Hand injury claims UK
If you have seriously injured your hand, either at work, in a road accident or in a public place then you may be thinking about making a personal injury claim. You may also think “how much compensation for a hand injury UK” and whether your circumstances allow you to make a new claim. If so, we can help you.
If you are researching “How much compensation for a hand injury UK”, we hope that our guide below will provide you with the information you need to decide if pursuing a civil claim for compensation is the route you would like to take.
From our head offices in Lincolnshire, we represent clients in hand injury claims across the UK, so whether you are based in Lincolnshire, London, Manchester or Bristol, we can offer you the highest level of legal advice, representation and customer care.
We offer all clients a free and no obligation initial consultation to discuss your potential claim so feel free to call us now on 01507 609027 to speak with one of our team of solicitors.
I’ve injured my hand at work, can I claim?
If you have injured your hand in an accident that was not your fault and the accident took place within the last 3 years then you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
In order for us to help you with a successful claim we must establish that your employer failed in their duty to provide you with a safe working environment and ultimately, that they were at fault for your accident.
I’ve injured my hand in a road traffic accident
Similarly, if you have been injured in a non-fault car accident within the last 3 years then you may be able to claim compensation via the insurers of the 3rd party vehicle at fault for the accident.
To discuss a new hand injury claim, contact us today by calling 01507 609027.
How much financial compensation can I claim?
Every hand injury claim is different and the amount of compensation you can claim depends on a number of important factors, which include the severity of your hand injury, your recovery, if you have suffered any financial loss and your ability to work in the future.
The value of personal injury claims are based on a set of national guidelines called the Judicial College Guidelines and some example guideline amounts for hand injuries are set out below:
- Severe hand injury that results in the loss or loss of use of one or both hands – £76,650 to £189,110
- Severe injuries where the hand has had index, middle or ring fingers amputated leaving little use – £58,100 to £85,170
- Serious injuries that leads to loss of function in one or both hands – £52,310 to £79,360
- Serious injury that leads to the loss of a thumb – £28,310 to £43,710
- Less serious hand injuries whereby the hand is crushed which leads to impaired function – £13,570 to £27,220
*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 on how much your claim may be worth, use our compensation calculator here.
How much does it cost to make a claim?
We do not charge our clients any fees whatsoever to start a new claim.
We fund all hand crushing claims using No Win No Fee agreements, also known as “Conditional Fee Agreements”.
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.
I can’t work due to my injuries
If you are unable to work due to the severity of your injuries then we recommend you contact us as soon as possible to start you claim.
If you were not to blame for your accident and it can be proved your employer breached their duty to provide you with a safe working environment then you may be able to claim financial compensation from them, which may help in supplementing your income.
Is there a time limit for making a hand injury claim in the UK?
Yes, there is a strict 3 year time limit in which compensation claims for hand injury cases can be made.
This 3 year time limit is often referred to as the “limitation period”. We recommend you contact us as soon as possible to start your claim, to ensure your potential compensation claim does not fall outside of this claim window.
Call us now for a free and no obligation initial consultation on 01507 609027.
I no longer live in the UK, can I still claim?
Yes, if the accident that caused your hand injury took place in England or Wales within the last 3 years then our team of solicitors can advise you on a potential hand injury claim through the legal system here in England & Wales.
Why instruct Nigel Askew Solicitors to help with your claim?
We take great pride in the service we offer to our clients and are committed to providing the best possible legal advice and customer experience.
We have over 20 years of experience in representing clients from across England and Wales in hand injury claims. We know what it takes to reach a successful conclusion, having won millions of pounds worth of compensation for our clients during this time.
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If you are wondering “how much compensation for a hand injury UK”, we hope our guide has helped give you indication of the claims process and the levels of compensation that you may be able to claim.
If you would like to start a new claim, we will be happy to help you. Our team of experienced solicitors are on hand now to speak to you about your hand injury and advise you on the prospects of a potential claim.
Call now to take advantage of our free claim consultation on 01507 609027 or submit an online enquiry using the form on this page and indicate the most convenient time for us to reach you.
Alternatively, you can email us details of your new enquiry to email@example.com
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