Could an injury lawyer in Ponteland help me?
Ponteland is a town situated in Northumberland near Newcastle upon Tyne. The name means island in the Pont (the river which flows through the village), as the area consisted of a small piece of solid ground around St. Mary’s church and the old bridge, surrounded by marshland. This marshland is now drained, with housing built on top of it. If you live in Ponteland and suffer a finger injury then this will help you.
This is a tear of the tendon that straightens the end joint of the finger, often caused by catching finger head on while playing sport or working. 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).
Symptoms can include:
- End of finger lies in a bent position
- Inability to straighten end of finger
- Pain and swelling
The treatment of mallet finger often includes a finger splint must be worn for 6 to 8 weeks, and normally a full recovery will be made. If this happened to you in an accident that was not your fault, you may want to use an injury lawyer in Ponteland.
Vibration White Finger
This is often referred to as other terms such as Hand-arm Vibration Syndrome, and dead finger. It is caused by the constant us of vibrating tools or equipment, and 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.
The tips of our fingers are the most vulnerable part. The injury can be very minor which will heal on its own, or it can be serious and require surgery. The injury can vary greatly from a small cut to part or the entire finger being lost. A lot of the severe types of finger injury happen in road traffic accidents or the workplace.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The carpal tunnel is a small passageway running from the forearm into the hand. It is made of bone and connecting tissue, and has tendons and one nerve running through it. If one of the tendons gets inflamed or damaged, the nerve gets trapped and creates carpal tunnel syndrome, affecting the thumb, index finger, middle finger and half the ring finger.
Symptoms can include:
- Thumb weakness
- Dull ache in hand or arm
- Change in skin colour or dry skin
- Pins and needles
The only complete cure is surgery to release the nerve, but with proper rest, the symptoms often reduce on their own. This problem is caused usually by heavy manual labour or working with vibrating tools and equipment. which may mean you need to use an injury lawyer in Ponteland to make a work related claim.
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 180 4123, and speak to one of them, get free legal advice and all the help and support you will need.
Date Published: 20th October 2013
Author: David Brown