Trapped Finger in a Machine at Work
Have you experienced a trapped finger in a machine at work within the last 3 years? Have you seriously injured your fingers as a result of the accident? Did you seek medical attention? Have you had to take time off work to recover? If you can answer yes to these questions then you may be able to claim financial compensation for your pain and suffering as a result of the accident.
Welcome to Nigel Askew Solicitors, we are a firm of solicitors that specialise in work related claims for compensation.
Our team of solicitors represent clients across England and Wales in a range of work related claims including those that may involve a trapped finger in a machine at work.
We offer all new clients a free and no obligation initial phone consultation, during which we will discuss your accident and advise you on the merits of your case.
Contact us today by calling 01507 609027 or submit an online enquiry using the form on this page and one of our expert solicitors will contact you at your convenience.
Dangerous Machinery in the workplace
Millions of the UK workforce are employed to work in the nations distribution centres, warehouses and factories, in a wide variety of different industry sectors, and are required to work with various machinery every day.
Despite an increase in health and safety procedures and laws in recent years, over the course of 2020/21, there were 441,000 non-fatal injuries to workers. Of these work related accidents, some 102,000 injuries resulted in employees requiring a week or more of absence from work to recover.
Employer’s duty of care
In many cases, accidents and injuries are preventable. Your employer must ensure that all machinery is maintained to a good standard and is in good working order. They are also required to carry out risk assessments and ensure you are sufficiently trained in how to use the machinery correctly.
If your employer breaches their duty of care and you have trapped your finger in a machine at work, you may be able to make a claim against them for your pain and suffering and other financial losses.
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.
- Fracture of one finger – up to £3,790
- Serious thumb injury – £10,040 to £13,360
- Serious hand injury with severe loss of use of the hand – £23,110 to £49,350
- Loss of one hand or loss of use of one hand – £76,650 to £87,410
- Loss of both hands, or loss of use of both hands – £112,100 to £160,600
*Every trapped finger claim for compensation is different and your claim may be worth more or less than these figures quoted. These guidelines are purely used for illustrative purposes.
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. Special damages often make up a very large percentage of the total claim value and in some circumstances can amount to millions of pounds.
For more information about how much your claim might be worth, use our compensation calculator.
How much does it cost to make a work related claim?
We do not charge our clients any upfront fees to get a trapped finger in a machine at work claim up and running.
Our lawyers use Conditional Fee Agreements to fund all finger injury claims. 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 of 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.
Contact Nigel Askew Solicitors today
We specialise in work related claims, including trapped fingers in dangerous or faulty machinery.
Our team of specialist solicitors are available now to discuss your accident so contact us now by calling 01507 609027.
Alternatively, submit an online enquiry using the form on this page and we will contact you at your convenience.
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