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The essential functions performed by our hands are endless. From grasping and holding, to tactile sensing, communicating non-verbal expressions, and the fulfilment of everyday tasks including writing, typing, throwing, catching and numerous other skilled movements. The essential functions performed by our hands can be taken for granted; only when we suffer injury do we realise how challenging everyday tasks can be when the function of our hands is impaired. 

Damage to the structure and shape of the hand is likely to impair movement and performance. If you have suffered a hand injury at work or as a result of another person’s negligence, our expert team of personal injury solicitors can advise you on whether you are entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim. We understand that you may have questions and possible concerns regarding your injury and its potential long-term implications. From medical expenses to loss of earnings, we will assist you in recovering the costs of your accident, and secure the compensation you deserve for your injury. Knowing your legal options will allow you to make the best decision for you and your loved ones as you move forward.

How much compensation are you entitled to?

The amount of compensation you may be entitled to will depend on the nature and severity of your hand injury and the extent of your actual and future financial losses. Hand injuries can be divided into the following five general categories:

  • Cuts, abrasions and other incision-type hand injuries may appear to be minor, however when lacerations are deep enough to affect the ligaments, tendons and muscles in the hand, they can impede a person’s ability to grasp objects and perform other skilled movements. Serious laceration injuries can cause numbness and weakness in the hand, as well as diminished range of motion. Laceration injuries can occur at work, or as a result of a car accident or sports injury.
  • Fractures and dislocations. The hand is made up of a complex structure of bones that serve as a framework supporting the muscles that make the wrist and fingers move. When one of the bones in the hand is damaged, this can cause swelling, pain and discomfort and may prevent you from using your hand, wrist and fingers to perform simple tasks. Fractures and dislocations can arise as a result of a crush injury or other injuries associated with severe force and impact.
  • Soft tissue injuries. Bruises, sprains and muscle contusions are commonly referred to as soft tissue injuries. Soft tissue damage can affect the skin, muscles and tendons, ligaments, nerves and blood vessels in the hand. Bone and joint injuries will almost inevitably involve some secondary soft tissue damage; these types of injuries can result in swelling, tenderness, weakness and numbness, and impair function to varying degrees of severity.
  • Our hands go through a lot on a daily basis; they are often our first point of contact with everything we touch, carry, hold and open. As such, hands can be prone to infection. Infections in the hand commonly develop as a result of an open wound, a minor abrasion, or through interaction with a contaminant or bacteria. Hand infections can cause severe problems that persist even after the infection has resolved, including stiffness, loss of strength, and loss of tissues such as skin, nerve and bone. 
  • Hands are very susceptible to burns by virtue of the various functions they perform. Burns can occur in the workplace or as a result of an accident involving heat, friction, boiling fluids, open flames, chemicals, radiation or electricity. Depending on the severity of the burn, the hand can blister, appear leathery or charred, and the skin can become irreversibly damaged. A burn may also expose muscle and bone, and fingers may be lost as a result. A severe burn can also reduce the body’s defence against fluid loss and infection.

Scotland’s Top Hand Injury Claims Experts

Hand injury claims can be complex, and it can be challenging to prove the cause and full extent of the injury. At Miller Samuel Hill Brown, we have some of Scotland’s top experts managing these claims. Our personable and dedicated solicitors are specialists in hand injury claims and understand that these injuries can manifest in a variety of ways. Our Quality Standard Regulated solicitors have worked extensively in the field of personal injury law and are skilled in building strong claims through detailed assessment of the incident and by working closely with medical experts to prove the cause and full extent of your injuries and loss.

Contact our Hand Injury Claims Solicitors in Glasgow, Scotland

At Miller Samuel Hill Brown, we take pride in delivering a high-quality client care. We will meet with you to discuss your case and guide you through the process of making a claim. Your dedicated personal injury solicitor will be your point of contract as we progress your claim. Our comprehensive fee structure means that there will be no hidden charges or unexpected expenses. Improving your quality of life is our priority, and making a claim can be a straightforward process with the guidance and expertise offered by our solicitors. If you have suffered a hand injury in the last three years as a result of negligence or through an accident that was not your fault, contact our expert personal injury solicitors today on 01412211919 or complete our online enquiry form.

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    diane cairney

    Diane Cairney
    Personal Injury Partner

    linda carrington

    Linda Carrington
    Personal Injury Claims Manager