You count on your hands for so much of your daily living. You write, work, drive, eat, dress, bathe, and use your electronic devices with your hands. When you suffer a significant hand injury while at work, your whole life may be disrupted. Everything may change. Find out what you can do about it and how to protect your rights if this has happened to you.
Take Action after a Hand Injury
Whether you have suffered an acute injury that leaves you suddenly hurt or you have a cumulative injury that developed over time, you may be suffering the same consequences, and you may need help. Accordingly, it is important to:
- See a doctor and follow that doctor’s orders.
- Find out about your legal rights. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance policy that should allow you to make a recovery, regardless of who caused your hand injury at work. In other words, even if you caused your own injury, you should be allowed to recover damages.
The damages that you may be able recover depend on the specific injury you sustained and your prognosis. At a minimum, all of your medical bills should be covered. Additionally, you may be entitled to a portion of your average weekly wage for the amount of time that you are unable to work. In some cases, you may be entitled to additional damages for permanent injuries.
Call a Warren County Workers’ Comp Lawyer Today
Do not try to negotiate with the workers’ compensation insurance company without the benefit of an experienced Warren County workers’ compensation attorney who knows how to reach fair and equitable settlements and who can make sure that all of your rights are well protected. For more information about how a Warren County workers’ compensation lawyer may help you, please call us today at 540-636-7100 or 888-534-5346 for a FREE consultation.