If you suffer a finger injury, this could mean a great number of things for example, the finger could be dislocated or broken, or just sprained. The signs for all three injuries are the same:
How you can tell which finger injury it is
You have probably dislocated or fractured you finger, if it looks deformed or out of place. You will need an x-ray at the hospital though to confirm the diagnosis.
For a finger sprain, this means that you have stretched your ligament in your finger, so it should not look deformed or in a different position. The pain should eventually die down on its own, if your injury is a sprain.
How your finger injury might occur
The most common way to hurt you finger is because of a sudden impact, although there are numerous different ways you can fracture or dislocate it. It could happen at work or at play, but as long as it is the fault of someone else, you would be entitled to compensation.
The treatment for a finger injury
The treatment for a fractured or dislocated finger depends on how severe the injury is, but usually are:
- In severe cases, surgery to insert wires, plates or screws to hold the bones together.
- 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
You may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim, using the solicitors in Finsbury, if your finger injury was no fault of your own, perhaps you sustained it in a car collision or when you tripped up a paving slab.
To find out if your finger injury fits the criteria, and what else you can claim for, you should speak to the solicitors in Finsbury at Accident Advice Helpline, one of the leading companies in the personal injury compensation claim industry.
Making a claim with the solicitors in Finsbury
We have helped many thousands of victims over the last 13 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, our solicitors in Finsbury can help.
On our website there is a 30-second test which will tell you if you qualify, and will give you a rough idea how much you may be awarded. Or you can phone our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, and speak to an adviser 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.
Esther Rantzen, the well known UK consumer champion and founder of Childline, has been our patron for the last 10 years, and she recommends our services, she knows we will get you the best possible deal for all facets of your claim, and that we will do this efficiently, professionally, and keep it as simple as possible for you.
Date Published: 1st April 2014
Author: David Brown