Finger Injury Compensation

Finger Injury Compensation

Injuries to the fingers can be quite common, especially amongst those who use their hands a lot at work. Accidents involving heavy machinery, lifting or crushing blows can do serious damage to fingers, in the worst cases causing breaks or amputations. People often injure their fingers in slips and trips as they try to use their hands to break the fall.

Damage to the nerves or blood vessels can lead to long term problems and restrict a full range of movement in the fingers. Vibration white finger (VWF), also known as hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) or dead finger, is a secondary form of Raynaud’s syndrome, an industrial injury triggered by continuous use of vibrating hand-held machinery. As with other parts of the hand fingers can be affected by ligament injuries, nerve damage, bruising and fractured bones. Compensation claims will pay out larger rewards to those who have lost one or more fingers in an accident at work.

  • Fracture of one finger with complete recovery – £2,000 to £3,250 compensation
  • Fracture of index finger where grip has been affected and arthritis is likely to develop – £6,000 to £8,750 compensation
  • Total loss of an index finger – £12,750 compensation approximately
  • Serious injury to thumb joint causing damage to tendons or nerves £6,500 to £8,500 compensation
  • Amputation of the tip of the thumb or loss of sensation due to nerve damage –  £8,500 to £11,750 compensation
  • Complete loss of thumb – £25,000 to £37,750 compensation

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