Workers’ Compensation for Wrist Injuries
An injured wrist can make it difficult to perform nearly any job, whether it’s working in an office, driving a vehicle, swinging a hammer, or any other task. Even a seemingly minor wrist injury can impair your ability to work effectively.
If your wrist was hurt during the normal course of your job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits to help you meet your financial needs.
Wrist Injuries In Pennsylvania
6,529 people suffered wrist injuries in Pennsylvania workplaces in 2017. That’s thousands of work hours missed and an unquantifiable amount of physical pain and financial stress on injured workers and their families.
Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo, the state’s longest-running workers’ compensation law firm, is passionate about helping people recover compensation for wrist injuries, hand injuries, and all other types of trauma suffered on the job. We’ve been fighting successfully for injured workers since 1936 when our firm was founded by a workers’ compensation judge, and we haven’t stopped since.
How Did You Hurt Your Wrist?
Wrist injuries are not confined to any specific occupation. Our lawyers have represented people in workers’ comp cases involving wrist injuries suffered in dozens of different ways.
Just a few examples of the ways workers hurt their wrists include:
- Years of typing or repetitive motion that leads tocarpal tunnel syndrome or cubital tunnel syndrome
- de Quervain’s syndrome, a condition causing pain in your wrist and thumb (visit the Mayo Clinic’s website for in-depth information)
- Wrist sprains and wrist strains from falling
- Torn ligaments and tendons in the wrist from lifting or falling
- Wrist injuries occurring along with hand and finger injuries, such as in an industrial accident, manufacturing accident, or vehicle accident
Remember, you must report your wrist injury within 120 days of the date it occurred to receive workers’ compensation benefits.
No Substitute For Experience In Work Comp Cases
Wrist injury claims may seem like open-and-shut cases. If the injury happened at work, it seems logical enough that compensation should come automatically.
Far too often, employers’ insurance carriers try to prevent injured Pennsylvania workers from getting the compensation they need. They are surprisingly successful. That is why being represented by an experienced attorney is so valuable—it enables you to fight back and seek the recovery you deserve.
With hundreds of years of combined experience and thousands of workers’ comp claims handled successfully, you can rely on Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo to work hard for you. We understand the Pennsylvania system and how to navigate it. We have seen nearly every argument made against workers in wrist injury cases, and we know how to counter them.
Confused about what to do after an injury? Let’s make sure you’re starting down the right path towards the full and fair compensation you deserve.
Put Us To Work For You After A Work-Related Wrist Injury
Don’t let a wrist injury jeopardize your family’s financial health. Let the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation lawyers of Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo go to work for you. With more than 150 positive reviews from past clients on Google, we hope you will feel confident knowing you’re choosing the right law firm to fight for your claim.
Call 800-952-9640 or send us an email to arrange your free attorney consultation, where we’ll explain what you’re facing and how we can help. With locations throughout Pennsylvania, getting to one of our offices is convenient from nearly anywhere in the state.
If the idea of paying for a lawyer is holding you back, please know that we handle all workers’ compensation claims on a contingency basis, so you won’t have to pay attorney’s fees unless we successfully recover compensation on your behalf.