If you think you may have injured your hand but you’re unsure, you’re not alone. Spotting hand injury symptoms can be complex, and it may be that you have suffered a minor injury or a more serious one. For example, a sprained wrist and a fractured wrist can often be very difficult to tell apart, so it’s a good idea to seek a medical diagnosis to rule out a more serious injury. If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, it’s normal to feel angry and upset – but there are positive steps you can take to help you move on after your accident.
One of the best things you can do is to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer and find out if you’re eligible to claim compensation. Accident Advice Helpline’s team of lawyers covers the whole of the UK, so wherever you are, we’ll be able to help you.
What are some common hand injury symptoms?
Hand injury symptoms could include:
- Numbness or tingling in the affected hand or fingers
- Pain and tenderness which is worse when moving your hand or fingers
- Difficulty moving or bending your fingers or hand
These symptoms could be indicative of a strain or sprain, a fracture or another more complex injury. If you’re unable to move your hand or fingers, you should seek immediate medical attention. If you’ve been injured in an accident at work, make sure your employer knows about your accident as they will need to record details of it in their accident book.
When can I go back to work?
Your doctor should be able to give you advice on treatment, self-care and when you should be able to return to work. This can vary depending on your job – for example, if you have fractured your wrist and you work in a very physically demanding role, you may need to take more time off work than somebody who works in a call centre. Taking time off can affect you and your family financially, and Accident Advice Helpline will consider this when we process your personal injury claim.
For an idea of how much compensation you could receive, take the 30-second test on our website right now. Then get in touch with us by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to see if you have a viable claim.
Date Published: April 10, 2017
Author: Rob Steen