Hand Injury
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Compensation Amounts

Loss of both hands
£110,000 - £160,000

Loss of one hand
£77,000 - £88,000

Loss of thumb
£28,000 - £44,000

Severe hand injury
£22,000 - £48,000

Loss of middle finger
Approx. £12,000

Mild hand injury
£650 - £3,000

Vibration White Finger (VWF)
Up to £30,070

About Hand Injuries

Injuries to hands and fingers can happen in many different ways, and can range in severity from minor cuts and bruises to completely severing one or more digits. The most common cause of an injury severe enough to require hospital attention is an accident resulting in the crushing or slicing of one or more fingers.

Crushing injuries are generally caused by a heavy object trapping the hand or fingers, resulting in fractures or broken bones, while slicing injuries usually occur as a result of contact with a blade or other sharp object. This type of accident can also result in cut tendons, tissue damage and, in the most serious cases, amputation.

Accidents of this nature can occur in many places; the workplace, during a road accident or while taking part in a sporting activity.

Effects of a Hand Injury

A fractured or sliced finger or thumb can prevent you having full use of your hand, stopping you from carrying out simple tasks. You may have reduced grip strength, experience constant pain or be unable to use your hand altogether, which can make the most basic tasks at home and at work difficult.

If your hand injury was caused as a result of someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation, which can go some way to reducing the stress and strain of your hand injury.

How Compensation Could Help You

Compensation awards are based on a number of factors, including the severity of your injury, your ability to work and the treatment required. A final settlement can be used to cover the cost of the following:

  • Physiotherapy/medical expenses
  • Lost earnings
  • Injury management
  • Changes to accommodation or your lifestyle
  • Transportation requirements
  • Ongoing care and assistance
  • Prosthetics

The figures provided by our compensation calculator are only guideline amounts. For a more accurate assessment of what you might be entitled to, speak to one of our solicitors.

Talk to Us

To start a claim with JMW, contact our solicitors today by calling 0800 054 6570. Alternatively, let us know that you would like to hear from us by filling in our online enquiry form and we will call you back.

Further Reading

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Case studies

Trip Over a Barrier at Work Causing a Hand Injury

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