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Finger Injury Claim & Thumb Injury Compensation
If you’ve suffered any type of finger injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault, then Smith Jones Solicitors are here to help you make a personal injury claim. Finger injuries or a thumb injury can result from all sorts of accidents, including accidents at work, road traffic accidents, motorcycle accidents and even a simple slip, trip or fall. We are specialists in winning compensation for injury claims.
Over the many years that Smith Jones have specialised in personal injury, we’ve represented numerous clients for finger injury claims and thumb injury compensation claims who’ve suffered from various thumb and finger injuries ranging from the most minor right through to the more severe, including amputations.
Suffice it to say, these types of injuries can impose real restrictions on everyday life; including any work and hobbies that you might not be able to enjoy anymore. In assessing your finger injury claim or thumb injury compensation claim, we will take all these different factors into account to ensure that you get the best possible settlement figure; meaning you can get yourself back on the road to recovery safe in the knowledge that you won’t be left out of pocket.
You might be surprised to learn that fingers are actually the most sensitive part of the human body. This is because the fingertips have the second highest concentration of touch receptors so are naturally very responsive to any type of trauma they might sustain. Smith Jones deal with all types of finger injury claims which include (but are certainly not limited to) the following:
- Sprains (which occur when the finger ligaments are torn)
- Tendon injuries
- Fingernail injuries
- Severed fingers
- Severed thumb
- Partial or full amputation
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Dupuytren’s contracture (a disorder resulting in a deformed finger)
- Trigger finger
Our legal team specialises in dealing with accident and personal injury claims only. We have been providing legal services in the UK since 1988 and are accredited through the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, as well as The Law Society and, are regulated and authorised by the SRA.
How Will Compensation Help Me?
The main purpose of compensation is to put you back into the position you would have been in had the accident not occurred. If, for example, your finger has been injured in a road traffic incident that wasn’t your fault then you may be able to claim both ‘general damages’ and ‘special damages’ from the person who was to blame for it.
‘General damages’ are the amount you’ll ordinarily be looking to claim in respect of any personal injury you might have suffered. However, because no two cases are ever the same (and there’s certainly no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to personal injury claims), then general damages can often be quite tricky to assess or put an exact amount on. This is particularly true if your condition is considered to be potential long-term or even permanent since any compensation amount will naturally have to take account of any future needs you might have, such as ongoing prescription costs and even (in more serious cases) domestic help around the home.
Whilst it’s very difficult to say how much compensation you might receive for your injuries, you can use our online calculator in order to get a very rough idea of how much you might receive. To have a look click here: https://smithjonessolicitors.co.uk/claims-calculator/
‘Special damages’ are much easier to quantify since these are made up of actual expenditure, such as prescription charges, travel expenses, loss of earnings, out-of-pocket expenses (such as car parking tickets) and so on. When you contact us, you’ll be advised to keep a note of all these (including receipts) so that we can claim all these back from the other party. We’ll also discuss other considerations with you – such as whether you might have missed a promotional opportunity at work due to you having to take any time off after your accident. Again, this is simply to ensure that you’re put back into the position you would have been in had the accident not occurred in the first place.
What’s more, in the event it looks likely that your claim might take some time to settle, then we’ll also discuss the possibility of interim payments with you. These are simply payments received from the other party (or their insurers) which will enable you to meet any immediate financial commitments you might have, such as rent or mortgage repayments. These will then be deducted from the final amount awarded to you once the claim is settled.
What Will Happen If I Decide To Make A Finger Injury Compensation Claim?
Again, as no two cases are ever the same it’s very difficult to say what your own journey with us might look like. If, for example, the other party admits liability and makes an immediate offer of settlement, then you might not have to attend any medical appointments or enter into any sort of negotiation process.
If, on the other hand, the other party feel that they were either ‘not’ to blame for the incident – or that you were at least ‘partly’ to blame for it (otherwise known as ‘contributory negligence’) – then it’s likely that we’ll recommend getting an expert opinion on your injuries and will then enter into appropriate negotiations with them. The same is also true of more complex cases since we’ll never usually recommend settlement if there are still ongoing medical issues which need to be addressed. All these need to be fully assessed prior to agreeing on a settlement amount since these are usually made in “full and final settlement” of your finger injury claim. This means that you won’t be able to make any further claims against the other party once you’ve been paid out.