Hand Injury Compensation Claims
We specialise in hand injury compensation claims. We recover the compensatory damages you are entitled to for hand injuries caused by the negligence of somebody else.
Hand Injury Claims Solicitors
At The Compensation Experts, we understand that suffering from a serious hand injury can have a devastating effect on your life. It can leave you in pain or unable to carry out normal, everyday tasks.
Additionally, it could result in harm to your financial situation. A hand injury may mean you require extra support to help you cope with the injury. For instance, modifications may need to be made to your home. You may also not be able to work. This would result in a loss of earnings.
We are able to pursue compensation for your hand injury that can help to cover loss of earnings and other associated costs.
Types of Hand Injury Claims
A hand injury has the ability to drastically affect your quality of life. Whether you are in pain, or unable to work, you may be entitled to compensation if the injury was not your fault.
There are a wide range of hand injury types you can claim for, including minor and more complex cases. Below shows the type of cases we have successfully helped people claim hand injury compensation for.
A crush injury can occur if your hand is subject to impact by way of compressive force. This kind of injury commonly occurs in road traffic accidents or in industrial accidents at work. They often happen due to health and safety negligence.
For example, your hand may have become trapped in heavy machinery and crushed. This could affect your ability to use the hand until it has healed and can cause significant pain. Where negligence is involved by another party, it could be due to faulty machinery or improper training. Personal injury solicitors can offer the legal advice you need to make a hand injury compensation claim.
Troubles in the tendon usually result from a penetrating injury and require immediate action. Tendons help your hand to function as it does; the longer you delay medical attention, the higher the risk of loss of function in your hand. Loss of function in the hand could mean you require support for the rest of your life. You may never be able to return to work.
In order to make a successful hand injury claim, it is important that a medical expert diagnoses the problem swiftly, and identifies the root cause. Our expert team will then be able to determine whether negligence played a role in your hand injury.
Hand Joint Injuries
Hand joint injuries refers to injuries such as sprains and dislocations. Whilst it is often difficult to prove negligence in the case of hand joint injuries, you may have a case if the injury results from a slip, trip or fall.
Sprains and dislocations can cause significant discomfort and pain to sufferers. They may also result in a loss of earnings whilst they heal, although usually, these kinds of hand injuries will heal within a few weeks. That is not to say you are not eligible to make a claim. Our expert team can advise on whether it is likely your hand injury compensation claim will be successful.
Causes of Hand Injuries
Hand injuries can occur in a variety of ways. There are however some common causes that we often see when making hand injury compensation claims on behalf of our clients.
Common causes of hand injuries include:
- Slips, Trips and Falls – you may fall due to an obstacle left on the floor, uneven ground or unmarked slippery surfaces. If this is the case, negligence has played a role in your injury and you may be eligible to make a hand injury compensation claim.
- Accidents at Work – your hand may be struck by something heavy, become trapped in a machine or penetrated by something sharp. These accidents at work can happen when proper training is not given, or if proper safety measures are not put in place, for example, if hand guards on machinery have not been installed.
Am I Eligible to Make a Hand Injury Compensation Claim?
In order to make a hand injury claim for compensation, your hand injury must have occurred as a result of negligence on somebody else’s part. You will have to prove that your hand injury could have been avoided in different circumstances. For example, you may have to prove that training on machinery was insufficient or that the ground was uneven or slippery, causing you to injure your hand.
If you are unsure whether you have grounds for a claim, call The Compensation Experts team. After hearing the details of your case, they will be able to offer advice and guidance on whether your hand injury claim is likely to be successful.
What is the Time Limit to Make a Hand Injury Claim?
You must make your hand injury claim within 3 years of the date of injury. Court proceedings must have started within this timescale for your claim to count. Should you be unable to make a claim for reasons beyond your control, or if the case is particularly complex then the timescale may be extended, however, this will be at the will of the courts.
How Much Compensation Could I Get for a Hand Injury Claim?
The compensation amount will depend on the severity of your hand injury, and its impact on your life. For example, if your injury is expected to heal fully (i.e. a sprain or a broken bone) then the compensation amount will be significantly lower than for injuries with life-changing effects, such as the loss of a hand or loss of hand function.
Loss of earnings will also be taken into account when making a hand injury compensation claim. If you have been unable to work, then the longer your hand takes to heal, the more earnings you have missed out on. Where the injury is irreversible, and you are unable to return to your job, this will also be taken into account.
In order to get a better idea of how much compensation you could receive, speak to a member of our expert team.
Making a Hand Injury Claim
To make a hand injury compensation claim, contact us on our freephone number or fill out our claim form.
Once submitted, a member of our team will get in touch to discuss the details of your claim and determine whether you are likely to be successful. If you are eligible to make a claim, we will put you in touch with a solicitor with experience in cases like yours.
Our team boasts unrivalled industry knowledge and the sensitivity to take on even the most complex of hand injury cases. We work with solicitors nationwide to ensure you get the help you need, without any inconvenience. Also, we will never pressure you to make a claim. We offer free impartial advice and support with no commitment necessary.
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident. In these cases you may then have a longer period to claim.Find out more
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can also differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure. These include: extent of your injuries, loss of earnings, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.Find out more
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence. They will then notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be up to date every step of the way.Find out more