Hand sprain – the causes and symptoms
Have you suffered a hand sprain? Was your sprain caused by someone else? Wondering if you need to make a compensation claim? This article will talk about the causes and symptoms of hand sprain and how to claim compensation if you need to.
Causes of hand sprain
A hand sprain is where a ligament, tendon or muscle in your hand is stretched further than it is designed to. If a tendon is stretched too far, it can tear. These kind of hand sprains are most commonly caused by a sudden impact, such as using your hand to break a fall or some other kind of collision involving your hand. The other common cause of hand sprain is through sports such as netball, hockey or basketball, again often involving a collision, either with the ball or another player.
Symptoms of hand sprain
Common symptoms of hand sprain include swelling, bruising and restricted movement, accompanied by severe pain. If you suspect you may have torn a ligament, rather than just bruised your hand, you should speak to your doctor. Tendons, ligaments and muscles are able to heal themselves, but in the case of a serious tear to a ligament or tendon, surgery may be required.
Treatment of hand sprain
It is reasonably unusual to treat hand sprain with surgery. Most cases are treated by restricting and supporting the hand, by using an elasticated compression bandage and a sling. Your doctor may also recommend that you use ice for the swelling and exercises. When any muscle has a period of inactivity, it becomes less flexible, so it is important to complete any exercise routine your doctor recommends.
Making a compensation claim for hand sprain
Do you need to consider making a compensation claim for your hand sprain? Consider these questions:
- Was your hand sprain caused by someone else? Is someone else to blame?
- Is you hand sprain causing you pain and distress?
- Have you suffered financial loss due to your injury?
If so, you may be eligible to claim compensation.
Making a compensation claim doesn’t need to be difficult. We specialise in making your claim straightforward and stress-free. Our comprehensive compensation support includes providing you with the best specialist solicitor, completing all paperwork on your behalf and offering you a 24 hour helpline. We take you through your claim step by step, smoothing the way for you. Best of all, our clients benefit from our 100% no win no fee* guarantee. We never ask for an upfront fee and no fee*s are payable until your compensation is awarded. this means that you never have to worry about being out of pocket. A claim with us is completely risk-free, meaning you can sit back and let us handle your claim with no worries.
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Date Published: 19th August 2013