According to Safe Work Australia, finger amputations are the most common hand and wrist injuries. Sharp-edged equipment, machinery and vehicle accidents cause finger amputations, crushed fingers, finger tendon injuries and carpal tunnel injuries. If you have suffered a finger injury, depending on how the injury occurred, you might be entitled to various compensation benefits.
If you have had an accident and suffered a finger injury, you may be eligible to receive compensation benefits regardless of where you injured.
What can I claim?
The majority of fingertip amputation occurs during the course of work. If you are injured at work in NSW, you may be entitled to:
Reasonable and necessary medical expenses arising from your injuries.
Weekly benefit payments are calculated according to the pre-injury wages.
If your permanent impairment meets the 15% threshold.
If your physical permanent impairment meets the 11% permanent impairment threshold.
If your permanent impairment meets the 15% threshold and your employer was negligent.
Finger injuries can also occur due to motor vehicle accidents or someone else’s negligence at a public place. In these cases, your entitlements and legal procedure are different. Please access the pages below if you are
Our experienced personal injury lawyers can help you understand whether your eligible and if so inform you of the best steps to go through a compensation claim for your finger injury to receive maximum compensation.
How much compensation do I get for losing a finger?
You may be able to claim expenses for medical and hospital care, income for loss of wages, and superannuation loss; moreover, if the accident caused a permanent impairment, you can claim a lump sum payment.
Every claim, including finger amputations, are unique and it would not be accurate to specify a compensation amount without enough information. You can contact our personal injury lawyers to get a free claim assessment to know if and if so, how much compensation, you may get for your finger injury.
How to make a finger injury compensation claim?
You can directly reach our friendly compensation lawyers to start the legal procedure.
If the accident occurred at work, the compensation steps below can be followed:
Contact your employer and report the injury.
Seek medical treatment and request your General Practitioner (GP) complete the Certificate of Capacity which should include your doctor’s opinion on the injury and whether it occurred due to your work or not.
Complete the Work Injury Claim Form as soon as possible and submit it along with the Certificate of capacity to your employer. The time limit is 6 months to complete the work injury claim form.
Frequently asked questions
How long does a finger injury compensation claim take?
The length of time it takes to finalise a finger injury compensation claim is determined by multiple factors. Generally, work-related finger injury claims such as fingertip amputation, finger tendon injury, and crushed finger take about 1.5 years. Feel free to reach our team to get more precise advice for your claim.
What are the time limits for work-related fingertip amputation claim?
The time limit to submit the Work Injury Claim Form and Certificate of Capacity is 6 months in NSW. Also, the time limit to commence court proceedings is 3 years.
Who pays the compensation benefits?
If the injury occurred during the course of work, the insurance company of your employer pays the benefits of your workers compensation claim.
Do I need to pay to claim burn injury compensation?
The answer is no. Our team at Withstand Lawyers are approved by the Independent Review Office (IRO) which means you are not liable for your legal costs and disbursements as they are covered by IRO regardless of the outcome.
Reach our No Win No Fee personal injury lawyers
Our personal injury lawyers work on a No Win No Fee basis have helped thousands of workers in New South Wales to get what they are entitled to. We provide a no-obligation free claim check. You can reach us on 1800 952 898 or fill in the form below at any point during your finger injury compensation claim step.