If you have suffered an injury to your fingers in an accident that was not your fault then you may be able to claim compensation. Let our team fight to get you the money you deserve.
At Injuries Direct we have countless experience in winning claims for people just like you who have been injured through no fault of their own.
Finger injuries are extremely common and can be surprisingly debilitating. We depend on ourhands, fingers and grip to perform almost all everyday tasks. If we lose the ability –temporarily or permanently – then it can have a serious effect on our quality of life.
Each finger is a separate complex function of the human anatomy. Each is made up of three separate bones and a variety of nerves, muscles and tendons. This complexity means that injuries are easy to sustain, with fractures of the bone most common.
Finger injuries at work
Many finger injuries happen at work due to their use in most common tasks. It is the duty of all employers to protect the safety of their employers, and this includes protecting them from finger injuries. Such measures to do this might include ensuring all machinery is fitted with safety guards and staff are provided with training. If an employer fails to protect your safety then the employee may be able to make a finger injury claim.
Although they can happen to anyone, people who work in warehouses, kitchens, factories and building sites are most at risk of finger injuries. Common accidents include trapping your hand in rotating machinery or getting it trapped under or beneath heavy objects.
Many people – around 1000 a year in the UK – suffer finger injury through vibration white finger, which occurs through the repeated use of vibrating tools. Again employers have a responsibility to guard against this, and more information about these specialist finger injury claims is available on our VWF page.
Types of finger injury
- Cuts and lacerations
- Broken bones and fractures
- Burn injuries
The severity of finger injuries varies considerably from cuts to amputations. Higher compensation amounts are awarded for injuries that have a permanent effect on someone’s life, for example, amputations or permanent loss of grip and flexibility.
Making finger injury claim
If you have suffered a finger injury in an accident or incident that was not your fault then you should be able to make a finger injury claim. Making a claim could prevent similar accidents happening in the future, and provide you with damages to help you move on. It is possible to claim back lost earnings and medical expenses as part of any compensation claim.