Get Compensation For A Finger Injury At Work

This article will provide information on how to get compensation for a finger injury at work. If your injury was caused due to a breach of duty of care, you might be entitled to compensation. We will discuss the duty of care you are owed further in this guide as well as potential accidents that may occur due to negligence. 

Finger injury at work

Finger injury at work claim guide

Important details are also included that relate to No Win No Fee agreements. We’ll take a closer look at the benefits of these agreements and how you can start the process of claiming compensation.

In most cases, there is a general work injury claim time limit of three years to start your claim from the date of the accident. Due to this, we recommend beginning the claims process as soon as possible. However, exceptions can apply; our team of advisors can tell you more about what these are.

For further information on claiming finger injury workers compensation, please read on. Or to speak to one of our advisors, use the following details:

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  1. Can I Make A Finger Injury At Work Claim?
  2. What Accidents Lead To Finger Injury Claims?
  3. Evidence For A Finger Injury At Work
  4. How Much Compensation Can I Get?
  5. How To Work With A No Win No Fee Lawyer
  6. Extra Information About Making A Finger Injury At Work Claim

Can I Make A Finger Injury At Work Claim?

In order to claim compensation, you need to show that a breach in duty of care led to an accident in which you were injured. When you’re at work, your employer has a responsibility to ensure your safety; this is referred to as a duty of care.

Injuries can occur in multiple environments due to employer negligence. Including:

  • Office accidents: Employees are at risk of tripping over and being struck by falling objects when equipment isn’t stored away correctly.
  • Warehouse and factory injuries: Heavy machinery is commonly used in these environments. If the person using it is not trained to do so, this can lead to collisions between members of staff and moving objects. This could cause a thumb injury
  • Retail accidents: Slip, trip and fall hazards in a shopping centre could include spills that are not signposted or cleaned up within a reasonable amount of time. 

If you’ve suffered from a finger injury at work due to your employer’s negligence, you could claim compensation from them. Our team are available to answer your questions; simply get in touch for free legal advice.

Injury At Work Statistics

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) produces statistics on non-fatal injuries in the workplace in 2020/21. 

There were 18,988 instances of injuries to the upper limb locations as reported to HSE under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013. 5,181 of these were to one or more fingers or thumbs.

Please continue reading for more information on finger injury at work claims. Or speak to one of our advisors to see if you could be connected with a lawyer from our panel. 

What Accidents Lead To Finger Injury Claims?

Accidents can occur in the workplace when an employer is negligent. All employers owe their employees a duty of care. This is outlined in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

Employers must do all they reasonably can to keep their staff safe. Accidents can occur when this duty of care is breached.

You can suffer a finger injury at work in multiple ways. This includes:

  • A crushing injury from a heavy object that was stored away incorrectly
  • Cut finger on sharp objects that staff weren’t trained to use
  • A hand injury caused by machinery which was overdue for maintenance repairs and malfunctioned as a result 

An employer doesn’t need to do everything to stop an accident resulting in injury from happening. Instead, they only need to take reasonable steps.

Risk assessments should be carried out so that employers can identify hazards to health and safety. It’s not enough for them to identify risks, however. Reasonable steps must be taken to reduce or remove the risk to safety, and a failure to do this is a breach of duty of care.

You may be owed compensation if you’ve suffered from injuries such as a broken finger at work as a result of negligence. Speak to an advisor today to see if you have a valid claim. 

Evidence For A Finger Injury At Work 

In order to make a work injury claim, you need to prove that your employer has acted negligently and that this led directly to an accident in which you were injured. This can be done by gathering evidence.

Evidence can include the following:

  • Pictures of the scene of the accident 
  • Photographs of your injuries as you recover
  • Details of witnesses that can provide statements at a later date 
  • Records of the incident from the accident book. All workplaces with 10 or more employees must. by law, have an accident book on site
  • Hospital reports and medical records to show the treatment you needed for your injuries 
  • CCTV footage to show how the accident occurred. You can request CCTV footage of yourself. 

You may also need to attend an additional independent medical assessment as part of your work accident claim. This will show how severe your injuries are and determine if there may be any long-term damage, further assisting in correctly valuing your claim.

If you choose to work with one of the lawyers from our panel, then they might be able to arrange this in your local area. This can reduce the amount that you need to travel. Speak with an advisor today for more information on claiming after a finger injury at work.

How Much Compensation Can I Get?

Personal injury compensation has two potential heads. General damages relate to your physical and psychological pain and suffering that your injuries have caused you. Special damages reimburse you for the financial losses incurred due to your injuries. 

We’ve included the table below using figures from the Judicial College Guidelines  (JCG) to help you see how much your workplace accident claim could be worth. Legal professionals use this document as a guide to help them value claims. Please be advised that the following information is not guaranteed for a case with the respective injuries. 

Total or Effective Loss of Both Hands£140,660 - £201,490Extensive damage to both hands rendering them unusable. If there is any function left it will be minimal.
Total or Effective Loss of One Hand£96,160 - £109,650This bracket will be appropriate where all fingers, as well as some of the palm, have been surgically amputated.
Amputation of Index and Middle and/or Ring Fingers£61,910 - £90,750Hand becomes almost unusable and grip remains very weak
Serious Damage To Both Hands£55,820 - £84,570The injuries will have a cosmetic impact, and function in the hands will have been lost to a significant degree
Serious Hand Injuries£29,000 - £61,910Where the capacity of the hand is reduced to around half.
Loss of Thumb £35,520 - £54,830Where the thumb is lost completely.
Severe Fractures to FingersUp to £36,740May lead to partial amputations resulting in deformity and reduction in function.
Less Serious Hand Injury£14,450 - £29,000Crushing injury that impairs the function of the hand to a significant degree.
Total and Partial Loss of Index Finger£12,170 - £18,740As well as loss, also covers cases of injury to the index finger that cause disfigurement and impaired grip
Fracture of Index Finger£9,110 - £12,240Although the fracture will have mended quickly, grip will remain impaired. Heavy use will cause pain.

If you’re entitled to special damages, you’ll need to provide evidence of this to get the full amount you’re entitled to. For example, if you were unable to work and lost earnings as a result, you could provide a payslip to demonstrate that this is the case.

You can speak to our advisors today for a more accurate assessment of your claim for a finger injury at work. 

How To Work With A No Win No Fee Solicitor

You may be interested in making a finger injury at work claim with a No Win No Fee agreement in place. This will help you fund legal representation without having to worry about the upfront costs that this is usually associated with. A popular kind of No Win No Fee agreeConditional Fee Agreement.

Additionally, if your claim does not succeed, you aren’t required to pay your solicitor for their services at all. If your claim succeeds, there is a small success fee to pay. This percentage is deducted from your overall compensation settlement before you receive it, and is legally limited to prevent you from being overcharged. Your solicitor will discuss all of this with you before starting your claim.

For more information on No Win No Fee agreements and to see if you could be connected with a solicitor, contact our team today. Our advisors can assist you with anything you may be unsure of. They can offer you free legal advice.

Start A Finger Injury At Work Claim Today

If you want to see if you have a valid claim, our advisors are available at any time to speak to you. If they believe your claim has a good chance at success, you can be put through to a solicitor from our panel. 

To start the process today, contact our team at the following details:

Extra Information About Making A Finger Injury At Work Claim

For more support on personal injury, we have attached the following links that may be of use to you:

Soft tissue Injury: Finger– Information from the NHS

Request CCTV footage that you appear in– Guidance from the government

Reportable incidents– A list of injuries that must be reported to the HSE if they are work-related

Or to read more of our guides, please use the following links:

Please get in touch if you have any more queries about making a finger injury at work claim. 

Writer Jess Angler 

Publisher Fern Stringer