Hand Injury Lawyer Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Hand, wrist and arm injuries such as tears to muscles, nerve damage and repetitive stress injuries often cannot be physically seen, Yet these injuries can be very serious in the sense that a significant amount of medical attention and rehabilitation is required to heal the injury. If you have been injured, turn to our experienced firm for guidance and support. Hand injury lawyers at the Lassen Law Firm are dedicated to representing people who have suffered injuries on the job and in a car accident. The Lassen Law Firm employs personal injury attorneys who believe in professionalism, integrity and aggressive advocacy. Our hand and arm injury lawyers believe that every person deserves quality legal counsel. At the Lassen Law Firm, we commit to providing legal services that are tailored to meet your specific needs.
Hand, Wrist, Arm Injury Claims
Hand injuries account for nearly 10% of hospital emergency department visits. A series of 1,000 consecutive hand injuries showed the following distribution: 42% lacerations, 27% contusions, 17% fractures (broken bones), and 5% infections. Hand injuries account for about 17% all workday loss injuries. The most common cause of the injuries was blunt trauma (50%) followed by injury from a sharp object (25%). The most common causes of hand, wrist and arm injuries are car accidents, work accidents, construction accidents, machine accidents, fall accidents, dog bites, amputation injuries. An injured person has a right to recover compensation if the injury happened due to the negligence of another. To file a hand injury claim, you need an experienced hand injury attorney to fight for the optimum compensation. The Lassen Law Firm, Philadelphia personal injury attorneys, has experience advocating for clients in job injury claims involving:
Fractures: Fractures can be caused by direct blows, twisting injuries or falls. Fractures are often easy to diagnose because there can be an obvious deformity. At times, however, fractures cannot be easily diagnosed. The type of force applied on a bone very often determines the type of resulting injury. Descriptions of fractures can be confusing, but are based upon where the bone is fractures and whether there are complications. The first step in describing a fracture is whether it is open or closed. If the skin over the break is disrupted, then an open fracture exists. The skin can be cut, torn or abraded (scraped), but if the skin's integrity is damaged, the potential for an infection to get into the bone exists. Since the fracture site in the bone communicates with the outside world, these injuries need to be cleaned out aggressively and many times require anesthesia in the operating room to do the job effectively.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Carpal tunnel syndrome is pressure on the median nerve -- the nerve in the wrist that supplies feeling and movement to parts of the hand. It can lead to numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle damage in the hand and fingers. The median nerve provides feeling and movement to the "thumb side" of the hand (the palm, thumb, index finger, middle finger, and thumb side of the ring finger).
The area in your wrist where the nerve enters the hand is called the carpal tunnel. This tunnel is normally narrow, so any swelling can pinch the nerve and cause pain, numbness, tingling or weakness. Carpal tunnel syndrome is common in people who perform repetitive motions of the hand and wrist. Typing on a computer keyboard is probably the most common cause of carpal tunnel.
Wrist and elbow injuries: This type of hand injury is usually suffered by office personnel, people who frequently work on a computer with a mouse and those who have jobs that require repetitive motions with the wrists.
Finger and hand injuries: This is the most commonly occurred injury in construction workers. Repetitive use, use of power tools, hand tools can cause finger and hand injury.
Elbow injuries are often caused by those whose jobs require lifting or moving of heavy objects.
Personal Injury Lawyer Pennsylvania
Those who have suffered hand, wrist and arm injuries such as broken bones and nerve damage, can face significant disability. Nerve damage resulting from such injuries may be as debilitating as loss of limb. Consulting an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer is the best course of action an injured person can take. In many cases, a third-party liability claim may be pursued against responsible third parties. In cases of car accidents or other personal injury claims, the injured person's long-term medical needs must be thoroughly explored and documented in order to determine appropriate compensation.
If your or a loved one has suffered a serious arm or hand injury, contact the Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers and wrongful death attorneys at the Lassen Law Firm today for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights. We will arrange to meet you at the place of your choosing, even at home or in the hospital. And you'll pay no fees unless we are successful in making a recovery. Call the Lassen Law Firm now to see how we can help.
The Lassen Law Firm only deducts a 29% contingency fee, not the standard 45% like other firms. We serve ALL of Pennsylvania. We can sign you up over the phone and start working on your case today.
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Authored by: Christian Lassen