Workers’ Compensation Injury: Hand
Injuries to the hands and fingers are common in most lines of work. Fractures, contusions, lacerations and injury to joints and tendons are common in the construction industry. Office workers and clerical staff who are subject to repetitive motion trauma from keyboarding and fine manipulation are susceptible to conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and “triggering” of the fingers. Those using vibratory machinery or tools may also be susceptible to nerve injury.
Hand injuries are also eligible for permanent loss of use awards which can be worth thousands of dollars to the injured worker. Such awards can help cover the financial loss of a serious injury.
These injuries can cause serious disability and prevent you from working. It is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible after seeing your doctor so that the proper work history can be documented so as to avoid prolonged litigation and delay of your benefits.