We all use our hands every single day for all kinds of different things. We type, we cook, we pick things up, we drive, and we do all manner of other tasks as well. In fact it would be fair to say we all take our hands for granted.
Until, of course, something happens to change that. If you have injured your hand within the last three years you might have a chance at getting hand injury compensation. This will depend on how you got the injury and how serious it was. But all in all, it is worth getting some answers regarding the likelihood of winning any compensation.
How can a hand injury occur?
Hand injuries don’t always have to be sudden. They can be, such as if you get your hand caught in machinery in your workplace for example. You might also suffer hand injuries if you trip and fall as a result of coming across a pothole or a raised paving slab.
Injuries can also occur over time. The best example of this would be carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis. These types of injuries often occur when people do the same things time and time again. Let’s say you work in an office for example. You type up documents of all kinds day in, day out. Over time you start to develop pains in your hands and wrists. It turns out these are most likely caused by your work environment. Your employer has a duty of care to protect you and do something about this, by changing the way you work and perhaps providing ergonomically-friendly keyboards and so on. If they don’t do this, you could have a case to argue for hand injury compensation.
Getting the information you need
If you know you have a chance to get compensation as a result of injuring one or both hands, it is worth exploring your situation in more detail. While you may be fairly confident of winning, you should contact a professional lawyer to get proper help.
This is something Accident Advice Helpline is experienced at doing. By calling our team on 0800 689 0500 you are in prime position to see if you could win any compensation as a consequence of suffering those hand injuries. Make that telephone call today to start things moving in the right direction at last.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead