The hands are an amazing part of the human body. They are made up of different types of ligaments, tendons, muscles, joints, and nerves. Your hands have 27 bones, which includes the eight bones in your wrist. This complex structure makes our hands very susceptible to injuries.
Hand injuries – the facts
Our hands are in constant use, so if they suffer from an injury this can have a real impact on your day-to-day living. The types of injuries you could sustain to your hands in Anglesey road traffic accidents include:
- Fractures — as stated above, there are 27 bones in your hand, all of which can be broken, or your hand could be crushed breaking many bones
- Dislocations — this could be your fingers, hand, or wrist
- Sprains — you can sprain your wrist or fingers
- Lacerations and bruising
- Nerve damage
- Damaged tendons
Any of the above would be extremely painful and, sadly, easily sustained in Anglesey road traffic accidents or any other type of accident. If you are lucky you may only damage one hand, but imagine if both your hands were incapacitated — you would need help in the house, self-care help, and you would not be able to work.
In most cases, hand injuries can be treated and you will regain the full use of your hand after a period of recovery, but in the worst cases you may lose the use of your hand all together; and even worse, sometimes hands are so badly damaged they have to be amputated to save the rest of the arm.
These treatments can take some time, as you will need a hand specialist and possibly have physiotherapy. If you cannot work for all this time then this will put a real strain on your finances. If your accident was not your fault, happened in the last three years, and you needed medical treatment for your injuries, you could be eligible to make a claim for personal injuries.
How to make claims for injuries sustained in Anglesey road traffic accidents
Accident Advice Helpline have been helping people like you for more than 15 years to claim the compensation to which they are legally entitled from accidents that were not their fault. We deal only with personal injury claims, making our expertise in this area second to none, and we are now one of the leading personal injury law firms in the country.
If you would like to talk to someone about making a claim, it is simple — just call our phone number: 0800 180 4123 or 0333 500 0993 from a landline. Our trained and experienced advisors are on hand to take your call, which will be confidential and free of obligation — no one will pressure you to make a claim. By making an enquiry using the online 30-second test, you can get an estimate of how much your compensation could be.
Date Published: 22nd August 2014
Author: David Brown