happy to talk over any concerns or questions that you may have, we are here to help. If you have sustained an injury to the finger and require legal advice, get in touch with one of our personal injury specialists today.
If you have suffered an injury to your fingers in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, Grieves Solicitors can help you get the compensation you deserve. Speak to one of our specialist lawyers today on 0800 0747 644 or fill in the claim form.