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Hand Injury Claims

According to RIDDOR statistics, there were over 4,500 hand injuries to UK employees in 2016-17.  If you’ve been affected, get in touch with our specialist team to see how we can help.

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Hand Injury Claims

Work Claims Bureau helps hundreds of workers every year in claiming when they are injured in an accident at work through no fault of their own.

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), there were around 600,000 non-fatal injuries in the UK workplace in the year 2016-2017.  Combined, slips & trips and lifting/handling injuries accounted for more than half of these accidents. A significant number of these injuries will have been to the hands.

Some of the most common causes of hand injuries in the workplace include:

  • Lifting injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Needlestick / sharp object injuries
  • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

Your employer should have a liability insurance policy providing cover in the event that an employee is injured in the course of their duties and redress is due.  If your employer has failed in its duty of care and you are injured as a result, then you have a right to seek compensation for your injuries and other losses arising from them.

It is vitally important, if you are involved in an accident at work, that management and the health & safety representative are informed so that a formal accident report can be completed.

We can take the stress out of your hand injury claim

Pursuing matters on your own can be daunting and it’s recommended that you seek legal expertise to make sure the claim procedure is properly followed and that your chances of success are, and that all aspects of your claim are considered.  That’s where Work Claims Bureau can help.

When we take on your hand injury claim, we are dedicated to seeking a just award on your behalf.  We’ll support you every step of the way. Where liability is disputed, we’ll call on years of experience in litigating for injured workers.  And in valuing your claim and assessing damage, we will leave no stone unturned to make sure all your past and future losses are accounted for.


Typical damages awards for hand injuries

The awards brackets shown* relate to the ‘general damages’ (this means the award for the injury and associated pain, suffering and loss of amenity). There are two elements to any award in a successful accident at work compensation claim: ‘general damages’ and ‘special damages’ (expenses and other material losses arising from the injuries).

Minor hand injuries (with recovery in a few months: £800 to £3,810

Moderate hand injuries (The top of the bracket where surgery has failed and permanent disability remains. The bottom of the bracket would be appropriate for permanent but non-intrusive symptoms):£5,110 to £25,430

Serious hand injuries (eg cases with significant permanent deformity, disability and impaired function): £25,430 to £54,280

Amputations / Loss of us of one or both hands: £54,280 to £176,660

Other recoverable losses in hand injury Compensation Claims

  • Losses and expenses can typically include:
  • Loss of Earnings and loss of future earnings
  • The cost of paid care or additional care provided by loved ones
  • The cost of travel to and from medical appointments
  • The cost of medical prescriptions
  • The cost of physiotherapy or other rehabilitation

If you’ve suffered a hand injury at work that wasn’t your fault, call our friendly team today on 0808 256 5184 or complete our online form to see if we can help you make a No Win, No Fee personal injury claim.