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Chopping Or Slicing Injury Claims Guide

By Cat Way. Last Updated 2nd June 2023. Welcome to our guide on filing chopping injury claims/slicing injury claims. Have you suffered a chopping or slicing injury in an accident that was not your fault? If your accident was caused by negligence on the part of a third party, you could be entitled to make a chopping or slicing injury claim for compensation from the party that was liable. Under what circumstances do chopping or slicing injuries usually occur?

Chopping and slicing injuries can be common in the workplace, such as factory work or construction work, where machinery is faulty, gardener accidents and tree surgeon injuries are also not unusual. Restaurant accidents can also happen, as chopping or slicing accidents can be common among catering staff working in restaurants, cafes, and hotels.

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Chopping Or Slicing Injury Claims Guide

If you think you may be entitled to make a chopping or slicing injury claim, get in contact with Legal Expert today. We are a well respected personal injury solicitor’s firm with plenty of experience winning our clients compensation for cutting finger in a factory, compensation for cutting finger in a supermarket or compensation for cutting finger in a restaurant. And we have plenty of experience handling cut finger work accident claims, finger tendon injury compensation claims, settlements for thumb injuries, cut hand accident claims and more.

For your free legal consultation and to enquire about making a chopping or slicing injury claim, contact Legal Expert today. Call us on 0800 073 8804 today. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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What Are Chopping Or Slicing Injuries?

What is a cutting or slice injury? This is an injury where the skin is cut or severed. A less serious example of this could be a minor cut, such as a slice to the skin from a knife. A more serious injury could be a cut or sever which results in a foreign body becoming stuck inside the person’s tissues, a cut that won’t stop bleeding or worse, a severed artery which means that the person may bleed to death in a matter of minutes if they don’t receive immediate medical assistance.

In extreme cases of a cutting or severing accident that has caused extensive and irreparable damage, the limb may have to be damaged. This can result in all sorts of claims, including a lost tip of finger compensation claim. In what professions can you be at risk of a chopping or slicing injury? If you work in agriculture, construction or the engineering industry, around tools or machinery with sharp edges, you are unfortunately at greater risk of suffering a chopping or slicing injury.

Claiming Compensation For Chopping Or Slicing Injuries In A Workplace

According to the 1967 Health And Safety At Work Act, employers have a legal responsibility to provide them with a safe and hygienic work environment. If an employer exposes an employee to an unnecessary risk, which causes an avoidable accident that injures the employee, they will be held legally liable for their injuries. For example, if a meat processing plant provides an employee with a faulty meat slicer, which leads to the employee cutting their hand, they would be held liable for the employee’s injuries.

At Legal Expert, we have won our client’s finger injury compensation amounts, hand injury, and thumb injury compensation amounts and lost the tip of finger compensation for slicing and chopping injuries. Call Legal Expert today for your free consultation if you have experienced a slicing or chopping injury due to an accident at work and need to make a finger work accident claim or a hand work accident claim.

Claiming Compensation For Chopping Or Slicing Injuries In A Factory

Are you a factory worker that experiences a chopping or slicing injury on your thumb, finger, hand or elsewhere? You could make a chopping or slicing injury claim for compensation. This could be for finger tendon compensation, cut finger compensation, or a thumb injury or laceration settlement. Factory management has a duty of care towards their staff to provide them with a hazard-free working environment. If your employer fails to do so, you could claim compensation.

Now, if you think that your accident could have been avoidable if your employer had acted differently, then you might be entitled to claim compensation for cutting your finger in a factory or a cutting or severing accident that affected another part of your body. Witness statements, proof of medical treatment, and an accident book record will all help your claim. Call our friendly advisors to see if you can make an accident at work claim.

Compensation For Chopping Or Slicing Injuries In A Supermarket

Do you experience a chopping or slicing injury, cut or laceration in a supermarket? You could claim thousands of pounds in compensation. You can suffer a chopping and slicing injury if you are a supermarket employee. For example, say that you work behind a deli counter, and your employer provides you with a faulty meat slicer. And this could lead to you suffering a hand injury. Under these circumstances, you could make a handwork accident claim.

Maybe you’re a customer suffering a shop injury from a faulty display, broken glass or sharp sheet metal. Under these circumstances, you could make a laceration claim for compensation, finger injury claim or thumb injury compensation claim. Please continue reading to learn more about filing chopping injury claims/slicing injury claims.

Claiming Compensation For Chopping Or Slicing Injuries In A Restaurant

People who work in the hospitality industry, specifically catering, are vulnerable to suffering chopping and slicing injuries. Unfortunately, there are multiple potential health and safety hazards in and around a professional kitchen that can lead to a cutting or severing accident, which if not potentially controlled for. This can include knives not being correctly stored (for example, being stored with the blade up in a dishwasher), safety guards on equipment such as faulty food processors, or even a lack of staff training.

All of these hazards are avoidable with the proper implementation of a few common health and safety measures. There is no excuse for not doing so and restaurant managers failing to protect their staff properly. If you have experienced a cutting or severing accident at work in a restaurant, hotel or café kitchen, you could be entitled to make a chopping or slicing injury claim for compensation. Call Legal Expert today to speak to one of our friendly advisors and see if you could make a valid claim.

Chopping Or Slicing Injuries For Gardeners

If you are a gardener or tree surgeon who has experienced a chopping or slicing accident at work that was not your fault, you could be entitled to make a chopping or slicing injury claim for compensation. Being a tree surgeon or gardener carries some inherent risks, and according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), in the last 9 years, 1,400 tree surgeons are injured on the job. A large number when you consider how small the profession is.

One risk of cuts and lacerations on the job is using cutting equipment such as hedge clippers or a chainsaw at height. If a gardener or tree surgeon falls whilst operating this equipment, they could experience a serious chopping or slicing injury if the equipment falls on them. Employers of gardeners and tree surgeons have a duty of care towards their employees to ensure their safety whilst carrying out this work. Ensuring that the employee has the correct harness, rigging equipment such as harnesses and ropes, hard hats, protective gloves and footwear and training to carry out this sort of work can all help ensure that the gardener or tree surgeon is safeguarded against these sorts of gardener accidents.

If you experience a cutting or laceration accident, you could make a tree surgeon injury claim. So, call Legal Expert today to see how much compensation you could receive for your tree surgeon injury claim.

Who Are You Able To Make A Compensation Claim Against?

Who can a chopping or slicing injury claim be made against? So, this depends on who has liability for your injury. And ultimately, whoever holds responsibility serves as the defendant for your chopping injury claims or slicing injury claims. For example, if you were in a building or premises where an obstruction harmed you, your finger injury claims or thumb injury compensation claim may be against the owner or management of that building.

If you lost the tip of your finger in an accident at work because your employer failed to address certain hazards that posed a risk to you, then your employer may be liable for your injuries and have to pay you lost the tip of finger compensation or compensation for similar injuries such as cut finger compensation or a thumb injury compensation amount. Sometimes, people suffer workplace injuries due to machinery having faults that aren’t foreseeable to the employer. For example, a person works in a meat or processing plant, but the injury is the manufacturer’s fault.

In these cases, the manufacturer of the machinery will have vicarious liability for the injury. If you wish to claim an accident at work, talk to Legal Expert about claiming thumb injury compensation. So, you can make a finger work accident claim or handwork accident claim for your chopping or slicing injury.

Slicing And Chopping Injury Compensation Claims Calculator

Personal injury compensation could include general and special damages. All successful claimants are awarded general damages, as this head of claim addresses your injuries, such as a cut on the hand or a laceration injury, and the effect these injuries have on your day-to-day life.

When legal professionals are valuing this head of your claim, they may refer to the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). This text offers guideline compensation bracelets for different injuries at varying severities. Below, you can find some examples of amounts listed in the 16th edition of the JCG.

Please only use this table as a guide.

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Injury or illness type Severity Settlement Notes
Finger injuries Serious £14,450 to £29,000 Serious and long-term injuries and damage. Loss of function and stiffness in the fingers.
Finger injuries Loss of fingers £61,910 to £90,750 May include the partial or complete loss of a finger.
Thumb injury Minor £35,520 to £54,830 Minor soft tissue injuries such as less serious cuts and abrasions.
Thumb injury Very serious £19,600 to £35,010 May include injuries up to and including amputation.
Hand injuries Moderate £5,720 to £13,280 Deeper and more serious lacerations which may need surgery to treat.
Toe injuries Moderate Up to £9,600 Abrasions and macerations + other similar injuries.
Foot injuries Minor Up to £13,740 Soft tissue injuries such as lacerations. Injuries will heal quickly.

The second head of claim, special damages, addresses the financial losses you have experienced due to your injuries. For example, if your hand was severely injured in a chopping or slicing accident and you were unable to go back to work, you could potentially claim back your lost earnings under special damages.

Special damages could also compensate you for the cost of:

  • Childcare.
  • Domestic help.
  • Prescriptions.
  • Home adjustments.
  • Over-the-counter medication.

In order to claim under this heading, you must be able to provide proof of your losses. This could include bills, receipts, or invoices.

To learn more about what you could receive should your personal injury claim succeed, we recommend you contact our team of advisors today.

No Win No Fee Chopping Or Slicing Injury Claims

We allow all customers to make a No Win No Fee chopping or slicing injury claim. So, what does this mean? A No Win No Fee service means that your personal injury solicitor will fight your case for you, the same as they would any other case, but you will only have to pay your legal fee if you win. This means that there is no financial risk to you because if you don’t win your claim, you won’t have to pay Legal Expert a penny. Moreover, because there is no upfront fee to pay, a No Win No Fee option is more affordable for many. To enquire about making a No Win No Fee chopping or slicing injury claim, call Legal Expert today for your free consultation. Furthermore, we’re looking forward to handling your chopping injury claims or slicing injury claims.

Useful Links

Find out if you can make an accident at work claim by reading our helpful guide.

Learn if you could make a finger injury claim by reading our helpful guide to claiming compensation.

If you suffer an injury to your hand or hands, you may be able to make a hand injury claim. view our guide to making a successful compensation claim.

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