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Hand Injuries

Severity Effect Compensation Bracket
Total loss of both hands   £92,000 – £132,000
Total loss of a single hand   £63,000 – £72,000
Very severe Significant loss of function, amputation of several fingers and unsightly cosmetic disfigurement £36,000 – £55,500
Severe Loss of function with possible amputation of fingers and cosmetic disfigurement £19,000 – £40,650
Less severe Likely to be a crush injury with permanent loss of function but further surgery not required £9,500 – £19,000
Moderate Crush injury with soft tissue wounds, surgery required but near full recovery made or expected £4,100 – £8,700
Minor Minor crush injuries with full recovery within months £1,450 – £8,400

The level of compensation awarded within each bracket will depend on:

  • The impact of the injury on the functionality of the hand
  • The level of disability
  • The extent of any permanent disability
  • The level of treatment required
  • Whether a prosthetic hand can be used
  • The extent of any cosmetic disfigurement
  • The extent of any recurring or permanent pain

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