Have you suffered a finger injury in an accident that was caused by another party breaching their duty of care? If so, you might be eligible to make a personal injury claim.
We have experience helping eligible claimants start the process of seeking finger injury compensation amounts for the different impacts of the injury. For example, if you have valid grounds to proceed, we could connect you with an expert solicitor from our panel to guide you through the claims process. Read on to learn more about how we can help.
- In certain situations, a third party will owe a duty of care for your health and safety. This could include your employer, an occupier, or a road user. If this is breached, and you are caused harm, you could be eligible to seek compensation.
- You must have evidence to prove you meet the eligibility criteria.
- After a successful claim, compensation can be awarded to address the different ways your injuries have affected your life, such as the pain and suffering they have caused and the financial losses you have incurred.
- Instructing a No Win No Fee solicitor to represent you can offer several benefits, including no upfront fee for them to begin working on your case.
If you have any questions whilst or after reading, please get in touch. You can click the link in the banner above to fill out our online claims form, or you can call 020 8050 2736 to speak with an advisor today.
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- When Are You Eligible To Claim Compensation For A Finger Injury?
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- How Could A No Win No Fee Solicitor Help You Make A Finger Injury Claim?
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If you are seeking compensation for a finger injury, you may like some free advice. We could help you by assessing whether you have a valid finger injury claim, and if you meet the eligibility criteria, we could connect you with one of the specialist No Win No Fee solicitors from our panel. They have years of experience handling personal injury claims and helping claimants seek finger injury compensation amounts.
Some of the services they could offer include:
- Helping you obtain evidence.
- Guiding you through the different stages of the claims process.
- Explaining any legal jargon.
- Ensuring your finger injury compensation claim is filed on time and in full.
- Value your claim accurately.
Whether you are making a personal injury claim for a road traffic accident, public liability accident, or accident at work, we can assist you. So why not get in touch using the contact details at the top of the page?
If you make a successful personal injury claim for your injured finger, you could receive a settlement comprising of different finger injury compensation amounts.
General damages, one of the heads of claim that could form your overall payout, compensate for the mental suffering and physical pain caused by your finger injury. Legal professionals may refer to the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) to help when valuing this head. This text lists guideline compensation figures alongside different types of injuries.
Our table below looks at a few figures for finger and hand injuries from the 16th edition of the JCG. As every claim is unique, it is only for guidance.
|Hand||Amputation of Index and Middle and/or Ring Fingers||The claimant's hand is of little use with grip remaining exceedingly weak.||£61,910 to £90,750|
|Serious||The claimant's hand is reduced to 50% capacity. For example, if fingers have been amputated and rejoined.||£29,000 to £61,910|
|Severe Fractures to Fingers||Injuries may result in partial amputations and deformity alongside grip impairment, reduced function and sensation disturbance.||Up to £36,740|
|Less Serious||In this bracket, hand function is significantly impaired.||£14,450 to £29,000|
|Amputation of Ring and Little Fingers||Complete loss of both ring and little fingers.||In the region of £21,810|
|Complete and Partial Loss of Index Finger||Complete loss will likely see an award at the top end of the bracket being given.||£12,170 to £18,740|
|Serious Injury to Ring or Middle Fingers||Fractures or serious tendon injuries causing stiffness, deformity and loss of grip permanently.||£10,320 to £16,340|
|Fracture of Index Finger||In this bracket, a fracture of the index finger has mended quickly but some grip impairment has remained.||£9,110 to £12,240|
|Amputation of Little Finger||Complete loss of the little finger.||£8,640 to £12,240|
|Loss of Several Fingers||Cases in this bracket involve the loss of the terminal phalanx of the ring or middle fingers.||£3,950 to £7,870|
Special Damages In Finger Injury Claims
Your payout may also include special damages. Special damages compensate for any financial losses caused by the injury. For example:
- Lost wages for time spent off work to recover.
- Medical expenses, such as the cost of medications.
- Home help, such as cleaner and childcare costs.
To claim for these losses, you should submit proof, such as receipts and pay slips.
If you would like a free valuation of your claim, call us using the number at the top of the page.
In order to begin a personal injury claim, you must satisfy the eligibility requirements:
- A third party owed you a duty of care.
- They breached this duty.
- As a result of this breach, you suffered an injury.
In the following sections, we discuss different situations where you are owed a duty of care and could experience a finger injury if this is breached.
Accidents At Work
While at work, your employer must take all reasonable and practicable steps to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of their workforce. This is their duty of care. It is set by the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HASAWA). If they breach this and you experience a hand injury as a result, you might be entitled to make an accident at work claim.
For example, if you didn’t receive adequate training on a particular type of machinery and sever your finger as a result, you could be eligible to seek lost finger compensation.
Road Traffic Accidents
Road users owe each other a duty of care to navigate the roads in a way that prevents them from causing damage or harm to themselves or others. To uphold this duty, they are required to comply with the Road Traffic Act 1988 and any rules and regulations found in the Highway Code. If this duty is breached and this results in an injury, you might qualify for road traffic accident compensation.
For example, if you suffer a finger injury in a car accident because another driver was speeding and crashed into your vehicle, you might be able to claim.
Accidents In A Public Place
While you are in a public place, you are owed a duty of care by the organisation or individual in charge of that space. The duty of care protects your reasonable safety while you are in that space. It is set under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. If this duty is breached and your finger is injured as a result, you might be entitled to compensation.
For example, if you suffer a broken finger caused by a faulty gate in a public park that was reported but not fixed in a reasonable time frame, you might qualify to make a public liability claim.
If you would like to discuss the exact situation that caused your finger or hand injury, call us on the number above. We can also provide further guidance on finger injury compensation amounts including how they are calculated.
All personal injury claims need to have sufficient evidence that proves liability as well as the finger injury itself. Some examples of supporting evidence you could obtain include:
- A copy of your medical letters from hospitals or your GP that include information about the nature of your injury and what treatment you required.
- Video footage from the incident, such as from a dashcam, CCTV or mobile phone.
- The contact details of anyone who witnessed the incident so they can give a statement later on.
- Pictures of your injuries and the accident.
If you would like to discuss what evidence is needed or anything else regarding finger injury compensation amounts, contact one of our team members.
If you meet the eligibility requirements to bring forward a personal injury claim for your broken finger, you may like to have legal support. If so, one of the personal injury solicitors from our panel can help with your case. They usually offer their representation under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). This is a type of No Win No Fee agreement.
If your solicitor offers to work on your claim using a CFA, they generally don’t ask for payment upfront or take any ongoing fees for their services. They also won’t ask for payment for their services if your claim doesn’t have a successful outcome.
However, if your claim for a finger injury succeeds, your solicitor will subtract a success fee from your settlement. The amount your solicitor can take is a percentage of your settlement that is limited by the law.
Direct any questions you may have about finger injury compensation amounts to one of our team members. A member of the team can assess whether you have a valid case and if you do, they could connect you to a solicitor from our panel.
To speak with a member of the team:
Additional guides that might help you:
- Information on what claims fall under personal injury.
- A guide on the personal injury claims time limit.
- Information about the factors that determine the best No Win No Fee solicitors for your claim.
External sites you might find useful:
- Information on what to do if you have broken finger or thumb from the NHS.
- Guidance about first aid on the road in the Highway Code.
- Information on employee health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Contact us today to discuss when you could be eligible to make a personal injury claim and seek finger injury compensation amounts.