Finger Amputation Claims in Lincolnshire
If you have suffered a finger amputation due to an accident that was not your fault then you may be entitled to claim compensation. Our finger amputation compensation team in Lincolnshire specialise in these types of serious finger and hand related injury claims. We have over 20 years of experience in successfully advising and representing clients in finger amputation compensation claims and are available to discuss your new claim today.
Welcome to Nigel Askew Solicitors, we are a firm of personal injury solicitors in Lincolnshire that represent clients across the UK in serious injury claims. From our head offices in Louth, we help clients claim financial compensation for their pain and suffering and financial losses resulting from non-fault accidents at work or in public.
We offer all new enquiries a free and no obligation initial consultation to discuss the merits of a potential claim and fund all new claims using No Win No Fee Agreements.
For further information about how to start your claim, contact our finger amputation compensation in Lincolnshire solicitors by calling 1507 609027 or submit details of your enquiry using the form on this page.
Common finger amputation causes
If you have lost a finger or thumb due to an accident that was not your fault, we can help you claim compensation for your pain and suffering and any future losses you may incur due to a disadvantage in you not being able to carry out the same work as before your accident.
Our team of lawyers have many years of experience in representing clients who have had a finger and/or thumb amputated, often in accidents at work involving unguarded or dangerous machines.
If you or a member of your family have seriously injured your fingers and are no longer able to work or have suffered a financial loss as a result of the accident then you may be able to claim compensation from your employers insurance.
Some of the most common types of finger injuries at work include:
- Loss and amputation of fingers and thumbs caused by large and dangerous machinery
- Serious lacerations which lead to amputation caused by accidents involving handheld machinery such as chainsaws, drills, bandsaws, breakers, storage cages and warehouse vehicles
- Degloving type injuries to hands and fingers which ultimately lead to amputations
- Amputations caused by accidents where fingers, thumbs and hands have been trapped and crushed
There are a wide variety of accidents that lead to finger injuries at work, so if your accident or injury is not listed above do not worry, we can still offer you expert legal advice relating to your accident and your injuries.
My accident was at work, can I claim against my employer?
If the accident that caused your finger amputation injury was at work then you may be able to make a claim against your employer.
All employers owe their staff a duty of care to ensure their working environment is safe, so if they fail in their duty to maintain machinery, provide you with training and correct PPE and to carry out risk assessments of your tasks and you have been seriously injured as a result, they may be deemed negligent and you may be able to claim against their Employers Liability Insurance.
We specialise in finger amputation compensation in Lincolnshire claims, so if you are not sure if you can make a claim then contact us today by calling 01507 609027. Our team will be happy to help you.
What can I claim for?
All finger amputation claims for compensation are different and the amount of compensation you may expect to receive depends on the severity of your injuries.
All successful personal injury claims will include two main elements:
- Compensation for your injuries and pain and suffering
- “Special Damages” for any lost earnings, past, present and future as a result of the accident
So, how much compensation can I claim?
Every work related finger injury is different, each with its own set of legal challenges so it is difficult for us to provide you with an exact valuation of your claim on the phone, especially if your accident has led to you being unable to work as a result.
The amount of compensation you can claim is based on a set of national guidelines and some example claim amounts set out below are based on these Judicial College Guidelines, with the latest set being published at the end of 2019.
- Severe injury that leads to all fingers being lost or amputated – £82,040 to £93,540
- Severe injuries where the hand has had index, middle or ring fingers amputated leaving little or no use – £52,810 to £77,430
- Injuries that have led to several fingers amputated – £24,740 – £52,810
- Injuries that have caused fingers to be severely fractured and lead to loss of dexterity and impairment of grip – up to £31,350
- Serious injury that leads to the loss of a thumb – £28,310 to £43,710
*The figures quoted here are illustrative and your potential claim may be worth more or less.
In addition to compensation for pain and suffering, we are also able to help you claim for “special damages”.
These damages include any loss of past and future earnings, your pensions and medical care.
In cases that involve finger or thumb amputations, future loss of earnings claims tend to be higher than with other non-amputation related finger and hand injuries. You may be at a disadvantage in the labour market once you have recovered from your injuries, so we may be able to secure you a greater compensation award as a result.
Special damages often make up a very large percentage of the total claim value and in some cases can increase the value of a claim to several hundred thousand pounds.
Contact us now to discuss your finger amputation compensation claim by calling 01507 609027.
Start your finger amputation claim today
We do not charge our clients any fees to get a claim started and fund all finger amputation claims using No Win No Fee agreements.
Our friendly team are available now to take your call and help guide you through the claims process, so contact our finger amputation compensation in Lincolnshire team today regarding a claim.
Call Nigel Askew Solicitors today on 01507 609027 or submit an online enquiry using the form on this page and we will contact you at your convenience.
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