Finger Injury? – How Much Compensation? – National Cases – Call Us > 0800 699 0079 – £££
If you want to start a claim for a finger accident, then you should discuss your case with a lawyer specialising in finger accident claims such as Tylers Solicitors. This will ensure that your claim has the best chance of success because we have the competence and professional expertise required to process a claim for finger injuries.
If you want to proceed with your finger accident injury compensation claim, then you should call Tylers Solicitors freephone on 0800 699 0079, and we can then proceed to talk you through your finger accident injury compensation claim. Alternatively, if you are on your mobile phone, you can call 0333 577 0320, which is free to call with free minutes on your mobile phone.
Breaking a finger at work can be quite common as a lot of workers manually work with their hands. Fingers & Thumbs can become trapped, cut or infected when trapped at work in machinery or under a press. People commonly lose fingers or thumbs due to faulty equipment at work that has not had regular maintenance. There main types of finger & thumb injuries, such as fractures, breaks, dislocations and loss of a finger or thumb including tear tendons or end or nerve damage.
Your fingers and thumbs are very important parts of your body that we rely on to get through everyday life, and a loss of your fingers or thumbs, either temporary or permanent, can be a hindrance on your lifestyle. We use our fingers and thumbs almost all of the time, and without them, we will find our lives that little bit harder to manage due to being unable to work or perform everyday chores.
How Much Compensation Can I Get For My Injured Finger?
The amount of compensation you will receive depends on the amount of damage that has been done to your fingers. Due to you relying heavily on your hands when it comes to performing duties in everyday life then you will get a fair amount of compensation. This includes a loss of earnings and any future loss of earning, medicines, treatments, physio and any other costs that have occurred while suffering from your injury.
- Fractured to 1 finger – £1,700 – £3,400
- More serious broken fingers – £3,000 – £11,700
- Partial finger loss – £2,500 – £13,500
- Loss / Amputation of whole finger – £5,500 – £65,000
Here are the compensation (average) amounts that you can receive when it comes to injuring your thumb:
- Thumb injury claim – Up to £1,600
- Fractured thumb – £1,500 – £2,800
- Dislocation & tendon damage – £2,500 – £9,000
- Sever breakage & partial / full loss of thumb – £8,000 – £39,000
What Are The Symptoms Of A Finger Injury?
The first obvious symptom is the pain, but depending on the type of pain can determine the type of injury you have sustained. You could have suffered a split fracture, a bone perforation fracture, a dislocation of the finger or knuckle, and the worst injury is a loss of the finger of thumb itself. Either way, if you think you have suffered damage in your finger make sure you have reported it in your accident report book at work and get straight to the hospital for an x-ray.
How are finger injuries treated?
That depends on the type of injury you have sustained at work. Just as the accident occurs, you should get something cold on it straight away as this will numb the pain and take down some of the swelling. If you think it is broken, then you can create a temporary split while you are on your way to the hospital, such as an everyday object such as a pen. Tape the pen to your finger to stop further damage and pain. Next, take yourself to your doctors for a further diagnosis, and he of she will give an expert opinion on the type of injury you have sustained.
If the finger is fractured or broken, then it will require further treatment at a hospital and an x-ray to determine if it is a fracture or a break. With many finger & hand fractures, depending on the severity of the fracture, they may just strap up your finger or hand and let the fracture bind to the bone. This usually takes 4-5 weeks which will most probably be the time you are taking off work. If the fracture is more serious (skin perforation) then surgery may be required. An Orthopedist may fit a wire & tiny screws to fit the bone back into place. With a loss of a finger, there are cases where the finger can be reattached, but that is not always the case. With the loss of a finger, you should go immediately to the hospital.
What bone damage is there in the fingers & thumbs?
There are some bones that you can break, dislocate or fracture at work due to incompetent machinery or an accident that was the fault of somebody else. Here are the bones within the fingers & thumbs:
- Interphalangeal Joint
- Metacarpophalangeal Joint
- Distal Phalanx
- Middle Phalanx
- Proximal Phalanx
- Carpal Bones
What are other types of finger & thumb injury?
There are many different types of injury you can sustain to your digits, here are many of the more common ones:
- Trigger Finger
- Trapped Finger
- Trapped Finger in Door
- Dupuytren’s Contracture
- Finger Tendinitis
- Finger Osteoarthritis
- Finger Ligament Damage
- Fractured Finger
- Dislocated Finger
- Fingertip Injury
- Amputated Finger
- Boutonnière Deformity
- Dupuytren’s Contracture
- Dupuytren’s Contracture & Disease
- Extensor Tendon Injury
- Flexor Tendon
- Mallet Finger (Baseball)
- Stenosing Tenosynovitis
- Herpetic Whitlow
- Myxoid Cyst
What Type Of Information Will I Be Expected To Disclose About My Finger Injury?
It won’t be necessary at the beginning to inform us of the entire story of your accident, it is firstly important that you are fully aware of the legal proceedings and by helping us to answer a few simple questions will allow us to assess what margin you could be expected to achieve if it was successful.
If you have suffered a broken, fractured or loss of finger & thumb injury as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault, then you may be able to make a claim. Call Tylers today on (freephone): 0800 699 0079 to see if you can make a claim today.