Our hands are made up of 27 bones, whilst our wrists contain 8 bones. When you consider the other structures associated with our hands – veins, arteries, tendons, muscles, nerves, cartilage and ligaments – it’s easy to see that the potential exists for a variety of hand and wrist injuries to occur. Most hand and wrist injuries require medical attention, because of the potential for them to cause disability. No matter what you do for a living, you’re always using your hands, so it is important that any injuries are treated promptly, to avoid permanent damage.
If you’ve suffered injuries to your hand or wrist, whether from a slip or trip on a cracked pavement or perhaps an industrial accident at work, the good news is that claiming personal injury compensation may be an option. If somebody else is responsible for your accident, you could be awarded a settlement which could help pay for those medical bills as well as your household bills, whilst you focus on recovering. Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of customers claim compensation since 2000, so if you’ve been injured, why not find out how we can help you?
What injuries can occur?
Hand and wrist injuries can normally be divided into one of six categories:
- Fracture and dislocations
- Lacerations and cuts
- Soft tissue injuries and amputations
You could also suffer injuries to your fingers or nails, which can be serious. Perhaps you’ve experienced a long-term condition such as tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome or Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) after working with vibrating machinery? Or maybe you have suffered a fracture or crush injuries after your hand became trapped in heavy machinery with moving parts in a factory. Blunt trauma is the most common cause of hand injuries, closely followed by injuries caused by a sharp object.
Making a claim
Whatever the cause of your injuries, if somebody else’s negligence caused your accident, we can help you claim personal injury compensation. Discuss your situation with one of our expert personal injury advisors and get confidential no-obligation advice today – if you decide to proceed with a claim, you’ll find we offer a 100% no win, no fee* service. Hand and wrist injuries have the potential to impact the rest of your life, and you may suffer ongoing pain or be unable to return to your old job. You shouldn’t have to suffer without some form of compensation, so trust Accident Advice Helpline with your claim. Call our 24/7 freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 today.
Date Published: July 12, 2015
Author: Rob Steen