Broken Hand at Work Compensation
Find out how much your personal injury claim may be worth
Suffering from a broken hand can cause many long-term disruptions to your lifestyle; you may find it difficult to complete simple daily tasks and it could even affect your earnings if you are forced to take time off work to recover from your injuries.
Employers have a duty to put proper procedures in place as well as providing the correct training to ensure that these types of injuries do happen in the workplace; therefore, when an accident happens as a result of an employers negligence, it can leave you feeling mistreated and confused.
If you have suffered from a broken hand due to an accident that was not your fault in the workplace, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation.
Broken hand at work compensation: Common accidents that may lead to a broken hand
At Beacon Law, we deal with numerous cases of broken hand compensation claims. Naturally, some industries are more prone to certain types of accidents than others. In our experience, some of the most common accidents that lead to broken hand injuries in the workplace include:
· Slips, trips and falls in the workplace – Slipping accidents are often one of the most common types of accidents that occur in the workplace. These accidents can happen when your employer or colleagues do not keep floors free from obstructions and hazards, causing you to fall over them and endure injuries.
· Defective equipment injuries – Defective equipment injuries can happen in manual industries such as construction. These accidents happen when equipment is not maintained properly, which can cause injuries. They can also happen when machines do not have guards to protect the user, which can cause an employee to suffer a hand injury or finger injury.
· Road traffic accidents – In certain jobs, such as bus drivers or lorry drivers, there is a risk of being involved in a road traffic accident. If you sustained broken hand injuries in an accident on the road that was not your fault, you may be entitled to claim for compensation.
· Building site accidents – Building sites are one of the most notoriously dangerous environments to work in. This is due to the fact that safety issues are commonly overlooked, and injuries are an everyday occurrence. Injuries can be caused by poor scaffolding or objects falling that have not been correctly stored, which can cause crush injuries.
If you have sustained injuries as a direct result of any of the accidents listed above as well as a variety of others, you may be entitled to claim for accident at work compensation. Contact our specialist personal injury solicitors today for more legal advice regarding your eligibility to make an accident claim.
How much is a broken hand claim worth?
There is no exact amount of compensation that you will receive for your accident at work claim as each case is unique. There are different types of hand injuries that can be labelled as a ‘broken hand’ and each injury ranges in severity. For example, simple hand fractures can heal very quickly compared to more serious multiple bone breakages in the hand.
Therefore, your compensation will be determined by the amount of pain and suffering the accident caused you as well as any inconveniences and complications it made you endure. Your compensation award will be split into two sections: general damages and special damages.
General damages – General damages refer to the compensation that you will receive for your pain, suffering and loss of amenity. Loss of amenity refers to the impact that your accident or injury had on your day-to-day life.
The amount of general damages compensation you will receive depends entirely on the severity of your injuries, the impact of the injuries and the amount of time that it took for you to recover from your injuries.
Special damages – Special damages refers to the financial losses incurred as a direct result of your accident. Examples of special damages include:
· Travel and transportation costs – These costs can be for travelling to and from medical appointments for any treatment associated with your injuries.
· Medical costs – This can include any medical expenses such as consultation fees or medication, as well as any long term treatment needed, such as physiotherapy.
· Loss of earnings – You will also be eligible to claim any earnings that you may have lost if you were forced to take long periods of time off work due to your injuries.
Some law firms may offer a compensation calculator to attempt to get a specific figure of compensation for you. However, they can be unreliable as each case differs from the other, which directly relates to the claims amounts.
Broken hand at work compensation: Time limits for making a claim
There is a three-year time limit for all personal injury claims, including accident at work claims. This means that you must have started your claims process within three years of the accident date or from the date on which you became aware that your injuries were related to your accident at work.
We would recommend making a claim as soon as possible as the deadline relates to the settlement of the case, not the initiation of the case. If the case takes longer than expected to settle, the Court may allow for an extension past the three-year deadline.
How can Beacon Law assist with your broken hand at work compensation claim?
Beacon Law is a Manchester-based law firm that specialises in personal injury claims. Our team of highly experienced personal injury specialist solicitors and legal professionals have processed large numbers of successful claims for personal injuries, including broken hands.
Beacon Law can assist you in making a claim for your broken hand at work compensation on a no win no fee basis, which means that you won’t have to pay any of our fees if your case is unsuccessful. We are experts in no win, no fee claims, and we are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
If you have broken your hand following an accident or as a result of someone else’s negligence, then contact Beacon Law today by calling 0330 1332 857 or complete the contact form at the top of the page to request a callback, and we will put you in touch with an experienced personal injury solicitor.
Our team of experts will be more than happy to guide you through the claims process of making your personal injury claim, and they will provide you with any further legal advice you may require.
If you decide to make a claim with Beacon Law, our highly professional personal injury solicitors will work hard to ensure that you receive appropriate treatment and the maximum compensation for your broken hand.