Our hands are important in our daily lives. They are often the most exposed parts of our body in the workplace and very susceptible to serious injury. At JML Law, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to get to work for you today. When you need a hand injury attorney by your side, you can count on us to fully investigate your case. Our goal is to ensure you are compensated for all of your workplace injuries.
Hand injuries are far too common in the workplace
Out of the nearly three million workplace injuries reported to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) during the latest reporting year, injuries to the hands were common. The BLS says that 40% of all upper extremity injuries occurred in the hands.
What kind of hand injuries are common in the workplace?
Hand injuries vary in severity, but they happen in many different ways. Our hands are incredibly complex, consisting of 27 bones. Along with the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and vessels, our hands are able to perform the tasks we need them to perform. Some of the most common workplaces injuries our Garden Grove hand injury attorneys encounter include:
- Broken fingers
- Torn tendons
- Dislocated wrists
- Broken hands
- Broken wrists
- Crush injuries
- Injured metacarpal
- Navicular bone fracture
- Ulnar fracture
While many of these injuries are related to sudden traumatic incidents, others are repetitive stress-related. Perhaps the most well-known RSI is carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition that affects millions of American workers.
How do these injuries affect workers’ lives?
There are various causes of work-related hand injuries. Most of the following incidents are preventable:
- Using our hands to catch ourselves after a slip, trip, or fall
- Vehicle accidents with hands getting jammed in the steering wheel
- Punctures or lacerations from knives or tools
- Digit amputations due to heavy machinery or tools
- Fractures from heavy objects falling
Our hands perform tasks over and over again over long periods of time, making them susceptible to RSIs. However, just because an injury takes a while to appear does not make it less detrimental for the suffering worker.
What can I do to secure compensation for this?
If you or a loved one has suffered from a workplace hand injury, you should be able to count on receiving workers’ compensation insurance. However, if your claim has been delayed or denied, please seek legal assistance. At JML Law, we are going to investigate your case and get to work securing the following:
- Coverage of your current and future medical expenses
- Lost income and benefits if you cannot work
- Coverage of any necessary physical therapy
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
If your injury was caused by a third-party or a grossly negligent employer, we will seek possible punitive damages as well. If you need a Garden Grove hand injury lawyer, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.
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Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, give us a call at 818-610-8800 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation. There is no risk to meet with us. We get paid only if we win your claim.