Severed Hand Tendon Claims

Injuries to hand tendons – no matter how they are sustained – can often lead to long-term incapacitation; and, when the injury to your hand has been caused by somebody else´s carelessness, you may be entitled to pursue severed hand tendon claims to recover compensation for the pain you suffered at the time of your hand injury and the incapacitation you experience as a consequence.

The Importance of Medical Attention in Severed Hand Tendon Claims

In most circumstances, you will only be entitled to claim compensation for a severed hand tendon if your injury has been professionally diagnosed by a medical practitioner. There has to be a record of your injury in your medical history in order to support an injury claim for a severed hand tendon and for a solicitor to calculate how much compensation for a severed hand tendon injury you are entitled to pursue.

Once you have received professional medical treatment, you should then discuss the circumstances of your hand injury with a solicitor for, although the information below is intended as a guide for making a severed hand tendon injury claim, no two claims for compensation are the same. In order to ensure you receive your full entitlement to compensation for any potential severed hand tendon claims you should seek professional legal advice relevant to your personal situation.

Compensation for a Severed Hand Tendon and Your Own Lack of Care

If you have been partially responsible for creating the scenario in which your hand tendon was injured, or you worsened its condition by failing to seek professional medical attention at the first possible opportunity, your injury claim for a severed hand tendon could be disputed for what is called ‘contributory negligence’.

Being found to have partly contributed to your injury or its severity will not usually disqualify you from claiming compensation for a severed hand tendon injury; however it could delay the resolution of your severed hand tendon injury claim while a percentage liability is being assigned to you to reflect your own lack of care.

This percentage is then deducted from the settlement of compensation for a severed hand tendon that you would have received had you not been in some way involved with the cause or extent of your injury, and the balance of compensation is paid to you.

Making an Severed Hand Tendon Injury Claim for a Child

If your child has injured a hand tendon in an accident for which they were not to blame, you, another parent or a legal guardian will have to pursue any severed hand tendon claims for compensation on the child´s behalf; as children are not permitted by law to make personal injury claims or instruct a solicitor until they reach the age of eighteen.

The child´s representative – known as a ‘Litigation Friend’ – has to be approved by a court and agree to potential costs associated with claiming compensation for a severed hand tendon if the claim is unsuccessful. Furthermore, it has to be shown that the injury claim for a severed hand tendon is in the child´s best interests.

Once the severed hand tendon injury claim has been settled, the settlement is usually rubber-stamped by a judge before it is paid into court funds – where it remains until the child legally becomes an adult. If funds from the settlement of compensation for a severed hand tendon injury are required for any reason such as parental costs, or to provide medical care for the child, they can be released upon application to the court.

Time Restrictions on an Injury Claim for a Severed Hand Tendon

In accordance with the Limitation Act 1980, you are allowed three years from the date on which you are diagnosed with an injury in which to make a claim for compensation for a severed hand tendon injury. This ‘Date of Knowledge’ in many cases will be the date on which an injury occurred, and it is always in your best interests to seek prompt medical attention for such an injury.

However, there are certain instances when injuries do not always manifest immediately – especially psychological injuries – and it may be the case that the Statute of Limitations will not apply to your injury claim for a severed hand tendon for weeks or even months after the injury was sustained.

Nonetheless, it recommended that you seek professional legal advice about how your severed hand tendon injury claim might be affected by the Statute of Limitations in order that you do not lose your right to compensation for a severed hand tendon due to being time-barred.


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