Imagine not being able to use your hands or fingers, but your job requires it. You’d be unable to get your work done, and even with technology like voice-to-text computing, it may be impossible to do your work all. Finger, hand and wrist injuries have the potential to impact your work significantly, making it important for you to get a fair settlement from the person who caused your injuries.
Most people suffer from minor injuries to the hands, wrists or fingers at one time or another. Pain and swelling is normal in those cases, and it usually subsides within hours or days. Daily wear-and-tear or sudden injuries can cause problems in the fingers, hands and wrists that aren’t quick to heal.
For example, if you’re in a car accident and have compound fractures in your fingers and hands, you may never get back the precision of movement you need to type or work with your hands again. It’s not just the bones that you have to worry about; small tendons, muscles, nerves and other parts of the hand may also be badly injured.
Hand, wrist and finger injuries may require surgery and ongoing therapy to treat them effectively. These surgeries may work, but many are provided just to reduce pain and reattach muscles or tendons. In some cases, the hand may never work correctly again, or you may need extensive physical therapy to stretch and regain functionality of the palm and fingers. These injuries can be life-altering, which is why you should make sure you receive a fair amount of compensation. Our website has more on what to do if you’ve been injured.