Are you wondering ‘how much compensation could I get for a thumb injury?’
You may have had an accident in the last three years which was not your fault, and be wondering ‘how much compensation could I get for a thumb injury?’
Alternatively you may have been diagnosed with a work-related injury or even an occupational disease, and be thinking how much compensation could I get for my illness? It is very hard to give an accurate answer to questions such as these because there are so many things that have to be taken into consideration in when calculating compensation for personal injury claims.
How much compensation could I get for a thumb injury?
‘How much compensation could I get for a thumb injury’? may seem like a straightforward question, but the answer is more complex than you might think. Here are some thumb injuries and the amounts of compensation you could be awarded for each. These amounts come from the Judicial Studies Board’s guidelines.
- For the loss of a thumb you could receive between £23,250 and £36,000.
- For a very serious thumb injury, when part of it has been amputated or cut off at the base and been grafted, but it is virtually useless and deformed, you could get between £12,900 and £23,000.
- For a serious thumb injury, perhaps the amputation of the tip, nerve damage or a fracture when wires have had to be put into it, you would get between £8,250 and £11,000.
- For a moderate thumb injury, you could expect to receive between £6,300 and £8,250.
- For severe dislocation of the thumb you can get between £2,600 and £4,450.
- For a minor injury to a thumb, such as a fracture which would heal completely over time, you could expect to receive approximately £2,600.
- For what is classed as a trivial injury to a thumb, you could get around £1,450.
However, compensation also covers things such as loss of earnings for when you couldn’t work because of your injury, as well as the costs of medical treatment and medical costs, such as prescription charges, although you will need to keep receipts to claim these. You can be compensated for money you have had to spend because of your injury if you would not otherwise have incurred such costs. The purpose of compensation is to ensure that you are not worse off in financial terms than you were before your accident.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you believe that you have good grounds for making a personal injury claim and can prove that negligence on the part of another person was responsible for your accident or illness, then you could contact us at Accident Advice Helpline for advice about making a claim.
Visit our website and take the 30-second test which estimates how much you might get in compensation. Afterwards, you could call us on one of our numbers: – call 0800 689 0500 on a landline or 0333 500 0993 on a mobile for expert legal advice. Why not call now.
Date Published: 4th October 2013