Hand Injury Compensation Claims
We specialise in hand injury compensation claims. We recover the 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, a hand injury could harm to your financial situation. It may mean you require extra support; for instance, modifications may need to be made to your home. You may also not be able to work, which would result in a loss of earnings.
We are able to pursue hand injury claims for compensation to cover loss of earnings and other associated costs.
Types of Hand Injury Claims
A hand injury can 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 claims, including minor and more complex cases. Below, we’ve outlined 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 as the result of road traffic accidents or in industrial accidents at work, often due to health and safety negligence.
For example: you may claim broken hand compensation for an injury at work after it 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. If this was due to the negligence of another party, our solicitors can offer the legal advice you need to make a hand injury compensation claim.
Tendon troubles usually result from a penetrating injury and require immediate action. Tendons help your hand to function as it does, so, 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, and 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, and we ca start to discuss hand injury compensation amounts.
Hand Joint Injuries
Hand joint injuries refers to incidences 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 accident was caused by a slip, trip or fall.
Sprains and dislocations can cause significant discomfort and pain, and may also result in a loss of earnings whilst they heal. While sprains and dislocations usually heal within a few weeks, you can still claim for hand injury compensation. Our expert team can advise on whether it is likely your hand injury compensation claim will be successful.
Causes of Hand Injuries
There are various reasons that individuals might want to make hand injury claims. However, the most common examples of hand injury compensation claims include:.
- Slips, Trips and Falls – hand injury compensation can be won if you fall due to an obstacle left on the floor, uneven ground or an 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 claim.
- Accidents at Work – your hand may be struck by something heavy, become trapped in a machine or penetrated by something sharp. 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 compensation claim, the accident must have occurred as a result of somebody else’s negligence; you will have to prove the injury could have been avoided in different circumstances. For example, hand injury claims may require you to provide evidence that training on machinery was insufficient or that the ground you tripped on was uneven or slippery.
If you are unsure whether you have grounds for a claim, call The Compensation Experts team. After hearing the details of your case, we will be able to offer 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 discretion 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), the compensation amount will be significantly lower than if you suffered injuries with life-changing effects, such as the loss of a hand or loss of hand function.
When you get in touch, we’ll go through the hand injury compensation calculator process with you, taking into account loss of earnings. 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
Once submitted, a member of our team will respond 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 hand injury claims experience.
Our team boasts unrivalled industry knowledge and the sensitivity to take on even the most complex of hand injury claims. We work with No Win No Fee* solicitors nationwide, to ensure you get the help you need, without any inconvenience. Also, we will never pressure you to make a hand injury claim; we offer free impartial advice and support with no commitment necessary.
*conditions may apply
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered a hand injury in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to claim compensation
If you were a child at the time of the accident, you might have a longer period to make a hand injury claim.
How much could I claim?
Every accident is different, so hand injury compensation amounts vary from case to case. Whether you’re claiming compensation for a hand injury at work, in a public place, or elsewhere, contributing factors include the extent of your injuries, loss of earnings, and estimated future losses.
Our dedicated team of hand injury compensation experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
When making a hand injury claim, it’s important to know what to expect from the process. That’s why we make your claim as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence, before notifying the negligent party that you wish to begin hand injury claim proceedings. Your solicitor will negotiate on your behalf, and keep you up to date every step of the way.