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Hand Injury Compensation Claims

We understand the impact a broken hand or similar injury can have on your life – from preventing you working, hindering everyday tasks and stopping you doing the things you enjoy, such as sports or hobbies. Our hand injury claims solicitors will help you to adjust while we seek to secure you compensation.

How To Make A Hand Injury Claim

Call us on 0800 056 4110 and we’ll take you through a free initial consultation. We’ll ask you how the injury happened, who you believe is responsible, and how it’s affected your life.

If we think you have a claim, we’ll approach the person or organisation you believe is at fault. If they accept responsibility, we’ll negotiate a compensation settlement for you that takes into account your pain, suffering and the impact on your life.

If we think you have a claim but the other party doesn’t admit responsibility, we’ll still fight for compensation for you – all the way to court if necessary.

Alongside your settlement, we can also help you access rehabilitation if needed. We can help you with many injuries, including:

  • A hand crush injury
  • Breaks and fractures
  • Occupational dermatitis
  • Digital injuries such as finger sprain
  • Repetitive strain
  • Burns
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Nerve damage
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Lacerations
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Hand arm vibration syndrome
  • Amputation.

Hand injuries can vary tremendously from fairly minor, temporary issues to serious life-changing injuries. We understand the impacts these can have on your life and will help as much as we can with treatment and compensation.

How Long Do You Have To Make A Hand Injury Claim?

The standard time limits for hand injury claims are three years. These can either be from the date of the injury or the date you realised you were injured, for example, if a doctor diagnosed you with repetitive strain injury.  However, there are some exceptions, for example, criminal assault claims have a time limit of two years.

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Hand Injury?

Many factors affect your settlement, so there are no pre-determined compensation amounts. Our claims specialists will assess:

  • The severity of the pain and damage
  • Inability to work or carry out daily tasks
  • Inability to carry out hobbies
  • Mental effects such as depression.

We’ll not only help you to claim for the initial damage, but also for any long-term effects your injury may have had, from rehabilitation to counselling.

No Win No Fee Hand Injury Claims

The majority of our hand injury claims are ‘no win, no fee’. This means that yours and your opponent’s legal fees are covered if you’re unsuccessful*. If you’re successful, your opponent will pay most of your legal costs. Any costs not paid by your opponent will be deducted from your total compensation.

Why Choose Us?

Our friendly nationwide team has decades of experience handling personal injury claims. Our leading legal experts have dealt with thousands of claims just like yours. This doesn’t mean you won’t be treated as an individual however – we’ll listen to your story and deal with your claim sensitively.

We understand how serious your injuries can be, which is why we have a special client liaison team for life-changing injuries. They can help you access rehabilitation, therapy or interim compensation payments as part of the service. Our aim is to get you the compensation you deserve while helping you with treatment for your hand injury.

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    • What If I Don't qualify for no win no fee?
    • If your case doesn’t meet the no win, no fee criteria, there may be other options available to you.

      You may have Legal Expenses Insurance on your home insurance policy, for example, or you may be a member of a trade union which covers legal expenses. We’ll discuss the best options for you during your initial consultation. 

    • Who Will pay my compensation?
    • If you’re claiming against an employer, for example, if you weren’t trained on how to use some equipment, your claim will most likely be settled by your employer’s insurance.  Similarly, insurers are responsible for paying compensation for road traffic accidents, or injuries that happened in public as a result of poor safety standards, for example, badly maintained sports facilities.

      Medical negligence claims will either be against the NHS or a private medical provider.

      For criminal assault claims, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) will pay out if the person who assaulted you doesn’t have the means to pay.

    • Are there exceptions to the three-year time limit?
    • Adults can make claims for children up until their 18th birthday. If they reach 18 and a claim hasn’t been made for them, they can make their own claim up until their 21st birthday.

      There’s no time limit to make claims on behalf of people who lack the mental capacity to make a claim themselves.

      If your claim relates to a criminal assault, generally the limit is two years. However, this can be extended in some circumstances, for example if you were too ill to claim.

      If you were injured by a faulty product, you’ll have 10 years from the product launch date to make a claim.

      Finally, if the injury happened abroad, the time limit may be shorter. We can advise you on specific regions.

      Regardless of the circumstances of your injury, get in touch with us as soon as possible. The earlier you contact us, the easier it is for us to gather evidence to support your claim. 

    • What are interim compensation payments?
    • Where applicable, interim compensation payments cover ongoing costs while you recover from your hand injury, for example, travel expenses to and from hospital. These funds are awarded before your final settlement and will be deducted from your final compensation amount. We’ll let you know if we think you will benefit from interim compensation payments.

    • what if my opponent doesn't accept responsibility?
    • We always try to negotiate an out-of-court settlement for you as this is generally less stressful for all parties, particularly during difficult recovery periods. If your opponent denies responsibility or disagrees with the proposed settlement, we’ll begin court proceedings.

      Often, even when trial dates have been set, claims are settled before reaching court. If it does go to court, we’ll guide you through every step.

If I did not understand anything, I would just ask him to explain things and he would explain it all to me.”

Peter, client

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