Hand injuries are quite common, accounting for approximately 10% of all A&E admissions. Whilst many people suffer relatively minor hand injuries, from which a full recovery is made, others are not so fortunate. With so many intricate bones and a complex network of nerves and tendons, it is all too easy for a hand injury to lead to permanent loss of movement, and/or feeling.
Losing the full use of your hand can have a devastating impact on your quality of life. The simplest of things, such as pouring a drink or getting dressed, become a big struggle. It can be extremely difficult to adjust to the loss of independence.
The most common cause of hand injuries is workplace accidents, many of which are due to employer negligence. Such incidents are often the result of health and safety procedures being ignored, or failure on the employer's part to ensure that members of staff receive appropriate training.
Other times a hand injury can be caused by the negligence of a colleague, whether it's a floor not being adequately cleaned after a spillage, boxes being piled up where they aren't supposed to be or failure to report faulty equipment. There are all manner of incidents that can occur through negligence, which lead to all types of hand injuries including cuts, fractures, nerve and tendon damage and even amputations.
Other common causes of hand injuries include road traffic accidents, slip/trip/fall incidences in public places and criminal activity. If you have suffered a hand injury because of someone else's negligence, then you are entitled to make a hand injury claim for compensation.
The amount of hand injury compensation that you are entitled to, will be largely down to the extent of your injuries. The following guideline figures serve as estimates:
Your claim is dealt with on a no win no fee basis, and if your claim is successful you will receive 100% of your compensation - our fee is covered by the costs incurred by the other party's insurers.
A highly experienced solicitor will deal with your entire claim, whose knowledge and experience is specific to the type of injury you have sustained. This considerably increases the likelihood of you receiving the maximum possible compensation amount.
We believe in making the claims process as easy as possible for our clients - the less input from you, the more time you have to concentrate on making a full recovery.
Simply call us on 0800 085 3627 and speak to one of our advisors, or complete our hand injury claim form. We start working on your claim from the moment you contact us.