Hand Injury Claims

A hand injury can drastically impact your ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, you could claim compensation.


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What types of hand injury can lead to a claim?

Our hands are in constant use, so hand pain and injury is a common occurrence in our day-to-day lives. But if your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation.

Some common hand injuries that result in claims being made include:

  • Broken fingers or thumbs
  • Mallet finger (a tendon injury that bends the tip of the finger)
  • Skier’s thumb (injury to the ligaments in the thumb)
  • Sprained hand
  • Tendonitis of the hand (inflammation of tendons)

These types of injuries are often a result of accidents at work, slips and falls, or road traffic collisions. In these instances, the injury is sudden. But conditions affecting the hand can also develop over time.

Repetitive strain injuries – such as Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) and Vibration White Finger (VWF) – typically develop over a prolonged period. They are most often caused by repetitive tasks performed at work, or through the use of vibrating machinery.

If you feel that your suffering was caused by someone else’s negligence – whether it’s your employer, another driver or a local authority – you could have grounds to make a hand injury claim.

Get in touch with our friendly team to find out more about how we can help you.

Why should I claim for a hand injury?

Hopefully your injuries will be short term, and you’ll make a swift recovery. But where there is serious, life-changing damage – such as nerve injury or the loss of fingers – there may be a need for long-term treatment, therapies and even prosthetics.

This can become expensive and create an additional layer of financial stress at what will already be a difficult time. Making a claim won’t undo what happened, but it could help you to deal with the costs associated with your recovery, meaning there’ll be one less thing for you to worry about.

If you were injured at work, taking legal action can also help to ensure that what happened to you won’t happen to anyone else. This is because your employer will need to look at what led to your injuries and make the necessary changes to keep your colleagues safe.

How can First4Lawyers help?

We’re here to take some of the pressure out of making a claim, so you can focus on your recovery. Our fully trained advisors have years of experience and are happy to chat through your situation with you, free of charge.

We know that the thought of taking legal action can feel daunting, but it’s only right that you seek compensation and support after what you’ve been through.

Our solicitors offer a No Win No Fee service for these types of claims. So there will be no upfront cost to you and nothing to pay if your claim is unsuccessful.

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Our No Win No Fee solicitors will take a success fee from the compensation you are awarded for a successful claim in the form of a percentage of your damages. This could be up to 25% but it won't be more than that, except in cases of road traffic accidents and housing disrepair. Changing laws mean our solicitors will now take a payment of 35% of the final compensation amount plus VAT for all road traffic accident and housing disrepair claims.

First4Lawyers are an award-winning claims management company with a track record of delivering service that our clients love.

Hand injury claim FAQs

How much can I claim for a hand injury?

Hand injury compensation amounts will vary depending on a number of factors. These include:

  • The pain and suffering you’ve endured
  • Any adaptations or aids you may need
  • How your injury is likely to affect you in the future
  • Medical costs and ongoing treatment
  • Time off work, resulting in lost earnings

To get a better idea of how much your claim could be worth, your solicitor may arrange for you to be seen by an independent medical expert. They’ll provide a detailed report on your condition, which will be used to support your case for compensation.

Is there a time limit for making a hand injury claim?

In cases like these, there will be a three-year time limit on when you can make a claim. This will usually start from the date you were injured.

But if your injury has developed over time, the limitation period will only start from the day you were diagnosed – also known as the date of knowledge. This might apply if you’re suffering with a repetitive strain injury like HAVS.

Although three years sounds like a long time, we would always suggest seeking legal advice early. It takes time for your solicitor to gather the evidence needed to support your case. So it’s best to arrange a consultation sooner rather than later.

We can put you in touch with experienced personal injury solicitors who specialise in these types of claims. They’ll speak to you about what happened and answer any questions you may have about the claims process.

I think I have a hand injury claim – what should I do next?

If you’ve suffered a hand injury, the most important thing to do is seek medical advice. Not only will this help you get the treatment you need, it will also provide a medical record of your injury – which could be useful if you later decide to make a claim.

Next, you could consider getting in touch with our legal services team. We’ll ask you a few simple questions about your situation and let you know if we think you have a strong claim.

If we think you could be entitled to compensation, we’ll ask if you’d like to be put in touch with one of our dedicated solicitors. This decision will be entirely up to you, and there will be no pressure to go forward at this point.

To find out more about how we could help you, give us a call on the number at the top of the screen, request a callback or fill in our quick and easy form to start your claim online.

We’re here to help, whenever you’re ready.

Why choose First4Lawyers?

Whether you want to make an accident and injury claim, or need a solicitor for personal or business law matters - our friendly team are here to help, 24/7.

Free initial consultation

Our fully trained legal advisors are happy to offer initial guidance and advice for free

No Win No Fee*

No Win No Fee solicitors - you don't pay a penny up front when making a claim

No pressure

We offer advice with no obligation.  We never cold-call or apply pressure to our customers


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