Finger amputation accidents
The finger may be a very small part of your body, but it is still vital for your everyday functioning. We use our fingers and thumbs for just about everything, so whatever your job involves, it is likely that you will need your fingers.
Accidents can lead to the loss of a finger in one of two ways, namely surgical amputation or traumatic amputation. An example of a surgical amputation would be if you injured your hand in an accident and went to hospital with your fingers still attached but, when assessing you, the doctors determined that a finger was so severely injured that they would have to remove it. In contrast, traumatic amputation occurs when the finger is amputated as a direct result of a trauma. For instance, your finger accidentally gets cut off by a machine with a faulty safety guard or a heavy object falls onto your finger, severing it from your hand.
Compensation for a finger amputation accident
The loss of a finger through amputation can have a significant impact on your life and if you have lost a finger in an accident that was not your fault, you could claim compensation. A claim of this nature could help compensate you for the following:
- Medical expenses incurred as a result of the accident.
- Other expenses incurred as a result of the accident and amputation. Examples could include travel costs to and from the hospital for treatment, physiotherapy expenses, etc.
- Loss of income for the time you have been away from work as a result of the amputation.
- Pain and suffering.
The amount of compensation that is awarded will also depend on which finger was lost. Some fingers are more important for the use of your hand than others. For example, losing a thumb is more detrimental than losing your little finger so the compensation awarded will be higher. Your thumb, index finger and middle finger are considered the most valuable fingers for the proper functioning of a hand.
Making your finger amputation accident claim
Call Accident Advice Helpline and let us help you make your finger amputation accident claim. Our free legal helpline is available 24 hours a day. When you call you will speak to one of our friendly legal advisors who will be able to put you in touch with the best solicitor for your case.
We have a team of expert personal injury lawyers who are experienced in handling finger amputation accident claims. Starting your claim will not cost you anything either as all of our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis. Call us now on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. You have nothing to lose.
Date Published: May 4, 2014
Author: David Brown