Injuries to our hands can lead to major medical expenses and serious life changes. When you need a San Bernardino hand injury attorney, you can count on us to be by your side. At JML Law, we have the experience you need to handle these cases. Nobody should have to worry about getting their benefits after a work injury, so let us investigate your case today. We will secure the compensation you deserve for all of your injury-related expenses.
When we look at overall work injury statistics, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says that there were around 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries or illnesses during the latest reporting year. One of the most commonly injured areas of the body is the hands. That should not be surprising since we use our hands for just about everything we do at work.
- The BLS states that hand injuries account for 40% of all upper extremity work injuries.
What are hand injuries?
Our hands are complex little machines, and there are plenty of ways to injure them. In many cases, these injuries are repetitive stress injuries caused by repeating the same motions over and over. The most well-known of these is carpal tunnel syndrome, something that affects one out of every 20 adults in the US. Other common workplace hand injuries include:
- Broken hands
- Broken wrists
- Broken fingers
- Torn tendons
- Dislocated wrists
- Crush injuries
- Injured metacarpal
- Navicular bone fracture
- Ulnar fracture
What are the causes of hand injuries at work?
There are countless ways hand injuries happen at work. It can be something as simple as slamming your hand in a doorway, which can happen to any worker in any industry. However, we know that some workers are at more risk of hand injuries, especially those who operate around heavy machinery and tools. Some common causes of these injuries include:
- Knife lacerations
- Tool mishaps
- Workers trying to break their fall
- Fractures from heavy objects falling
- Repeating the same motions over and over
- And more
What kind of compensation can I expect?
The amount of compensation you receive will vary depending on treatment and time away from work. Some injuries heal within a few days, while others may require surgery and extensive physical therapy.
If you or someone you care about is suffering from a hand injury that happened at work, you deserve to get your benefits. If your employer or insurance company is dragging their feet or has denied your claim, the team at JML Law is ready to help. Let us get to work investigating your incident so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Coverage of current and future medical bills related to the injury
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Possible physical therapy expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages against a negligent party
When you need a San Bernardino 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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