By Jo Anderson. Last Updated 26th January 2024. Welcome to our guide on how much a finger amputation payout could be. If you have experienced a partial finger amputation or lost a finger completely due to negligence, then compensation could be owed to you. However, simply experiencing a finger injury, such as a partial amputation of a finger is not enough to make you eligible to receive a payout. It must have taken place due to the negligence of someone who owed you a duty of care. This could be an individual or even a company. Here, we explain who could claim for partial finger amputations, as well as how much a fingertip is worth. If you’re considering claiming fingertip amputation compensation, this guide could help.
The process of making a claim can seem intimidating. However, we are here to guide you through the process and explain any terminology you may not understand.
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- Calculating Partial Finger Amputation Compensation Payouts
- Am I Eligible To Claim For A Partial Finger Amputation?
- What Evidence Do I Need To Claim For Finger Amputation Compensation?
- How Could A Partial Finger Amputation Occur?
- How Long Do I Have To Claim For A Partial Finger Amputation?
- No Win No Fee Partial Finger Amputation Compensation Payouts
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When calculating compensation for partial finger amputations, you might wonder what could be included in a finger amputation payout. Successful claimants could receive a payout which includes general damages and special damages.
Special damages compensate for a claimant’s out-of-pocket expenses caused by the injury. General damages, however, compensate for the pain and suffering as well as the loss of amenity a claimant experiences from their injury.
To get some insight into finger amputation compensation we can look to the Judicial College Guidelines. This publication is often used by solicitors to help them when valuing injuries.
We have used figures from this publication in the table below. However, the amount you’d receive would be specific to your case, so these are only guidelines. For example, other factors can be considered, such as the severity of your injuries and your future prognosis.
|Multiple serious injuries with financial costs and losses.
|Combinations of injuries that are serious, combined with the financial costs and losses they result in, such as medical expenses and loss of income.
|Up to £250,000+
|Amputation of Index and Middle and/or Ring Fingers
|There is very weak grip and very little use left in the hand.
|£61,910 to £90,750
|Serious Hand Injuries
|In these cases, the hand will be reduced to about 50 percent capacity, and include cases of finger amputation
|£29,000 to £61,910
|(f) Severe fractures to fingers – possible partial amputations and deformity as a result.
|Up to £36,740
|(i) The index finger will be either totally or partially lost
|£12,170 to £18,740
|(I) The loss of the ring or middle fingers’ terminal phalanx
|£3,950 to £7,870
|(p) The index and middle finger phalanges will have been amputated
|In the region of £21,810
|(s) Serious injury. The tip may have been amputated
|£19,600 to £35,010
|(n) Loss or partial loss of the little finger
|£3,950 to £5,860
|Post-traumatic stress disorder
|(c) Moderate. You will have a good recovery, and if there are any lasting effects they will not be too severe
|£8,180 to £23,150
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Further Types Of Damages
There are other sums that can make up your partial finger amputation compensation. You may have certain costs that arise that wouldn’t have needed covering if it weren’t for your injuries. These are called special damages. Some examples of these are:
- Loss of earnings: your injury may result in an absence from work. Alternatively, it could stop you from ever returning to your old job. For example, you could be a professional pianist and can no longer play because of the damage to your fingers. You could be compensated for the income you would have accrued if you had never sustained the injuries.
- Damage to property: the accident that caused you injuries may also have led to some of your belongings being damaged or destroyed. The cost of repairing or replacing these items could be included in your special damages payment.
- Loss of deposits: you may have had a holiday or activity planned and paid for that required the use of your fingers, such as skiing. You could be reimbursed for the cost of these lost deposits.
There are other financial losses that can be reimbursed via special damages. For more information, get in touch with us today.
If you have suffered a partial finger amputation, you may be wondering if you can make a claim for compensation. However, there are eligibility criteria your finger loss compensation claim must meet to be considered valid.
To form the basis of a valid claim, you have to be able to prove that you were owed a duty of care and that this duty was breached, resulting in your injuries.
Various parties may owe you a duty of care, including:
- Road users – Road users owe each other a duty of care to use the roads in a manner that does not cause themselves or others harm. To uphold this duty, they must comply with the Highway Code and the Road Traffic Act 1988.
- Employers – Your employer owes you a duty of care under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. They must take all reasonably practicable steps to keep you safe while working.
- Occupiers – An occupier is anyone in control of a public space. Per the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, they have a duty of care to ensure the reasonable safety of those who use the premises for their intended purposes.
Should you wish to check your eligibility to make a loss of finger compensation claim, please contact an advisor. They can offer you a free consultation, during which you can discuss your potential claim and any questions you may have about the personal injury claims process.
The evidence available might vary between cases. However, typically speaking, the types of evidence that could help support a partial finger amputation claim include:
- CCTV footage: CCTV footage of your accident could be used to show how it occurred.
- Medical records: Your medical records can provide more information on the severity of your injuries, as well as the treatment you receive.
- Photographs: Taking photographs of your injuries as well as the accident site can help strengthen your claim.
- Witness statements: Taking down the contact details of witnesses allows their statements to be taken by a professional at a later date.
For more about the types of evidence that our solicitors could help you gather or to check your eligibility to make a finger loss compensation claim, please contact an advisor.
Partial finger amputations could result from a number of different accidents. Examples could include:
- If your employer fails to regularly maintain a piece of machinery, your hand may get caught in this and be severely crushed. This could then require you to have some fingers amputated.
- A drunk driver is speeding and fails to come to a stop in time. This causes them to crash into the back of your vehicle as you are waiting at a red light. Due to this, you suffer multiple injuries, such as a broken leg, or back injury, and your hand becomes severely crushed that your fingers need to be amputated.
- While in public, you cut your hand on some loose barbed wire that was attached to a fence leading to a public park. The cut was so deep that it resulted in nerve damage and required part of one of your fingers to be amputated.
These are just a few examples of the types of accidents that could lead to this type of injury. However, not all these accidents would automatically lead to partial finger amputation compensation payouts. You must remember, in order to have a valid personal injury claim, a relevant third party must have breached their duty of care, and this caused your injury.
If you would like to check your eligibility to claim, one of our advisors could do this for you free of charge. Contact them today for free advice.
If you are eligible to bring a claim for a fingertip amputation, you will need to keep in mind the personal injury claims time limit. Under the Limitation Act 1980, you would typically have three years from the date of the accident to file a claim. Failure to file your claim within this period could result in it being rejected for being time-barred.
However, there are some exceptions to the limitation period. For example, should a child lose part of a finger, they could not claim partial finger loss compensation until they turn 18 years of age. However, during the period up to their 18th birthday, an appropriate adult could apply to be a litigation friend and claim on their behalf. If a claim is not made on the child’s behalf, they could start their own claim once they turn 18. They would have until their 21st birthday to do so.
There are also exceptions for partial loss of finger compensation claims involving those who lack the mental capacity to claim.
To learn more about time limits for such claims, or to check your eligibility to claim, please contact an advisor.
If you are eligible to claim compensation for a fingertip amputation, one of our solicitors could help with your claim. They could assist you in gathering evidence and could negotiate a partial loss of finger compensation payout on your behalf.
One of our solicitors may offer to take on your claim under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). This is a type of No Win No Fee arrangement whereupon you would not have to pay them for their work until your claim ends.
If your claim is successful, the solicitor would deduct a small percentage of your compensation as their success fee. If your claim was to fail, you would not typically be required to pay them for their work on your claim.
To check your eligibility to claim under a CFA with one of our solicitors, or to ask questions about No Win No Fee claims, please don’t hesitate to contact our advisors. They could help you on your journey to partial finger loss compensation.
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We’ve included some helpful links for further reading on this and similar subjects.
- Here is another of our guides regarding finger injury compensation claims
- Find out about complete finger amputation compensation claims.
- Our guide to manual handling injury accident claims.
- Information from the NHS about amputation in general.
- Read about how a litigation friend could make a claim on your behalf.
- If your accident was captured on camera, you can request CCTV footage of yourself to use as evidence during your claim.
Thank you for reading our guide on partial finger amputation compensation.