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How a thumb injury can happen


Do you wonder how a thumb injury can happen? 

Have you ever wondered how a thumb injury can happen? There are hundreds of different ways. Anything that causes a sudden impact to your thumb, or twists it out of its normal movement zone can cause damage such as breaks, sprains and sometimes amputation. It could be:

  • A road traffic accident – these can cause all sorts of serious injuries, and thumb injuries are no exception.
  • Accidents at work – workplace thumb accidents are very common where the work involves machinery, but could also be caused by some heavy objects falling or bumping into your hand.
  • Slips, trips and falls – the natural reaction in this type of accident is to put your hand out to try and stop the slip, trip or fall happening. It is often the hand that takes the most impact and a thumb injury is a very common result of them.

These are just a few scenarios that show how a thumb injury can happen, most of them caused through the negligence, carelessness or recklessness of someone else. If your thumb injury was sustained in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. This would not just be for the pain and suffering you have been forced to endure, but also to cover any costs and losses caused by the accident.


Claiming for a thumb injury

Our thumbs account for approximately 50% of the dexterity of our hands and identifying and treating the injury as soon as possible is very important. If you were to lose the use of your thumb, everyday tasks can become very difficult.

How much compensation you would be awarded depends on the severity of your injury, and also on how it has affected your life. If you lose your thumb, or the use of your thumb, this would be taken into account when your compensation is being calculated.

At Accident Advice Helpline, our in-house lawyers will ensure that your are awarded the maximum amount available for your injury, as well as considering the affects on your life and any expenses you have incurred because of it.

We have been dealing with personal injury claims for over 16 years’ and have the knowledge, experience and expertise to ensure that your claim reaches its full potential. This is done with as little stress as possible, as we believe you will have suffered more than enough trauma because of the accident itself.

We even take the financial concerns about making a claim away by using our no win no fee agreement. This means you do not have to find any money to get your claim started, or pay our legal fees if your claim is lost.

For more information about how we can help with your claim, have a no-obligation chat to our friendly advisors today. You can call them on 0800 689 5659 .