Injury Solicitors in Coltishall and finger injuries
Coltishall is a village on the River Bure, west of Wroxham, in the English county of Norfolk. Coltishall was a place of note even when the Domesday Book was compiled. For 250 years it was a centre of the malting industry. Many Norfolk wherries (trading ships) were built here.
In the ship building industry like any others all around the country, victims are injured in accidents that were not their fault and sometimes this results in fingers being damaged. Not the worst of injuries, but it can cause much pain and suffering and put your hand out of action for some time. This can make life quite difficult for a while, and you may want to make a personal injury claim against the guilty party using injury solicitors in Coltishall.
The finger injuries that could be the result of an accident or long-term employment problem – that might make you need to use injury solicitors in Coltishall
Mallet finger is a tear of the tendon that straightens the end joint of the finger. Catching the finger head while playing sport or working often causes it. The tendon tears where it joins on to the end of the bone of the finger, and it may pull off a small fragment of bone (its then called a mallet fracture). If someone else causes this you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.
Vibration white finger injury
Vibration white finger, which the more modern name for is hand-arm vibration syndrome, is caused by the constant us of vibrating tools or equipment. This creates whiteness in the fingers with tingling and numbness. It is usually a work related condition that there is no cure for. You might want to use injury solicitors in Coltishall to make a claim against your employer.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The carpal tunnel is a small passageway that runs from the forearm to the middle of the palm. It is made of bone and connecting tissue, and has 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. This is usually caused through your employment and will heal if the action that is causing it ceases.
Finger injuries that can happen at work
All three of these injuries could happen while you are at work. Should that be the case, you may well be entitled to claim personal injury compensation from your employer through their employer liability insurance.
Making your 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. They will examine every aspect of your claim to ensure you are awarded the maximum amount for your injury and circumstances.
Call our helpline freephone number, 0800 689 0500, and speak to one of them, they are there all day every day to take your call. Or complete our online 30-second test for an indication of how much compensation you may receive.
Date Published: 4th December 2013
Author: Clare P