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Thumb Injury Claims

Suffered a thumb injury due to no fault?  If yes, you could be entitled to make thumb injury claims.

Our solicitors have vast experience in handling such claims and we can also help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled.

Causes Of Thumb Injuries

There are numerous causes of thumb injuries.  Some of the main ones include the following:

Factory accidents – accidents involving machinery is a leading cause of thumb injuries.  Lack of safety guard and insufficient training can often cause a worker’s hand to be pulled into the mechanism resulting in different types of hand injuries, including injuries to the thumb.

Manual handling – thumb injuries can be caused as a result of handling objects or components with sharp edges.

Faulty work equipment – thumb injuries can occur whilst working with faulty equipment.

Vibration – workers who make use of vibrating power tools on a daily basis are at a greater risk of developing conditions such as vibration white finger.

Slips, trips and falls – when people fall, they try to break their fall by putting their hand out.  When they do this, they often sustain injuries to their hand, fingers and thumb.

Animal attacks – dog bites can cause serious injuries to the thumb, fingers and hand.

Sports accidents – hand injuries are not uncommon in contact sports.

Road accidents – car accidents, cycling accidents and motorbike accidents are some of the main causes of hand injuries.

How Much Compensation?

Loss of a thumb can attract a compensation award in the region of £20,000 to £32,000.

If the injury is very serious such as a severed thumb, then anything between £11,000 and £20,000 can be obtained.

For injuries involving amputation of the tip of the thumb or nerve damage causing impairment of grip can attract compensation in the region of £7,000 to £9,500.

Moderate thumb injuries can fetch up to £7,000 in compensation.

Minor thumb injuries such as fractures which take a maximum of 6 months to fully recover can fetch between £2,000 and £4000.

Make A Claim

To make a claim with solicitors, you just need to contact us and speak to one of the member of our team.

You can call us on our free telephone number or you can request a call back by filling in our quick online claim form.

Remember, initial consultation comes at zero cost and if you choose us to represent your case, we will do so on a genuine no win no fee basis.

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