Will it be worth my while making a claim for accident with a knife in a restaurant kitchen? The cut was bad and I needed ten stitches.
Before you decide to pursue a claim for an accident with a knife in a restaurant kitchen it is important that you are aware of the costs of taking legal action and how much compensation for cutting a finger at work you can claim.
Unfortunately, we cannot tell you how the value of a potential claim for a finger laceration without detailed information about the cut to your finger and the circumstances surrounding the injury. Before compensation amounts can be calculated the effects of the injury on your life must be determined. For example, a superficial injury where there was no damage to the tendons or ligaments in your finger should mean there is no permanent damage caused. However your grip may be affected and surgery may even be required to restore movement to your finger if a ligament or tendon was damaged in the accident with a knife in a restaurant kitchen.
Compensation amounts awarded will also vary depending on which finger has been injured. For example an injury to the ring or index finger will have a greater impact on your life than an injury to your little finger and similarly if you are right handed, a cut to a finger on your left hand will not be compensated at the same level as a cut to a finger on your right hand.
As you can see there are many factors to consider when seeking compensation for cutting a finger at work therefore it would be in your best interests to speak with a personal injury solicitor as they will be able to determine the potential value of your compensation claim.
In addition to pain, suffering, and loss of amenity (that is compensation for the impact the injury has on your personal life), a claim for a finger laceration can also include costs or expenses which have been incurred as a result of your injury. You will be entitled to claim for a loss of earnings if your injury means you had to take time away from work. Your solicitor will review all aspects of your injury and the circumstances surrounding the incident and advise on the potential value of your claim for an accident with a knife in a restaurant kitchen and whether it is worth your while pursuing a claim for compensation.