Are you considering making a thumb injury claim?
Our thumb is possibly the most important digit on our hand. It is vital for gripping things, and if it is out of action, life can become very difficult. Suddenly the simplest of tasks can become virtually impossible, just trying to hold a glass would be very hard without the flexibility of our thumb. Did you know that your thumb has two bones in it? These are called the Distal Phalange, which runs from the tip of the thumb to the knuckle and the Proximal Phalange, which runs from the knuckle to the base of the thumb.
A fracture to either one of these bones can be debilitating, making it difficult to carry out everyday activities such as holding a pen or pencil, typing, preparing breakfast – even things like getting dressed and fastening buttons can become a challenge when you have sustained a thumb injury. There is some good news though. You could be eligible to make a thumb injury claim if you have been injured as a result of somebody else’s negligence, and Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make a personal injury claim if this has happened to you.
How did you injure your thumb?
You may be wondering how a thumb injury can happen. There is no end to the ways thumbs can be injured and often it is in an accident that was the fault of someone else. Your thumb could be damaged in a road traffic accident, an accident at work or maybe in a slip, trip and fall accident. If the accident you were injured in was not your own fault you may be entitled to claim compensation, as long as you had to seek medical attention for the injury and you leave it no more than three years to start your claim. You could fracture your thumb (and other fingers) in an industrial accident if you trap your hands in heavy machinery, sprain your thumb in a sporting accident or suffer a joint injury to your thumb after a slip, trip or fall. You could even suffer burns to your thumb or a thumbnail injury that could be painful and affect your ability to use your thumb to carry out everyday tasks.
The effects of a thumb injury
The symptoms of a thumb injury obviously vary according to how much damage has been done, but one thing you can be sure of is that you will suffer quite a lot of pain. How doctors go about treating a thumb injury also varies but can include things such as painkillers, icepacks, plaster casts and thumb splints. In the most severe cases, the long-term effects of a thumb injury can be very serious. What if your thumb is amputated in an accident, or the nerves are damaged so badly your thumb has no fee*ling? If this has happened to you then you deserve to be compensated, as this can affect your whole life. You may be unable to work, unable to carry out everyday tasks or unable to participate in hobbies, such as playing sports or a musical instrument.
Even if you have suffered a minor injury to your thumb then you could still make a thumb injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline. If someone else has put you in this situation it is only fair you are compensated. For instance, you may not be able to work. Even if it’s for a short time while your thumb recovers, this can cause dreadful financial problems. As well as losing income, accidents usually create extra expenses such as prescription charges, travelling costs, and you may also need help around the home.
How much compensation could you get for a thumb injury?
Whether you have broken your distal phalange or suffered a serious sprain or ligament damage to your thumb – or even had a thumb amputated after suffering serious crush injuries – you could find you’re eligible to receive compensation. But how much compensation is usually payable for a thumb injury claim? It’s difficult to say, as the amount of compenation can vary depending on the severity of your injuries and a number of other things. Here are a few factors which could influence the amount of compensation you could receive:
- The treatment you required after your accident
- How long you took to recover from your injuries
- The cost of any expenses such as travel to and from medical appointments
- Any loss of earnings you have suffered after your accident
We handle each and every claim individually, so when you get in touch with us, we will ask you all about your accident in order to ascertain how much compensation you could be entitled to receive.
Making a thumb injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline
It is not unusual for concerns about the cost of claiming for a thumb injury to stop victims pursuing the compensation they are entitled to. However, with Accident Advice Helpline, claiming compensation for any type of injury does not involve you having to pay us any money for your thumb injury claim to be started. Our personal injury lawyers operate on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis and this takes care of the financing of your claim.
What happens next?
If you are considering claiming for a thumb injury have a chat to our friendly advisors today. They will be able to tell you if you have a valid claim as well as give you an estimate of how much you could be awarded. They will answer all your questions and give you all the free claims advice you need, without any obligation or pressure to proceed. Of course, you could always take the 30-second test on our website, which will give you an idea of how much compensation you could be entitled to claim. This is only a guide though, as when we process your claim, we will take into account a number of different factors. If you want to find out more about making a thumb injury claim, you can call us from a landline on 0800 689 0500. If you are using a mobile you can call us on 0333 500 0993 today.
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