Type of Injury
Whether you’re consciously aware of it or not, you use your arms and hands constantly, every day, for even the simplest of tasks.
Many people are lucky enough to go through their life without any major or minor injury to their hands or arms, but the amount of upper extremity injuries (that is, any injury to the arms, hands, or wrists) in America may surprise you with how common they can be.
Even compared to other traumatic bodily injuries, hand and arm injuries can be particularly devastating to a person’s life. The inability to get around and take care of themselves while they recover from injury can have an enormous negative impact on their quality of life, and their ability to earn wages and keep a job – the amount of time at work lost due to these injuries can begin to have an impact on job performance and personal income.
Hand and arm injuries, particularly those caused by the negligence of another, should never be taken lightly.
What are common types of hand and arm injuries?
Whether caused through reckless behavior on another’s part, or negligence that causes undue environmental hazards, the number of potential arm injuries you could encounter can be vast. A few of the most common hand and arm injury types include:
- Burns from exposure to chemicals, dangerously hot surfaces, or extreme temperature changes
- Electrocutions from exposure to unsafe electrical devices
- Injuries suffered during automobile accidents
- Repetitive motion or strain injuries
- Broken bones
- Strained or snapped muscle tendons
- Damage to specific fingers
- Nerve damage in the fingers, hands, wrists, arms, or joints
- Bruising on the muscle or bone from direct blows or contact with heavy objects
Many people assume that athletes are at the greatest risk for arm injuries, but as this list shows, the risk for arm injuries is high enough for people simply going about their day, particularly if the injury was due to unsafe circumstances caused by negligence.
What should I do if I have suffered a hand or arm injury?
The first thing you should always do as the victim of a hand or arm injury is to seek medical treatment from a licensed professional. They can help better understand the damage caused and help you on the road to recovery.
If you believe your injury was due to the negligence or behavior of another, whether due to reckless and dangerous behavior or negligence, you may be able to seek financial compensation for your injuries.
Common causes of hand & arm injuries
By contacting a hand and arm injury lawyer, you may be able to file a civil claim for these and similar damages:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Aftercare/in-home assistance expenses
- Pain and suffering
Contact a hand, arm, & finger injury attorney today
Whatever the damage suffered to your hands, arms, and/or fingers, if you believe your injury as the fault of negligence on another’s behalf, The Wallace Firm will fight for you every step of the way. Our team of experienced and compassionate lawyers will go to bat for you against the property owners, individuals, or other entities that may have been responsible for your injury due to their behavior or negligence, and we’ll be at your side through the entire process to see that justice is served. Contact us today to start a review of your case.