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Old 23.04.2007, 15:59
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Hi,

I hurt my thumb playing football nearly 4 weeks ago. I'm a keeper, so I get these types of injuries from time to time. I usually strap it up, ice it and a week or two later it's fine. This time, it doesn't seem to be healing, so I want to get it seen to by a professional.

Does anyone have advice on the best course of action for this sort of non-emergency injury? Should I register with a GP, go to a walk-in clinic or go to a non-a&e part of a hospital?

I assume whichever one I choose will cost me, despite my insurance, or does the fact that it was an accident mean that it is covered differently?

Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Old 23.04.2007, 16:20
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Hi,

I hurt my thumb playing football nearly 4 weeks ago. I'm a keeper, so I get these types of injuries from time to time. I usually strap it up, ice it and a week or two later it's fine. This time, it doesn't seem to be healing, so I want to get it seen to by a professional.

Does anyone have advice on the best course of action for this sort of non-emergency injury? Should I register with a GP, go to a walk-in clinic or go to a non-a&e part of a hospital?

I assume whichever one I choose will cost me, despite my insurance, or does the fact that it was an accident mean that it is covered differently?

Thanks in advance for any advice.
If you are employed, then your employer may well have accident insurance that covers this - even though it occurred outside work.

Then you should be registered with a GP (Hausartz) anyway - sometimes your health fund requires this anyway. So which ever is more convenient to you (Hospital or GP) if you are in pain, they should be quite understanding and allow you to investigate the insurance situation after seeing them. Just take as much paperwork with you as you can. ID, Health insurance number etc...
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Re: Accident advice

My husband has insurance when he plays soccer, if he gets hurt that type of insurance pays for it. (which he has been hurt God, can't count how many times) We don't pay a deductible for that insurance. We also have insurance when we go on vacation if someone gets hurt. We have insurance if my son brakes something or we do at someones home. Life insurance, Retirement, etc. etc. Hmm... You name it we got it. Check what kind of insurance you got. I never knew we had all these til 4months ago, and I have been here almost 4yrs. Yea, my husband is a "Insurance Freak". As posted before your company can pay for the doctor bill too even though it happened outside of work. You should ask. Always know what kind of insurance you have, it always helps. As I always say "Sh*t happens" Nice when your insurance can pay when it happens
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