Regardless of the type of work a person does, it’s more likely than not that they are regularly using their hands to complete the various tasks of their jobs. Given this, it’s no surprise that the hands, with all of their delicate bones and nerves, are the parts of the body that are most commonly and often involved in workplace injuries.
In fact, hand injuries cause approximately 1.1 million U.S. workers to go to the emergency room each year in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of these injuries, approximately 25 percent consist of serious injuries to the fingers, hands and/or wrists, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Types of Hand Injuries
Common types of hand injuries can include:
- Bone fractures
- Burns and/or severe abrasions
- Loss of one or more digits (or even of the entire hand itself)
- Severe bruising and lacerations
- Damage to the ligaments, tendons and/or nerves in the hands
- Repetitive stress injuries (such as carpal tunnel syndrome from long-term typing or computer use).
Colorado Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
If you have sustained a workplace injury and are considering (or in the process of) filing a workers’ compensation claim, you cannot rely upon your employer or insurance companies to look out for your best interests. In fact, both your employer and insurance companies will be more focused on their own bottom lines instead of your current and future wellbeing. This can make the system adversarial for injured workers and potentially even put them in situations in which their legitimate workers’ compensation claims are undercut or even flat-out denied.
In such cases, it’s essential that injured workers contact the Colorado workers’ compensation lawyers at the Law Office of Michael P. Dominick. Our legal professionals are experienced at going up against corporate lawyers and insurance companies, and we have a proven track record of success when it comes to securing our Clients the maximum possible compensation for their injuries and financial losses. For a thorough evaluation of your case, along with expert advice on the best manner in which to move forward, call us at (303) 447-2644.