Claiming Compensation for Hand Injuries in Birmingham
If you have been injured in the last three years, and it wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation. The amount you are able to claim depends on the type and severity of your injury. Friends Legal Birmingham can help you claim the personal injury compensation you are entitled to. Our compensation guide outlines the levels of compensation for some of the most common types of injury.
How Much Compensation for Hand Injuries?
Your hands are among the most vitally important parts of your entire body. Injury to your hands will almost certainly result in a substantial reduction in the quality of your life, as well as your prospects of employment. The law reflects this and awards of compensation for the complete loss of the use of a hand fall not far short of the compensation for the loss of the entire arm.
Hand Injury Compensation
Total loss of use of both hands: £92,000 – £132,000
Injuries which render the hands little more than useless. If there is no prospect of an effective prosthesis, awards will be near the top of the bracket.
Serious damage to both hands: £36,000 – £72,000
Total or effective loss of one hand: £63,000 – £72,000
The upper end of this bracket will be awarded where the hand was the dominant one. This will be awarded where the hand is amputated or crushed and as such is beyond use.
Serious Hand Injuries: £19,000 – £40,650
Injuries which reduce the functional ability of the hand by about 50%. This may also be the award for amputation of part of the hand.
Less Serious Hand Injuries: £9,500 – £19,000
Moderate/minor hand injuries: £600 – £8,7000
Crushing injuries, penetrating wounds, soft-tissue injuries and lacerations. The court will take into accounts whether or not surgery is necessary and the medical prognosis.
Finger Injury Compensation Levels
Amputation of Index, Middle and/or Ring Finger: £40,650 – £59,500
This will be awarded where the above results in the hand being of little use and there is reduction in grip strength.
Severe Fractures of fingers: up to £24,100
The higher level of award will be made where there is substantial deformity or amputation is required.
Injuries to the fingers: £2,600 – £23,000
The award here will depend on which finger is injured (the thumb and index/middle fingers obviously attract higher awards), the severity and nature of the injury, whether surgery is required, the prognosis, recovery time and whether or not amputation is required.
Hand & Finger Injury Lawyers for Birmingham
If you or a loved one has suffered the injuries described above, and someone else is to blame, contact us today. Call us on 0800 083 8358 If you prefer you can also contact us online for more information.
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