I would like to claim compensation for a tendon injury at work and want to know how much I may be awarded if successful?
The nature and severity of your injuries as well as the effect they will have on your quality of life are all factors which determine the amount of compensation for a tendon injury at work you are entitled to claim. The Judicial College is used to help decide the amount of compensation that should be awarded for a tendon injury sustained at work. Compensation for physical injury, psychological trauma and your ‘loss of amenity’ (that is your inability to participate in everyday tasks that were part of your life before the accident) are all factors that are included when calculating the value of your work accident tendon injury.
You may also be eligible to claim ‘special damages’ for any financial expenses you have incurred which are directly associated with the accident, these include any loss of income you have experienced due to your injury or any fares paid for public transport if you are unable to drive although you must be able to produce receipts of the expenses in order to include them in your claim for a tendon injury sustained at work.
If you are seeking compensation for a tendon injury at work you must always remember that no two claims are the same. Similar injuries can impact lives very differently and the compensation awarded for a work accident tendon injury will reflect this, generally women and children receive more than men because often they have weaker muscles and the soft tissue is more susceptible to damage. The amount awarded may also differ because a higher salary earner will receive a greater reimbursement for his or her loss of income than a claimant on a lower wage or because one claimant had a much more active social life than another.
If the injury you sustained means that you are no longer able to participate in activities that were part of your everyday life before the accident you may also be able to include this under ‘loss of amenity’ in your claim for compensation for a tendon injury at work. The process around this can be quite difficult and it is recommended that you first speak to a personal injury solicitor before pursuing a compensation claim.
You will need to produce proof that your injuries have had a detrimental impact on your personal life, therefore it is recommended that you maintain a diary detailing the times when your injury prevented you from taking part in social or sporting activities. You may also require family and friends to give evidence in order to claim for a loss of amenity. All these factors will determine the amount of compensation for a tendon injury at work you are entitled to claim.