You may not think a finger is the most serious part of your body you could fracture. You’d be right in a sense – after all, a fractured skull or a fractured spine would certainly be more serious. However it would be foolhardy to assume a fractured finger would not cause you any problems or pain at all.
You can fracture a finger in lots of different ways. It can happen if you get your finger shut in a door, for example. This is a very painful injury that can result in damage to the bone and to muscle, tendons and the skin too. In the worst-case scenario you could end up losing part of the injured finger completely. This in turn could lead to problems in the future as well. For example, typing would be more difficult than it was before.
Are you entitled to try and claim fractured finger compensation?
This might be the case if someone else was the cause of your finger injury. For example someone may have shut the door on your finger. Alternatively a broken finger could be caused in another way. Something may be dropped onto it and you could end up with crush injuries that are very painful as well.
While some fractured fingers will require surgery, others will simply be strapped together and allowed to heal on their own. However the crux of the matter here is whether or not you could prove someone else was to blame for what occurred. If you can prove this, you will have evidence that can help you make a no win, no fee claim to see whether compensation will be paid out.
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If you are in a position to make a no win, no fee claim, you will benefit from hiring a professional injury compensation lawyer to help you out. If you’re unsure of whether a claim would work in your situation, you should still seek advice.
Either way we would recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500. As you can see, this is a free enquiry line and what’s more, we make no charge for providing you with initial no-obligation advice either. The sooner you give our team a call, the sooner you can see whether you could get fractured finger compensation, no matter how serious the fracture happens to be.
Date Published: November 21, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead