Average compensation payout for a hand injury
Hand injury compensation is available to claim when a person suffers an injury to their hands that was not their fault. The claim is intended to compensate for any pain and suffering caused by the accident, and also to cover any losses of earnings or medical expenses
When can I claim?
You can claim if you are able to prove that your injury was caused by the negligence of another party such as your employer, another driver or the local council. In the example of the workplace, such accidents can occur if you have received insufficient training, there is a lack of safety equipment, or you are operating dangerous or faulty machinery. Under UK law employers are required to ensure that all parts of your body are kept away from danger in the operation of machinery. If they fail to ensure this then you are liable to claim against them.
It is always recommended to make your claim as soon as possible. All legal proceedings in an accident have to start within, at most, 3 years of the accident; although this deadline can be extended in special circumstances.
How much will I receive?
The amount of hand injury compensation you can receive depends on the specific circumstances of your case. The average compensation payout for a hand injury can provide an estimate but each case will be decided on its own merits.
What is the average compensation payout for a hand injury?
The complex nature of the hand and its many different bones causes a widely varying nature of injuries and this is reflected in the range of compensation available.
In most cases, injuries to your dominant hands will result in greater compensation:
- Loss of both hands; £90,000 – £129,000 compensation
- Loss of one hand; £70,000-£90,000
These are for the most serious injuries and other compensation amounts scale downwards in reflection of the severity of the injury:
- Finger Fractures: £1,775 – £2,800
- Finger amputation: £5,100 – £14,000
- Dislocated thumb: £2,300 – £4,000
- Loss of thumb: up to £35,000
- Crushing of a hand: £1000 – £16,800
It is important to emphasise that these claim amounts are guidelines only and can’t be guaranteed.
How can Accident Advice Helpline help me?
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which specialises in personal injury compensation. Our friendly professional advisers are available on a freephone helpline answered 24/7. All our advisers work for your benefit and claimants can talk in full confidence with no obligation to proceed. All of our lawyers work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to ensure the best possible compensation result for you.