A hand injury can have a major impact on your life
Any injury can be frustrating, but suffering a hand injury can be life-altering. Even the simplest of everyday tasks, such as driving, getting dressed, holding your phone or eating can be impossible.
It's very likely your hand injury has left you feeling dependent and reliant on those around you, and may even have caused you to feel depressed.
In some cases, the physical damage to your hand may be permanent or have serious complications.
Whether you've recovered from your injury or are still recovering, we're here to help you get the apology you deserve and the compensation you're entitled to following an accident that wasn't your fault.
Hand injuries don't just impact your own life, they can also affect those around you, especially if you've received a lower wage because of time off work. Your compensation could help to cover your lost earnings, as well as any other expenses or impacts caused by your injury.
For a confidential chat about how we can help you, get in touch with our legally trained advisors on . We'll let you know whether we think you have a claim, and can pass you on to one of our specialist solicitors.
Can you make a claim?
To make a claim for your hand injury, we typically recommend that your accident must have been somebody else's fault, happened in the last three years and caused you to take some time off work.
There are exceptions to this and we also know that sometimes it can be hard to tell if somebody was at fault for your accident, particularly if your accident happened because of an unsafe structure, dangerous machinery or a lack of signage or training at work or in public.
That's why all calls to us are free and we'll never pressure you or rush you into making a claim. You can contact us to discuss your accident today on .
Causes of hand injuries
If your injury was caused because of someone else's fault or negligent behaviour, then we know how shocking and upsetting it can be.
Slips, trips and falls often cause hand injuries because it's instinctive to put your hands out when you fall over. The impact and weight of your body can cause damage to the muscles, ligaments, or tendons in the hands, wrists or fingers.
Julie Maddocks suffered severe burns on her hands
I was unable to use my hands, couldn't put my jeans on, couldn't cook and became nervous of open flames. A friend told me about National Accident Helpline and the service was really good. I was put in touch with a solicitor and saw a burns specialist.
Accidents at work
All employers have a legal responsibility to make sure you and your colleagues are kept as safe as possible while you're at work. This includes following health and safety procedures and regulations.
Hand injuries can be caused when protective guards have not been put in place on machinery, as this can cause your hand to get caught up in the machine.
They can also be caused when they haven't provided you with the correct protective equipment or training, and this can cause crush injuries, burns and chemical injuries, as well as other types of injury.
If you've been injured in an accident at work, it's easy to feel like it was your own fault. But if your employer has failed to take the proper precautions to keep you safe, then they've put you at risk and you could make a claim to help with your recovery.
We consider the full impact of your hand injury
Because you use your hands for most tasks, suffering from a hand injury can have a huge impact on your life and can be very frustrating. As well as this, an injury can be financially difficult for you and your family.
It's likely you've had to take time off work and in some cases, you may have had to leave your job altogether. On top of other expenses such as medical treatment and rehabilitation, your situation can quickly become extremely stressful.
When you get in touch with us, we'll put you in touch with one of our specialist personal injury solicitors, who will consider how your injury has affected you and your family so that you're not left out of pocket. They'll work hard to get you the full amount of compensation you're owed.
As well as the expenses of your injury, your solicitor will consider your physical pain and suffering, and the impacts on your social life and hobbies.
Starting a hand injury claim
We realise you may feel nervous about starting a compensation claim with us, but there's no need to worry. We'll put you at ease and make sure you know exactly what to expect every step of the way. Our help is obligation-free, so you'll never be pushed into making a claim.
The first step is to get in touch with our legally trained advisors on for free. During your call, we'll listen to everything you have to say and can let you know whether we think you have a claim.
If you do decide you'd like to go ahead, we can then pass you on to one of our specialist solicitors on the same call.
Your solicitor will be happy to answer any questions you have, and will work to the standards set out in our ethical marketing charter. They'll get in touch with the other party and negotiate your compensation, leaving you with the time to focus on your recovery.