How Much Are Partial Finger Amputation Compensation Payouts Worth

Last Updated By Danielle Fletcher On 26th January 2024. If you have lost part of your finger in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to partial finger amputation compensation. You could be compensated for any physical injuries, psychological suffering and any monetary losses that you experience as a result.

While many injuries will cause problems but heal quickly, some will never recover. One such permanent injury is a partial finger amputation. Losing part of your finger can cause problems for the rest of your life and affect your ability to work. Later on in this guide, we’ll look at how much compensation you could be paid. We’ll also explain how the claims process works.

What Are Partial Finger Amputation Claims Worth?

We can provide free legal advice if you’re considering claiming. Our team of specialists will explain your options during a no-obligation telephone consultation.

If it looks like you’ve got a reasonable chance of success, we could pass your case to a personal injury lawyer from our panel. They operate a No Win No Fee service for any case they take on; we’ll explain the benefits that this can offer later on in this guide.

If you’re interested in claiming compensation for a partially amputated finger, why not call our team on 020 3870 4868? To learn more about how claims work before contacting us, please read on.

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  1. What Are Partial Finger Amputations?
  2. Causes Of A Partial Finger Amputation
  3. Proving Partial Finger Amputation Compensation Cases
  4. Calculating Partial Finger Amputation Compensation Payouts
  5. No Win No Fee Partial Finger Amputation Compensation Payouts
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 What Are Partial Finger Amputations?

Partial finger amputations are where you lose part of your finger. There are two types of amputation that you could claim for. Surgical amputation is where part of your finger is removed during surgery, whereas traumatic amputation is where part of your finger is detached during an accident. In either case, partial finger amputation compensation might be possible if the amputation occurred due to somebody else’s negligence.

 Before a solicitor takes your claim on, they’ll check whether:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care; and
  • A negligent act meant that duty was broken and caused an accident; and
  • Your finger was partially amputated as a direct result of the accident.

If you believe your case meets the criteria listed, why not call today? We’ll check whether a personal injury solicitor from our panel might be able to represent you.

Causes Of A Partial Finger Amputation

Let’s now look at some scenarios that might result in a partial finger amputation compensation claim. Don’t be concerned if there’s not one similar to yours; we could still help you begin your claim.

Scenarios that could lead to a partial finger amputation claim include:

  • Road traffic accident claims. An example here could be where a car pulls out at a junction but fails to spot a motorcyclist and hits them. If the rider lost part of their finger in the crash, they could make a claim.
  • Accident at work claims. Your employer must try to keep you safe at work. Therefore, if you cut part of your finger off due to a faulty piece of machinery, you could claim.
  • Slips, trips and falls. If you slipped on a wet floor without any warning signs, for example, a claim for your injuries might be possible. While it’s unlikely that a slip or trip would traumatically amputate your finger, the digit could be badly crushed in the fall, meaning that it needs to be surgically amputated.

In order to claim, you need to show that you were owed a duty of care that was breached, leading to your injuries. Get in touch with our team today for more information on the duty of care that you’re owed.

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Proving Partial Finger Amputation Compensation Cases

Whatever scenario led to your partial finger amputation, you’ll need to prove that a third party was liable if you’d like to claim compensation. To do this, evidence will be required.

Where possible, there are some steps we’d suggest you take following the accident. These include:

  • Reporting the accident. If you’ve had an accident at work or in a public place, an accident report should be filled out to record what happened. This report could be used to help prove where and when the accident took place, as well as the circumstances that led to it.
  • Take photographs. Following your accident, it may be helpful to take a few pictures of the aftermath of the accident. These will hopefully show the root cause of the accident if taken before anything is moved or repaired.
  • Obtain video recordings. If the place where your accident was captured on camera, you can request a copy of the recording. This might include security or CCTV cameras as well as dashcam devices.
  • Obtain medical records. When you’re treated at a hospital or minor injuries unit, the details of your injuries and treatment will be recorded. Later on, you could request a copy as evidence in your case.
  • Take details of witnesses. If someone else saw the accident happen, then a statement from them might support your claim.

An advisor from our team can go through your evidence with you to check the strength of your claim. Therefore, why not call today to see how we can help?

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Calculating Partial Finger Amputation Compensation Payouts

If you make a successful personal injury claim for partial finger amputation compensation, your settlement could consist of two parts: general and special damages.

General damages compensate for the physical pain and mental suffering that has been caused by your fractured fingers. The Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) is a document that might be referred to by those responsible for evaluating personal injury claims,  as it contains a list of different types of injuries with corresponding compensation guidelines.

In our table below, we look at a few figures that could be relevant to finger amputation claims from the 16th edition of the JCG. We’ve also included a figure in the top row to show you how compensation could be awarded when claiming for more than one severe injury and special damages. This figure is not from the JCG.

Injury Type Severity Compensation Details
Multiple Severe Injuries and Special Damages Very Serious Up to £250,000+ The claimant could be compensated for more than one serious injury and their expenses, such as home and vehicle adaptions, lost earnings and home help.
Hand injuries Loss (a) £140,660 to £201,490 Complete or effective loss of both hands.
Loss (c) £96,160 to £109,650 Complete or effective loss of a single hand.
Finger Injuries Loss (r) £35,520 to £54,830 The total loss of the thumb.
Amputation (q) Around of £24,990 Loss of the terminal phalanx of the middle and index fingers.
Amputation (p) In the region of £21,810 Complete amputation of ring and little fingers.
Total and Partial Loss (i) £12,170 to £18,740 Total or partial loss of the index finger.
Amputation (m) £8,640 to £12,240 Complete amputation of the little finger.
Loss (l) £3,950 to £7,870 Loss of the terminal phalanx of the middle or ring fingers.

Other Damages

The pain and suffering caused by your finger injury is just one thing you could be compensated for. Additionally, you could claim if you’ve lost any money because of your injuries.

This could cover any additional costs or expenses incurred. Importantly, you will need evidence of these costs, so remember to keep hold of receipts and similar documents.

This part of your claim is called special damages. Within it, you could claim for expenses like:

  • Medical costs. You might be able to claim for any prescription fees or the cost of private medical care if needed.
  • Care costs. If you needed to be looked after because your injuries prevented you from carrying out daily tasks, the cost of a carer could be claimed. This could be possible even if a loved one supported you.
  • Loss of earnings. Taking time off from work because of your injuries can become expensive. Therefore, the difference between your normal salary and what you received whilst recovering could be claimed back.
  • Travel expenses. There is a chance you had to pay for fuel, public transport or parking when visiting the hospital for your injuries. If that’s the case, these costs might be claimed back.

Please call today so that we can review what could be included in your claim. If your claim has a good chance of success, you could be appointed a personal injury lawyer from our panel.

No Win No Fee Partial Finger Amputation Compensation Payouts

You may have heard the phrase “No Win No Fee” before in the context of personal injury claims. But what exactly does this term mean?

A No Win No Fee agreement can also be referred to as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). It outlines the criteria that need to be met before you’ll need to pay your solicitor’s fees.

The main point is you won’t pay any at all if you do not win your claim. You also won’t be asked to pay anything upfront or while your solicitor is working on your case. 

Should your case be settled in your favour, you’ll pay a success fee. This means your solicitor will deduct an agreed percentage of your compensation. This percentage is capped legally, so you can’t be overcharged.

Call today if you’d like to check whether you could use a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel. You can also get in touch with any questions you have about claims of this nature.

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Get In Contact With Us

We would like to thank you for visiting this page about partial finger amputation compensation. If you would like free legal advice on starting your claim, you can:

  • Call our specialist advisors on 020 3870 4868.
  • Use our live chat service to discuss your claim online.
  • Claim online, and we’ll arrange for a specialist to call you back.

Our service includes a telephone consultation to review your claim. There’s no obligation to claim, and we’ll provide free legal advice about your options.

If the claim appears suitable, we could refer you to a personal injury solicitor from our panel. Importantly, any accepted claim will be processed by your solicitor on a No Win No Fee basis.

 Learn More

In this part of our guide, we have supplied some links to resources that could help you further if you decide to claim partial finger amputation compensation.

  • Cycle Accident Claims – Details on claiming for injuries sustained during a no-fault cycling accident.
  • Inadequate Safety Training – Advice on claiming if a workplace accident was caused by inadequate training.
  • Manual Handling Claims – Our guide about claiming for injuries caused by lifting and carrying in the workplace.
  • NHS Amputation Advice– A page on the NHS site with advice and guidance for those undergoing an amputation.
  • Broken Finger Advice – NHS guidance on what to do if you’ve broken your finger.
  • Motor Insurers Bureau – If you’ve suffered a partial finger amputation in an accident with an uninsured driver, the MIB could allow you to claim.

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