What You Should Know About Hand Injuries and Nerve Damage


October 07, 2017

Hand Injuries and Nerve Damage – What You Should Know from a Georgia Personal Injury Attorney

Hand injuries have the potential to cause significant problems that may inhibit a person's daily activities.  While a hand injury may not be as serious as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or paralysis, for example, hand injuries can still be debilitating and something that provides discomfort and pain for many individuals on a daily basis.  

There are a variety of ways to suffer hand injuries that may lead to nerve damage, including:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome, which often develops in the workplace, especially for individuals who do a lot of typing or working with their hands, is a condition that can lead to nerve damage that may be permanent and require surgical intervention.
  • Car accidents, where glass may cut the hand, or there could be severe trauma to the hand or fingers in the form of fractures.
  • Playing sports or performing any other activities that places a person at risk for a hand injury, such as riding an ATV, motorcycle, bicycle, or any other vehicle.
    Is Nerve Damage Permanent?

Just like any injury, hand injuries range in severity from very minor or mild to moderate to severe.  For individuals who suffer from minor nerve damage, they may be able to fully regain feeling and use in their hands.  However, those who suffer moderate to severe nerve damage may require surgery.  It is important to keep in mind that not all nerve damage can be completely healed for some individuals, and others may experience nerve damage for the rest of their life. A hand injury can be extremely debilitating despite the fact that it may not seem that serious at first.

The possibilities for how nerve damage in the hand can negatively affect someone are countless, preventing people from playing tennis, playing golf, typing, throwing a ball, working with machinery, or even carrying objects.  As such, if you have suffered a hand injury and accompanying nerve damage, contact our Georgia Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at Montlick & Associates to learn about you legal rights as well as what steps can be taken to protect those rights.

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If you have been injured in any type of accident caused by someone else's negligence, contact Montlick & Associates today for your free consultation. Montlick & Associates has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast for over thirty-three years, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. Our car accident lawyers have been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast for over thirty-three years.

No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Source: http://www.assh.org/handcare/hand-arm-injuries/nerve

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Atlanta, GA 30329
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Category: Personal Injury

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