Injuries to the hands can happen in many ways.
When a hand is caught and squeezed between two objects, the resulting trauma can crush the many bones of the hand and result in bleeding, broken bones, open wounds and other serious conditions. Hand crush injuries can have a wide range of consequences and can require extensive medical treatment and therapy.
Traumatic injuries can happen when arms, hands, or fingers are pinched, crushed, caught, punctured or torn. Contact injuries involve damage that occurs when a part of the body comes into contact with such substances as acid, solvents, cleaning products, and flammable liquids. Repetitive motion injuries also can affect the hands and arms.
Damage to your hands can require expensive, specialized medical treatment. Because the structure of your hand is complex, a severe injury may leave you with permanent impairment. Loss of dexterity, reduced range of motion, and a weakened grip are just a few of the long-term effects you might experience.
Some injuries that occur are fairly straightforward to repair. A broken bone can be set and will heal over time. Even when fractures of multiple fingers and other bones in the hand happen, surgery can repair those fractures and rehabilitation can bring the function of the hand back to normal. In the worst cases, however, the damage may be unable to be repaired. In those situations, amputation of the hand may be necessary.
Injuries sustained in other parts of the body can cause symptoms in the arms and hands. For instance, damage to the vertebrae or soft tissue of the neck may result in numbness, weakness, tingling, or other sensations down the arms and into the hands.
If you or a loved one have experienced a hand injury because of another party’s negligent or reckless conduct, let us help. Our goal is to secure the compensation you deserve so that you can focus on your physical and emotional recovery. Contact us today.