We use our hands perhaps more than any other parts of our bodies on a day-to-day basis. Just going through an average day we use them to brush our teeth, eat our breakfasts, drive our cars to work and do our jobs once we get there.
As such, any hand injury – even a slight one – can prove potentially devastating as it could prevent us from living our lives to the quality that we have become accustomed.
With any hand injury, it’s important to get the right advice from the right people when you’re looking at claiming compensation, as this compensation might go a long way towards helping you provide for your family if your injury has left you unable to work.
Accident Advice Helpline are a specialist law firm who deal only with personal injury cases, so we have all the right experience at our disposal to help you get back on your feet after a serious hand injury with the compensation you deserve.
What workplace hand injuries can I make a claim for?
It doesn’t matter which industry you work in or at what level of the corporate ladder you operate, there will always be somebody above you who is responsible for your safety and wellbeing. So if your hands are injured either as a direct result of their action or inaction or through an accident that was their responsibility, there is always somebody to answer for your injury.
In a job where your hands are being used in a highly skilled capacity, you should have received adequate training and your workstation and any equipment you use should be safe, well maintained and clean. The majority of workplace accidents happen because an employee was either not given the right training (or enough of the right training) or because the equipment they were using is out of date, faulty or poorly maintained.
It is up to your employer to make sure that you have been given the correct tools and the correct training to do your job safely and without incident. It’s not just skilled labourers who are susceptible to serious hand injury either. Office workers who spend the majority of their days at a computer are at great risk of developing repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, which can be incredibly painful and debilitating.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you’ve suffered a hand injury at work, we’re available 24/7 via our hotline and will be able to offer a no win no fee service that will be overseen by our expert law team, who between them have hundreds of years of experience in the personal injury claim department.
Date Published: October 20, 2013
Author: David Brown