Finger injuries might mean you want to use the services of injury lawyers in Tonypandy
Tonypandy is a town in Wales. In the mid-19th century, the Rhondda began its industrial transformation after the successful excavation of coal. Working in coalmines can produce many injuries, and lots of the miners sustain finger injuries. If that finger injury was not their fault, they may well be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim, and they might want to use the services of injury lawyers in Tonypandy in order to do so.
Using injury lawyers in Tonypandy to make a finger injury claim
A finger injury can sound quite mild, but in reality can be devastating. Fingers can get crushed in all sorts of accidents, but much more common are breaks, sprains and dislocations. It can be quite difficult to know if the finger is broken, dislocated or just sprained. The symptoms for all three are the same, including:
- Swelling; and
If your finger looks deformed, or if part of it is pointing in a different direction, you have probably broken or dislocated one of the bones. It will need an X-ray to confirm which it is. If your finger injury is a sprain, it means you have stretched the ligaments; the finger should not look deformed or bruised, and the swelling and pain will eventually disappear.
There are many ways in which you can break, dislocate or sprain your fingers, but the most common is due to sudden impact, maybe from a punch or a fall.
Treating a finger injury
This will depend on the severity of the break or dislocation, but generally the treatments include:
- Strapping the damaged finger to the one next to it. This is known as buddy taping;
- Fixing the finger in a splint;
- Fixing the finger in a plaster cast; and
- In severe cases, surgery to insert wires, plates or screws to hold the bones together.
If your finger injury was no fault of your own, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim. To find out if your finger injury fits the criteria for making a claim, and what else you can claim for, you should speak to Accident Advice Helpline, one of the leading companies in the personal injury compensation claim industry.
Accident Advice Helpline have helped many thousands of people over the last 15 years — people with all types of injuries from many different types of accidents. Whatever your injury or whatever the accident was, if you were not at fault then we can help.
On our website there is a 30-second test, which will tell you if you qualify and also give you a rough idea of how much you may be awarded. Alternatively, phone our freephone number, 0800 180 4123, and speak to an advisor who will help you to put you personal injury compensation claim in motion. Most claims can be processed by telephone and not many claimants have to go to court, so using our services to process your claim will save you a lot of time and hassle, as well as get you the fairest deal for your injury.