Your finger or thumb injury could affect your ability to grip, twist or lift objects, and we may be able to secure specialist rehabilitation for you, so you can learn to work around your finger injury. Compensation could help you access care and assistance for your whole life if you need it, such as:
- Aids and adaptations, such as jar openers, grips, handles, grabbers and bra fasteners;
- A driving assessment, special adaptions to your vehicle, or for the additional cost of buying an automatic car if this is recommended to you.
Prosthetic fingers or hands can significantly improve your quality of life after an amputation or long-term finger injuries, so compensation could cover the cost of this. Prosthetic fingers/hands can allow to you:
- Restore length to a partially amputated finger;
- Enable opposition between the thumb and finger;
- Help you grip and hold objects with bendable fingers.
You might not require a prosthetic finger, or decide not to use one, but compensation could also help access private healthcare and support that the NHS alone can’t provide, such as a specialist hand therapist.
You might be worried about returning to work and how your finger injury will impact your ability to perform your job. Not only will compensation account for any income you’ve lost, but it can help you with your transition back to the workplace.
If you work from home on a computer a lot, compensation could help you buy arm rests, an ergonomic desk, or digital dictation software if you’re unable to type. Compensation could even help you study a new course if you need a complete career change because of your finger injury or amputation, particularly if you used to work in a manual job.
The loss of a finger, or multiple fingers, can also be very emotionally challenging. You might be struggling to come to terms with the changes in your appearance or ability to carry out daily tasks after your injury. Our Personal Injury team are here to support you as much as possible, and we can secure compensation to help you access therapy if you feel you would benefit from it.