We use our hands for so many different things each day it is only to be expected that we might suffer the occasional injury involving our hands or fingers.
For the most part such incidents are rare and usually minor in nature, and often they are simply accidents rather than being caused by anything more sinister.
However with that said, some people get in touch with companies including Accident Advice Helpline after suffering injuries that were caused by other people.
In some cases this might involve a fractured finger, which can be a very painful injury that might cause extensive bruising and take some time to heal properly.
How might a fractured finger occur?
There are lots of ways this could happen. For example you could shut your finger in a door, whether it is a car door or a regular door inside a property. If someone else did this and you were not to blame it could potentially be cause to bring a case for negligence.
The injury might also be suffered in a variety of other ways. It might be caught in an escalator for example, or be crushed if something were to fall on your hand.
There is often little that can be done for a fractured finger which means you have to wait for it to heal naturally over time. If your injury occurs at work you might end up being unable to continue with your job until it has healed. A work injury might also be due to negligence which is important to remember if you are thinking about the possibility of making a claim.
Getting on with everyday tasks
This can be difficult if you have a fractured finger. You won’t be able to hold things properly and sometimes you might find it hard to prevent yourself from trying to bend that finger as you try and bend other ones on the same hand. This can make for a painful recovery over the space of a few weeks.
Accident Advice Helpline may be able to assess your case to determine whether you might claim compensation for your injury.
All you need to do is to take the fast 30-second online test to determine how likely this is, or call us on 0800 689 0500 to see whether our advisers can help in this situation. Just one call could help.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen