Hand Injury


  • Hover over to see a list of injuries and typical amounts of compensation that can be given for these injuries.

  • Head Injury

    Minor Head Injury: up to £9100

    Minor Brain Damage: up to £30,750

    Moderate Brain Damage: up to £156,750

    Moderately Severe Brain Injury: up to £201,500

    Very Severe Brain Damage: up to £288,500

     

    Please note these figures are estimates of what is commonly awarded for similar head injuries. These figures are taken from the 11th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines.

    **Any cases submitted on or after 1st April 2013, where no Conditional Fee Agreement claiming additional liabilities has been entered into, will attract a 10% uplift on the figures stated in this compensation calculator**

    Other related injuries:

  • Senses

    Injuries Affecting Sight

    Minor eye injuries such as being struck in the eye or being splashed by liquids: up to £6250
    The total loss of one eye: up to £39,150
    The most devastating injuries such as total blindness and deafness: up to £288,500

    Deafness

    Most cases will fall into the category of Partial Hearing Loss/Tinnitus and the awards here can vary dramatically depending on the severity with maximums of £32,500

    The total loss of hearing in one ear: up to £32,500

    Impairment of Taste and Smell

    Loss of smell: up to £23,500 and loss of taste: up to £17,850. The total loss of both taste and smell: up to £28,000 approx



    Please note these figures are estimates of what is commonly awarded for similar senses injuries. These figures are taken from the 11th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines.

    **Any cases submitted on or after 1st April 2013, where no Conditional Fee Agreement claiming additional liabilities has been entered into, will attract a 10% uplift on the figures stated in this compensation calculator**

  • Hand Injury

    Serious injury resulting in extensive damage rendering both hands useless up to £144,000

    Serious injury to both hands giving rise to permanent cosmetic disability and loss of function up to £60,400

    Total effective loss of one hand, such as amputation of the hand: up to £78,300

    Amputation if index and middle and/or ring fingers: up to £64,800

    Serious hand injuries where function has reduced by about 50%: up to £44,200

    Less serious hand injury such as a severe crush injury resulting in significantly impaired function: up to £20,750

    Moderate hand injury such as crush injury or penetrating wounds: up to £9500

    Minor hand injury such as crush injury, soft tissue injury where full recovery is within a few months: up to £3100

     

    Please note these figures are estimates of what is commonly awarded for similar hand injuries. These figures are taken from the 11th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines.

    **Any cases submitted on or after 1st April 2013, where no Conditional Fee Agreement claiming additional liabilities has been entered into, will attract a 10% uplift on the figures stated in this compensation calculator**

    Other related hand injuries:

  • Neck Injury

    Minor whiplash Injury: up to £3100. This level of award will be appropriate where full recovery takes place between a few weeks and a year.

    Other Minor Whiplash Injury: up to £5600. This level of award will be appropriate where full recovery takes place within about 2 years.

    Moderate whiplash Injury: up to £27,500

    Severe whiplash injury: up to £106,000

     

    Please note these figures are estimates of what is commonly awarded for similar neck injuries. These figures are taken from the 11th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines.

    **Any cases submitted on or after 1st April 2013, where no Conditional Fee Agreement claiming additional liabilities has been entered into, will attract a 10% uplift on the figures stated in this compensation calculator**

  • Chest Injury

    Fractured ribs or soft tissue injuries causing serious pain and disability for a period of weeks up to £

    Injuries leading to collapsed lungs with full recovery: up to £3825

    A single penetrating wound causing some permanent damage to tissue but no significant long term effect on lung function: up to £

    Damage to chest and lungs causing some continuing disability: up to £39,150

    Traumatic injury to chest, lungs and/or heart causing permanent damage, impairment of function, physical disability and reduction of life expectancy: up to £96,800

     

    Please note these figures are estimates of what is commonly awarded for similar chest injuries. These figures are taken from the 11th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines.

    **Any cases submitted on or after 1st April 2013, where no Conditional Fee Agreement claiming additional liabilities has been entered into, will attract a 10% uplift on the figures stated in this compensation calculator**

    Other chest related injuries include:

     

  • Back Injury

    Minor Back Injury: Up to £8900

    Moderate back injury: up to £27,700

    Severe back injury: up to £115,000

     

    Please note these figures are estimates of what is commonly awarded for similar back injuries. These figures are taken from the 11th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines.

    **Any cases submitted on or after 1st April 2013, where no Conditional Fee Agreement claiming additional liabilities has been entered into, will attract a 10% uplift on the figures stated in this compensation calculator**

  • Shoulder Injury

    Straightforward non fracture with full recovery within a year: up to £3100

    Modest shoulder injury with full recovery within 2 years: up to £5600

    Dislocation of shoulder: up to £13,700

    Frozen shoulder: up to £9100

     

    Please note these figures are estimates of what is commonly awarded for similar shoulder injuries. These figures are taken from the 11th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines.

    **Any cases submitted on or after 1st April 2013, where no Conditional Fee Agreement claiming additional liabilities has been entered into, will attract a 10% uplift on the figures stated in this compensation calculator**

  • Leg Injury

    Simple fracture and soft tissue injuries: up to £6500

    Less serious leg injuries where there are fractures and where a complete recovery has been made but where you will be left with a metal implant in the leg or impaired mobility: up to £19,850

    Very serious injuries leading to permanent problems with mobility and where, for example there are multiple fractures that have taken a number of years to heal and have led to serious deformity: up to £60,400.

    Above the knee amputation of one of the legs: up to £98,300.

    The most serious of injuries will involve the amputation above the knee of both of the legs and the award for this type of injury will be in the bracket of up to £201,500.

     

    Please note these figures are estimates of what is commonly awarded for similar leg injuries. These figures are taken from the 11th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines.

    **Any cases submitted on or after 1st April 2013, where no Conditional Fee Agreement claiming additional liabilities has been entered into, will attract a 10% uplift on the figures stated in this compensation calculator**

    Other types of leg injury include:

  • Arm Injury

    Simple fractures to forearm: up to £13,700

    Less severe arm injury with a substantial disability: up to £28,000

    Injuries resulting in permanent and substantial disablement: up to £42,750

    Severe arm injury falling just short of amputation such as brachial plexus injury: up to £93,500

    Please note these figures are estimates of what is commonly awarded for similar arm injuries. These figures are taken from the 11th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines.

    **Any cases submitted on or after 1st April 2013, where no Conditional Fee Agreement claiming additional liabilities has been entered into, will attract a 10% uplift on the figures stated in this compensation calculator**

    Other arm injuries include:

  • Foot Injury

    Straightforward injury to the foot such as a fracture or a laceration and where a full recovery has been made: up to £6800.

    Modest injuries involving ruptured ligaments, puncture wounds and the like with continuing symptoms such as pain or aching: up to £9800.

    Moderate injuries such as those involving a displaced metatarsal fracture resulting in permanent deformity and with continuing symptoms: up to £17,850.

    The amputation of a foot or very serious injuries to the foot where there is severe and permanent pain: up to £144,000.

    Please note these figures are estimates of what is commonly awarded for similar foot injuries. These figures are taken from the 11th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines.

    **Any cases submitted on or after 1st April 2013, where no Conditional Fee Agreement claiming additional liabilities has been entered into, will attract a 10% uplift on the figures stated in this compensation calculator**

  • Hip Injury

    Minor injuries: up to £9000

    Moderate injuries to the hip: up to £28,000

    Serious injuries to the hip: up to £37,500

    Severe injuries to the hip: up to £93,500

    If a hip replacement has been carried out or where it may need to be carried out in the foreseeable future: up to £19,000

    Please note these figures are estimates of what is commonly awarded for similar hip injuries. These figures are taken from the 11th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines.

    **Any cases submitted on or after 1st April 2013, where no Conditional Fee Agreement claiming additional liabilities has been entered into, will attract a 10% uplift on the figures stated in this compensation calculator**

    Other related hip injuries include:

  • Internal Organ Injury

    Internal organs that may be injured include:






Examples of compensation amounts awarded for hand injuries:

Serious injury resulting in extensive damage rendering both hands useless: up to £144,000 maximum

Serious injury to both hands giving rise to permanent cosmetic disability and loss of function: up to £60,400 maximum

Total effective loss of one hand, such as amputation of the hand or amputation of the fingers: up to £78,300 maximum

Amputation if index and middle and/or ring fingers: up to £64,800 maximum

Serious hand injuries where function has reduced by about 50%: up to £44,200 maximum

Less serious hand injury such as a severe crush injury resulting in significantly impaired function: up to £20,750 maximum

Moderate hand injury such as crush injury or penetrating wounds up to £9,500 maximum

Minor hand injury such as crush injury, soft tissue injury where full recovery is within a few months: up to £3100 maximum

Please note these figures are estimates of what is commonly awarded for similar hand injuries. These figures are taken from the 11th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines.

**Any cases submitted on or after 1st April 2013, where no Conditional Fee Agreement claiming additional liabilities has been entered into, will attract a 10% uplift on the figures stated in this compensation calculator**

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Hand Injury

Many people suffer hand injuries, some as a result of accidents at work such as in crushing accidents or lifting accidents. A hand injury can also be the result of a road traffic accident or a fall where the individual has put their hand out when falling.

Although a hand injury may sound like a minor complaint but the hand is vital to our everyday life so can be extremely debilitating if injured. 

Hand injuries affecting nerves, tendons, ligaments or blood vessels have the potential to lead to permanent damage or disability if they are not treated properly. Nerve damage to the hand, for example, can lead to a condition called Vibration White Finger.

Significant disability can be caused by hand injuries, and urgent medical attention should always be given to deep cuts to the hand, where nerves and tendons may be damaged or severed as they may require emergency surgery.

If you would to make a compensation claim for a hand injury then please contact us on 0800 298 9690 or fill in the Claim Now Form to the right of this screen.

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