Hand Injury Claims

If you’ve suffered a hand injury, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation for damages. It is important to seek legal counsel to understand the value of your case and the best approach to take.

If your hand injury occurred while you were on the job, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. On the other hand, if your hand injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, such as in a motor vehicle accident, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit.

Common causes and types of hand injuries

Hand injuries include broken bones, fractures, sprains and damage to soft tissue in the hand. This may include injuries the fingers and the wrist. A hand injury may also result in the amputation of the victim’s hand. Common hand injuries include:

  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Tendonitis
  • Nerve injuries
  • Arthritis of the hand or wrist
  • Reflect sympathetic dystrophy
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Boutonniere deformity
  • Lacerations

These injuries can occur as a result of a wide variety of causes including:

  1. Car accidents
  2. Slip and fall accidents
  3. Physical abuse
  4. Carrying out repetitive tasks at work

What is your hand injury claim worth?

Hand injury claims are becoming more common as more people realize that they have the right to sue for compensation for damages. Settlement values range from five figures to mid six figures.

However, you can’t approximate the value of your case based on verdicts or settlements in other cases. Each and every case is unique. The actual value of your claim will depend on various factors including the following:

  1. The severity of your hand injuries
  2. Whether the injuries will result in permanent or temporary disabilities
  3. The cost of treatment and expenses related to accessing medical care
  4. Your age
  5. Your occupation and lost wages resulting from the injury
  6. Evidence of negligence by the responsible party
  7. State laws

It is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Your doctor’s diagnosis and the cost of treatment will play a big role in determining what you ought to receive as compensation for your hand injury.

Seek out the assistance of a lawyer early in the process. Your attorney will help you build your case and determine the best approach. Working with an experienced personal injury attorney will improve your chances of successfully obtaining compensation for your injuries.