Compensation for Hand Injuries
Complete loss of use of both hands
£92,100 – £132,100 Injuries where both hands are rendered practically useless. If there isn’t any prospect of being able to use a prosthesis effectively, the the compensation that is awarded will be at the top of this bracket.
Both hands are seriously damaged
£36,100 – £72,100 Effective or total loss of one hand
£63,100 – £72,100 Where it is the dominant hand the upper end of the bracket is awarded. This is awarded when the hand is crushed or amputated beyond use.
Serious Hand Injuries
£19,100 – £40,750 Injuries that reduce the hand’s functional ability by about 50%. It can also be what is awarded when part of a hand is amputated.
Less Serious Hand Injuries
£9,600 – £19,100 Minor or moderate hand injuries
£700 – £8,800 Lacerations, soft-tissue injuries, penetrating wounds, crushing injuries. The court also considers the medical prognosis and whether surgery is necessary.