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Suffering an injury or long-term illness as the result of an accident or illness that was not your fault can cause distress and have a massive impact on your ability to perform daily tasks and go about your life as it has always been. When this injury is in the form of the loss of a finger, you could be entitled to seek fingertip amputation compensation. This could help you to recalibrate your life and move forward with confidence, whilst receiving work compensation for finger amputation that covers the costs of any loss of earnings you have suffered, as well as other expenses and psychological damage relating to the injuries sustained.
The team at Hampson Hughes has vast experience of assisting individuals who have suffered accidents at work or other types of personal injury leading to the loss, or partial loss, of a finger. We understand how the process of partial finger amputation compensation works, and we’ll speak to you in-depth about your specific injuries and the accident or incident that led to those injuries. We are here to help you seek workplace injury compensation should you have suffered injury to your fingers or thumbs as a result of someone else’s negligence.
An amputation of a finger or thumb is usually undertaken as a result of severe trauma. Most cases that we see are linked to an accident at work, but in some cases it can be the result of injuries sustained in a car accident. Some amputations are also a necessity due to the potential spread of infection, where the finger or thumb can no longer be saved. This can have a huge impact on your everyday life, leading to a change in career, the inability to work at all in some cases, and the inability to perform previously mundane and everyday tasks.
Alongside the physical pain associated with a finger injury caused in the workplace, and subsequent amputation, the psychological damage can be long-term, with extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation to undertake after the initial injury. This can cause long-term absence from work and the financial implications that come with it. Our fingertip amputation compensation solicitors know how to help you seek an award that will help you move forward with your life in the worst circumstances.
If you have been injured due to an accident in the workplace, it could be because your employer has:
In such these circumstances you may be entitled to make a claim for workplace injury compensation.
Every claim is unique, but what we will do is conduct a thorough investigation into the incident itself and the injuries and amputation you have gone through as a result. Our aim is to pursue maximum compensation, but the award itself will depend on a range of factors, including:
The amount of fingertip amputation compensation you could receive will also depend on the specific injury you have suffered. General figures for finger injuries and amputations are as follows:
A different set of compensation amounts are awarded for injuries and amputation to thumbs, and are as follows:
The cost of making a claim for compensation might seem prohibitive and a stumbling block at first, but we are here to make sure you have all the help you need. Give our team a call and we can talk through all available funding options for you including any relevant insurance policies that will cover the cost of a legal claim. In the majority of cases we can act for you on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis in the form of a CFA (Conditional Fee Agreement). A CFA ensures that, should your claim for fingertip amputation compensation be unsuccessful, you will not pay a penny towards the associated costs.
As with all workplace injury compensation claims, or medical negligence and other forms of personal injury claims, you have three years in which to bring your claim. The three-year period begins from the date of the incident itself, or the date in which you discovered the injuries were linked to that incident (so in the case of partial fingertip amputation compensation it would be three years from the date of amputation). For accidents that have affected those under the age of 18, they have three years from the date of their 18th birthday in which to make a work injury compensation claim.
The experienced team of personal injury solicitors at Hampson Hughes understands that every single person that comes to us for help, has his or her own personal story to tell. We know that by listening to your story we can put together the strongest possible case to help you secure work compensation for fingertip amputation, should you have suffered an injury at work that has led to the amputation to a finger or thumb. We’ll be with you throughout the entire process, helping you to get back to your normal life and to secure the financial compensation that you are entitled to. You can speak to a friendly member of the Hampson Hughes team by calling 0151 236 1222 or by emailing email@example.com.
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Each case will have its own individual elements to consider, but the general process for pursuing a compensation claim with Hampson Hughes involves the following steps.
Once you get in touch, we can offer you a free consultation with the relevant specialist solicitor for your case.
Should we advise your claim is worth pursuing, and you choose our services, we will begin claim preparation.
We will help you to access and obtain all of the required medical evidence in support of your compensation claim.
Once we have submitted the claim to the defendant, we can begin negotiations on reaching a settlement.
Should no settlement be reached, your claim will proceed to court with a view to obtaining a favourable settlement.
Should your claim be successful and compensation be awarded, you should receive it within 14-28 days.
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