These types of treatments may limit or prohibit the amount of work that one is able to perform.
Most of us have experienced a finger, hand or wrist injury at some point in our life. Usually they are minor and require very little, if any, medical attention. However, depending on a persons job, the risk of injury to these areas is more common and can be more serious. Work related tasks can result in an acute, or sudden, injury or may be an overuse injury.
Types of Acute Injuries:
- Bruises on the hand or wrist
- Ligament injuries
- Tendon injuries
- Sprains or strains of joints and muscles
- A crushed hand or wrist
Types of Overuse Injuries:
This type of injury occurs when a persons job requires them to repeat the same activity over and over again and at the same time causes too much pressure on a joint or other part of the hand or wrist.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tendon pain
- De Quervain’s disease
When a person experiences a hand or wrist injury at work, the consequences may vary. Some injuries may require the application of a brace, splint or cast. In some cases physical therapy or surgery may be required. These types of treatments may limit or prohibit the amount of work that one is able to perform. This factor can have a dramatic financial effect in both lost wages and medical bills.
You may have suffered a legitimate work related injury, followed the proper steps and yet your claim is still not being handled properly. It is important to seek the help of an experienced St. Louis Workers Compensation Lawyer.
Seek Aggressive Representation of Your Rights
If you or someone you love have injured their hand or wrist while on the job, contact the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann. We have practiced workers compensation law for over 20 years. We are located in St. Louis but we handle workers compensation cases throughout the entire state of Missouri. Ensure that your rights are protected, call (314) 361-4300 or complete our Online Case Evaluation Form.
Work Related Injuries
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