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Compensation for Breaking Finger

Compensation for Breaking Finger

The correct procedures for claiming compensation for breaking should be followed after an accident to ensure your right to recover broken finger injury compensation is not lost.

There are many factors that can dictate whether a compensation claim for a broken finger will be successful, and since no two cases are exactly alike, to receive legal advice about claiming for having broken a finger in an accident for which you were not to blame, we strongly recommend discussing your case with a personal injury solicitor.

Obtaining compensation advice quickly after an accident can increase the probability of you being able to successfully claim compensation for breaking a finger. A solicitor will listen to the circumstances under which you sustained your injury and you will be advised if a claim is possible, in addition to being given specific information about the procedures which should be followed in order to make a claim for broken fingers.

There Has to be Negligence in Order to Claim Compensation for Breaking a Finger

In order for compensation for breaking a finger to be awarded, your injury must have been sustained as a direct result of the negligence of at least one third party. Furthermore, there must have been a duty of care owed to you and that duty of care must have been contravened in order to make broken finger injury claims.

If a third party was responsible for you having broken a finger in an accident it should be possible to claim broken finger injury compensation, provided that your injury could have been prevented if the third party in question had taken sufficient care to keep you safe and out of harm’s way.

It must also be possible to establish and prove that your broken finger injury was directly caused by third party negligence in order for a compensation claim for a broken finger to be successful. If you or your chosen solicitor can collect evidence of negligence to substantiate a claim for broken fingers there is a strong probability that you will be able to recover personal injury compensation.

The Legal Process of Making a Claim for Broken Fingers

After your accident has been investigated and evidence of third party negligence has been collected, the first stage in the legal process of making a compensation claim for a broken finger is the drafting and issuing of a letter of claim to the insurance company of the negligent third party at fault for your accident. Twenty-one days must be provided for the insurer to respond to the letter, and a further ninety days must be allowed to enable the insurance company to investigate the claim and to determine who was to blame for you having broken a finger in an accident.

If liability for the accident is accepted, the next stage in the claims process is the negotiation of an appropriate level of damages with the insurance company that provided the policy against which broken finger injury compensation is being claimed. If negotiations stall or if liability for the accident is contested, it will be necessary to issue proceedings and broken finger injury claims will need to be litigated through the courts. If this is necessary, your claim for broken fingers must go before a judge to be decided and if the case is successful, the judge will decree the amount of compensation for breaking a finger that is awarded, and the insurance company will be ordered to make payment to you.

Claiming Compensation if Your Child Has Broken a Finger in an Accident

If your child has broken a finger in an accident, a claim for compensation should be possible although your child is not permitted to take legal action personally until the age of consent has been reached. In the majority of cases, delaying broken finger injury claims will affect the likelihood of success and it is usually important that a claim is filed more promptly.

In order for a compensation claim for a broken finger to be made before the age of consent has been reached, an adult must make a request to the courts to become a ‘litigation friend’ for the child. Before a litigation friend can be authorised by the courts, financial responsibility for making a claim for broken fingers must be accepted by the litigation friend and it must also be established that the broken finger injury claim is being made in the best interests of the child.

If the case is successful, broken finger injury compensation will be awarded to the child although it would not be released by the courts until the age of consent has been reached. An application can be made to a judge to release a proportion of compensation for breaking a finger to a parent or legal guardian as recompense for ongoing expenses such as the cost of medical treatment.

How Much Compensation Can I Claim?

Compensation rates for having broken a finger in an accident are not fixed. The amount of broken finger injury compensation that can be claimed can be affected by many factors, such as your age, sex and general state of health at the time of the accident. If you have been in considerable pain, suffered substantial loss of amenity or have developed psychological disorders as a result of the accident or injury, these must also be factored into your claim for broken fingers.

Broken finger injury claims are not only concerned with providing recompense for a physical injury and for suffering psychological problems due to an accident, as it is also possible to be compensated for costs and expenses which have been – or will be- incurred as a result of an injury.

Compensation for breaking a finger can include reimbursement for medical expenses, prescription costs, alternative transportation, loss of earnings and damage to personal property and any other financial outlay that was or will be necessitated by your injury.

In order to recover costs in a compensation claim for a broken finger you must be able to provide proof of expenditure, so it is essential that you retain receipts or invoices to submit with your claim.

Actions to Take in Order to Claim for Broken Fingers

The best course of action to take after you have sought professional medical attention for having broken a finger in an accident is to contact a personal injury solicitor for legal advice. Eligibility to recover compensation for breaking a finger will be confirmed and you will be told about the steps that should be taken next to start legal action against the negligent third party responsible for your injury.

It is important that you find out about the strength of your compensation claim for a broken finger as well as the amount of broken finger injury compensation you should be entitled to recover, and a solicitor is in the best position to provide relevant legal advice relating to your case. When you have all the relevant information you should be able to make an informed decision about whether or not to make broken finger injury claims to receive recompense for your broken finger injury and to recover expenses you have incurred.

Making a claim for broken fingers cannot turn back the clock, but it will ensure are not made to suffer financially for being injured in an accident for which you were not to blame.