How Much Compensation Can I Claim for a Hand or Finger Injury in Glasgow?
A hand, wrist or finger injury can severely impede an affected person. It can become difficult to complete standard everyday tasks and work.
A common cause of these injuries is repetitive work place action such as typing. More serious injuries can be caused by faulty machinery that lacerates or crushes the fingers.
The figures listed here are taken from the Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases 13th ed. and are intended for reference only. Many factors influence how much you can claim so contact us today.
Work-Related Upper Limb Conditions
Conditions in this bracket include: tenosynovitis, de quervains, stenosing tenosynovitis, carpal tunnel and epicondylitis.
When there is a continuing disability and loss of employment £16,650 – £17,575
Continuing but fluctuating and unilateral symptoms £11,300 – £12,425
Symptoms resolve in 3 years £6,575 – £8,175
Complete recovery in weeks or months £1,675 – £2,675
Injury with complete loss of function £36,200 – £45,500
Significant permanent disability £18,625 – £29,800
Less severe with persisting pain £9,575 – £18,625
Complete recovery that takes longer – rarely exceeds £7,800
Uncomplicated Colles’ fracture – in the region of £5,650
Very minor necessitating only plaster or bandage £2,675 – £3,600
Total or effective loss of both hands £107,000 – £153,200. The top of bracket is applicable when no effective prosthesis can be used.
Serious damage to both hands £42,250 – £64,275. Where there is permanent cosmetic disability with significant loss of function.
Total or effective loss of one hand £73,100 – £83,325. This applies to hand crushed and later amputated. Top of bracket for dominant hand.
Amputation of index and middle and/or ring finger £47,050 – £69,000
Serious hand injury £22,050 – £47,050
Less serious £11,000 – £22,050
Moderate £4,100 – £10,100. E.g. crush injuries, soft tissue damage, penetrating wounds and deep lacerations.
Minor £700 – £3,300
Severe fracture – Up to £27,925
Total loss of index finger – In the region of £14,250
Partial loss of index finger £9,250 – £14,250
Total loss of middle finger – In the region of £11,875
Serious injury to ring or middle finger £11,300 – £12,425
Loss of terminal phalanx of ring or middle finger £3,000 – £6,000
Amputation of little finger £6,575 – £9,300
Loss of part of little finger £3,000 – £4,450
Amputation of ring and little finger – In the region of £16,600
Amputation of terminal phalanges of index and middle fingers – In the region of £19,000
Fracture of one finger – Up to £3,600
Loss of thumb £27,000 – £41,675
Very serious thumb injury £14,900 – £26,600
Serious thumb injury £9,575 – £12,750
Moderate thumb £7,350 – £9,575
Severe dislocation of thumb £3,000 – £5,150
Minor thumb injury – Up to £3,000
Trivial thumb injury – Up to £1,675
Vibration White Finger and Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome
Depends on age at onset, number of fingers affected, impairment, frequency and duration of episodes, effect of symptoms on work, social life
Most serious £24,050 – £29,200
Serious £12,750 – £24,050
Moderate £6,575 – £12,750
Minor £2,275 – £6,575
Hand, Wrist and Finger Injury Lawyers Glasgow
If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, our trusted no win no fee* lawyers can help you claim compensation.
Call us on 0141 413 4377. You can also make an online enquiry by completing our claim form.