It is hard today to walk around without something in your hand. We would love to romanticize and say that the “something” is someone else’s hand, but we all love our technology so much that we never take it out of our sight or our hands. We use technology daily, and it follows us around like a prized possession. If there were a survey, people would probably confess to losing their wallets more than their phones. Yet, we live in a day and age where computers take over our everyday tasks.
When walking into restaurants or retail spaces, there is always a computer. When you go shopping and purchase something, someone is always there asking for your email. They type in the information quickly, and it is all with the use of their hands. Technology on the job is making us use our hands more than ever. Typically, jobs that were at risk for hand injuries, like construction workers or welders, were more physical, but not today. Today, desk workers are also more prone to hand injuries.
Our hands are our precious things. We don’t really realize how much we use them until we can’t or until pain prevents us from using them. Some of the worst hand injury jobs require skill and passion, like professional athletes, dancers, musicians, writers, computer technicians, electricians, and teachers. Other jobs that are hard on your hands are construction workers, lumber yard workers, health care workers, and textile workers. These jobs require various educational and experience skills, but they all are heavy-hand users.
There are accidental hand injuries and prolonged hand injuries. Accidental injuries are like when you slip and fall and you end up with a sprained or fractured wrist. Prolonged injuries are injuries that come from repetitive behavior over long periods of time, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or Arthritis. Prolonged injuries are hard to pinpoint a specific time on when the injury started, but to file a claim, you don’t necessarily need a start date. Instead, you need to convince them that the injury is work-related and it is getting progressively worse.
Hand injuries like sprains or broken wrists can be healed with time; however, injuries like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome may require a longer recovery plan that may require surgery and physical therapy. Regardless of your diagnosis, you reserve the right to file a workers’ compensation claim, and our workers’ compensation attorneys at JML Law, a Professional Law Corporation in Anaheim, are committed to ensuring that your claim is treated with the utmost care and respect. We know that workplace injuries can place you out of work, out of pay, and stressed out. By letting our professionals handle your claim, you are already increasing your success in receiving the fair compensation you deserve. Call 818-610-8800 or click here to start your workers’ compensation claim journey with us today.
Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident.