If you have ever injured a tendon in your hand you will understand how complex an injury it can be, and how painful an injury it can be. You may find you cannot use your hand at all while it heals, which can be frustrating. You never realise how much you rely on both your hands until you find you cannot use one of them for a period of time.
Hand tendon injuries may occur for all kinds of reasons. For example you could sever a tendon if you cut yourself in some way. It could also be damaged or severed in an accident, and if someone else was to blame for that accident this could constitute a situation where you could make a claim for compensation.
How severe are hand tendon injuries?
Some injuries of this nature may be quite mild. For example you might overstretch a tendon or sprain it by tearing it at some point. In other cases, as mentioned above, you might end up cutting through a tendon if you suffer an accident. The severing could be partial or total, but in any event you may well need surgery to repair it. A lot will depend on how you come to injure the tendon, and the course of action required to repair it.
Accident Advice Helpline’s team has come across individuals who have suffered injuries similar to this in the past. In some instances those injuries were caused as a result of an accident that someone else’s negligence had caused. Clearly in this type of situation there might be a strong case for a claim to be made, if the injured person has suffered from damage to their hand.
Can hand tendon injuries be repaired?
For the most part yes, they can, but medical assistance is often required. Sometimes an x-ray will be done to make sure there are no broken bones, and an MRI scan can sometimes identify a rupture or tear that has occurred in a tendon. Depending on how bad the injury is, the medical professional will then determine the best course of action in order to get back to normal again.
Do you believe your injury was the fault of another person? Regardless of how it happened, why not call us on 0800 689 0500 now? The team at Accident Advice Helpline can support you if there is proof of negligence available.
Date Published: May 31, 2015
Author: Rob Steen