What to expect when you give us a call about your hand injury
Our hands are made of many small bones, tendons and ligaments, and as a result an injury to our hands, fingers or wrist can be painful and often more severe that it first appears.
If you’ve suffered an injury to any area of your hand, and it wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a compensation claim.
To make a successful hand injury claim, your accident must have happened in the last three years and it must have been somebody else’s fault.
To see if you have a claim for compensation, give us a call for free on 0800 540 4258
We know that you might feel hesitant about contacting us regarding your hand injury in case you’ll fell obliged to make a claim. But when you contact us you’re under no obligation to claim.
We’re able, and happy to provide a free and confidential opportunity for you to discuss your injury.
You’ll speak to one of our legally trained advisors who will be able to answer any questions that you might have about making a claim for your hand injury.
If our legally trained advisor thinks you have a valid claim for your hand injury, they’ll then ask your permission to pass you on to a specialist solicitor – you can say no.
Hand injuries at work
We know that it can be difficult to understand who is at fault for your hand injury, if it was caused at work.
If your job involves using machinery at work and you injured your hand using it, due to a lack of training or safety measures then you may be able to make a compensation claim against your employer.
Employers had a duty to keep you safe in the workplace. This includes making sure that equipment such as machinery and blades are guarded.
It also means your employer has a duty to provide you with the correct training to use such machinery. If they failed to provide this training, or the correct safety guards, and you’ve injured your hand, finger or wrist as a result then you may be able to make a compensation claim for your injury.
It may be that your hand injury was caused from lifting at work or by moving heavy objects. If you were at any risk of injuring yourself at work, the correct health and safety training should have been provided.
The severity of your hand injury, from an accident at work, should not prevent you from claiming. You deserve compensation for any injury you’ve suffered that caused you to have time off work, or seek medical treatment and was not your fault. This could be an injury to your fingers, wrist, bones or tendons.
If you think you have a claim against your employer, you can call us for free on 0800 540 4258 to see if we can help you.
We’ll listen to your experience and advise you of the next steps of the claims process.
Claiming against your employer
When you make a successful hand injury claim against your employer, the cost of the claim is covered by your employer’s insurance.
All employers are required to have employer’s liability insurance by law. This means you don’t need to worry about the compensation costing your employer or the business directly.
You also don’t need to worry about losing your job. When you make a compensation claim against your employer, the law protects you from being dismissed or treated differently.
To read more about claiming against your employer visit our Is My Job at Risk page here.
Other causes of hand injuries
We can also help you claim compensation for any injury to your hand not caused by work. This might be a hand injury caused by a slip or fall in a public place, or on a public or private road.
If you fell because of a poorly maintained road or path, then you may be able to claim compensation from the person responsible for maintaining the road or path’s conditions.
It may also be that you slipped in a supermarket or shop and your hand was injured as result.
Whether your accident was a fracture, tendon or ligament damage or an injury to your fingers, we can help you towards the compensation you deserve following an accident that wasn’t your fault.
To find out if you have a claim, call us for free today on 0800 540 4258
Julie Maddocks, 35, badly burned her hands at a friend’s wedding
A friend told me about National Accident Helpline and the service was really good. I was put in touch with a solicitor and went to see a burns specialist. I received £2,000 compensation
The lasting affects of a hand injury
When you make a claim with us we consider the lasting affects a hand injury can have on your life.
Although some people might consider hand injuries to be minor, we know how much an injury to the hand can affect your daily life. Hand injuries can have a range of short term and lasting side effects.
As part of our claims process, your solicitor will ask your permission to look at your medical records relating to your injury. This will help them to gather evidence about your injury and your recovery.
You will also be invited to attend a free medical assessment. These assessments are nothing to worry about and are organised by your solicitor. We’ll let you know the date, time and location of your appointment – you just need to arrive.
When you’re at your free medical assessment you’ll be asked about your experience by a General Medical Council registered doctor.
Your assessment will allow us to gather further evidence about your hand injury to support your compensation claim. It will also provide you with information on how long you can expect your recovery to take, as well as any rehabilitation tips your doctor may recommend.
Ready to make a hand injury claim?
If you’re ready to make a claim for your hand injury, you can give us a call on 0800 540 4258 or complete your details in the form below.
When you get in contact with us we’ll talk to you about your experience and, if we think you have a valid claim, we’ll pass your details to a specialist solicitor.
We’ll aim to find you a solicitor who has experience working with hand injury claims like yours. They will be able to advise you on what the next steps of the process will be.
Have some more questions about making a claim?
If you still have some questions about the claiming process we’re happy to answer them.
You can call us on the same number above. You’re under no obligation to claim and your call is free and confidential. Alternatively, you can enter your details below, and we’ll call you back to answer your questions.
We’re committed to protecting your data
We never cold call and we won’t pass your data on without your permission. This ought to give you one less thing to worry about if you contact us.