Our hands are one of the most complex body parts we have, and when they get injured, it can affect the way we work as well as our personal lives. If your hands are injured in a workplace incident and you are struggling to get the compensation you deserve, call JML Law today. Our Corona hand injury lawyers are ready to get to work on your behalf. Let us investigate what happened in your case so you can get the compensation you deserve.
The statistics behind workplace hand injuries
Overall, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that there were approximately 2.8 million total injuries in the workplace during the latest reporting year. When we look closely at one recent reporting year, we can see that there was a total of 137,440 hand injuries that resulted in employees missing days of work. Some of these injuries were severe.
- The BLS tells us that 40% of all upper extremity injuries are hand injuries.
What kind of injuries commonly occur to the hands?
Did you know that there are 27 bones in our hands?
That is only part of the overall picture. We also have to consider the countless veins, arteries, muscles, tendons, and ligaments that allow our hands to function. First, we want to look at a list of the most common workplace hand injuries:
- Broken hand bones
- Broken wrists
- Crush injuries
- Broken fingers
- Torn tendons
- Dislocated wrists
- Injured metacarpal
- Navicular bone fracture
- Ulnar fracture
When you look at those injuries, you can see that workplace trauma is a major concern. Some of the most common causes of these workplace hand injuries include:
- Mishaps with tools, knives, and heavy machinery
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Objects falling into hands
We also need to discuss one of the most common hands and wrist injuries – carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). This considered a repetitive stress injury that is caused by a person repeating the same motions over and over again for long periods of time. In many cases, CTS takes years to develop, and it can be debilitating for the injured worker.
Recovering from a traumatic or repetitive stress hand injury can lead to long periods of missed work and an inability to perform everyday tasks.
What will an attorney do to help this case?
Your hands are vital to the way you lead your life. When they are injured in a workplace incident, you should be able to count on receiving compensation for lost income and medical expenses. At JML Law, we know that there are times when injured employees struggle to receive workers compensation. We want to step in, investigate your case, and secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Coverage of medical expenses related to the injury
- Recovery of lost wages if you cannot work
- Coverage of physical therapy
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
When you need a Corona hand injury attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.
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