Compensation for Cutting a Finger at Work at Tesco
Is it possible to claim compensation for cutting a finger at work at Tesco?
You are entitled to claim compensation for cutting a finger at work at Tesco provided that certain qualification criteria are satisfied. As far as claims law is concerned, it does not matter what personal injury has been sustained by you; only that the injury could have been prevented, that it was the result of negligence of your employer and it involved a failure in a duty of care.
The injury to your finger must also have been severe enough for you to have sought medical treatment at hospital or from a doctor. If you received first aid treatment at work, this alone will not be sufficient to entitle you to make a claim. If your injury was not severe enough to warrant seeking professional medical attention, Tesco would argue that it does not justify making a claim for finger injury compensation.
Provided that the above criteria are satisfied, and you can establish and prove that your employer has been negligent, you should be entitled to claim compensation for a finger injury. However, it may not actually be worth your while to make a claim for compensation for cutting a finger at work at Tesco if your injury was only minor and has not resulted in any financial losses such as loss of income or any loss of amenity.
Taking legal action to recover compensation may incur costs, and if the level of compensation you are likely to receive for your injury is low, it may not actually be worth your while to make a claim. However, if your cut was severe and you are likely to lose some function in your cut finger, a claim for a work finger injury would certainly be warranted.
The best way to determine how much finger injury compensation you are entitled to claim is to speak with a personal injury solicitor. A personal injury solicitor will confirm whether you are eligible to make a claim for compensation, and after listening to your description of your injury. You can then make the decision about whether it will be worth your while to proceed with a legal claim to recover compensation for cutting a finger at work at Tesco.