Hand and Wrist Injuries
With 19 separate bones – 27 including those in the wrist – the hand is a highly important and intricate part of the human body. Because of its complexity, injuries to the hand and wrist area are difficult to repair. Whenever the hand sustains an injury, whether traumatic or minor, there is a high probability of long term effects.
If you have suffered a serious injury to your hand or/ and wrist, contact Freeburn Law. Our attorneys have decades of experience protecting the rights of injury victims.
Causes and Types of Hand and Wrist Injuries
Common causes of hand/wrist injuries include: slip and falls, dog bites, auto accidents, faulty machinery, hazardous job sites, and other labor-related injuries. Whatever the cause, though, hand/wrist injuries can be extremely detrimental to an individual’s daily life and financial stability.
When an injury to the hand/wrist occurs, one can suffer from loss of his/her motion, dexterity, grip, and the inability to complete even the simplest of tasks. In most lines of work, your hands are what make you a skilled and valuable worker.
Hand/wrist injuries can be divided into six general categories:
- Lacerations (cuts)
- Fractures and dislocations
- Soft tissue injuries and amputations
- High-pressure injuries (grease and paint guns)
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulation 29 CFR 1910.138 states that employers shall select and require employees to use appropriate hand protection when employees’ hands are exposed to hazards such as:
- Skin absorption or harmful substances
- Severe cuts/lacerations
- Severe abrasions
- Chemical Burns
- Thermal Burns
- Harmful Temp. Extremes
Why Should You Contact Freeburn Law?
If you or a loved one has suffered a hand/wrist injury at work, Freeburn Law will fight for you. The more serious your injuries are, the more you need to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney so you understand your legal rights before speaking to an insurance company.
It is vital to the ultimate success of your claim to consult an experienced attorney about your options. To find out more about your options after suffering a hand/wrist injury, schedule a free consultation with the law firm of Freeburn Law.
For 30 years, the law offices of Freeburn Law have helped hand/wrist injury victims get the compensation they deserve in order to fully recover from their injuries. Call Freeburn Law today at 717-777-7777 or fill out a free consultation form online.
Your PA Hand & Wrist Injury Attorneys
2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 300, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Telephone Number: (717) 777-7777 or (570) 777-7777