What are the symptoms of a finger injury?
The symptoms of a finger injury will entirely depend upon your injury and the severity of your case.
Different types of finger injuries and their symptoms
- Broken finger: A broken finger can be painful, bruised and swollen. It may feel numb can be difficult to move independently. The finger can be pointing in an unusual direction. In an open fracture you may be able to see the bone through the wound.
- Raynaud’s phenomenon: Fingers can be white and cold then turn blue as the blood vessels narrow and the oxygen supply is used up. When they return to being bright red, patients can also experience extreme tingling and throbbing pain. Damage to nerve endings can cause numbness along affected fingers which can make fine movements painful, clumsy or altogether impossible.
- Amputation: Victims who have had a full or partial amputation of a finger experience stump and phantom pains for a considerable time after surgery. The patient can experience nerve pain and circulation problems indefinitely.
- Burns: A burn can cause long-term damage to nerve endings and circulation in the fingers. If the skin is burnt or charred to a degree that irreparable damage has been done, an amputation may be a recommended course of action.
Getting compensation for your finger injury
If you have sustained a finger injury whilst at work through no fault of your own, you could be entitled to seek compensation, especially if the symptoms of a finger injury are having an impact upon your ability to carry out your job description. Why should you and your family bear the financial brunt of an accident caused by the negligence of someone else?
How much can I claim? Firstly find out if you are eligible to claim financial redress by completing the Accident Advice Helpline 30-second test™. If you are entitled to compensation, the amount you are awarded will depend on the severity of your injury and the impact that it has had upon you.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline for assistance
We are one of the UK’s leading personal injury compensation law firms. We have over 15 years’ experience in handling all manner of finger injury compensation claims so we are expertly placed to help you. We only handle claims with no win no fee terms so you don’t need to pay us any upfront money to start legal proceedings. Call us today on 0800 689 5659 for an informal discussion about your circumstances. We’ll be pleased to offer you some free expert advice without any obligation on your part to proceed.