Injury claims lawyers in Torbay
Torbay is a borough in Devon. It is a popular tourist destination with Torbay’s sandy beaches, mild climate and recreational and leisure attractions have given rise to the nickname of the English Riviera.
If you have had an accident in Devon, Cornwall, Wales or anywhere else in the UK and in that accident you sustained injuries that needed medical attention, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim and you may want to use the services of injury claims lawyers in Torbay.
Injury claims lawyers in Torbay and the pain of mallet finger
If 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 (its then called a mallet fracture).
The signs of mallet finger are:
- Pain and swelling
- End of finger lies in a bent position
- Inability to straighten the end of the finger
The finger is normally put in a splint for about 6 weeks to give it time to heal..
Dead finger 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.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The carpal tunnel 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 signs of carpal tunnel syndrome are:
- Pins and needles
- Thumb weakness
- Dull ache in hand or arm
- Change in skin colour or dry skin
Stopping the action that is causing it and resting the wrist is enough for most cases to heal. In severe cases, surgery might be needed to release the nerve.
A work related claim with injury claims lawyers in Torbay
We have mentioned just 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 entitled to claim personal injury compensation from your employer.
Accident Advice Helpline have been dealing this this sort of claim for over 13 years, there have been numerous of them among the many thousands of claims we have successfully handled, getting compensation for the blameless victims of accidents.
The advisors 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 freephone number, 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 and speak to one of them, they are there all day every day to take your call.
Date Published: 17th November 2013
Author: David Brown