Philadelphia Hand Injury Lawyer
It's not uncommon for a finger, hand, or wrist to become injured at one
time or another. Hand injuries often lead to pain and swelling, and may
require medical intervention. Most finger, hand, or wrist injuries occur
during work-related tasks, sports or recreational activities, home projects,
or accidental falls. In children, the majority of hand injuries occur
during play or sports. Older adults are at higher risk of hand injuries
as they lose bone strength and muscle mass during the natural aging process.
While most minor hand injuries will heal on their own, medical treatment
may be needed for more serious injuries.
Sprains are caused when damage is done to the ligaments, which are tissues
that connect bone to bone. Breaking a fall with the palm of your hand
can result in a painful thumb or finger sprain. Wrist sprains are even
more common and can occur when bending your wrist backwards too far, possibly
tearing or stretching the ligaments.
Bones of the hand can be fractured and in some instances, dislocated. Fractures
include cracks or breaks in the bone. Dislocations occur when a bone is
pushed out of its proper place, meaning that it's no longer aligned at
the joint. Both of these conditions can decrease the ability to move your
hand and can cause pain.
Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
Carpel tunnel syndrome occurs when pressure is put on the median nerve
in the wrist. Common symptoms of this condition include numbness, tingling
pain, and weakness in the thumb to the ring finger. Compression of the
nerve can occur for multiple reasons, such as repetitive motions, tumors,
cysts, or injury. In more severe cases, carpel tunnel syndrome requires
surgery to relieve the compression.
Injures of the soft tissue and closed tendons in the hand can result in
irritation and swelling. One of the most common injures of the tendon
is called tendonitis, which is an inflammation of the tendon. Other tendon
injuries include DeQuervain's syndrome, ECU tendonitis, baseball finger,
Jersey finger, and Boutonniere deformity.
Ganglion cysts are a type of lump or mass found in the hand, usually on
the back of the wrist. These fluid-filled, non-cancerous cysts develop
from chronic irritation from the tendon sheaths, joint linings, or ligaments
within the hand and wrist. Most ganglion cysts do not require treatment
and may disappear on their own. Even with surgery, these cysts have been
known to reoccur.
Rheumatoid arthritis can occur in the hands, caused by an inflammation
of the joints. This disabling disease can affect any joint of the body,
including the finger joints. As the arthritis advances, it can force the
finger joints into an awkward position that reduces normal movement and
causes discomfort. Wearing splints and other management tools can be used
to strengthen weakened areas and control pain.
Nerves in the hand and wrist can become injured in falls or other accidents.
If the nerve is bruised, it can stop working properly for a brief period
of time. All of the inner cables, or nerve fibers, remain intact and will
usually fully recover. In some instances, the nerve fibers can become
damaged or completely divided. If this occurs, medical treatment is needed
to repair the nerves to allow them to recover.
Your ability to earn a living and provide for your family may depend on
the use of your hands. If you or someone that you love has suffered from
a debilitating hand injury in a car accident in Philadelphia or a slip
and fall accident in Philadelphia, you need an experienced Philadelphia
hand injury lawyer. Contact one of our top Philadelphia hand injury attorneys
today, and we will get you the maximum possible compensation available
under Pennsylvania law.
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
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 low 29% contingency fee, not the standard
40-45% like other firms.