If any of your digits are broken in an accident that was not your fault, you may be put out of action for a while to give your fingers and toes time to heal. Toes and finger injuries do not sound very serious, but if your toes are broken you need to keep the weight of your foot and rest it, and if your fingers are broken you hand will be pretty useless until they are better. This could mean losing quite a lot of time from work.
Knowing if they are broken or sprained
The symptom for a break and sprain in our finger or toes is very similar and the only way to be certain one of them is broken is to have an Xray. What you might experience are:
- Pain in the area of the injury
- Swelling and bruising
- Stiffness of the digit
Although breaks and sprains are treated in much the same way, you should seek medical attention for your damaged fingers or toes because there may be bone fragments that can cause a lot of damage.
Treating broken digits
How your fracture is treated will depend on the severity of the injury but can include:
- Strapping damaged fingers or toes to the one next to it. This is known as buddy taping and the healthy digit acts as a splint for the broken one.
- Fixing the fingers or toes in a splint, which is usually done if more than one is broken.
- Fixing the fingers or toes in a plaster cast to keep them in place while they heal.
- In severe cases, surgery to insert wires, plates or screws to hold the bones together.
If your injury was no fault of your own, and happened some time in the last three years, our lawyers would like to hear from you. Legally you are entitled to claim compensation if someone else has caused you to suffer and our lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline are experts in dealing with no win no fee in Barnby Moor claims.
No win no fee in Barnby Moor
Accident Advice Helpline has helped many thousands of people, over the last 13 years, victims 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, we can help claim the compensation you are due.
On our website there is a 30-second test which will let you know if you qualify, and will give you an estimate of 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 your no win no fee in Barnby Moor 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: 19th January 2014
Author: David Brown