Severing a finger is a rarity, no matter how the incident is caused. It is particularly rare for something like this to occur in the workplace, primarily because there are assorted health and safety rules that ensure all potentially dangerous situations and hazards are dealt with. Things such as risk assessments and focusing on reducing potential risks are all able to ensure people are safe in whatever workplaces they happen to go to each day.
Unfortunately, there are still cases where someone may suffer an accident at work that could potentially lead to severing a finger or even a limb. Many of us don’t think too much about our fingers or the many things we rely on them for. We may only realise how vital they are when we lose one. Accident Advice Helpline has already advised people on how to approach incidents like this when they occur at work or through some other means that may be someone else’s fault.
How can severing a finger change a person’s life?
If this happens at work it may soon become apparent that the individual may not be able to return to the job they were previously doing. This could be because of the inability to continue that job when a digit has been lost. It could also equally be because the individual feels unable to return to the place where the accident occurred. Some people move into other areas at the same business, while others move businesses or even change the line of work they have been in for some time.
It is also possible to experience upset and stress as a consequence of such an injury. In this case it is possible that someone might have more than just physical injuries to recover from. If this can be proven to have occurred as a result of the injuries, it could lead to compensation.
Recovering both physically and mentally
It can take time to recover from such an injury, both in a physical and a mental sense. It could be the finger may be able to be re-attached, whereas in other cases this may not be possible.
Have you suffered an incident such as this at work or elsewhere? Was someone else negligent in allowing it to happen? Call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 and determine whether you can start up a no win, no fee* compensation claim.