A trigger finger claim can be made in the event that you have developed the injury as a result of workplace conditions and it causes such severe discomfort and disability as to result in you suffering pain and financial loss.
Trigger finger, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, is a Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) that can result in the finger or thumb being locked into a bent or flexed position.
In many people, trigger finger will go away after a short period or will not cause significant inconvenience – however, in some cases the injury may be accompanied by significant scarring or knotting to the tendons in the finger or thumb, causing the tendon to become repeatedly stuck in the tendon sheath.
In such chronic cases, those affected may find it impossible to perform some basic tasks and may even become medically retired as a result.
In many cases trigger finger occurs as a result of genetic factors or because of underlying illness. However, in other cases it may be classed as an industrial disease and a trigger finger claim may be possible.
Those workers who may develop trigger finger as a result of workplace conditions include those who use vibrating machinery, those who work in offices, and those who work in factories.
If you believe that your injury has occurred as a result of workplace demands or conditions, you may be able to make a successful trigger finger claim.
Our industrial injury solicitors are specialists in the field of RSI and trigger finger compensation claims and can help you ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injury. Settlement amounts for trigger finger vary depending on the extent of injury but may range from £1,000 for a relatively minor case to upwards of £10,000 for the more severe.
To find out more about how we may be able to help you, call us today on 0800 10 757 95 or use our online compensation calculator to get more information about what your claim may be worth.