Accidents can lead to all sorts of injuries – some minor, and others rather less so. Hand injuries can be just as painful as any other injury, but they can also be very inconvenient, because we use our hands for so many different things. If you are hurt, receiving a hand injury diagnosis can help you on the road to recovery.
Injuries can range from cuts and bruises to broken bones. Other examples of potential injuries might include crush injuries, nerve damage, and damage to soft tissues inside the hand. A lot will depend on how your hand was injured as to the extent of the damage suffered.
How long might it take to recover from hand injuries?
This would depend on what you have done, and how bad the injury is. For example, most broken bones require about six weeks to heal. Fingers are easily broken because they can get caught in doors and crushed in accidents. However, you might also suffer severe pain if you incur several cuts to your hand that require stitching for them to heal.
A proper diagnosis means you will receive the proper treatment for whatever injury you have, too. You will also receive advice on what you should and should not do while you are recovering. Additionally, you will be able to prove you had the injury if need be, because it will be on your medical records.
Why would an official hand injury diagnosis be so important?
After you have suffered an accident, you may think back to what happened. Do you suspect a third party caused it? If so, you can use your hand injury diagnosis and official medical report as evidence of your injuries. This would help when seeking compensation for the accident, which you may well decide to do.
We cannot emphasise enough how important it is to get proper legal advice from advisors you can trust. Fortunately, you are in the right place to do just that. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 now, or ring on your mobile on 0333 500 0993. We can provide no-obligation advice so you are always in control, and we’ll support a no-win, no-fee claim with the help of our lawyers if you do decide to go on and make a claim for the hand injuries you recently received.