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Compensation is awarded based on the symptoms of your injury, and not the type of injury suffered. This means the values given are only estimates and should not be used as a reference for how much compensation you should expect to receive for your case.

Whilst we do make an effort to keep the information on this website as accurate and up-to-date as possible, you should only treat this information as a guideline. We do not accept liability for any inaccurate or out-of-date information contained on this website at any given time.

A list of the most common finger injuries, hand injuries and their claim worth can be found below.

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Thumb injuries (£1,600 ~ £26,600)

You could be awarded between £1,600 and £26,600 as compensation for suffering a thumb injury in an accident.

The lower end of the bracket applies to minor thumb injuries such as a thumb dislocation. These are injuries that can cause severe pain in the thumb, but a full recovery is made within a few months. Moderate injuries such as thumb fractures where the tendons and nerves are damaged can cause impairment of sensation and function. The higher end of the bracket applies to severe thumb injuries that result in partial amputation of the thumb.

Thumb amputation (£27,000 ~ £41,600)

You could be awarded between £27,000 and £41,600 as compensation for suffering amputated thumbs in an accident.

A thumb amputation is the surgical removal of the thumb from the hand. This surgery is only considered when the thumb has been damaged beyond repair by either injury or infection. The removal of the thumb will impair your grip, as well as cause cosmetic disfigurement. The lower end of the bracket applies to the loss of one thumb, rising to the higher value for the loss of both.

Find out how we can help if you have suffered a thumb amputation as a result of an accident.

Vibration white finger (£2,200 ~ £29,200)

You could be awarded between £2,200 and £29,200 as compensation for suffering vibration white finger from work.

Vibration white finger (VWF), or hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) as it is more correctly known, is an industrial disease. It is a progressive condition caused by working with powerful vibration tools for a long time. Symptoms include pain in the fingers that can sometimes be felt going up your arm; the loss of grip strength, loss of manual dexterity in the fingers, numbness of the fingers; and your fingers turning white. The people who work in the construction, agriculture and manufacturing industries are most likely to suffer from vibration white finger.

Find out more about vibration white finger and how we can help you.

Broken fingers (£3,000 ~ £27,900)

You could be awarded between £3,000 and £27,900 as compensation for suffering broken fingers in an accident.

You can break your fingers by fracturing the bones in your fingers. The amount of compensation you can claim for your broken fingers will depend on the severity of the damage and how quickly you recover. Serious fractures or injury to your fingers or tendons may result in partial amputation of your fingers, permanent disfigurement, loss of sensation and impairment of grip and function.

Finger amputation (£6,500 ~ £69,000)

You could be awarded between £6,500 and £69,000 as compensation for suffering amputated fingers in an accident.

Amputation is the surgical removal of a limb from the body. The amputation of your fingers can cause impairment to your grip and also cosmetic disfigurement. The lower end of this bracket starts with the amputation of the little finger. The higher end of this bracket applies to the amputation of your index, middle and ring fingers. If all of your fingers have been amputated, then you should look at the brackets for hand amputation for a more accurate guideline to your injury.

Find out how we can help if you have suffered a finger amputation as a result of an accident.

Hand injuries (£700 ~ £47,000)

You could be awarded between £700 and £47,000 as compensation for suffering amputated hands in an accident.

Hand injuries that you can claim for include hand fractures, penetrating wounds, soft tissue injuries and deep lacerations. Your entitlement will depend on your recovery and whether permanent disability is caused, even after surgery. Serious hand injury cases will likely cause you to suffer reduced and limited hand functions, loss of grip or severely reduced grip strength, and cosmetic disfigurement. Serious damage to both of your hands can even exceed the higher figure in the bracket.

Hand amputation (£73,100 ~ £153,200)

You could be awarded between £73,000 and £153,200 as compensation for suffering an amputated hand in an accident.

Amputation is the surgical removal of a limb from the body. A hand amputation is only considered when the hand has been crushed or has suffered a severe infection. The lower end of this bracket starts from single hand amputation. The higher end of this bracket applies to when both your hands have been amputated.

Find out how we can help if you have suffered a hand amputation as a result of an accident.

Can’t find your injury?

Don’t worry if you cannot find your injury or condition. You can still claim even if your injury is not listed as there are too many injuries to cover. If your doctor has diagnosed that you are suffering from an injury or condition, and you think it could be the result of a recent accident or incident, then bring your claim to us and we can help you look into it.

Claiming compensation for a hand injury

Have you suffered a finger or hand injury that wasn’t your fault? If yes, then call us today for expert advice in your free initial consultation. We are personal injury specialists and deal with finger and hand injury claims regularly. We can genuinely offer you the most relevant injury advice for your claim.

If we can help you, then we will support and guide you from your very first call till the end of your claim. We can provide you with the resources to fight your claim. We can support you with your recovery, treatment and more. Unless stated otherwise, all of our claims are no win no fee.

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