The name Ryedale might be familiar to you if you live in North Yorkshire. It used to be the name of a constituency area in that part of the country, although this ceased to be the case in 2010. Some locals might still refer to it as the Ryedale area though. There are many assorted settlements in this former area, and someone living in any of these parts who had an accident might have thought of making a Ryedale accident claim.
Injuries can often occur to our fingers, especially since they can potentially get caught in things, or you might have something dropped on them. Work environments should be safe in all respects, so injuries like these do not have a chance to happen.
If a finger is caught in a door or something is dropped onto it that weighs a considerable amount, this could result in the finger being broken. On some occasions, depending on the severity of the injury and where on the finger it occurs, the injured person might end up losing their nail. It’s also possible to split the skin and cause bleeding which may require one or two stitches.
It is generally advisable to have a medical professional take a look at your finger if you think you may have broken it. Not only does this mean you will get it seen to and treated appropriately, but it also means you can get a proper record of it. If you do end up trying to claim some compensation, the record of you being seen will help provide supportive evidence that could make a difference to the outcome of the case.
Does one broken finger have a chance of leading to a compensation payment?
Even though a single broken finger doesn’t sound as major as a broken arm or leg, it is still a painful injury and one that will inhibit the use of that hand. If someone else didn’t take appropriate precautions to help prevent the accident that caused this injury, then yes, you could get compensation if the case is found in your favour.
When you call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, you can ask all the questions you may have in mind about a Ryedale accident claim. If your claim is successful, you could receive an amount in compensation appropriate to the severity of your injury.
Date Published: 8th November 2014
Author: David Brown