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An injury to the hand is a serious and painful condition that can require
surgery or a lifetime of therapy. If your hand was injured because of
another person’s carelessness, you may be able to file a New York
personal injury lawsuit to compensate you for your injuries. The experienced
Brooklyn personal injury attorneys at Belushin Law Firm can help you get
compensation for your hand injury.
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consultation with our firm today.
Injuries Caused by Negligence
There are several different types of hand injury. The main two categories
are repetitive stress injuries and traumatic injuries. Traumatic injuries
are injuries caused by a forceful trauma to the hand, such as lacerations,
bruising, contusions, broken bones, or fractures. Trauma to a hand can
be caused by many different types of accidents. One of the more common
causes of traumatic hand injuries is a mechanical failure of machinery.
Workers who use machinery on a regular basis run the risk of getting their
hands caught or crushed in machinery that is malfunctioning. Hand trauma
also comes in the form of strained ligaments in the hand.
These can be caused by a
slip and fall, when a victim puts their hands out to brace themselves and their hands
strike the ground. It is also often caused by car accidents. When a driver
is involved in a car accident, their hands are usually on the steering
wheel. The fingers, especially thumbs, can be twisted against the steering
wheel with intense pressure, causing serious ligament damage or broken
bones. If you have experienced any type of hand trauma in any kind of
accident, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries through
a personal injury lawsuit. A NY hand injury lawyer can help you file a claim.
The second major type of hand injury is a repetitive stress injury. Repetitive
stress injuries are the result of continual stress on the hand from the
repetition of a movement. Repetitive stress can be the result of typing,
assembling, moving, or any other type of repetitive movement. Carpal tunnel
occurs when a nerve in the wrist is impinged, and causes pain and numbness
in the hand. Other repetitive stress injuries include tendonitis, arthritis,
and trigger finger. If you have developed a repetitive stress injury in
the course of your employment, you may be able to file a workers’
compensation claim to compensate you for your pain and suffering.
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A Brooklyn personal injury lawyer can represent you in any type of hand
injury lawsuit. Injuries to the hand are serious and debilitating injuries
that have a tremendous impact on a victim’s daily activities. Hand
injuries often require surgical intervention or extensive occupational
and physical therapy, and even with this treatment, some victims of hand
injuries are never able to return to their former abilities. You deserve
to be compensated for the consequences of negligence, and our firm is
ready to help.
At Belushin Law Firm, we care and we act effectively.
Call today to learn how we can help with your case.