Recovering Benefits For Victims Of Hand, Wrist And Arm Injuries In Southern California
Injury to the hand, wrist or arm can arise from a specific incident or develop over time with repetitive use. Some of the more common causes of hand, wrist and arm injuries include repetitive job duties and construction site accidents.
If you suffered a serious hand, wrist or arm injury in an accident caused through no fault of your own while on the job, you may be entitled to compensation for doctor visits, surgeries, physical therapy, lost income due to the inability to work and mental anguish. The knowledgeable lawyers in Riverside at the Mitchell Law Corporation can help you make sure you are fairly compensated.
Common Hand, Wrist And Arm Injuries
- Hand injuries: The human hand consists of 27 bones and a number of veins, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, arteries and cartilage. A variety of injuries can result when the hand experiences trauma, such as lacerations, bone fractures, soft tissue injuries, infection, burns, fingernail injuries, amputation and dislocations.
- Wrist injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome: The wrist consists of eight small bones called carpals, which support a tube that runs through the wrist. The tube that runs through the wrist is the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel has nerves and tendons inside of it and a ligament on top of it that keeps it in place. When the carpal tunnel is overused or traumatized, it can swell or thicken and cause nerve compression. Doctors commonly refer to wrist nerve compression as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).
- Carpal tunnel syndrome: Carpal tunnel symptoms typically start gradually and may include numbness in the palm of the hand or fingers. Itching, tingling and burning sensations are also common carpal tunnel symptoms. As symptoms worsen, an individual may experience decreased grip strength, constant tingling and the inability to feel hot or cold by touch. Additional causes of wrist pain include sprains, strains, broken bones, cuts, contusions and tendinitis.
- Arm injuries: The human arm is a complex system of nerves, bones, blood vessels, tendons, connective tissue and muscles. Trauma to the arm or overuse of the arm can result in one or more serious injuries, such as bone fractures, tendinitis, bursitis, sprains, bruises, deep wounds, skin injuries, nerve damage and amputation.
Steps To Take After An Injury
If you suffered an injury on the job, it is imperative you:
- Have a physician examine you and document your injuries
- Write down what you can remember about the accident, including the date, time and location of the accident
- Record how your injury has affected your way of life
- Get a copy of the incident report
- Contact an attorney as soon as possible
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Victims suffering from a serious hand, wrist or arm injury in California may not know how to begin the legal process or who to contact. When you contact an experienced attorney in Los Angeles at the Mitchell Law Corporation, you can feel confident that we will resolve your case professionally. For many years, we have helped victims obtain large financial settlements for various damages. Call our firm today to schedule a free case review and we can determine your eligibility to file a workers’ compensation claim.
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