Breaking a finger can be as annoying as it is painful and uncomfortable and can put your hand out of action while it heals. This can be worse than it sounds because suddenly there are many things you will realise you need two hands to do, so many things you cannot do for yourself.
If you are unfortunate enough to have broken your fingers and you were an innocent victim of an accident, then you may want to make a personal injury compensation claim, using the solicitors in Highclere & Woolton Hill to help you.
A broken finger and the solicitors in Highclere & Woolton Hill
If you think you have broken your fingers, you should go to your hospital to get it checked out, as you may have just dislocated or sprained them. Although some of the symptoms for a broken finger may be:
You will need an x ray at the hospital if any of your fingers looks deformed or is pointing in the wrong direction as the bones may need realigning. If the hospital tells you its just a sprain, then that means that you have stretched the ligaments in your hand and your fingers will not be bruised or look deformed.
Whichever it turns out to be, if it was caused in an accident that was not your fault, you may want to use the solicitors in Highclere & Woolton Hill.
How to treat your fractured fingers
To treat you broken fingers will depend on how bad the fracture, sprain or dislocation is, however the treatment are generally:
- Fixing the fingers in a plaster cast
- In severe cases, surgery to insert wires, plates or screws to hold the bones together.
- Strapping damaged fingers to the one next to it (this is known as buddy taping)
- Fixing the fingers in a splint
If your finger break was through no fault of your own, perhaps you got it in a car collision or when you tripped up a paving slab, then the guilty party should recompense you for the suffering they have caused.
To find out if your finger injury fits the criteria, 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
We have helped many thousands of people, over the last 13 years, people with all types of injuries from many different types of accidents, get the compensation they were entitled to. Whatever your injury or whatever the accident was, if you were not at fault, we 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, 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.
Date Published: 7th April 2014
Author: Emma Matthews