Arm/Hand Injury

Victims of motor vehicle crashes, workplace accidents, falls, and other circumstances may be left with injuries to their arms and/or hands. In addition, injuries sustained in other parts of the body can cause symptoms in the arms and hands. For instance, damage to the vertebrae or soft tissue of the neck may result in numbness, weakness, tingling, or other sensations down the arms and into the hands. If you’ve been hurt because of someone else’s negligent or careless actions, talk with an experienced injury attorney to learn about your legal rights.

Arm and Hand Injuries

Injuries that affect your arms may be caused by multiple factors:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Sprains
  • Broken bones
  • Dislocations
  • Nerve damage
  • Workplace injuries

Hand injuries may result from:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Workplace injuries
  • Ruptured ligaments
  • Broken bones
  • Dislocations
  • Nerve damage

Source: National Institutes of Health MedlinePlus

At the law firm of Freeman Injury Law, our Broward personal injury lawyers know how disruptive injuries in those areas can be. If your job requires you to lift, or if it necessitates fine motor skills and the use of your hands – and most jobs do – injuries to those body parts can make it difficult or impossible to work. You may need medical treatment followed by physical or occupational therapies. Even at that, your ability to resume the job you held before your injury could be jeopardized. The arm and hand injury attorneys in our firm believe that the person who injured you should be liable. We’ll assertively pursue monetary damages to pay for your medical care and to replace your lost wages.

The Broward personal injury attorneys at Freeman Injury Law know that hand and arm injuries can significantly affect not only your ability to work, but also your daily living activities. From tying a shoe to typing on a computer keyboard, we use our hands constantly. Injuries range in severity, but Brown University observes that partial hand amputation involving the loss of at least one finger is the most common type of amputation in the U.S. Second most common is loss of an arm. The university’s Division of Biology and Medicine says that upper limb loss affects about 30% of the more than 350,000 Americans living with an amputation.

Injuries to the hands and arms happen in many ways. Traumatic injuries happen when arms, hands, or fingers are pinched, crushed, caught, punctured or torn. Contact injuries involve damage that occurs when a part of the body comes into contact with such substances as acid, solvents, cleaning products, and flammable liquids. Repetitive motion injuries also can affect the hands and arms. According to figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, workplace injuries affecting the hand, alone, number more than a quarter million annually.

At Freeman Injury Law, our West Palm Beach personal injury lawyers know that damage to your arms or hands can require expensive, specialized medical treatment. Because the structure of your hand is complex, a severe injury may leave you with permanent impairment. Loss of dexterity, reduced range of motion, and a weakened grip are just a few of the long-term effects you might experience. If you’ve been hurt because of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, our firm will aggressively pursue compensation for you. Because injuries to the hands and arms can cause lasting impairment, it is especially important to work with personal injury attorneys who understand the medical issues you face. At Freeman Injury Law, our St. Lucie and Fort Pierce personal injury and wrongful death lawyers have medical training that augments their legal know-how. That means that we can be particularly effective in representing victims of accidents and injuries. We are dedicated to protecting your legal rights and to securing for you the maximum amount of monetary damages available.

Call our offices today and ask for a free consultation to discuss your injuries and your options. Our firm is ready to work for you.

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