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Hi, I'm kirstycarp! Unhappy with outcome of assessment for disability injuries.

kirstycarp
kirstycarp Member Posts: 4 Listener
edited August 2021 in Start here and say hello!
I have had an assessment for Disability injuries and was only awarded 8% even thou 2 of my fingers are numb and the pain in my arms due to this is sometimes unbearable the fact I can not feel the tips of my fingers is the biggest issue so 8 % seems a bit low I am taking the decision further but was told on the phone it would make no difference and that I would have to go to court anyone else had any issues like this and won 

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,509 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    Sorry I have no experience of disability injuries assessment and how they work 

    The only logic I could give is that fingers are probably proportionate to the same sort of % of your body that you have been scored 

    But like I say I know nothing about it hopefully others will be able to help 

    Just wanted to say hi 
  • kirstycarp
    kirstycarp Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thanks and hi too 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,478 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @kirstycarp - & welcome to the community.  :)  I'm sorry about the injury you have received, unfortunately, like Jane, I don't know about this either. Did you get any advice from a solicitor specialising in this field?
  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,400 Scope online community team
    Hi @kirstycarp and a warm welcome to our community, how are you doing today?

    You'll have to excuse my question as I'm not a specialist by any means in this area, but was this assessment for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit?  And, as mentioned, did you have any support with your claim?

    If you could provide us with a few more details that would help us to help you :)  Also, you might notice I've tweaked the title of your thread - this is to help make it more visible to others who have experience/knowledge of this process.

    Take care and speak again soon.
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  • kirstycarp
    kirstycarp Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Hi yes it was for industrial injuries disablement benefit and I did have all the doctor reports when it happened it was in 2018 when it happened I have no other doctors bits since it happened as there is nothing that can be done from them I have put back to the benefit people I’m not happy with the decision but all I got from them was it won’t help and it will need to go to tribunal so was after a bit of help to see what I could do 
    thanks 
    kirsty
  • kirstycarp
    kirstycarp Member Posts: 4 Listener
    No they stated did not need a solicitor at this stage 
  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,400 Scope online community team
    Hi @kirstycarp

    Although you've been advised not to speak with a solicitor, I do think it'd be beneficial to contact someone trained in welfare rights to get a better understanding of your position and how to approach the tribunal.

    You can find a free, local independent welfare organisation by visiting Advice Local or alternatively, you could speak with Citizens Advice who have various contact methods.

    Good luck and please keep us updated with how you get on.
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