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How much compensation can I claim for a thumb injury?

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A guide to making a No Win No Fee thumb injury claim

The importance of the thumb in the overall operation of the hand is recognised by the Courts. Depending on the nature and severity of the injury, thumb injury compensation awards can be relatively high.

Who can make a thumb injury claim?

You may be entitled to make a compensation claim if you have sustained a thumb injury due:
  • An accident at work - your employer has a duty of care to protect your health and safety in the workplace. If your thumb injury is the result your employer failing in this duty, it is likely that a claim can be made.
  • Road accidents or accidents in a public place - if your thumb injury has been caused by the negligence of another party, it may be possible to make a compensation claim. This may be the case in instances such as thumb injury caused by the negligence of a driver in a car accident.

If you are unsure who is at fault for your thumb injury, you can still start a personal injury claim. Your solicitor will be able to gather evidence relating to the accident, to establish the liable party.

How much compensation can I claim for a thumb injury?

Thumb injury compensation may be claimed for injuries including:
  • Fractures and breaks
  • Ligament and soft tissue damage
  • Dislocations
  • Loss of ability to grip or manipulate the thumb
  • Amputation
Your solicitor will assist you in arranging an independent medical report. This report will detail your thumb injury, the likelihood of on-going symptoms, and any future impact on the operation of the thumb. The findings of your independent medical report will be used to support your thumb injury claim.
 
Compensation damages also take into account the impact the injury has on your expenses, your personal life, and your ability to work. The award may include amounts for:
  • Your personal pain and suffering as a result of the injury
  • Injury which prevents you from participating in sports or hobbies can include an award for "loss of enjoyment".
  • Injury which prevents you from working, and earning a living, can include an award for "loss of earnings".
  • Additional expenses incurred - such as medical expenses, travel expenses or costs of hiring home help
Your solicitor will assess all aspects of your thumb injury claim to arrive at a compensation amount.

No Win, No Fee thumb injury claims explained

No Win, No Fee thumb injury injury claims properly begin with an injured party agreeing, with their solicitor, a Conditional Fee Agreement (or CFA).

The CFA sets out the work delivered by your case handler as well as a percentage success fee to be deducted from your damages if your case is successful.

You have absolutely no hidden charges when choosing a a Quittance solicitor. You will be able to prioritise your rest and recovery, knowing that there will be absolutely nothing to pay up front.

What to do next

Making the right decision depends on the right information. Get your questions answered before you instruct a lawyer.

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