Hand Injury Claims
In the UK, hand injuries are quite common as they account for close to 10% of all visits to the A&E departments.
The hand is of cosmetic as well as extreme functional importance. It is the hand that allows us humans to carry out most of our everyday tasks. The hand allows us high sensitivity and complex movements and due to their intricate nature, it is important to get even minor hand injuries treated quickly by a medical professional.
Hand injuries can vary in severity and depending on the nature of the injury, it can affect the victim’s life in numerous ways. We rely heavily on our hands to carry out even the simplest tasks, and therefore any injury of the hand can have a significant impact on our ability to carry out simple manual tasks.
So if you have suffered an injury to your hand and if the injury was caused due to the negligent act of someone else, you must consider bringing a hand injury claim.
There are many different types of accidents which can give rise to hand injury claims. Here’s a look at some of the main types of accidents.
Work accidents – hand injury in the workplace are quite common. They can occur as a result of many different types of accidents such as construction site accidents, falls from heights, being hit by falling objects, manual handling accidents, accidents caused by defective machinery and slips and trips. As a worker, you have the rights to expect your employer to protect you from harm whilst you are at work. If your employer fails to do so, you can make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury in an accident.
Work accidents can cause severe injuries including deep lacerations, loss of thumbs and fingers, fractures, crush injuries and even loss of a hand.
Road accidents – hand injuries can be caused if you get involved in a road accident. Such injuries can be suffered by drivers as well as passengers. However, these types of injuries are most common among pedestrians who get involved in accidents as well as cyclists and motorbike riders. This is because it is a natural instinct for an individual to put the hand out as they fall of the bike or cycle.
Slips, trips and falls – the local council is responsible for maintaining roads and pavements. If you suffer hand injuries as a result of slips and trips on public pavements and roads, you can make hand injury claims. Similarly, if your injury occurs within a shop, restaurant, supermarket or other public place, the owner or the occupier of the place will be held responsible for your injuries.
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