Can I claim for a hand injury? At Accident Advice Helpline we often get asked this question. Unfortunately, hand injuries are some of the most common injuries suffered, both at work and at home. If you consider all the things we use our hands for, it is easy to understand how a hand injury can impact every aspect of life. From typing to eating to holding our children or grandchildren, hands are how we grasp the world around us. Some hand injuries are simple accidents, whereas others may be caused by someone’s negligence, by using equipment improperly due to inadequate training, or by equipment malfunction. These are just some examples of cases where the injured party may be entitled to compensation.
Personal injury compensation may be requested for time lost from work, for medical expenses already paid and for projected medical expenses, such as the cost of ongoing physical therapy. It is often difficult in the hours and days after an accident to remember that some or all of the costs incurred in recovery may be borne by an at-fault party such as an equipment manufacturer or business. Hand injuries may take quite some time to heal and modifications to your daily life and job may be required, particularly in the case of a serious hand injury.
Contact us for a free assessment
The area of personal injury law can be complicated. That is why a free phone call to Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 180 4123 can provide the information you need to decide on the course of action that is best for you and your particular situation. Answer a few questions and you will have an assessment of your case. Should you decide to pursue a claim, your case will be referred to one of our experienced solicitors who will assist you throughout the claims process. You can also answer questions at the top of our website at www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk to view free information about possible claims situations.
Both the website and the free phone number are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for your convenience. The information needed typically includes when and where the injury occurred, what type of injury or injuries were sustained, and if there were any witnesses to the injury or accident. This information can be provided by the injured party or someone else who knows about the hand injury or other personal injury. Contact information for witnesses is also important, but do not delay in calling us or using the website if you do not have witness information. It is important, but can be gathered later as the claim progresses.
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We have been helping injured parties for over a decade and are here to help you. Call 0800 180 4123 or visit our website today and see if you may be eligible for compensation for your hand injury or other personal injury. The phone call or website visit is free and may provide the information you need to obtain compensation for your injury.
Date Published: August 2, 2014
Author: David Brown