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Hand Injuries:

Hand injuries are one of the most common forms of personal injury as there are a variety of ways to damage your hands, this can include amputation, fractures, dislocation, burns and blunt traumas.

Most incidents of hand injuries are caused at the workplace however injury to the hand can happen in many ways with many consequences given that the hand is a vital aspect for most day to day activities, therefore injury and lack of use of the hand can lead to stress and inconvenience.

Common causes of Hand Injuries include:

The common causes of hand injury include:

  • Strains
  • Slips, Trips and falls causing fracture or injury to hand.
  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • Lifting and carrying heavy objects
  • Sports injuries- e.g. Football. Rugby, Boxing.

Common Causes of Hand Injuries at Work:

Hand Injuries at work can result from many things including:

  • Lack of personal protection equipment
  • Ladder accidents
  • Machinery accidents
  • Manual handling accidents
  • Office accidents
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Slip, trips and falls
  • Attacks
  • Building site accidents
  • Crane accidents
  • Dangerous practice and procedures
  • Injury on dangerous premises
  • Falling object
  • Farm accidents
  • Forklift truck accidents
  • Inadequate training

Identifying the type of Hand injury you have sustained and in what way it has impacted your ability to perform your daily activities or to earn a living can be significant to the accomplishment of your hand injury compensation claim.

Physiology of Hand Injury:

Sudden onset wrist pain: These are minor injuries and are typically instigated by a fall onto the hand with an outstretched arm or a forced twisting movement.

Gradual onset wrist pain: These injuries happen over a period time and cannot often be traced back to a single incident or cause.

Burn injuries: Injuries to the skin caused by heat, electricity, radiation or chemicals.

Tendon injuries: The muscles in the Hand are joined to the bone by Tendons, these are generally caused by a piercing injury and can result in serious functional loss.

Flexor Tendon Injury: Flexor Tendons allow the fingers to bend, they attach the bones in the fingers and thumb to the muscles of the forearm.

Extensor Tendon Injury:There are the tendons tissues on the rear of the hand, they straighten the fingers by linking the bones in the fingers and thumb to the muscles of the forearm/hand.

Repetitive Strain Injuries RSI: This Injury is linked to damage to the tendons, the nerves and the soft tissues caused by a repetitive motion.

Joint injuries: Dislocations and sprains of the thumb or finger joints can happen after a sport injury or fall.

Finger sprains: Sprain is an injury to the tissues neighbouring and supporting a joint of the finger.

Finger dislocation: This is when the surfaces are no longer connected, thus it is the complete misplacement of the joint surfaces. This can occur to any joint in the finger and thumb. Symptoms of this include tenderness, swelling, deformity and a decreased range of motion.

Nerve injuries: These injuries in the wrist or hand can lead to total loss of function in these areas and can take a time to mend.

Hand fractures: A fracture is a break in the bone. A fracture can occur to any of the bones in the hand. Hand fractures are one of the most common hand injuries. Symptoms include: tenderness, swelling, deformity and a decreased range of motion.

Soft tissue injury: Soft tissue injuries are injuries to the ligaments, tendons and fibres that connect the bones.

Amputations: An amputation is the most serious hand injury which results in the surgical removal of the hand.

Hand-Arm/ White Finger Vibration Syndrome: This is where the blood vessels in the finger/ hand compress and reduce the blood flow, it can be caused by the constant use of vibrating machinery and such.

How much could you claim for your Hand Injury?

To make a claim for a hand injury, the accident must have been caused by the negligence of another person. Compensation can be used to cover hospital bills, rehabilitation and loss of earnings and is dependent on severity of the injury

Total loss of, or loss of use of, both hands: £100,000

Total loss of, or loss of use of, one hand: £65,000

Injury to one hand, dependant on severity and recovery time (measured in weeks: £500 to £50,000

Involving one or more broken bones with some permanent residual problem: £10,000

The Grieves Solicitors personal injury claims calculator is intended as a guide only.

The amount of compensation you receive may be considerably more as aspects of special damages have yet still to be considered. Therefore it is important for you to contact us for a full consultation and what you can expect to receive.

How to make an injury claim with Grieves Solicitors?

Before starting your hand injury compensation claim, contact Grieves Solicitors and speak to one of our personal injury specialists, who will help guide you through the process and strength of your hand injury compensation claim and offer advice on the most appropriate course of action for you to take.

Grieves Solicitors will guide you through every stage of the legal procedure and will keep you informed on the progress of your claim throughout. Along with hand injury compensation claims, Grieves Solicitors also handle personal injury compensation claims for injuries to other areas of the body.

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Our annual client questionnaire has revealed, Over 98% of our clients have rated our service as excellent or good, as well as 98% whom specified they would use us again or would recommend us to their family or friends.Our team have had many years of specialist experience and training in dealing with personal injury claims, this will allow you the best possible experience and outcome and ensure you are equipped with the key and necessary knowledge in regards to your case.

Helen Grieves specialises in dealing with major cases and has helped clients receive up to millions of pounds in compensation, her resilience, expertise and familiarity in this field will enable you to get the best results possible.

Grieves Solicitors will guide you through every stage of the legal procedure and will keep you informed on the progress of your claim throughout. Along with hand injury compensation claims, Grieves Solicitors also handle personal injury compensation claims for injuries to other areas of the body.

If you or someone you know, has suffered a hand injury and require legal advice, you can get in touch with one of our personal injury specialists today. You can call us for free on 0800 0747 644 or fill out a claim form and a member of our team will get back to you.