The 5th metacarpal is the bone that connects your little finger to your wrist. It can easily be broken if it is subjected to trauma or pressure. You may have heard the term before as it is commonly associated with boxers and is actually known as a boxer’s fracture. This type of fracture can be simple or complex in nature. When the bone breaks into several fragments, your doctor may describe the injury as a comminuted fracture.
If you take part in a lot of contact sports such as boxing and martial arts you may be prone to a broken 5th metacarpal. However, this delicate bone can also become broken following road traffic accidents and accidents in the workplace.
A broken 5th metacarpal can cause a variety of symptoms, including swelling, pain and lack of movement in your little finger. Your knuckle may also look deformed.
Treatment for a broken metacarpal will involve limiting the use of your hand for a specific period of time. If your break is severe, you may need an operation to reposition or reconnect the bone. In the case of a comminuted fracture, pins and plates may be used to help the bone to heal.
Average payout for broken 5th metacarpal compensation claims
Boxer fractures associated with on-going symptoms of pain may attract a hand injury compensation settlement of between £3,000 and £10,000. If your hand injury leads to significant permanent disability, meaning that you are able to use your hand but suffer from a reduced ability to grip, you may receive an average payout for broken 5th metacarpal injuries in the region of £21,000 to £45,000.
The aforementioned figures for average payout for broken 5th metacarpal compensation claims are based on the pain and suffering associated with your broken 5th metacarpal and do not include compensation for the financial losses and expenses encountered as a result of your injury.
The personal injury solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline can use their expertise in resolving hand injury cases to help ensure that you receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to. If you would like to discuss the average payout for broken 5th metacarpal compensations claims or any other type of personal injury call our freephone helpline today and let us help you to make a 100% no win no fee* claim.
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