Your thumb performs fifty per cent of all the functions performed by the hand. If it were to be injured, it can affect every aspect of your daily life from working to driving to performing domestic chores that you would rarely give a second thought to. In fact, the thumb is such an important part of your body that should it be injured in an accident for which you were not to blame, any thumb injury compensation claim that you subsequently make has to include far more than just the physical trauma you have experienced.
The most frequently reported thumb injuries which lead to a thumb injury compensation claim are not thumb fractures, but involve sprains to the ligaments that stabilise the thumb´s bones. These are caused by bangs to the base of the thumb area when attempting to break a fall with an outstretched hand and result in the thumb ligaments being hyper-extended. Thumb Injuries can also be the result of repetitive pressure being applied to the superficial nerve of the thumb, leading to permanent nerve damage and loss of sensation in the thumb.
As untreated thumb injuries can be initially debilitating and develop into a permanent loss of grip or the ability to pinch, it is important that should you sustain a thumb injury, you seek medical treatment at the first possible opportunity. If your thumb injury has been the result of negligence by another person, you should consult an experienced personal injury claims solicitor about making a thumb injury compensation claim – only once any threat of a permanent disability has been removed.
Making a Thumb Injury Compensation Claim
Making a thumb injury compensation claim may not appear at first sight to be a complicated procedure. However, should your application form to the Injuries Board Ireland for thumb injury compensation not be comprehensively completed, you may find that you are assessed solely on the injuries you sustained and be undercompensated for other expenses related to your thumb injury. These “special damages” could make a big difference to your life if you are unable to work, drive or need additional help around the home.
As well as taking responsibility for your thumb injury claim, a solicitor can advise you on the correct procedures to follow should the negligent party dispute liability for your thumb injury claim or suggest that you contributed to your injuries by your own actions. He can also intervene on your behalf should you be approached by the negligent party´s insurance company with an offer of reduced thumb injury compensation in return for an early settlement.
Free Thumb Injury Claims Advice
Every claim for thumb injury compensation is unique and consequently we have established a free thumb injury claims advice service for anybody who would like to know more about making a claim for thumb injury compensation. When you ring 1800 911 940, you will be able to speak directly with an experienced personal injury claims solicitor about your thumb injury claim.
We will be able to provide helpful and practical advice relevant to your own personal circumstances, and give you information about a thumb injury compensation claim in respect of the special damages which you are allowed to claim. All calls to our free thumb injury claims advice service are totally confidential and there is no pressure on you to proceed with a claim 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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- 100% Free consultation with an experienced solicitor
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What You Can Expect When You Call
Our solicitors have over twenty years of experience helping clients with personal injury claims for compensation, and will understand that a thumb injury can represent far more than a nuisance. As well as claiming for thumb injury compensation, we will guide you on the special damages you are able to claim for out of pocket expenses and any loss of earnings.
In order to make a preliminary assessment of your entitlement to claim thumb injury compensation, we would like to know how your injury occurred, what treatment you received for it and what effect your thumb injury has made on your quality of life. You are welcome to ask any questions throughout our explanation or make comments on why you believe a certain party was responsible for your injury.
We understand that if your thumb injury has been caused by repetitive strain in the workplace, you may be apprehensive about making a thumb injury compensation claim against an employer for whom you may have been working for a long time. With the assistance of a solicitor, this can be done with minimal disruption to your employment and future working relations.
Once we have established that you have a claim for thumb injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue, we will offer a list of options available to you. You are under no obligation to act on any of our suggestions and may wish to take a little time to consider them or discuss what you should do with family and friends.
Thumb injury claims for compensation can only be made within two years of the “date of knowledge” that you sustained a thumb injury – after that they are time-barred. Therefore, it is in your best interests to speak to one of our solicitors on 1800 911 940 to find out exactly what you are entitled to.
Our lines are open from 8.00am to 10.00pm, seven days a week, and if it is not a suitable time for you to speak with us right now, please leave your contact details in the form at the foot of the page and one of our helpful team will get back in touch with you.