Finger Amputation Compensation Claims

If you have sustained an injury to your thumb or fingers that resulted in a thumb or finger amputation and your injury was caused by somebody else’s negligence, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.

Our experienced legal team is passionate about ensuring our clients receive the best possible support after an accident, and can help you make a successful claim. We are committed to helping you get the compensation to which you are entitled and promise to keep you up to date at all stages of your claim, ensuring you always know exactly what is going on.

To speak to us about making a finger amputation compensation claim, call us on 0800 054 6570 or put your details into our online enquiry form and one of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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About Finger Amputation

Amputations are the immediate loss of a finger or thumb usually as a result of severe trauma, for example, in a car or work accident. Some amputations also occur as the result of an infection from which the finger or thumb cannot be saved.

An amputation can have a serious impact on your day-to-day life, so much so that you may have to change career or, in the most severe cases, will be unable to work again.

As well as the physical impact of a finger amputation, individuals can also suffer psychologically, requiring extensive medical treatment and extended time out of the workforce.  All of this can have a significant financial impact, which is why it is important that you speak to an expert lawyer about making a claim for compensation, so that you can receive the support you deserve after another party’s negligence has impacted your life.

How Much Can I Claim?

When pursuing a claim for compensation, our goal is to help you receive the financial help you require for treatment and rehabilitation, putting you back in the position you would have been in, were it not for your injury. We are able to claim compensation for the following:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of earnings
  • Inability to work
  • Care and rehabilitation requirements
  • Therapy and physiotherapy
  • Prosthetics

The amount you receive will depend on your particular injury and the circumstances of your accident. However, our compensation calculator can provide useful estimates for the level of compensation to which you may be entitled.

Why Choose JMW?

When making any kind of compensation claim, it is essential to choose legal experts who have the relevant knowledge and experience to successfully pursue and conclude your case.

At JMW, we have many years of experience in the personal injury sector, and our dedicated team is committed to securing the highest possible compensation for all of our clients. We will guide you through the claims process, providing advice throughout to ensure you understand all your options.

From our base in the heart of Manchester, we take on cases from all over the country and are ready to take on yours.

Case Study

  1. Case Study: Part Loss of Finger While Working as a HGV Delivery Driver - £75,000

    An HGV delivery driver has been awarded £75,000 of compensation after he lost part of his finger while working.

    Mr L was working as an HGV delivery driver when an incorrectly loaded cargo of metal fell and sliced half of his left index finger off. He decided to make a claim for his injuries with JMW, where Jason Harwood, Partner, dealt with his claim.

    The Claim

    Mr L was contracted to deliver steel poles that had been loaded onto the lorry by a metals company and in order to unload the delivery, he removed a ratchet strap securing the poles. The bundle then fell, causing half of his left index finger to be sliced off. His middle finger was also injured.

    Starting the Case

    Jason sent a letter of claim to the defendant; the metals company that had contracted Mr L and improperly loaded the steel poles. The metals company passed the letter to its insurer, which admitted liability for the accident.

    The firm then offered £10,000 to settle the case, which Jason advised Mr L to reject, as there was not yet sufficient information to properly value Mr L's claim.

    Medical Report

    Jason instructed a specialist hand surgeon to examine Mr L's injuries. His report advised that Mr L had lost muscle strength in his left arm, that his fingers were sensitive and that his grip had weakened. It also suggested that Mr L's job prospects were affected as he could no longer take on jobs that required heavy lifting and carrying.

    It recommended that Mr L undergo physiotherapy to improve his hand function. It was also recommended that Mr L have a prosthetic finger created, and that he receive visits by a care expert to assess what domestic problems the accident had caused.

    Gathering Further Medical Evidence

    Jason disclosed the medical report to the defendant's insurer and began making arrangements for Mr L to be seen by the various experts. The insurer made an offer of £19,000 to settle Mr L's claim, which we considered premature, and so was rejected.

    Mr L was advised to have eight sessions of physiotherapy. Jason requested the defendant's insurer cover this cost, but instead received a third offer to settle. Jason felt this was still premature and advised Mr L to reject the offer pending reports from the care and prosthetics experts.

    The care expert's report said that Mr L could no longer do some household chores, nor maintain the family vehicles. The prosthetics expert reported that, for cosmetic purposes, Mr L required one prosthetic finger for work and another for social situations; the work finger to be replaced yearly, and the social finger to be replaced every two years. Jason used all of this information to compile a Schedule of Loss.

    Negotiations

    Jason took witness statements from Mr L and his wife, outlining how the accident had affected their lives. He then disclosed the Schedule of Loss and the prosthetics report to the defendant's insurer, inviting them to make an offer to settle.

    They made an offer of £50,000; still below what we thought Mr L’s case was worth. Jason advised him to reject the offer and make a counter offer. Our offer was rejected and the insurer made a limited-time acceptance offer of £60,000, which we rejected, putting forward a time-sensitive offer of our own. This was rejected, and we issued court proceedings.

    Final Settlement

    We agreed to requests for Mr L to be examined by an independent prosthetics expert and a care expert, both nominated by the defendant's solicitor. The defendant's care expert prepared a report that we felt was poorly constructed, inaccurate and didn't address Mr L's requirements; it even suggested he could continue as normal with his car maintenance hobby, which was clearly not the case.

    We began to arrange for a joint report to be prepared by the two opposing care experts. Prior to this, we received a further offer from the defendant's solicitor to settle the case. Jason consulted with Mr L and, on his authorisation, negotiated a final settlement figure of £75,000.

    Mr L's testimonial

    Mr L was delighted by Jason's work on his case and the conclusion he brought it to. He said: "I consider myself extremely fortunate in having instructed Jason Harwood to pursue my claim. I immediately found him to be polite, friendly and helpful. He also quickly proved to be highly knowledgeable in these matters. He had his feet firmly on the ground throughout, and seemed fully prepared for the twists and turns along the way, and the outcome of my claim was almost exactly what Jason had advised at the outset. I really cannot recommend him highly enough. Thank you Jason. Thank you JMW."

Talk to Us

If you have suffered a finger amputation and this was due to someone else’s negligence, contact a personal injury expert as soon as possible to make a claim. Call JMW today on 0800 054 6570 or fill out our online contact form and we will be in touch.



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