Are you looking for finger amputation advice? Losing a finger is a devastating experience for anyone who is unfortunate enough to go through this trauma. If you are one of the people who have lost one or more fingers in a workplace accident, our specialist amputation claim solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline can help you obtain a substantial settlement for your physical pain and emotional suffering. In addition, our professionals have extensive experience in securing interim payments to help with the cost of medical treatments and rehabilitation. Thus, by simply approaching us at Accident Advice Helpline, you will benefit not only from qualified finger amputation advice, but also from an early start on your recovery.
Who is responsible for your injury?
Amputation injuries often take place in dangerous work environments, such as construction sites, farms, mines and factories. If you have suffered an amputation whilst at work and you can prove that your employer’s negligence was part of the accident, then you may file a claim against your employer.
Under UK law, employers can be held responsible for their employees’ accidents and injuries associated only if workers can prove a breach of duty on the part of their employers. Examples of breach of duty of care could include failure to maintain machinery in good working condition, failure to provide workers with appropriate personal protective equipment and failure to train staff sufficiently and appropriately before asking them to complete certain tasks. It is also possible for an employee to hold his or her employer vicariously liable for the wrongdoings of other employees. This means that an employee can file a compensation claim against his or her employer even though another employee has caused the accident.
Traumatic amputation claims are different from other personal injury claims. Although it is well known that about 65% of amputees develop different psychiatric conditions, such as the “phantom limb” syndrome, personal injury solicitors are required to prove the extent of which an amputation affects the life of a person if they want to secure a certain level – usually higher – of compensation. Furthermore, lawyers must back up their decision to include counselling for psychiatric and emotional trauma within amputation claims with incontestable evidence, such as medical reports, issued by specialists.
When settling the compensation award, your lawyer will take into account what part and how many fingers you have lost. The amount of compensation you can expect to receive ranges from £2,500 to £13,500 for partial loss of fingers. The lowest amount is usually given for the partial loss of the less significant finger (little finger), whilst the highest amount is awarded for the partial loss of the most important fingers (index and thumb). Complete amputation payouts for one or more fingers range between £5,500 and £65,000. If your hand’s ability has been greatly affected due to the loss of more than one finger, you might receive a higher compensation award.
At Accident Advice Helpline, our legal specialists have already recovered millions of pounds in damages for clients with amputations. As part of your finger amputation claim, our solicitors will not only offer you specialised finger amputation advice, but also help you get back the dignity and joy that has been taken out of your life.