Hand Injury at Work in Lincolnshire
If you have seriously injured your fingers at work in the last 3 years then you may be able to claim compensation against your employer. Our Finger Injury Solicitors in Lincolnshire have over 20 years of experience in successfully advising and representing clients in work related finger injury claims and are on hand 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 work related 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.
We have put together this webpage to provide basic information about the claims process, the most common types of finger injuries sustained at work and what you can claim for. For further information or to get your claim up and running, please contact us now on 01507 609027 and one of our specialist finger injury solicitors in Lincolnshire will be pleased to help you.
Common finger injuries at work
Our solicitors have over 20 years of experience in successfully winning compensation on behalf of our clients and know what it takes to succeed. During this time we have helped win millions of pounds in compensation.
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 result of the accident then you may be able to claim compensation from your employers.
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 injured as a result, they may be deemed negligent.
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
- Fractures, lacerations, dislocations, ligament and tendon injuries caused by accidents involving handheld machinery such as chainsaws, drills, bandsaws, breakers, storage cages and warehouse vehicles
- HAVS related finger injuries caused by long term exposure to vibration from exposure to road breakers, jiggapixs and a wide variety of other hand-held machinery
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.
Call our friendly solicitors now on 01507 609027 and we can advise you on the prospects of a successful claim.
Common professions to sustain serious finger injuries
Over the years our Finger Injury Solicitors have helped clients from a wide range of different professions to claim compensation for their injuries.
Some of the most common include:
We offer free phone consultations
We understand that you may have questions about the claims process, which is why we offer our clients a free initial phone consultation. During this call we will ask you questions about your accident, how it happened and the injuries you sustained as a result.
We will try to build a picture of the accident and your injuries so we can decide if we believe your claim has good prospects of success.
If we believe your claim has merit, we will offer to represent you on a No Win No Fee basis.
To start the process, call us now on 01507 609027.
What can I claim for?
All work related finger injury claims 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
How much compensation can I claim?
Compensation awards for personal injury claims are based on a set of national guidelines called the Judicial College Guidelines and are used to access the value of particular injuries. Past compensation awards are used a basis for valuing new claims. They are commonly used by the legal industry, insurers and the Courts.
The latest set of guidelines were published at the end of 2019 and some example guideline amounts for finger injuries are set out below:
- 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. Special damages often make up a very large percentage of the total claim value and in some circumstances can amount to millions of pounds.
Contact us now to discuss your potential claim by calling 01507 609027.
For more information about how much you may be able to claim, visit our Claims Calculator page.
Contact Nigel Askew Solicitors now to start your claim
If you have been seriously injured at work then you have a legal right to be compensated.
Our friendly finger injury solicitors in Lincolnshire are on hand now to take your call and help guide you through the claims process, so contact our finger injury solicitors 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. When submitting your details to us, please indicate the best time for us to call you.
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