Compensation For Severe Arm And Hand Injuries Suffered At Work
Construction, manufacturing and warehouse jobs are among the most dangerous and physically demanding. Workers in these industries face various hazards that can lead to severe arm, hand, wrist and shoulder injuries.
Falls, crush accidents, repetitive motions and exposure to chemicals or extreme temperatures can cause these injuries. Some typical arm and hand injuries in these jobs include fractures, dislocations, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and nerve damage.
Types Of Hand, Wrist And Elbow Injuries
Hand and wrist injuries can range from minor sprains and strains to fractures or amputations. These injuries can lead to chronic pain or permanent disability. Elbow injuries are also common in industrial jobs, particularly those that involve repetitive motions or heavy lifting. These injuries can include “tennis elbow,” “golfer’s elbow” and bursitis.
Amputation is a particularly devastating injury that can result from workplace accidents. Workers who suffer amputations need extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation and specialized prosthetics to regain function.
What To Do After Suffering An Injury At Work
If you have suffered an arm or hand injury at work, it is essential to seek medical attention immediately. If left untreated, even minor injuries can develop into more severe conditions. Report the injury to your supervisor or human resources department as soon as possible. Failure to report an injury promptly could jeopardize your ability to receive workers’ compensation benefits.
What Is Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation is a system of insurance that provides benefits to employees who experience an injury on the job. Workers’ comp covers medical expenses, lost wages and other costs associated with workplace injuries.
Filing a workers’ comp claim can be complex and confusing. It is essential to consult with an experienced workers’ comp attorney who can guide you through the process.
How Our Lawyer Can Help You
The Law Office of Eric M. Overholt helps injured workers recover the compensation they deserve. Our attorney understands the physical, emotional, and financial toll that arm and hand injuries can take on workers and their families. He will gather all relevant information regarding the injury, help you with workers’ comp filings and appeals, and fight for the most favorable outcome.
What sets Law Office of Eric M. Overholt apart from other firms is its track record of success. We have secured millions of dollars in compensation for our clients, including multiple seven-figure recoveries. Attorney Overholt is well-known and respected in courts and among peers.
Get Started With A Free Consultation
If you have suffered an arm or hand injury while working in construction, manufacturing, or a warehouse job, you are not alone. These injuries are unfortunately common in these industries. However, you have legal rights and options available to help you recover from your injury. Seek medical attention, report the injury to your employer, and consult with an experienced workers’ compensation law firm like the Law Office of Eric M. Overholt in San Diego.
We are here to help you through this challenging time and fight for the compensation you deserve. To make an appointment for a free consultation, fill out the online contact form or call 619-908-1563.