If you have sustained a minor injury to your hand, then it may be possible to treat it at home. Over-the-counter remedies such as bandages, antiseptic cream and pain relief can often be enough to help you get on with your life while the injury heals.
However, treating a hand injury should be left to a medical professional if the damage is more serious. Broken bones and deep lacerations will need expert attention, and you should attend your nearest accident and emergency department as soon as possible.
Treating a hand injury
If you have sustained a fracture, you may need to have your hand supported by a cast or splint. This will decrease any movement of the hand, and allow the broken bone to heal properly. In addition, this treatment will help to alleviate some of the pain and prevent further damage occurring.
Damage to ligaments in the hand
Depending on the location of the injury, you may need to have surgical intervention to repair damage to your ligaments. In other cases, a supportive cast can be enough to allow the injury to heal. This can take around 4-6 weeks.
Claiming compensation after a hand injury
If you have sustained a hand injury and someone else was to blame, then you may be able to claim compensation. By pursuing a personal injury claim, you can recoup any out-of pocket expenses that you incurred as a result of your accident. Indeed, as a victim of a no-fault accident, you are legally entitled to seek justice, so you are doing nothing wrong by coming forward.
Accident Advice Helpline for a no-win, no-fee* claim
For free initial advice, and a no-win, no-fee* claim, all you need to do is call Accident Advice Helpline. As one of the top law firms in the UK, there is no one better placed to help you get the compensation you deserve.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we adhere to the principles of:
- Accountability and
and we always work hard in the interests of our client. Put simply, Accident Advice Helpline is on your side, and we aim to get you the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.
How can you contact Accident Advice Helpline?
So if you have been treating a hand injury through no fault of your own, chat to Accident Advice Helpline today. You can connect with one of our friendly advisers by dialling either:
- 0800 689 0500 from a landline or,
- 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.
Alternatively, you can choose to text the phrase, ‘claim365’ to 88010 and Accident Advice Helpline will call you back.
Category: Hand injury claim