Think of hand injuries and you may think of broken bones. Alternatively, you might think of cuts and bruises. However, hand injuries and tendons can also be linked, as not all injuries are superficial, and not all the serious ones involve broken bones.
For example, let’s suppose you are involved in a car accident. During the crash, your hand receives a nasty cut – deep enough to cut into one of the tendons inside. Of course, this would incur a lot of bleeding, but it would also be likely to reduce or even eradicate some of the movement you usually have in part of your hand.
How would hand injuries and tendons be repaired?
In some cases, people may require surgery to repair damage to any tendons. Other examples of ways a tendon can be damaged is through an animal bite, or if the person suffers a crush injury to their hand.
Tendon repair surgery will usually involve a small incision, through which the surgeon will find the ends of the tendon and stitch them back together. The recovery period can take several months, and the person will be left with a scar.
Could you claim for receiving an injury that caused tendon damage?
This is a possibility if you can prove your hand was damaged by the injury you suffered. Hand injuries and tendons can be problematic, depending on the amount of damage caused, and it could mean you suffer from pain and reduced movement. You may also find there are lots of things you cannot do with the affected hand for a time. This can have a significant effect on your life as you may not be able to get along as you did before. You may also have to stay off work for a time, jeopardising your chance to earn.
Accident Advice Helpline has dealt with claimants who were injured in a similar manner, and who went on to claim compensation for their injuries. Could you do the same? The best way to find out is by calling us free on 0800 689 0500 now. If you can only use your mobile, you can still call on 0333 500 0993. Either way, our advisors are standing by to give you the benefit of their advice, and to determine whether one of our professional injury compensation lawyers could take on your case.