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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for losing fingertips in a door


    You may have heard the old saying that there is nothing that can be done medically if you break one or more fingers. In truth this isn’t always the case. Some people have gone through plastic surgery procedures as a result of losing fingertips in a door. Sometimes if the fingertips are not removed completely, they can be reattached. This has to be done quickly but when it is it can lead to a good recovery.

    Accident Advice Helpline is just one of a number of companies that has come across cases of this nature. Suffering broken fingers or losing fingertips in a door is incredibly painful and it is a good idea to seek urgent medical advice to see whether those fingertips can be reattached. You should also discover whether negligence was the reason why you had the accident in the first place, if the negligence was down to someone else.

    No slow-close mechanism?

    Every business premises should be safe for people to use when they visit it. The vast majority of businesses do make sure this is the case. However, imagine for a moment you open a door and it shuts with a slam behind you, since it has no slow-close mechanism on it to delay it closing. If you had your fingers anywhere near that door it could cause you a serious injury.

    This is just an example of course, but it does show why it might be prudent to seek professional advice once you have sought medical advice for injuries like these. If you lose one or more fingertips you may not be able to have these reattached, leaving you with a disfiguring injury as a result. A professional lawyer can determine whether negligence did play a part.

    Recovering from a nasty injury

    Whether you can have the fingertips reattached or not, it will take time to recover fully from the incident. If you happen to type or do office work for a living, it may jeopardise your work. You may not be able to work properly until you are fully healed.

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    To this end, make sure you seek advice from Accident Advice Helpline now. Call the enquiry line on 0800 689 0500 and you will find out whether you could make a no win, no fee* claim. Don’t be left in uncertainty when we have all the answers.

    Date Published: June 12, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.