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Hand injury compensation

Like arm injuries, hand injuries are common; they make up over 10% of all visits to the hospital's accident and emergency department each year. Injuries range from minor cuts, bruising and sprain through to the dislocation of fingers and thumbs and breaks to the bones in the hand.

One of the most regular injuries seen to the hand is the slicing off of fingers and thumbs in work-based accidents or road traffic accidents. The impact of these kinds of injuries can be significant to a person's day to day life.

Our team have over 25 years’ experience of handling medical compensation claims involving people who have experienced minor hand injuries through to ongoing disabilities and amputation.

"Jeanette Whyman is an experienced practitioner with a caseload that includes neurological and obstetric claims."

Chambers UK

How much is your claim worth?

The figures below are for guidance only. For details of other claim amounts, please go back to our compensation calculator.

Hand injuries Estimated compensation value
Amputation of both hands to amputation of finger/fingers £33,800 - £170,980
Total or effective loss of both hands £113,000 - £170,835
Severe hand injuries £23,300 - £52,950
Moderate hand injuries £4,900 - £11,735
Minor hand injuries £735 - £3,675
Injuries to fingers up to £31,080
Injuries to thumbs up to £46,515


Vibration white finger or hand-arm vibration syndrome Estimated compensation value
Severe vibration white finger or hand-arm vibration syndrome £25,500 - £33,550
Moderate vibration white finger or hand-arm vibration syndrome £6,900 - £14,775
Minor vibration white finger or hand-arm vibration syndrome £2,400 - £7,245
Upper limb disorders £1,700 - £19,530

The value of your claim is reliant on a variety of factors; these are very individual to you and your circumstances. When assessing the value of your claim your injuries, the impact on your life and any financial impact both now and in the future are all considerations.

No win no fee injury claims

The majority of the cases we work on are on a no win no fee basis. This means there is no financial risk to you. Please call one of our team who can give you details on funding your compensation claim.

The first stage of the compensation process is to give us a call or send us an email outlining the details of your claim for hand injury or vibration white finger. We will need to know when and where your injury occurred, whether there were any witnesses or other people involved. It’s also good for us to understand the impact the injury has had on your life and any medical treatment you have needed.

From the information you supply our solicitors will be able to assess your claim and advice you on whether they feel you could successfully claim compensation. At this point they will also be able to provide you with an estimate for the value of your claim and talk you through what to expect next and the claim process.

We are experienced at dealing with a vast array of claims for hand injuries and vibration white finger.

"Rachael was extremely helpful and very thorough all through the process and gave me every confidence of a satisfactory outcome."

Derek Bayliss

Vibration white finger

Vibration white finger (VWF), or hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) as it is also referred as is a common industrial injury that we regularly receive claims enquiries about. It is caused by the use of industrial machinery that vibrates. The machinery regardless of the size can cause damage to those who use it continually; the damage often means that people need care and treatment over a long period of time.

Vibration white finger affects the hand and wrist as well as the joints, nerves and blood vessels. The most alarming symptom of VWF is the loss of dexterity which some sufferers report as causing them ongoing issues with everyday tasks because they lose the strength to grip and pick up objects, they also need ongoing treatment for the pain.

If you have been injured through medical negligence, workplace accident or personal injury on the roads it is important that you work with an expert solicitor to help you claim for compensation.

Time limits

Like all personal injury and medical negligence cases, compensation for injuries to the hands have strict time limits on bringing a claim, this is usually three years from the ‘date of knowledge’ the date you became aware of your issue. It is therefore important that you seek immediate legal advice from an expert as soon as you are aware of an issue.

Our team

Our personal injury and medical negligence department is led by Jeanette Whyman. Jeanette is a well-regarded expert in personal injury and work related injury cases. Jeanette is accredited by both the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and Law Society for Clinical Negligence. Jeanette was also recognised in the Legal 500 as “goes the extra mile’, and is recommended for her expertise in obstetric and gynaecological cases” 

To help secure a successful claim, our solicitors work with expert witnesses such as investigators and medical professionals. These key witnesses give a detailed analysis of medical reports and give an expert opinion on your injuries and the likely impact on your future life, the costs associated with your rehabilitation and care. This helps us build a successful case for you.

Severe injuries to your hands, especially those that leave you with a permanent disability obviously have a huge impact on your life for which you should be compensated. In these cases the legal process can be complex so it is important you seek legal advice from a specialist solicitor as soon as you become aware of an issue. It is also important you work with an expert to make sure you receive all the compensation you are entitled to.

"Jeanette Whyman is a well-established figure in the clinical negligence field"

Chambers UK
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