- Loss or loss of use of both hands£140,660 - £201,490
- Loss or loss of use of one hand£96,160 - £109,650
- Loss of index finger and middle or ring finger£61,910 - £90,750
- Loss of a thumb£35,520 - £54,830
- Loss of a little finger£8,640 - £12,240
- Serious damage to both hands£55,820 - £84,570
- Serious hand injury with significant loss of use of the hand£29,000 - £61,910
- Very serious thumb injury£19,600 - £35,010
- Serious hand injury with full or close to full recovery£5,720 - £13,280
- Vibration white finger (VWF)£2,990 - £38,430
The figures given above are estimates from JMW’s Compensation Calculator, designed to provide you with the amount of compensation you’d be likely to receive for your claim, based on the Judicial College Injury Tables. This will give you a rough idea of how much your injury might be worth before you make a hand injury compensation claim.
For a more accurate calculation of how much you could be able to claim, or to begin the compensation claims process, get in touch with the expert solicitors at JMW today by calling 0345 872 6666, or by filling in our online enquiry form to request a call back. You can find out more about personal injury claim services here.
What Should I Do Next?
Now that you’ve seen how much you might be entitled to for your hand injury claim, it is important to take the correct steps to ensure you receive the full amount to which you are entitled.
If you are keen to make a claim, the first step is to speak to a specialist personal injury solicitor as soon as possible. This will allow you to discuss your specific case details and personal circumstances with a legal expert, ensuring you can receive a more comprehensive and accurate estimate of your potential compensation award.
Once you have done this, you will receive the legal advice you require to begin the compensation claims process. Your solicitor will be able to make contact with the party responsible for your injuries, before gathering evidence and putting together a strong case that will give you the best chance of claiming the maximum amount of compensation available to you.
What Can Affect the Value of a Compensation Claim?
A compensation award takes into account more than just a person’s injury; it also considers any financial losses you’ve suffered as a result of your accident. These are unique to each injured person and their circumstances, so for a more accurate figure of what you may be entitled to, which takes into account your financial losses as well as what your injury is worth, speak to our solicitors today.
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. This means the compensation for each injury varies dramatically. Allowances may also need to be made for any related financial losses, including time off work, full-time care and lifestyle changes - these will comprise part of the claim amount, alongside an award for the injury itself.
How Can Compensation Help?
An injury to any part of the hand can dramatically alter your life, potentially leaving you in need of regular medical attention and out of work for months, years or even the rest of your life.
A claim will not only compensate you for the injuries, it will also cover the cost of any expenses incurred as a direct result of the damage caused by someone else’s negligence.
This can include:
- Lost or future loss of income as a result of time taken off work and/or limited future earning potential
- Medical treatment and rehabilitation
- Care and assistance from loved ones or friends
- Equipment and modifications to the home
Causes of Hand Injuries
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.
A fractured or sliced finger or thumb can prevent you from 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.
Accidents of this nature can occur in many places; the workplace, during a road accident or while taking part in a sporting activity.
Talk to Us
To find out how much compensation you could be entitled to for a hand injury, speak to JMW today. Our solicitors can give you a clearer idea of how much you are eligible for and will help you start your claim.