Thumb Amputation Compensation Solicitors in Lincolnshire
Losing a thumb in an accident can be an extremely painful and traumatic experience, especially if the accident that led to the injury was not your fault. This type of injury can cause everyday tasks that we take for granted to become extremely difficult both at home and at work. Our team of solicitors have many years of experience in thumb amputation compensation in Lincolnshire claims and are on hand to speak to you today about a potential claim.
We are pleased to offer all new thumb amputation compensation in Lincolnshire enquiries a free and no obligation initial consultation. There is absolutely no charge for the time we take discussing the circumstances that have led to your accident.
If we feel your potential claim does have merit, we may offer to represent you on a No Win No Fee basis, which again, is at no cost to you. All of our fees are payable at the end of your claim and are paid by the negligent parties insurers.
To speak with one of our friendly lawyers, contact us now by calling 01507 609027 or submit details of your enquiry using the form on this page. Please indicate the most convenient time for one of our team to contact you by phone.
How Nigel Askew Solicitors can help you
We act for clients across Lincolnshire in a range of work related claims, including work related claims involving thumb amputations.
Whether you live in Lincoln, Laceby or Louth, our team of lawyers have the necessary skill and expertise to help you with a claim.
All claims start with an initial consultation, during which we will aim to build a picture of how your accident happened, who was at fault and discuss your injuries.
During our call with you, our experts will ask you a series of questions, which will include:
- When and where the accident took place
- The task and processes you were carrying out at the time of the accident
- What type of machinery, if any, you were using at the time of the accident
- Who you believe was at fault for the accident
- The injuries you sustained as a result of the accident and your recovery
- Your ongoing ability to work and whether you have suffered any financial loss as a result of the accident
- We will also aim to answer any questions you may have for us
We may also request to see your medical records, which with your permission, we can request on your behalf.
If once we have all of the required information to hand we believe your circumstances may have good prospects of a successful personal injury claim, we may offer to represent you on a No Win No Fee basis.
What is a No Win No Fee Agreement?
We’re often asked by clients how No Win No Fee agreements work as many of our clients have heard the term “No Win No Fee” so often over the last 20 years on the TV and radio but have never made a claim before.
Like many other firms of solicitors, Nigel Askew Solicitors fund all of our clients’ compensation claims using Conditional Fee Agreements. These agreements are commonly referred to as either a “CFA” or a “No Win No Fee agreement”.
The nature of these agreements means that law firms take all the financial risk and not the client. If a claim fails, the law firm is not paid and the client does not have to pay any solicitor’s fees for their time. For taking this risk, it is common for law firms to agree with a client that they will be paid a % of the client’s compensation award at the end of a successful claim.
For more information about No Win No Fee agreements, contact us today by calling 01507 609027 and we will be happy to talk to you about them in more detail.
So, what can I claim for?
All thumb amputation compensation in Lincolnshire claims are different and the amount of compensation you may expect to receive depends on the severity of your injuries and how the injury may impact on your life in the future.
All successful thumb amputation 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
For further information about how to start your claim, contact our finger amputation compensation in Lincolnshire solicitors by calling 01507 609027 or submit details of your enquiry using the form on this page.
How much will my claim be worth?
The amount of compensation you can claim are 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
- Finger fracture which leads to a loss of grip function and dexterity – £10,380 – 15,990
*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 thumb amputations, future loss of earnings claims tend to be higher than with other non-amputation related 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.
For more information about how much your claim may be worth, visit our Personal Injury Claims calculator page.
Contact us now to discuss your finger amputation compensation claim by calling 01507 609027.
Start your thumb amputation claim today
If you would like further information about a potential claim or to arrange your free and no obligation initial consultation, please call us on 01507 609027.
Our friendly team are available now to take your call and help guide you through the claims process, so contact our thumb amputation compensation in Lincolnshire solicitors today regarding a claim.
Alternatively, you can email us details of your enquiry to email@example.com
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