Most of us use our hands for our work every day and in our personal lives. If you have sustained a hand injury in the workplace, you should never have to worry about whether or not workers’ compensation will cover the expenses. However, you may need to secure help from our Downey hand injury lawyers. At JML Law, our knowledgeable and experienced team understands these cases and will get to work today. We will not rest until you are compensated for all of your injury-related expenses.
What are the statistics on work injuries and hand injuries?
We know that workplace injuries are relatively common in the US. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that there were around 2.8 million total injuries in the workplace for the latest year of data available. One of the most commonly injured areas are the upper extremities. The BLS says that 40% of all upper extremity work injuries occurred to the hands.
What kind of injuries can happen to our hands?
Most people do not realize that our hands are actually made up of 27 bones and countless muscles, tendons, ligaments, arteries, and veins. From our wrists to our fingers, our hands are one of the most complex parts of our bodies. Some of the most common hand injuries that occur in the workplace include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome (a repetitive stress injury)
- Broken fingers
- Torn tendons
- Dislocated wrists
- Injured metacarpal
- Navicular bone fracture
- Ulnar fracture
- Broken hands
- Broken wrists
- Crush injuries
These injuries happen in a variety of ways, and they often occur along with other injuries to the upper extremities. Hand injuries often occur due to:
- Mishaps with knives or other tools that cause lacerations of amputations.
- People trying to break their fall when they slip or trip.
- Hands getting injured on the steering wheel in a vehicle or heavy machinery accident.
- Fractures from falling objects.
- Performing repetitive motions over long periods of time.
What about hand injury recovery?
In most cases, a person will need to miss some time from work after a hand injury. For severe hand injuries, they may need surgery and extensive recovery times. This can lead to periods of lost income and can lead to victims having trouble with everyday tasks like going to the grocery store, bathing, or spending time with kids.
What will my attorney do for me?
The team at JML Law understands that hand injuries can affect your work and personal life. That is why we believe you should get full compensation for all of your injury-related expenses. When you call us, we will get to work on your case immediately. Our team will investigate all aspects of your injury so we can secure compensation for the following:
- All of the medical expenses related to the injury
- Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
- Coverage of physical therapy
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against the negligent party
If you need a Downey 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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