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Finger Injury Compensation Claims

You may have had an accident, be suffering from repetitive strain injury or even lost a finger. We understand how seriously this can affect your day-to-day life and our finger injury claims solicitors will strive to get you the compensation you deserve while you recover.

How To Make A Finger Injury Claim

For your free initial consultation, speak to our team on 0800 056 4110. We’ll take you through a series of simple questions about the injury, including how it happened, who you believe is at fault, and the effect it’s had on 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 is reflective of your pain, and the general 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.

We can help if you’ve suffered from any of the following:

  • Breaks, fractures and dislocations
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Lacerations
  • Crush injuries
  • Vibration white finger
  • Amputation.

You may be able to fully recover from your injury, or you may suffer life-changing injuries, for example in the case of amputation. We understand that the impacts go beyond the physical damage, which is why we strive to secure the compensation you deserve to get you the help you need.

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

The standard time limits for finger injuries are generally three years, however criminal assault claims have a limit of two years.  There are also different time limits if you were overseas when your accident happened.

If you believe you have a repetitive strain injury, you can claim for three years since the date you realised you were injured, for example if you were diagnosed by a doctor.

No matter what happened to you, we recommend getting in touch with us as soon as possible. The earlier you get in touch, the easier it is for us to gather the evidence we need to support your claim.

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Finger Injury?

There are no set compensation amounts for finger injuries as every claim is different. Your settlement will depend on many factors, including the severity of your injury. For example, a settlement for finger amputation would be much higher than one for a broken finger. Our claims specialists will assess:

  • The severity of the damage
  • Loss of earnings
  • The impact on you and your loved ones
  • Whether or not you’ll need ongoing support.

We’ll also take into account which finger has been injured – for example, losing a thumb or index finger could seriously affect your ability to carry out your daily activities, as opposed to a little finger.

No Win No Fee Finger Injury Claims

Most of our finger 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 the majority of your legal costs. Any costs not paid by your opponent will come out of your total compensation.

Why Choose Us?

With our team of legal specialists up and down the country, we can help you to get the compensation you deserve for your finger injury. We’ve dealt with thousands of claims just like yours and helped to secure billions of pounds in settlements, but that doesn’t mean we won’t treat you as an individual.

Our friendly personal injury specialists will listen to your story guide you through the claims process, keeping you up-to-date in plain English at every stage.

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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?
    • The majority of finger injury claims are against employers, from accidents to ongoing repetitive strain caused by workplace tasks. In these cases, the employer’s insurers will cover the settlement. Insurers will also cover claims for accidents that happened in public, or if you’re claiming against a driver. 

      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 finger 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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