Hand Injuries And Workers’ Compensation
Hand injuries are common in people who work with machinery, use repetitive hand motions at work, those who work in offices, and a wide range of other on-the-job scenarios. Once an injury occurs, only then does it really become apparent how much you rely on your hands for everything.
You probably have many questions such as:
- Who will pay my medical costs?
- Do I have a workers’ comp claim for my hand injury?
- How long will it be before I can go back to work?
Answering these questions is never easy, but guidance and advice from an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help you get there. That’s where Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo comes in.
Our lawyers have served injured Pennsylvanians since 1936, securing millions of dollars for hurt workers along the way. After pursuing countless claims related to injured hands and wrists, you can rely on our experience as we seek full and fair compensation on your behalf.
Hand Injuries: A Very Common Work Injury
There were 10,851 hand injuries at Pennsylvania workplaces during 2017 alone, according to the Annual Report on Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Safety. Another 22,173 injuries were classified as “finger injuries,” bringing the total hand-related injuries to 33,024 for the year. That’s roughly 90 injured hands and fingers every day of the year.
Our workers’ compensation system clearly anticipates that these injuries occur frequently, but that does not mean making a successful claim is easy. This is why legal representation is very important.
Pursuing Compensation In A Wide Range Of Hand Injury Cases
Many things can cause injuries to a hand or wrist at work. Some types of cases we assist clients with involve:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Trigger finger
- Amputation/loss of hand
- Broken bones and sprains to hands and fingers from sudden trauma (such as reaching out to brace oneself during a fall)
- Accidents involving construction machinery (such as electric saws, manufacturing plant equipment, and other machinery used on the job)
- Motor vehicle accidents, including cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other MVAs
Time Limits Apply After A Work-Related Injury
Do not wait to report your work-related injury. Pennsylvania has statutes that apply in workers’ compensation cases. If you delay in reporting your injury, you could risk losing out on benefits you are entitled to receive, such as disability payments, payment of medical bills for treatment and tests, operational costs, and death benefits if you lost a loved one to work injury.
You have 21 days to report a work-related hand injury to your employer. Other deadlines may apply as well.
Three Generations Of Workers’ Compensation Service
At Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo, our attorneys have represented clients with almost multiple types of hand and wrist injuries that occur in the workplace. For three generations, our injury lawyers have dedicated themselves to helping injured people collect compensation for those injuries.
Examples of some of the types of hand injury cases we have taken on behalf of injured workers include:
- Repetitive trauma
- Breaks and fractures
- Radial tunnel
- Cubital tunnel
- Loss of use
Our team has the experience, knowledge, and dedication to fight for you. We know the tactics insurance companies use to deny claims and how to combat them. With over 150 Google positive reviews available online, you don’t have to take our word for it—our clients’ praises speak volumes
Get The Work Comp Process Started After A Work-Related Hand Injury
Contact us today at 800-952-9640 to talk to an experienced attorney about your hand injury. Your initial consultation is free, and we have locations throughout Pennsylvania to make getting to us as easy as possible. Your initial consultation is where we’ll help you understand your legal rights and explain how we might be able to help.
If you’re concerned about legal fees, don’t be. Our lawyers handle workers’ compensation cases on a contingency basis. We only get paid if we help you obtain compensation, prevent an insurance company from stopping or altering your benefits, or if you settle your case.