How hand injuries can affect your life

All injuries can leave the sufferer feeling frustrated, but having a hand injury can be life-changing. Daily tasks become difficult and sometimes impossible such as driving, using your phone even eating, leaving you requiring help and support from loved ones.

Feeling dependent and relying on support and care from those around you can often lead to emotional suffering due to feeling isolated and depressed.

When an injury is severe the physical damage to your hand could result in a permanent condition or have serious complications.

Whether you have recovered or are still recovering from your injury we can help you claim the compensation and get the apology you deserve if your suffering is due to an accident that wasn’t your fault.

We understand that hand injuries don’t just impact your life but can also impact on the lives of your loved ones. From time off work causing lower incomes to care being required when claiming compensation for your injury we will consider every aspect that has been affected for you and your loved one’s ensuring you get the maximum amount of compensation possible.

Our legal advice team are here to support you and answer any questions you may have. After taking some details from you we can provide you with tailored advice and guidance on a free, confidential, no-obligation basis, get in touch today on 08000 250 250.

What are the causes of hand injuries?

Most types of accidents can cause a hand injury and if your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence then the shock and upset can be overwhelming.

A few examples of how a hand injury can be caused are:

Slips, Trips Or Falls

If you land on your wrist or attempt to lessen the impact using your hands then this could lead to your wrist to bend further then its actual capacity.

Workplace Hand Injuries

Burns cuts and crashes due to no training being provided, lack or protective equipment or risk assessments not being carried out are a common cause of hand injuries at work.

Road Traffic Accidents

Drivers of vehicles involved in road traffic accidents are usually at risk of sustaining a hand injury, however, anyone involved in a road traffic accident could sustain such an injury. The driver of cars and motorcycles, for example, can sustain damage whilst gripping the steering wheel or handlebars during a sudden impact which can strain and damage the muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Can I Make A Hand Injury Claim?

If you are able to answer “yes” to the following then it is likely you are eligible to make a claim:

  • Did your accident happen within the last 3 years?
  • Was the accident someone else’s fault?
  • Did you sustain an injury due to the accident?

However, there are some exceptions to the above.

We understand knowing who was at fault for an accident can sometimes be difficult to work out, especially if it wasn’t caused directly by the action of someone else.

The easiest way to find out if you can claim is to contact our legal advice team on 08000 250 250, we will never apply any pressure for you to make a claim and will be able to give you tailored advice after finding out about your experiences. All our calls are free, confidential and under no-obligation.

Claiming compensation for you hand injury

Our hands are used for almost every task we have to do, that’s why suffering from a hand injury can seriously impact yours and your loved ones live. As well as frustrating this type of injury can have great financial difficulty as well due to time off work and additional expenses due to the injury.

If you have taken time off work, or even had to leave your job due to your hand injury then your usual bills and expenses may begin piling up, alongside additional expenses such as cost of travel, medical treatment, rehabilitation, medication and adaptations made to your home, your financial situation can rapidly become very stressful.

Once you have contacted us and you have decided that you want to claim our team will get to work on your file. Once you have returned your documents your file will be assigned to one of our experienced solicitors who will be able to consider all associated losses caused by your injury whilst recovering your compensation, we will try to cover all aspects such as pain, suffering, emotional suffering, finances and impacts on your social life and hobbies.

Contact our legal advice team today to get the ball rolling, alternatively if you don’t have the time now, fill in our online form and we can call you at an arranged time.

I want to make a claim for my hand injury

At Direct Solicitors, we like to make everything as simple and easy as possible, that’s why you can get the ball rolling in one quick call, just get in touch with our team on 08000 250 250 and we will go through everything with you.

We like to ensure you understand the entire process of the claim and what we do on your behalf, this way you can feel at ease knowing what will happen, as we understand making a claim can feel like a stressful situation.

Once you have spoken with one of our legal advice team about your experiences and injuries they will tell you whether we think you are eligible to make a claim on a no-obligation basis.

If you are eligible and you wish to proceed then we can get your claim set up in one quick step, at this stage we will inform you more about funding your claim on a No Win No Fee basis.

What does “No Win No Fee” mean?

No Win No Fee means you will not have to worry about paying up front for your legal fees. It also means if our solicitors take your case on under a No Win No Fee agreement (also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA)) and if you don’t win any compensation, you will not owe them any fee.

There are no hidden terms or conditions, just simply, if you do not win your case you do not pay a fee.

What Are The Average Hand And Finger Injury Compensation Payouts

Below is a list of roughly estimated compensation amounts of how much you could receive.

Or alternatively if you would like to get a rough figure of what your claims worth then try our personal injury calculator.

Thumb FractureUp to £2,500

Little Finger Up to £8,000

Ring Finger – Up to £9,000

Middle FingerUp to £10,000

Index FingerUp to £12,000

Thumb Up to £35,000

Minor Hand Injury

Injuries like soft tissue damage and lacerations – £650 to £22,000

Moderate Hand Injury

Reduced the functional ability of your hand/ or fingers – £22,000 to £47,000

Serious Hand Injury

Including amputation of one or both hands – £47,000 to £153,000

What Are The Estimated Wrist Injury Compensation Payouts?

Below is a list of roughly estimated amounts of compensation you could receive.

 Or alternatively if you would like to get an accurate estimated figure then try our claims compensation calculator and find out how much you could receive.

Minor Wrist Injury

Minor sprains or fractures that may require simple bandaging, but a full recovery is expected – £2,000 to £3,500

Serious Wrist Injury

Injury leading to a broken wrist or soft tissue damage – £5,000 to £18,500

Severe Wrist Injury

Any wrist injury that causes permanent damage to the wrist and restricts the movement/flexibility – £18,500 to £45,500

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