Hand injury claim information and advice
If you have any questions or need expert advice about accident claims and compensation for your hand injury claim, talk to one of our friendly, legally trained advisors now, on 0800 689 0500.
Have you injured your hand?
Each year, thousands of people suffer due to hand injuries. This type of injury can significantly affect your life and activities. It might stop you from working, looking after your family, and doing what you enjoy. Even simple activities, such as getting dressed or using your phone, can become tricky.
If you have an accident, you need the right help, tailored to your situation. When an accident or injury to your hand isn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay for the consequences, or chase around trying to find the right specialist.
Making a claim for compensation might seem like extra hassle, but we make it simple to get the right advice and help, with just one free phone call. Our support will help you to recover more quickly.
Compensation can really help to ease the stress, covering medical costs, loss of earnings, housing and travel costs, and continuing care. It also compensates you for the pain and suffering. If you suffer a more serious injury, it can help you adapt your home, car and way of life.
Get the right treatment
Sometimes a hand injury is acute, caused by a single accident.
Other injuries may develop over time. Repetitive strain injury (RSI), for example, can occur if you repeat the same actions over a long period. Repeated motion and RSI can also lead to or worsen carpal tunnel syndrome.
For any injury, it’s essential to seek medical help promptly. If you decide to make a claim for compensation, this will help to back up your case.
Why claim for a hand injury?
An injury to your hand is likely to restrict your daily activities. A chronic hand injury can take a long time to heal, and might flare up again in future. Often, it costs time and money to put things right.
If you need to take periods away from work, you may find it difficult to keep up with the mortgage, rent or household bills. You might also have to depend on someone else to help you. Claiming compensation for loss of earnings could enable you and your family to cope.
Cyclists and motorcyclists in road traffic accidents are especially vulnerable to hand injuries. It’s also common for injuries occur in the workplace. If you injure your hand while working, you might be tempted to blame yourself – but in fact, your employer has a duty to keep you safe. For example, if your job involves lifting, typing, or assembly line work, you should have been trained in how to do this safely, using the proper equipment.
It’s important to make sure details of your accident and injury are recorded in your employer’s accident book. Making a claim for compensation can also help to protect others. If you report dangerous working conditions or practices, this could reduce the risk of injury for your colleagues.
If your employer was negligent and could have done more to keep you safe, you can claim compensation. Usually, your employer’s liability insurance will cover the compensation award, so no one will lose out.
Can you claim for your hand injury?
We help people to claim compensation for a range of hand injuries. Each case is different, but we will work on your behalf to make sure you get the right amount of compensation.
To make a claim, generally you’ll need to be able to answer ‘yes’ to the following questions:
- Did the accident happen within the last three years?
- Did someone else cause the accident?
- Did you suffer injury?
As we help you to build your case, we’ll consider:
- Your pain and suffering
- Any loss of earnings due to time off work
- Impact on your ability to work and earn in future
- The effects your injury has had on your social life and hobbies
- Costs of medical treatment, medication and home adaptation
- Any care you’ve received, even if it’s been given for free
How do you start a claim?
It’s simple and free to find out if you can claim. Just call one of our friendly, legally trained advisors on 0800 689 0500, who will tell you if we can help.
We’ll let you know whether you can make a claim, but we won’t pressure you to take action. We can give advice, put you in touch with experts, and guide you through the process of making a successful claim.
We will help you pull together everything you need to support your claim, and lead you through each step. There is no complicated paperwork, and it will not cost you anything. Our personal injury lawyers work on a no win no fee* basis. Whatever the outcome, you won’t be out of pocket. We take the burden and do the hard work for you. To find out more, call 0800 689 0500.
The quickest way to start your claim is to fill in our online claim form. One of our advisors will then get in touch to discuss the details of your claim, and help you to get the compensation you’re due.
You can also use our online claim calculator to get an idea of how much compensation you could receive if your claim is successful.
Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?
As part of the UK’s largest personal injury specialist law firm, we work for thousands of people who have been injured. We will help you claim compensation successfully, and get the right support to recover.
Over the years, we’ve developed a breadth of expertise to help you make a successful claim. With one phone call to 0800 689 0500, you can get confidential advice and enlist our support in a range of areas. We work to understand what you need, then offer the best possible assistance.
We make it simple for you to get the right advice and claim for compensation.
Our friendly, legally trained advisors will assess your situation and guide you through the next steps to get you the most compensation with the least fuss.
Category: Hand injury claim