Injured Finger at Work?
At first, you may think of an injured finger at work as a pretty minor and superficial ailment, but depending on the severity and longevity of the injury it can actually have a profound effect on the victim. For instance, if an injured finger at work occurred to the victims stronger hand and was serious enough to cause considerable pain whenever that hand was used, then an injured finger at work will mean that the person’s physical capabilities will be significantly reduced until their injury has healed. This is particularly pertinent for a person who may be involved in manual work, as having the reduced use of one hand due to an injured finger at work will mean that they cannot work as efficiently and may even have to have time away from work entirely.
What if the Injury Was not your Fault?
If the injury in question was somebody else’s fault then personal injury compensation could be available due to the difficulties that can arise from an injury as discussed above, not to mention the pain and mere fact of physical injury. The law states that if you are injured or fall ill and somebody else was to blame then you are entitled to seek this compensation due to the physical, emotional and financial implications of your injury. So, your injury occurred due to the actions of another party or to the negligence of your employer, then you may well be entitled to make such a compensation claim.
How Long do you Have to Claim?
For this injury you would have three years from the incident in question in which to begin claims proceedings, but if more time than this passes then you can no longer claim. This is the case as this type of claim fits within the majority of cases that are subject to this rule, but there are two kinds of claim which are exempt from the time limit. These are cases which relate to either an injury to a minor, or to an industrial disease such as Asbestos Poisoning.
Who Can Help you to Claim?
If you think you may have valid grounds for a claim, Accident Advice Helpline are the very best personal injury specialists to trust. They have over 13 years’ worth of experience of handling all manner of claims and always make it their mission to get claimants all of the compensation that they deserve. This fact has also been recognised by consumer champion Esther Rantzen who has awarded the company her official endorsement. You can contact Accident Advice Helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling either 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 14th October 2013
Author: David Brown