If you live in Ashby de la Zouch or any where else within the UK, and you have had an accident within the last three years that was not your own fault, and as a result you were injured and needed medical treatment, then you may be able to make an injury claim using a compensation solicitor in Ashby de la Zouch at Accident Advice Helpline.
A compensation solicitor in Ashby de la Zouch and the pain of Mallet Finger
If you have an accident, and as a result you get a sudden sharp pain in the end of your finger after knocking it, you may have torn the tendon that straightens the end joint and this is called Mallet Finger. The tendon may tear where it joins on to the end of the bone of the finger, or it may pull off a small fragment of bone (it’s then called a mallet fracture).
The symptoms of Mallet Finger are:
- End of finger lies in a bent position
- Inability to straighten end of finger
- Pain and swelling
The treatment for this condition is the finger is normally put in a splint for about 6 weeks to give it time to heal.
What about Dead finger?
What if as a result of your job you get Dead Finger? This is also known as vibration white finger and hand-arm vibration syndrome. It is a work related injury usually caused by the constant use of vibrating tools or equipment, which creates whiteness in the fingers with tingling and numbness. The only treatment is to stop using the tools or equipment that are causing the problem, and the damage that has been caused is irreversible.
What about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
What if your accident injured the Carpal Tunnel bones in your hand? This is made from the eight small carpal bones and a tendon that lies over it. Through the tunnel runs the main nerve from the arm to the hand. If the nerve gets trapped or inflamed it creates Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, affecting the thumb, index finger, middle finger and half the ring finger.
The symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are:
- Thumb weakness
- Dull ache in hand or arm
- Change in skin colour or dry skin
- Pins and needles
A work related claim with a compensation solicitor in Ashby de la Zouch
We have talked about three of the many different types of finger injury, and all of these could be work related. Should that be the case, you may well be able to claim personal injury compensation from your employer.
Accident Advice Helpline have been dealing this this sort of claim for over 15 years – there have been scores of them among the many thousands of claims we have successfully handled. We lead the way when it comes to getting compensation for the blameless victims of accidents.
The advisers and solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline are all experienced in dealing with work related personal injury claims, and you will find them friendly and efficient. Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 on a mobile, and speak to one of our professional advisers – they are there ready to take your call.
Date Published: 16th March 2014
Author: David Brown