The metacarpal bones can be found in each hand. There are five in each hand, with one leading up to the base of the thumb and the remaining four in the main part of the hand, leading up to the base of each finger. You can usually feel their positioning in your own hands quite easily.
Metacarpal injuries can occur in a variety of different ways. A fall might break one or more of these bones, for example. It is more common to break one of the two outer bones, i.e. the one running up to the thumb or the one running up to the little finger.
Accidents that may lead to metacarpal injuries
A fall usually causes us to put our hands out in front of us to try and break it in some way. Unfortunately this can lead to our hands absorbing a lot of stress and the speed of the impact. It is therefore, possible to break one or even several bones in this manner.
Similarly, crush injuries can lead to breaks. Metacarpal injury compensation has in the past been paid to people who have had their hands crushed at work, for example, or experienced similar injuries in a car accident or other road accident.
Working out who is to blame
If no one else was responsible for your accident then there is no cause to bring a metacarpal injury compensation claim. However, you may find there is a third party that was responsible in your situation. The ideal way to find out for certain is by speaking with a professional injury compensation lawyer. They will be able to ascertain the facts of what occurred and gauge whether there is a reasonable chance that compensation could be won.
The team at Accident Advice Helpline can see whether metacarpal injury compensation could be awarded to you for your injuries. Make sure you learn more by calling free now on 0800 689 0500. When you get in touch you can speak with an advisor about your case and what occurred. Even though these fractures generally heal quite smoothly with no long-term problems, a fracture caused by a third party would still potentially incur a compensation payment to be made – but only if you make a claim. Call now to see if one of our lawyers could potentially represent you in the near future.
Category: Hand injury claim