We use our hands and fingers in almost every aspect of daily life, and losing a finger in an accident at work or in a public place, or having part of your finger severed, can seriously affect your quality of life. You may find yourself unable to work or even carry out basic personal care tasks such as getting washed, dressed and preparing meals for yourself. If you’ve been injured, why not consider claiming severed finger compensation with Accident Advice Helpline? We’re endorsed by our patron, TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen, for our excellent customer service.
Can your finger be reattached?
If you have severed your finger in an accident at a factory, an agricultural accident or whilst working in a kitchen, the good news is that it may be able to be reattached. The severed part of the finger should be kept moist (wrapped in damp, clean gauze is ideal) and you should seek immediate medical attention. If you’ve suffered crush injuries to your fingers, for example lawn mower or machinery injuries, the tissue damage sustained may mean reattaching your finger is unlikely. It all depends on the extent of your injuries and where the finger has been severed. Fingers which have been severed at mid-level are more likely to be reattached than those severed at the base.
Losing the use of your fingers after one or more have been severed can mean you’re unable to grasp and hold items – anything from a pen for writing to a knife and fork when eating. And it’s not all good news even if you are able to have your finger(s) surgically reattached. Whilst 90% of reattachments are successful, most people only regain around 50% of normal motion in their affected fingers, with ongoing symptoms including sensitivity to cold and a lack of sensation.
Why make a claim?
If you’ve lost one or more of your fingers, or part of a finger in an accident that somebody else is to blame for, why shouldn’t you make a claim for severed finger compensation? Your life will change after your accident, whether you’ve been injured in an industrial accident, have sliced your finger off with a knife or have suffered crush injuries to your hand and fingers. Claiming personal injury compensation could help you to move forwards with your life, and your settlement could cover the cost of any ongoing care and medical treatment. Give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 and take advantage of our 100% no win, no fee* service today.
Date Published: September 25, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton