Breaking a digit on the hand can be the result of an accident at work. It can be extremely debilitating for those who use tools in their line of work or who lift heavy loads.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we’ve been dealing with claims for compensation in all areas of personal injuries for over 15 years now including work-related injuries. During that time, the specialist knowledge that we have gained has allowed us an insight into many industries; here are five trades that could yield broken digits.
Professions that lead to broken digits
- Carpenter: A carpenter or joiner will often use a hammer in their line of work. A misplaced strike of a hammer could result in a broken digit.
- Mechanic: Mechanics work with tools and machinery that can result in a broken digit. A slip of a wrench or socket when working on a particularly difficult or stubborn part of an engine could result in a broken digit and also increase the risk of suffering a repetitive strain injury.
- Moving service: When moving home, many people will employ a firm that specialises in transporting the heavier goods in the home such as dishwashers, washing machines and furniture. Were one of these items to suddenly fall, it could result in a broken digit on the hand.
- Road workers: Those who work in the road service often work with heavy power tools in order to flatten and compress surfaces as well as a variety of other tools that produce an excessive amount of vibration. This could lead to a broken digit and could also cause vibration white finger.
- Armed forces: Those who serve in the military are at serious risk of breaking or losing a digit. Whilst on active service, a broken digit could occur as the result of a wound from gunfire. It could also occur during the transportation of vehicles and other supplies.
Suffered a broken digit at work? Contact Accident Advice Helpline
At Accident Advice Helpline our lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and you are never put under pressure to proceed with any claims for compensation that may be discussed over the phone.
If you’ve suffered an accident in your workplace, contact us today on 0800 689 0500 for more information. All of our claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis and the majority of our compensation claims are settled outside of court, meaning many of our clients will not have to face a current or previous employer in court.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice