Hand Injury Claims Compensation: If you’ve suffered a hand injury through no fault of your own, make a claim for compensation today
A hand injury can be irritating at best and completely debilitating at worst. When you suffer a hand injury through no fault of your own it often has a serious impact on your life, both at work and at home, which is reason enough for you to seek compensation.
Although injury claims are more common than they once were, many of us are still reluctant to come forward and make a claim, maybe this is because you don’t think you’ll be entitled to compensation. Beardsells Personal Injury can advise you on this. All you have to do is come in and have a chat. You may be pleasantly surprised; you could be entitled to thousands of pounds. We often associate injury claims with life threatening accidents like car crashes or falls from height and don’t feel a hand injury is serious enough.
But the truth is if your injury has an impact on your lifestyle, causes you pain and suffering or leads to a loss of earnings then you’re well within your rights to make a claim. In addition, being willing to stand up and claim can often lead to more stringent safety measures where you were injured, so you could help prevent someone else from getting hurt.
At Beardsells we work hard to ensure that your claims process is simple and stress free. We won’t bamboozle you with legal speak and we’ll be completely up front and honest about every aspect of your claim, from the paperwork you’ll need to the amount of compensation you’re likely to get.
So if a hand injury that wasn’t your fault has caused you to be affected by any of the following:
- Painful procedures
- Loss of earnings
- Time off
- Decrease in physical fitness
- Difficulty with day to day tasks
- Loss of sleep
- Extreme pain
- Unable to drive
Then make sure you claim compensation for the suffering that’s been caused to you.
Types of Hand Injuries
Our hands are the most incredible tool we have, but it’s not until our ability to use them diminishes that we realise just how important they are. The hand is made up of 30 arteries, 21 muscular branches, 24 sensory branches, 3 major nerves, 123+ ligaments, 34 muscles and 29 joint. As you can see, our hands are quite complex. They are many injuries that our hands can incur and here at Beardsells we’ve seen the majority of them. This is how we’ve built our experience in winning hand injury claim compensations.
At present around 10% of all A&E visits are due to hand injuries, the most common type of injury being lacerations or cuts, closely followed by contusions and fractures, with infection being the least common injury type.
Fingers do not contain any muscle, which means they work almost by remote control. The muscles that cause fingers to bend are located in the palm and travel up the mid-forearm, so an arm injury can also affect the hand. The thumb is often considered to be the most complex part of the hand. It’s controlled by 3 major nerves, 9 different muscles and can make such complex movements that there are six different ways particular thumb movements are described within medicine.
According to neurological research around ¼ the part of the brain controlling body movement (motor cortex) is devoted to moving the muscles of the hands.
Symptoms of Hand Injuries
Different hand injuries will cause different symptoms dependent on the location, depth and severity of the injury and how it occurred. Some common hand injury symptoms include:
- Pallor (bloodless or pale)
- Decreased motion range
Dislocations and Fractures
- Decreased motion range
- Discolouration and swelling
Seeking Medical Attention
The longer a hand injury is left untreated the more damaging it can be so if you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms then it’s advisable to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even a small laceration or slight bang could lead to loss of function if not quickly addressed. Some minor lacerations and burns can be treated at home, but if a hand injury causes any of the following then it’s likely you’ll require emergency attention:
- Exposure of underlying structure of hand, i.e. nerves, arteries, bones, joints or tendon
- Signs of infection such as fever, pus, swelling, redness, localised warmth, tenderness
- Severe pain
- Severe swelling or deformity
- Loss of strength or motion
- Severe bleeding
Making a Claim
Beardsells have more than three decades experience in the personal injury claims sector and can guide you through every aspect of your claim. At Beardsells we believe in exemplary service, which is why our advisers are always on hand to offer advice and information on any aspect of your injury claim.
No claim is too big or too small for our expert injury lawyers, so whether your hand injury has caused a temporary loss of earnings or completely altered your life; make sure you get in touch with us to find out if you could be making a claim.
Compensation claims for hand injuries can vary, depending on the severity of your injury and the effect it has had on your life.
So don’t suffer in silence. Get in touch with Beardsells today and start the process of claiming the compensation you’re entitled to.
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Or simply fill out our easy contact form and we’ll get in touch with you.
Whatever Accident You Have Had, Call Us For Advice On Making Your Claim
The best and fastest way of finding out if we can help you is to contact us right away. We are a friendly bunch and if you have suffered from any of these:
- Road Traffic Accidents
- Accidents at Work
- Tripping, Slipping and Falling Cases
- Criminal Injuries Compensation
- Occupier's Liability Claims
- Medical Negligence
- Dental Negligence
- Industrial Diseases
We are sure we will be able to help you get what you deserve.
Meet Our Team of Personal Injury Experts
Amongst our team we have members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
Our aim is to ensure that you receive the full amount of compensation due to you, without deduction for legal costs, insurance or any other expenses. If you have a good claim we will fund all the costs on your behalf.
We’re not a faceless corporation, we’re a firm of real people that care about our clients. Here are just some of the people that are waiting to help you right now:
A Company You Can Trust
Beardsells have not only been practising successfully in personal injury claims since 1984:
- We are also members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
Take a Moment to Read Some of Our Client Cases:
WE FUNDED ALL THESE CLAIMS EVEN THOUGH NONE OF THEM WERE CLEAR CUT, AND THERE WAS NO GUARANTEE OF A GOOD RESULT. WE BACKED OUR JUDGMENT AND BACKED OUR CLIENT - WE ARE ALWAYS PREPARED TO TRY TO GO THE EXTRA MILE FOR YOU TO ACHIEVE THE BEST POSSIBLE RESULT IN YOUR ACCIDENT CLAIM.
Take the First Step Today...
The best way to get the ball rolling is to speak to us today. It costs nothing to call us, and we don’t bite!
You really are in safe hands when you contact us. We’ll be able to tell you very quickly whether you have a good case and how much you can expect to claim.