Injured Your Hands at Work?
Our California Workers’ Compensation Attorneys are Here for You
Injury to the hand or hands can be painful and devastating. Many jobs require working with your hands, and damage to the fingers, palm, or wrist can make it nearly impossible to continue working. Moreover, damage to the hands can make living your normal life complicated and painful, if even feasible. Injury to the hands in the workplace can happen in all manner of ways. So long as the injury occurred at work or during the performance of work-related tasks, your workers’ comp insurance should cover your medical bills, lost wages, and disability-related costs. If your injury was caused by a third party–such as a negligent driver or the manufacturer of a defective machine–you could be entitled to additional damages as well.
The California workers’ compensation law firm Invictus Law is ready to help you file your claims and maximize your coverage for your workers’ comp claim, regardless of the nature of your injury. If you injured your hands, wrist, fingers, or other body parts at work, we’re here for you. We’re here to fight for you to get the medical care and the financial compensation you deserve after your work-related hand injury.
Traumatic Hand Injuries
At Invictus Law, our hand injury attorneys help accident victims recover the benefits they are owed concerning all manner of hand injuries, including:
- Broken fingers
- Fractures to the wrist
- Wrist or finger strains and sprains
- Torn ligaments
- Cuts, lacerations, serious scrapes, and bruises requiring medical attention
- Loss of fingers
- Loss of one or both hands
We’ll work with you to maximize your available compensation after your work-related accident, whether your injury was caused by:
- Industrial accidents, such as those involving bandsaws, welding torches, manufacturing equipment and other heavy machinery
- Vehicular accident
- Slip and fall
- Defective machine malfunction
- Scaffold collapse
- Ladder fall
- Falling object
- Caught-in/between objects
- Hand stuck in machine
Repetitive Stress Injuries
California workers’ compensation insurance covers all injuries that occur at work or as a result of performing workplace duties, whether they occur in a traumatic accident or develop over time. Many jobs involve performing repetitive, physically stressful tasks such as typing, lifting, screwing, and other behaviors. Daily repetition of these tasks can lead to painful, debilitating conditions.
At Invictus Law, we help California workers secure compensation for repetitive stress injury, repetitive strain injury, and other cumulative injuries to the hands such as:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and other forms of nerve entrapment
- Dupuytren’s contracture
- Ganglion cyst development
- Raynaud’s phenomenon
- Writer’s cramp and other forms of dystonia (muscle spasms)
How Much is Your Hand Injury Claim Worth?
If you’ve suffered a hand injury in a California workplace, a seasoned workers’ comp and personal injury lawyer can help you maximize your available compensation. Depending upon the circumstances, the parties involved in your accident, and the severity of your injuries, you could be eligible to recover thousands or tens of thousands of dollars. Workers’ comp will cover your medical and work-related costs, including:
- Payment of your medical expenses, both current and anticipated future expenses
- Temporary disability benefits replacing a portion of your lost wages
- Permanent disability benefits
- Life pension payments
- Vocational retraining costs if you need to change careers following an injury
The average workers’ comp settlement nationwide for workplace hand injuries is over $20,000. While mild cases of arthritis and other mild injuries may net you a few thousand dollars, more serious injuries can result in tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. If someone outside of your company caused your injuries, such as if you were hit by a negligent driver, you could be entitled to even more compensation via pain and suffering and other personal injury damages. Talk to a savvy workers’ comp lawyer to find out how you can maximize the value of your claim and build your strongest case for recovery.
Call Invictus Law For Help After a Workplace Hand Injury in Orange County or the Inland Empire
If you’ve injured your hands on the job in Southern California and need help securing quick, comprehensive workers’ compensation benefits, contact a thorough, knowledgeable, and effective Orange County workers’ compensation lawyer at Invictus Law by calling 949-287-5711, serving Orange County and the Inland Empire with offices in Orange and Ontario.