How Could I Claim Cut Off Finger At Work Compensation?
Did you suffer a hand injury in the workplace? Would you like to know if you can claim cut off finger at work compensation? Then please continue reading our guide. We offer advice and essential information on how to go about filing an accident at work claim. We cover things like proving liability, the sort of evidence you need, and how a No Win No Fee lawyer could represent you.
Within the guide, you’ll find information on how much this type of claim could be worth. There’s a table that provides compensation brackets that have been taken from the Judicial College Guidelines. The figures are based on how serious the injury is. We also offer advice on the sort of damages you could seek in a successful claim. Moreover, the guide explains how there is a time limit attached to personal injury claims which you must respect.
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A serious hand injury could involve the loss of a finger or several fingers which means the victim suffers serious bleeding, pain and discomfort. It’s the type of injury that could affect a person’s ability to continue working at the job they used to do.
If this type of injury happens in the workplace you may be able to pursue a claim against your employer. However, what is key to the validity of any claim is proving liability. You would need to be able to show that your employer was responsible for the accident which caused your injury. If you are wholly responsible for the injury then a claim would not be possible.
Losing a finger in a workplace accident could have serious consequences. Not only is this type of catastrophic injury incredibly painful, but it could also mean you cannot carry on working as you used to do. You may suffer long-term psychological damage. You may even develop post-traumatic stress disorder.
Legal Expert can help establish whether you have grounds to sue for cut off finger at work compensation. Your first consultation is free of charge which allows you to ask questions. Moreover, it allows one of our experienced advisers the chance to review your case. If we determine you have a strong case, we can connect you to one of our No Win No Fee solicitors.
There are many different laws that protect our safety while at work. The Health and Safety At Work etc Act 1974 applies a duty of care on employers to protect their staff as much as can be reasonably expected while working.
If this duty of care is neglected and negligence allows an accident at work to take place in which an employee is injured then the employer could be deemed liable.
You must provide sufficient proof if you want to make a valid personal injury claim following an accident in the workplace. You must show that your injury was caused by employer negligence or because a work colleague made a mistake.
The following evidence could support your claim:
- Photos of your injuries and where the workplace accident occurred
- Medical evidence
- Witness contact details
- Workplace accident logbooks.
If you are wondering whether you have good cause to seek damages for an injury sustained at work, please call us today. A member of the Legal Expert team is here to answer all your questions and to let you know if you have grounds to sue. If we establish you have a valid case, we can connect you to one of our specialist No Win No Fee lawyers.
Time Limits Linked to Accidents at Work
You must respect the statutory time limit linked to your accident at work claim. This could vary depending on several things which is why we recommend you get in touch sooner rather than later.
You typically have 3 years to seek cut of finger at work compensation. However, there are exceptions to this deadline which are explained as follows:
- A claimant does not have the mental capacity to make a personal injury claim themselves
- The injured party is under the age of 18 and therefore a minor
In both instances, the court could appoint a litigation friend for a person who lacks the mental capacity to claim themselves or a minor. In which case a claim can be made straight away. However, if a minor wants to wait before seeking compensation, they have up till they are 21 years of age to do so. In short, the 3 year deadline only begins when a minor turns 18 years of age.
Contact us today an find out which deadline applies to your case. An adviser can also let you know whether you have grounds to seek cut off finger at work compensation.
You could claim cut of finger at work compensation if you were injured in a workplace accident caused because of employer negligence. You may have the right to seek both general damages for the injury you sustained, and special damages for all your out of pocket expenses.
You could lose a finger in a workplace accident in several ways which includes the following:
- Working with defective and faulty machinery
- Operating equipment without training
- Moving stock with no manual handling training
- Operating a forklift that is in need of repair.
Please call one of our friendly advisers if you are unsure whether you have a valid case. They will review the details of your case before putting you in touch with one of our specialist personal injury solicitors. They could offer to represent you on a No Win No Fee basis, taking all the worry of having to pay upfront off the table.
Your initial consultation is free of charge and you would not be obliged to go forward with your case if you don’t want to. That said, a member of our team will answer all your questions, review your case and let you know if you can seek damages.
Any injury so severe as a missing or partial traumatic amputation to the finger will require treatment at the Accident and Emergency department of the nearest hospital. A medical professional will want to determine the extent of the injury straight away and see how the bones have been affected. A doctor may also want to check there is nothing lodged in the wound. The sort of tests they may want to do could include the following:
- A thorough assessment of your injury and the damage you suffered
- An assessment of the bones involved
- X-rays of the injury
- CT scan
- MRI scan
Get in touch today and speak to a member of our team about claiming cut off finger at work compensation. We can let you know straight away if you have good cause to sue for damages. Moreover, an adviser can also put you in touch with one of our specialist No Win No Fee lawyers.
The consequences of losing a finger in a workplace accident can be devastating. Not only is this type of injury extremely painful, but the healing process can take time. Your ability to carry on working at your job may be impacted. Furthermore, you may not be able to do the things you enjoyed doing, like playing a musical instrument or competing in sports.
Call today and find out how Legal Expert can help you get the compensation you deserve. Your first consultation is free which means you can ask questions and one of our advisers can provide you with free legal advice.
You could lose a finger in a number of ways in an accident at work that was caused by employer negligence or because a colleague made a mistake. The more common job occupations that could mean this type of injury is a risk could include:
- Working as a chef
- Any kind of maintenance role.
Call an adviser today to find out if you can seek cut off finger at work compensation. We can review all the details of your claim. If the advisors can see that your case has a strong valid foundation they will ask if you would like one of our solicitors to begin work on your claim for you. Please note that all our solicitor’s work is done on a No Win No Fee basis.
Specific workplace injuries must be reported to the RIDDOR which includes injuries that involve amputations. The Health and Safety Executive HSE compile together statistics for accidents that happen in the workplace or in the work environment. According to the statistics published on their website collected by the Labour Force Survey or reported under RIDDOR, it shows that:
- 1.7 Million workers were suffering work-related ill-health new and long-standing (2020/21)
- 0.5 Million workers new and long-standing were suffering work-related
- Those workers who suffered a non-fatal injury at work accounted for 0.4 million.
- Of those who suffered work-related musculoskeletal disorders, 45% suffered these injuries to their upper limbs or neck.
- 453 workers suffered amputations due to a non-fatal accident at work
- However, there were no finger or thumb injuries recorded by RIDDOR 2020/21
Filing an accident at work claim means providing sufficient evidence that you sustained your injury in the workplace. In addition, you must show that but for the negligence of someone else, you would not have suffered the injury. In addition, you must respect any pre-action protocols attached to your claim. Then there is the statutory time limit which must be respected. If you decide to start a claim for cut off finger at work compensation too late, even if you have a strong case, it would be time barred. In short, you would have run out of time to claim compensation.
Your first consultation is free of charge. Furthermore, if you decide not to go forward with your claim, you would not be obliged to. So call our advisors for free legal advice.
The sort of proof you must provide includes the following bearing in mind the more evidence you have, the stronger your case would be:
- Photos of where the workplace accident happened together with photos of your hand injury
- Medical evidence
- Witness contact details
- A copy of the report as written in the Accident Book
As soon as you are able to you should gather all of the above. If you cannot do so yourself, ask a trusted friend to do this for you. You could also seek legal advice. This is where we can help. An adviser will go over all the details of your case. If your case is valid and you are eligible to claim compensation they will connect you to one of our expert No Win No Fee solicitors.
The amounts provided in our table below are based on the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) which legal professionals, insurers and personal injury lawyers use when valuing injuries. For a more accurate idea on how much cut off finger at work compensation you could receive, please call an adviser.
|Finger Injury||Potential general damages awarded||Details|
|Index and Middle and/or Ring Fingers amputation||£58,100 to £85,170||Hand will be categorised as virtually useless.|
|Loss of index Finger ||£11,420 to £17,590||Loss or partial loss of the index finger.|
|Serious Injury to Ring or Middle Fingers||£13,970 to £15,3305 ||Serious injures or fractures to the tendons of these fingers.|
|Loss of Little Finger ||£8,110 to £11,490||Claimant losses their little finger and suffers pain and discomfort|
|Loss of Ring and Little Fingers ||In the region of £20,480||Amputation of little finger and also ring finger.|
|Loss of Thumb||£33,330 to £51,460||Amputation of the thumb.|
|Minor Hand, Finger and Thumb Injuries||Up to £4,461||Six month recovery from fractures.|
|Amputation of the Terminal Phalanges of the Index and Middle Fingers||In the region of £23,460||Impairment of grip, strained movement and weakened strength.|
|Moderate psychological harm||£7,680 to £21,730||With professional help the claimant should make a near full recovery. Any remaining symptoms will be minor.|
Our table only provides the amounts awarded in general damages and does not include any special damages which could you be entitled to. There is more information on special damages in the section that follows.
What Differentiates General Damages And Special Damages?
You could also be entitled to special damages which are awarded to reimburse your out of pocket expenses. However, you must provide adequate proof of both your losses and expenses. This could be in the form of relevant documentation like payslips and receipts. The sort of losses and expenses you may be able to claim back could include the following:
- Medical costs
- Travel expenses
- Care costs
- Home adaptations
- Vehicle adaptations
- Loss of earnings
- Lost future income
- Other losses and expenses linked to your injury
Call one of our advisers today and find out whether you have good cause to seek cut off finger at work compensation. A member of the Legal Expert team will review your case could introduce you to one of our specialist No Win No Fee personal injury lawyers.
As previously mentioned, once we are happy you have good cause to make a claim for cut off finger at work compensation, we would connect you to one of our specialist No Win No Fee personal injury lawyers. The solicitor would take on your case without asking you to pay them upfront. As soon as you agree and you send back the signed Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), the solicitor can begin their investigations.
The solicitor will handle all aspects of the personal injury claim’s process leaving you to focus on your recovery. You pay a No Win No Fee solicitor when they receive a compensation payout for you. The amount is taken from the money they receive on your behalf and you are paid the balance.
If your case fails, there’s nothing to pay the No Win No Fee solicitor who took on your claim.
When you suffer a serious injury in the workplace, you could be entitled to compensation. Losing a finger at work could mean you are not able to carry on working at the job you used to do. You are likely to suffer from some form of mental anguish too. We can let you know if you have grounds to sue for cut off finger at work compensation. We can also introduce you to one of our expert No Win No Fee lawyers.
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