Broken fingers account for almost 10% of broken bones seen by doctors at Irish hospitals, with a considerable number of these being sustained in workplace accidents. Many of these injuries are avoidable, and display a lack of adherence to health and safety regulations either by the victim or the employer. Where it is the employer´s lack of care that has caused the injury, the victim is entitled to make a broken finger injury compensation claim, just as if you were to break your finger in a road traffic accident which was not your fault or trip on a poorly maintained footpath and break your finger trying to stop your fall.
A broken finger can not only be exceptionally painful, but remarkably inconvenient during the healing period for those who need to work on computers, operate machinery or drive. Throughout the six to eight weeks it takes for a broken finger to mend, it can handicap your recovery if you try to put pressure on a broken finger. This may lead to complications which result in lifelong stiffness or weakness in the finger where the broken bone has failed to bond correctly. For these reasons, you will be advised not to return to work by your doctor, and any potential loss of earnings will have to be factored into a broken finger injury compensation claim by your solicitor.
Making a Broken Finger Injury Compensation Claim
There are many financial costs or losses, other than a loss of earnings, which you may be able to recover in a broken finger injury compensation claim. It is always in your best interests to consult with an experienced personal injury claims solicitor to find out what other out-of-pocket expenses you may be entitled to make in a broken finger injury claim e.g. if you have to use alternative forms of transport, employ care staff to look after small children or elderly relatives or make trips to the hospital for physical therapy on your finger.
A solicitor will also help you in your claim for broken finger injury compensation if the negligent party denies liability for your accident or claims that you contributed to your broken finger by your own negligent actions – both reasons for the Injuries Board Ireland to decline assessing your claim for broken finger injury compensation and issue you an authorisation to pursue your broken finger injury compensation claim in the court system. Indeed, there are so many personal circumstances which can influence how much broken finger injury compensation you are entitled to claim that we have set up a free broken finger injury claims advice service.
Free Broken Finger Injury Claims Advice
If you have broken a finger in an accident which was not your fault, you are invited to call our free broken finger injury claims advice service on 1800 911 940 and discuss your personal circumstances with an experienced personal injury claims solicitor. You will be able to explain how you came to break your finger, what treatment you are receiving for it and how it has affected your day to day life.
We will be able to make a preliminary assessment of your broken finger injury claim, advise you whether you have a claim which is worth your while to pursue and give you an indication of how much broken finger injury compensation you could be entitled to receive. All calls to our free broken finger injury claims advice service are completely confidential, and you are under no obligation to proceed with a claim for broken finger injury compensation once you have spoken with us.
Call us now on 1800 911 940 or if you cannot speak now please fill in the form on the left and we will call you back.
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What You Can Expect When You Call
Our solicitors have had many years experience of assisting clients with personal injury claims for compensation, and are aware of the immense trauma you will have experienced at the time of your accident. We will also appreciate that you may be angry that the accident was allowed to happen or concerned about how financial commitments are going to be met while you are unable to work.
Therefore, we will listen courteously as you explain the circumstances surrounding how your finger was broken and the impact it has made to your quality of life. We will also want to know who you feel is liable for your broken finger and why. If it was sustained in the workplace, we will explain to you how you are able to make a broken finger injury compensation claim without it affecting your working relationship with your employer.
Our preliminary assessment of how much broken finger injury compensation we would expect you to receive would be based on the physical injury and special damages that you would be entitled to claim for so it is important that you tell us how your broken finger has inconvenienced you and what changes you have had to make to your life to compensate.
Before the end of our initial conversation, we will check to ensure you have no further questions and that you have understood the answers we have given you. We also summarise everything we have discussed and offer you a list of options, tailored to suit your personal situation. You are under no obligation to act on any of our suggestions, and may like a few days to consider our advice or discuss it with family and friends.
However, before you think about considering any decisions, you should really find out what broken finger injury compensation you are entitled to. You can do that by calling our free broken finger injury claims advice service on 1800 911 940 between the hours of 8.00am and 10.00pm, seven days a week, or by completing your details in the call-back form at the foot of the page.