Some hand injuries can be treated at home, without the need to see a doctor. Others require a visit to casualty, or perhaps to your own GP if there is no urgency to treat them. However, in some instances, an injured person may need to visit a hand injury doctor to receive more specialised treatment following an injury.
This may be required if there has been significant damage to the hand. For example, if nerves were damaged, and the aim is to regain as much feeling as possible in the hand, a specialist can provide the help required. Another example would be if surgery is required to help the injury heal as best as possible. In this instance, the specialist will have the depth of knowledge necessary to carry out the surgery.
Getting advice from a hand injury doctor
If you are referred to a specialist in hand injuries, it may be because you were hurt in an accident that caused significant injuries of one type or another to one or both hands. This could happen in all kinds of accidents, too. For example, you might be hurt in a car accident if your hand is trapped in the impact. You may also receive serious hand injuries in a work accident, e.g. if you are using machinery and your hand becomes trapped or crushed. Another example might be an awkward fall where your hand bears the brunt of the impact.
What could you claim by way of compensation?
If your visit to a hand injury doctor came after an accident you believe was not your fault, you must realise the requirement that exists to get evidence of negligence to help any claim for compensation you might decide to go for. Few people would know the step-by-step process of claiming, which is why it is a good idea to speak to someone who is trained to help.
Why not call one of our expert advisors today on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile? When you do, you will get the opportunity to talk to someone at Accident Advice Helpline, where thousands of others have pursued claims over the years with our help. If one of our lawyers can help, it will be on a no-win, no-fee* agreement, meaning you have nothing to lose or worry about.
Date Published: April 10, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Hand injury claim