If you break one or more metacarpals, you’ll have broken one or more of the bones in your hand. These bones are in the lower part of your hand, and join the wrist to your thumb and four fingers. The bones can be broken in all kinds of ways, such as by having an accident where you land awkwardly or heavily on your hands, or by having a hand crushed by something heavy.
While this type of fracture can occur to people playing particular sports, it can also occur in a variety of other situations. For example if you are injured while at work (an uncommon experience) you might have something fall onto your hand, or get it caught in moving machinery. If this occurs one or more metacarpals can be broken. Your hand would typically be plastered for several weeks until the bones heal.
How serious is the injury?
Any broken bone can consist of anything from a simple hairline fracture to a more complex shattered bone, where it breaks into several pieces. The more severe the impact, the more chance there is of more bones potentially being affected and the breaks being more severe too. In the more serious cases surgery might be required to pin and support the bones so they can properly heal.
While most breaks of this nature heal without any real problems, you may experience issues when the break is more severe. In some instances the injury may potentially lead to a greater chance of developing arthritis in the future. This may not be an immediate concern but it could be a problem in years to come.
Where does broken metacarpal compensation come in?
You might be entitled to receive broken metacarpal compensation if you were hurt because of something someone else did. For instance someone may have dropped something on your hand at work. Even if was not intended, you received an injury that was someone else’s fault and that could lead to inconvenience and problems for you.
So to find out if you could indeed get any broken metacarpal compensation, why not phone Accident Advice Helpline today? Just call now on 0800 689 0500 so you can find out whether a no win, no fee** claims process might suit your needs. Our lawyers are standing by to assess any potential claim you might have to make.
Category: Hand injury claim