If you’re wondering whether or not you are eligible to make a personal injury claim after injuring your hand, what is your answer to this question? Have you received hand injury treatment lately? If you can say ‘Yes’ then the chances are you will be able to make a personal injury claim, provided somebody else was at fault for your accident. You also need to ensure that you make your claim within three years of your accident occurring, as that’s the time limit in place for all personal injury claims. You might have sprained your wrist, broken your thumb or suffered crush injuries to the bones in your hand. Whatever has happened, Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim compensation if you have suffered as a result of somebody else’s negligence.
What type of hand injury treatment have you received?
If you have broken your wrist or your fingers, you may need to wear a cast for a few weeks or months. You may even need surgery if you’ve suffered complex or multiple fractures. Other injuries such as a wrist sprain may not need hand injury treatment, but as sprains and fractures can be difficult to tell apart, it’s wise to see a doctor for a diagnosis anyway. Perhaps you have lost fingers in an industrial accident and needed surgery or maybe you have suffered crush injuries to the tendons and bones of your hand. Whatever type of treatment you’ve received, you’re probably going to need some time off work to recover.
This can affect you emotionally (for example, you might suffer from anxiety and depression if you are off and stuck at home) as well as financially, as you’ll probably be surviving on a combination of statutory sick pay and your savings. Making a claim for personal injury compensation means you could be compensated for your loss of earnings, helping you out financial after your accident.
Get in touch with us to find out more
You can claim personal injury compensation for almost any type of hand injury, provided you sought medical attention. The best way to find out if you’re eligible to make a claim is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. It’s free to call us from a landline, and our expert advisors will talk through your accident with you in detail and answer any questions you have about the claims process.
Date Published: April 10, 2017
Author: Rob Steen