If you fracture your finger, you may be unable to carry out your usual everyday tasks – and depending on your job, you may be unable to work. The average healing time for a broken finger is anywhere from a few weeks to a few months; it all depends on whether it’s an open or closed fracture and how serious it is. With open fractures, the bone pokes through the skin, and in some cases surgery may be needed to ensure you regain full use of your finger.
Time off work after your accident
If you work in a job where you need full use of your hands – for example a physical job such as a labourer or a chef – you might find you’re unable to work, or unable to work full shifts, until your finger has healed. Although average healing times can vary, it’s likely you’ll need at least a few weeks off work. This can seriously affect your finances, as you won’t be earning your usual salary during your time off. The last thing anybody needs after an accident is financial worries, which is why making a personal injury claim is a good idea.
If your accident was caused by somebody else – for example if you have broken your finger after slipping on a wet floor or have injured your finger in an industrial accident that wasn’t your fault – then you could make a 100% no win, no fee claim with Accident Advice Helpline. There’s a three-year time limit in place to make a claim, and we’ve been helping people claim compensation since 2000.
How much compensation could you receive?
Because the average healing time for a broken finger varies so much, it’s hard to say how much compensation you could receive for your injuries. That’s because your personal injury settlement takes into account any loss of earnings from time off work after your accident. For an idea of how much compensation you could be entitled to, you could take the 30-second test on our website, but in order to find out if you have a viable claim and see how much you could get, you’ll need to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500.
You can speak to our expert personal injury advisors for confidential, no-obligation advice and answers to any questions you have about the claims process. Get in touch today; it’s free to call and we are open 24/7.
Date Published: May 30, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton