Injuries at work happen in many different forms. Some of the most devastating are those that happen to a person’s hand. When you need a Riverside hand injury attorney, the team at JML Law is here to help. Hand injuries can affect everything we do in our daily lives, from our work to our ability to perform household tasks. Let our qualified and experienced team get to work investigating your case today. Our goal is to secure the compensation you deserve.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were approximately 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries or illnesses during the latest reporting year. While these injuries varied in types and severity, one of the most commonly injured areas is the hands. The BLS says that hand injuries account for around 40% of all upper extremity work injuries.
What are hand injuries?
Our hands are the most commonly used part of our body at work and at home. When an injury occurs to any area of the hand, it is going to affect our productivity. These injuries can affect our wrist, hand area, or fingers. Some of the injuries include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome (a repetitive stress injury)
- Injured metacarpal
- Navicular bone fracture
- Ulnar fracture
- Broken hands
- Broken wrists
- Broken fingers
- Torn tendons
- Dislocated wrists
- Crush injuries
What causes workplace hand injuries?
Workplace hand injuries happen in a variety of ways, and not all of them are expected. Some of the most common ways these injuries occur include:
- A worker trying to break their fall
- Hands getting jammed in a steering wheel in a crash
- Cuts or punctures from a knife
- Amputations due to sharp objects
- Fractures due to falling objects
- Repetitive motions causing repetitive stress injuries
How will these injuries affect my daily life?
Some of these injuries may only require rest for them to heal, but that will still result in some medical bills and missed work. For serious hand injuries, surgery and physical therapy may be required. In the worst cases, a hand injury victim may not be able to return to their jobs or have to transfer to another job. These injuries can also affect your ability to perform tasks around your home and your ability to drive.
We are ready to get to work today
The team at JML Law understands that hand injury can be detrimental to your work and personal life. If your injury happened at work and you are having trouble receiving the benefits you deserve, let us get to work today. We will investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you need now. This can include:
- Coverage of medical expenses (current and future)
- Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
- Coverage of physical therapy
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against the negligent party
When you need a Riverside 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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