If you worked in the ship building industry, just like any other industry, an accident could happen, for example like a road accident in Scottish Borders or an accident at work.
If these accidents were not your fault and as a result you injured your fingers then you should contact an injury lawyer at Accident Advice Helpline to help you make an injury claim.
Finger injuries are not the worst of injuries, but can cause much pain and suffering and put your life on hold for a while. This can make life quite difficult while they are healing, and if you are unlucky enough to lose some fingers in an accident that was not your fault, you should be claiming compensation from the guilty party.
Apart from sustaining fingers injuries in a road accident in Scottish Borders or some other one-off accident, there are the ones that result from a long-term employment problem, some of which can take years to develop.
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.
Vibration white finger injury
Vibration white finger, which the more modern name for is hand-arm vibration syndrome, is caused by the constant use 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 an injury solicitor to make a claim against your employer.
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.
A finger injury can happen at work as well as in a road accident in Scottish Borders
Any one of these injuries could happen when you are at work and if this is the case, you may well be able to claim personal injury compensation from your employer through their employer liability insurance.
Making a road accident in Scottish Borders injury 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 number on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, 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: 19th March 2014
Author: David Brown