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Finger Injury Claim: UK lawyer gives examples of how much accident compensation a finger or thumb injury is worth
Finger injury claim: discover the different parts of your finger and thumb that can be injured in an accident; how much average compensation payouts your finger injury claim is worth for minor injuries (such as strains) through to more serious fractures and amputations
What is a finger injury claim?
Your fingers and thumbs are the key parts of your hands which allow you to touch and grip objects from the small to the large. As such your fingers have many nerve endings in their tips (allowing your sense of touch)and have various tendons, ligaments and muscles which allow you fingers to be so flexible and versatile.
Finger injury claim
In addition - each finger is made up of three bones extending from the knuckles on your hand - which are known as phalanges: the proximal phalange extends from each knuckle to the first joint in the finger, the intermediate phalange extends from the first joint to the second joint and the distal phalange forms the finger tip housing your nail (extending from the second joint to the end of your finger).
Your thumb is made of two phalanges - the proximal and distal phalange.
If you suffer an injury to any of the parts that make up your fingers and thumbs in a UK accident or as a result of some form of medical negligence and someone is considered "legally at fault" for your injury you should be able to claim compensation - this is known as a "finger injury claim" or a "personal injury claim" for finger injury.
You will need the help of a specialist accident claim solicitor to help you decide who is "legally at fault".
What will your finger injury claim include?
As part of your finger injury claim your solicitor will not only claim your pain and suffering, but also any financial losses and expenses you experience directly as a result of your injury, such as lost income, medical expenses, travel expenses, help in the home, etc.
Does the amount of finger injury compensation depend on which finger or thumb is injured?
"Yes" - some fingers are considered more important for the use of your hand than others and your thumb is considered very important. The more dominant the finger the more compensation you are likely to receive for the same type of injury.
The fingers are named as follows working away from your thumb - index finger, middle finger, ring finger and finally little finger.
The thumb, index and middle finger are considered the most important for the functioning of your hand with your little finger the least important.
Examples of how much compensation your thumb and finger injury claim is likely to be worth
The amounts of compensation you can expect in finger injury claim or thumb injury settlement in 2012, are as follows :
1. Fracture to one finger average claim payouts
A simple fracture to any of your fingers, from which you have a full recovery within a year - the average compensation payout for your finger injury claim is likely to be between: £1,700 - £3,400
2. More serious broken bones claim settlements
Fractures to fingers and injuries to tendons from which you do not fully recover and lead to permanent stiffness in the finger and a small loss of grip in your hand can lead to a compensation settlement of: £3,000 - £11,700
3. Loss of part of finger (terminal phalange) compensation calculator
The amount of compensation depends on which finger is injured (the little finger results in the least amount of compensation and the index finger the most) and how much of the finger is amputated or lost . A compensation claim calculator will give monetary settlements between: £2,500 - £13,500
4. Loss or amputation of the whole of your finger
The loss of a finger will greatly hamper your hand's ability to function and lead to physical deformity. The amount of average compensation payouts your finger injury claim is likely to be worth: £5,500 - £65,000
5. Thumb injury claim
If you have a thumb injury which causes a lot of pain initially, but in a short time your thumb is completely healed with no ongoing symptoms of pain you could expect a compensation payout of: Up to £1,600
For a fractured thumb with symptoms of pain ending after approximately 6 months average claim payouts are between: £1,500 - £2,800
A dislocation with tendon damage and the need for surgical fusion of a thumb joint (arthrodesis) with limitation of functioning of your thumb: £2,500 - £9,000
If your thumb is severed and grafted back with a limited ability to function, fractures requiring metal insertion or amputation of your thumb all together leads to average compensation payout calculator between: £8,000 - £39,000
6. Injury to more than one finger or fingers and thumb
In the most serious of finger injury claims, such as multiple amputations - the whole of your hand can be affected. Click hand injury claims to see the page I have written explaining how much compensation you could expect in a UK settlement
Summary OF Finger Injury Claim Amounts
On this page you have seen how much compensation you can receive for a UK finger injury claim - ranging from a minor injury to the most serious amputations and includes injuries to your thumb.
I recommend you click finger injury claim to see the free online legal assistance my website offers - including requesting I call youback to discuss how much money your finger injury claim is worth.