Posted on Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 5:23 am
There are many different types of injuries that you may sustain in a personal injury accident. Traffic accidents, falls, dog bites, pool accidents, boating accidents, bicycle crashes, and pedestrian accidents can result in multiple injuries. However, one of the common injuries that may not be discussed often is wrist injuries sustained in accidents.
In an accident, you can suffer a painful wrist injury that disrupts your life and impairs your ability to perform your job. For some accident victims, a wrist injury may require surgery to repair which can lead to substantial financial damages, pain, and suffering. Regardless of the severity of your wrist injury, you deserve to be compensated for the injury and your losses if another party caused the accident.
Four Common Accident Injuries Involving the Wrist
A wrist sprain can cause chronic pain and limit your ability to perform certain tasks. The sprain occurs when the ligaments in your wrist are damaged in an accident. The pain and reduced movement may completely go away in time. However, a grade three sprain could require surgery to repair the damage.
During an accident, bones can be forced out of their natural position. An example would be in a slip and fall when a victim tries to break the fall by placing their hand in front of them, causing the bones in the hand and/or arm to move out of position. Dislocations in the wrist can be very painful and cause long-term impairments. Therefore, you need to seek medical attention to ensure you receive proper treatment for the injury.
- Broken Bones and Fractures
There are 27 bones in your wrist. Trauma from a car accident, fall, or other injury can easily break one or more of these bones. Delicate surgery may be required to repair the damage. However, some accident victims suffer ongoing pain and permanent impairment from the fracture.
Common types of fractures that occur in the wrist including crushed hands, fractured knuckles, scaphoid fractures, broken fingers, and broken wrists. It is important to see an experienced orthopedic surgeon to determine the level of damage from a wrist fracture.
- Tendon Damage
The tendons in your wrist connect the wrist bones to the surrounding muscles. An accident can cause inflammation of the tendons which can lead to tendonitis. Therefore, it is important to see a doctor to diagnose an injury so that you can learn how to treat the injury to avoid further damage to the wrist or long-term discomfort and impairment.
Call A Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer for Help with Your Accident Claim
You can recover compensation for your injuries to help relieve the financial burden caused by an accident. In addition, you may also receive compensation for the pain, discomfort, stress, and impairment caused by the injury.
To learn about your legal options for pursuing an accident claim, schedule a free consultation with one of our Sacramento personal injury attorneys. You can contact The Tiemann Law Firm by calling (916) 999-9000 or by visiting our website.