Being involved in a car crash jars the body in a way that causes injuries. Many people think about catastrophic injuries, such as spinal cord injuries, but others are also possible. You may not think that a wrist injury is a major problem, but it can have a profound effect on the way you live your life.
Some people, particularly those who rely on their hands might not be able to continue working. This decreases their income at a time when they have an increase in costs. There are several things to consider when you’re facing a wrist injury after a crash.
Bone fractures in the wrist require the immobilization of the hand, which means that the person can’t use that hand. These injuries are painful, can require surgery, take a while to heal and sometimes require therapy for the person to return to full function.
Soft tissue injuries
Injuries to the ligaments, tendons and muscles can be very painful and may alter the ability of the person to use their fingers. Some of these require the individual to have surgery to correct the problem caused by the crash. The healing time can be lengthy, and the victim may be on very limited activity restrictions while the healing occurs.
Suffering any type of injury in an incident requires medical care, which can lead to considerable expenses. You may choose to seek compensation for financial damages you’ve faced due to the injury, but you only have a limited time to do this. Getting started quickly ensures that you have time to gather and preserve evidence.