Our fingers are often overlooked for the important role they play in our lives. It is not until we are involved in an accident that causes some damage and our ability to use them that we truly appreciate how much they help us in our daily lives.
At Accident Claims UK, we work with clients whose fingers have been damaged as a result of being involved in an accident, helping them to secure financial compensation for finger injury to help in their recovery.
If you believe that you may be entitled to some financial award for a finger injury that was not your fault, and have questions about the possibility of raising a personal injury claim, our team are ready to help.
Can I Make A Finger Injury Compensation Claim?
At Accident Claims UK, thanks to our many years of experience of working in the area of personal injury law, we have come to appreciate the mind-set that many of our clients have when considering the severity of their injuries. It is not unusual for our clients to think that damage to their fingers owing to an accident is not sufficient to raise a personal injury action.
Much to their surprise, regardless as to the gravity of the injury suffered; even the smallest cut to a finger following an accident caused by someone else is technically capable of forming the basis for a compensation claim.
If your fingers – whether it is one or more – have been damaged in an accident that was caused by someone else, then you are entitled by law to raise legal proceedings against them in order to be compensated for your injury.
An important point to note is that while even a minor injury is capable of being used to found a compensation claim, it is the severity of the injury that will play a significant role in determining the level of compensation that you are likely to receive.
Types of Finger Injuries
Your fingers are a very complicated part of your body, made up of a combination of nerve endings, tendons, ligaments and bones. Taken together, all of these different parts allow you use of your fingers: you can pick things up; support yourself; and distinguish the feeling of one object from another through touch.
It is these functions that your fingers play which makes them so important, and is why an injury to them needs to be handled carefully.
Your fingers are vulnerable to a number of injuries. Among the more common finger related injuries are breakages, fractures, dislocations and tearing of the soft tissue, e.g. tendons and ligaments. Entire fingers can also be lost when an accident causes them to be severed, crushed or amputated.
These injuries can happen in a variety of different situations, but are particular common in the workplace. If you are involved in operating machinery, or even in working with office equipment, then there is an increased chance that your fingers will be injured.
However, keep in mind that only injuries sustained by accidents that someone else caused are capable of being used as a basis to claim compensation. In the employment context, your employer has a responsibility to provide you with a safe working environment.
If you are exposed to equipment that is not regularly maintained, and have not been alerted to its condition and injure your fingers, then your employer may be liable to compensate you. The same is true for local authorities and their maintaining public spaces.
If you use a space operated by the local council, e.g. a community centre, that has surfaces that cause you to cut your finger, then this can also be used to pursue an award for financial compensation.
How Much Compensation for a Finger Injury?
As mentioned above, the gravity of your injury has an important role in determining the level of compensation that you are likely to be due. After all, the law is designed to ensure that you are compensated to reflect your particular circumstances: a minor injury that is likely to heal and has minimal impact on your life will not warrant a large compensation award.
It is also important to understand that the compensation available to you will also depend on exactly which finger or fingers have been injured. Read below to find out how much a finger is worth in compensation.
Finger Injury Compensation Amounts
Certain fingers are deemed more important than others in terms of your ability to use your hand: the thumb, index and middle finger are deemed the most important and will likely attract the most compensation.
A minor fracture to one of the fingers is not unknown to attract between £1,000 and £3,000. Breakages can yield compensation of up to £11,000, while injuries that cause your fingers to be amputated can potentially result in compensation of anywhere in the region of £27,000.
It should also be kept in mind that your compensation claim will not only cover the severity of your injury in terms of pain that you have suffered, but also the impact that it has had on your life, such as being unable to work, and the costs of having the injuries addressed, among other things.
Claim Compensation for Finger Injury Now
At Accident Claims UK, our solicitors practice exclusively in the area of personal injury law. Combined with our many years of experience, this combination of legal knowledge and skill offers our clients access to unrivalled legal services.
We are committed to offering advice and assistance to our clients that has been tailor-made to meet their needs and expectations: our team handle the entire process of raising personal injury claims, including evidence gathering, negotiation with interested parties and representation of our clients’ interests in litigation if it becomes necessary.
Finger Injury Compensation Lawyers
If you have been involved in an accident that has caused injury to your fingers, the team at Accident Claims UK can help you. We understand that you may have questions about the process or costs involved in raising a personal injury claim for your injuries, and will be happy to discuss this with you. We endeavour to find a solution that allows you the opportunity to seek the compensation that you are entitled to. For a confidential discussion on your claim, contact us now.