Nevada Workers’ Comp Attorney for Hand or Wrist Injury
Wrist and Hand Injuries at Work
Hands and wrists contain a great amount of very small bones that allow for dexterity, but they can also be fragile. Damage to small bones, connecting tissue, or cartilage can result in limited movement or extreme pain. Construction workers, landscapers, office employees, and virtually any other occupation can be vulnerable to a hand or wrist injury.
Typical Hand and Wrist injuries
- Fractured or Crushed Fingers
- Broken Wrists, Sprained Wrists
- Carpal Tunnel or other Repetitive Motion conditions
- Torn or Sprained Ligaments
- Muscles, Muscle Tears
Sprains are defined as damage to the connective tissue (ligaments and tendons). A sprain can be a minor tear or a complete rupture of the connecting tissue and can be very painful. They also take a long time to heal.
Fractures are used to describe broken or cracked bones. Dislocations are also considered fractures, and typically result in increased vulnerabilities to future dislocations.
What About Lost Wages?
It is no surprise that a serious hand or wrist injury at work can find you unable to perform your usual job functions. Your doctor may order you to avoid many of your usual workday activities, which means you are going to be missing some work. Lost wages is one of the ways that a Workers’ Compensation claim can help you if you have been injured at work.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits are designed to compensate an injured worker who is unable to earn the money themselves as a result of a workplace injury.
Work Comp payments can cover your lost wages so that you can concentrate on healing, rather than how the bills are going to be paid.
When you suffer a hand or wrist injury at work, you want a Nevada Workers’ Compensation attorney to aggressively fight for your rights to compensation. There are time limits to file your claim, so contact Attorney Jay Short for a Free Consultation about your legal rights to get started today.Free Case Evaluation – Work Comp Is All We Do