Chopping Or Slicing Injury Claims Guide How Much Compensation Can I Claim? – Laceration / Scar
By Mark Ainsdale. Last Updated 11th August 2021. 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.
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.
Now, we offer a free legal consultation where we will advise you on claiming compensation for a chopping or slicing injury. We will assess whether or not your accident at work claim or any other type of chopping and slicing injury claim is legitimate then will estimate how much compensation you could receive. Finally, we will provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor to handle your claim for you. You will also have the option to make a No Win No Fee chopping or slicing injury claim if you wish.
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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- A Guide To Chopping Or Slicing Injury Claims
- What Are Chopping Or Slicing Injuries?
- Who Is More Likely To Make A Chopping Or Slicing Injury Claim?
- Claiming Compensation For Chopping Or Slicing Injuries In A Workplace
- Claiming Compensation For Chopping Or Slicing Injuries In A Factory
- Compensation For Chopping Or Slicing Injuries In A Supermarket
- Claiming Compensation For Chopping Or Slicing Injuries In A Restaurant
- Chopping Or Slicing Injuries For Gardeners
- Who Are You Able To Make A Compensation Claim Against?
- Slicing And Chopping Injury Compensation Claims Calculator
- No Win No Fee Chopping Or Slicing Injury Claims
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Under what circumstances can a chopping or slicing injury take place? Unfortunately, many of these injuries occur in the workplace. For example, factory workers can be injured by defective equipment such as slicers or blenders, resulting in them claiming compensation for cutting a finger in a factory or cutting their hand or another part of their body.
Chopping or slicing injuries are also common in the catering industry in environments such as hotel and restaurant kitchens. What can lead to these cut and laceration injuries? Poor staff training, poorly kept equipment such as blunt blades, and faulty kitchen gadgets such as blenders can also cause chopping and slicing injuries to the hands, fingers or elsewhere, which may lead to the victim claiming compensation for cutting a finger in a restaurant.
Other professions that involve working with sharp tools include gardening, tree surgery, carpentry, and construction. People in these professions are vulnerable to cutting and severing injuries if their employers don’t provide sufficient protection. And employees can also be at risk of chopping or slicing injuries in other walks of life. In a car accident, loose drains on swimming pools or glass from a windscreen can cause cutting or severing injuries. In many cases, a third party fails in their duty of care and therefore may have to pay compensation.
If you think you may be entitled to make a chopping or slicing injury claim, Legal Expert would love to help you make the handwork accident claim or claim the cut finger compensation payout that you are entitled to. Call us today for your free legal consultation, where we will determine whether or not you have a legitimate claim. As well as being given free legal advice, we will assess your claim is worth and provide you with an expert personal injury solicitor who will proceed with your claim right away.
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.
Chopping and slicing injuries are common accidents at work. Some industries where people are more vulnerable to cutting or severing accidents include agriculture, engineering, construction and carpentry. So, gardener accidents leading to finger injury claims for chopping and slicing injuries or claims for lost tip of finger compensation and tree surgeon injury claims are unknown. Furthermore, anyone working with knives, industrial appliances, factory equipment or large slices of sheet metal is more vulnerable.
How can the accidents happen? They could happen because the equipment is faulty or lacks the proper safety controls. In this instance, the employer could be at fault because they failed to make routine checks on the equipment as part of a regular risk assessment. Or the company that supplied the equipment could be at fault. This is known as vicarious liability, where a third party supplier is at fault for supplying defective or unsafe equipment. Lack of training or not looking for obstructions on premises during routine checks is another common cause. All of this could form the basis for your chopping injury claims or slicing injury claims.
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 handwork accident claim.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Clients often ask us, “how much is a finger worth in compensation?”. Similarly, people who experience another cutting or severing accident may ask us what finger injury compensation amounts, hand injury compensation amounts or thumb injury compensation amounts they can claim in compensation? Use our slicing and chopping injury compensation claims calculator to see average amounts for chopping, slicing and laceration claims.
|Injury or illness type||Severity||Settlement||Notes|
|Finger injuries||Serious||£13,080 to £14,330||Serious and long-term injuries and damage. Loss of function and stiffness in the fingers.|
|Finger injuries||Loss of fingers||£3,150 to £21,910||May include the partial or complete loss of a finger.|
|Thumb injury||Minor||£800 to £3,810||Minor soft tissue injuries such as less serious cuts and abrasions.|
|Thumb injury||Very serious||£17,190 to £30,700||May include injuries up to and including amputation.|
|Hand injuries||Moderate||£5,110 to £11,640||Deeper and more serious lacerations which may need surgery to treat.|
|Toe injuries||Moderate||Up to £8,420||Abrasions and macerations + other similar injuries.|
|Foot injuries||Minor||Up to £12,050||Soft tissue injuries such as lacerations. Injuries will heal quickly.|
|Back injuries||Minor||Up to £10,970||Lacerations which will heal quickly.|
|Elbow injuries||Minor - moderate||Up to £10,040||Lacerations which do not leave permanent damage.|
Please be aware that these are automatically generated compensation amounts that don’t take individual circumstances into account. Alternatively, call Legal Expert today to speak to one of our friendly advisors. So, we make a more accurate estimation of how much compensation you could claim for your particular situation.
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.
Legal Expert has years of experience helping victims of cutting or severing accidents make chopping or slicing injury claims. We will fight to get you the maximum amount of compensation. Furthermore, you will have the option to make a No Win No Fee chopping and slicing injury claim.
If you have a chopping or slicing injury claim to make, we would love to represent you. Call us today to take advantage of our free legal consultation. Once we established that you have legitimate reasons, we will estimate how much compensation you could claim. Call today.
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Chopping Injury Claims/Slicing Injury Claims FAQs
How much compensation do you get for a finger injury in UK?
This tends to lie between £3,370 and £10,440, depending on the severity of the injury.
What is a good settlement offer?
This offer meets what the claimant hopes to receive while remaining sustainable for the defendant to afford.
Who pays the costs in personal injury claims?
The defendant would pay the costs for any claims.
Should I take the first offer of compensation?
We don’t recommend this because of the likelihood of receiving a larger follow-up offer.
Is losing a finger a disability?
Yes, because it could limit your movement because you have one less finger on one of your hands.
What should I do if a finger gets cut off?
You should elevate the finger, place ice on the area, cover it with dressing and immobilise it with a splint.
Can I make a personal injury claim myself?
You can do this; however, the chances of winning your claim reduce if you don’t use a personal injury lawyer.
How long does it take to receive compensation?
The victim receives their compensation within 28 days following the agreement of a settlement.
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