Think of a broken knuckle and you might think someone has punched someone to cause it. Yet in reality things like this can happen in other ways as well. You could break a knuckle if something was to land on your hand and was heavy enough to cause such an injury. If you are working in an environment where heavy goods are being dealt with, such as a warehouse for example, there is an outside possibility something like this might happen. It would only occur if proper health and safety measures had not been in place though, which is rare.
Accidents where a significant impact is experienced might also lead to broken knuckles. For instance you might be in a car accident as a driver, and the impact could lead to one or more broken knuckles if the impact against the steering wheel is pronounced. A fall might also result in injuries to one or more of these bones in one or both hands.
How can knuckles be hurt in a fall?
In reality, any of the bones in your hands could be hurt if you experience a fall. The bigger the fall, the more pronounced the impact could potentially be. An awkward fall could lead you to fall heavily on one set of knuckles too, which could again cause injury.
Another question you may have in this situation is whether broken knuckle compensation might be payable in your case. No doubt you have heard of many other people claiming some broken knuckle compensation – not to mention other kinds for other situations – in the past. If so, you may wonder whether you are entitled to claim as well.
Was a third party at fault?
This is the most important question that will need answering in this situation. While it can sometimes be easy to answer (perhaps a driver mounted the pavement and hit you, for example) other cases are not as clear-cut.
To this end it would make perfect sense to call Accident Advice Helpline. With our years of experience in dealing with compensation claims for all manner of clients from all walks of life, you could end up being supported by one of our lawyers if you have a good case. If you call us on 0800 689 0500 now (whatever time of the day or night it happens to be) you could learn a lot more.
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead