Construction Accidents and the Risk of Hand and Finger Injuries By John Macfarlane on January 20, 2023

construction workers at a construction siteConstruction accidents can lead to serious injuries, sometimes causing permanent damage and costly medical bills. At Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC, our construction accident attorneys help workers obtain the maximum compensation for their injuries to ease the financial strain of a workplace injury and help victims on their road to recovery. 

When construction accidents cause a hand or finger injury, it can have a profound impact on daily life, making it difficult or impossible to complete everyday tasks both in and outside of the workplace. 

Victims of construction accidents and hand and finger injuries in Utah are encouraged to contact the Salt Lake City attorneys at Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC to learn about their options for recovering financial compensation for their injuries and other damages.  

Construction Sites and the Risk of Hand and Finger Injuries 

Construction sites are full of equipment and materials that can cause severe injuries when used without proper training, safety equipment, or appropriate precautions. Because of the nature of construction sites, workers often face increased risk of accidents and injuries. 

Hand and finger injuries are fairly common on construction sites. In most cases, injuries are minor and don’t require treatment but sometimes injuries are more severe. Severe injuries, like crushed fingers, broken bones, and deep lacerations, will require medical attention and may result in permanent damage.   

Common Causes of Hand and Finger Injuries

Construction workers frequently use heavy tools, sharp blades, and large equipment on a daily basis. Because of the work environment, accidents on a construction site can lead to serious hand and finger injuries. There are many types of accidents that can cause hand and finger injuries. Some of the most common causes include: 

  • Not following safety protocols
  • Malfunctioning equipment
  • Failure to wear appropriate safety gear
  • Inadequate training 
  • Falling equipment
  • Worker fatigue 

Common Types of Hand and Finger Injuries at Construction Sites 

Construction sites require the use of large equipment, heavy tools, and other materials that can cause injuries to the hands and fingers. Injuries may be mild, like small cuts or bruises, and quickly resolve on their own or they may be more severe and require medical attention. 

Some common types of hand and finger injuries at construction sites include: 

  • Lacerations
  • Bone fractures
  • Amputations
  • Thermal burns
  • Nerve damage
  • Crush injuries
  • Paralysis 
  • Punctures
  • Detachments
  • Chemical burns
  • Abrasions

Seeking Compensation for Injuries

A hand or finger injury can result in a reduced or complete loss of the use of the hand or fingers, significantly affecting daily life. When hand or finger injuries are the result of workplace negligence, it’s important to speak with a construction accident lawyer to recover the maximum settlement for damages such as:

  • Hospital costs
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future wages
  • Pain and suffering

Contact the Attorneys of Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC

If you live in Utah and have been injured in a construction site accident, we invite you to call the Salt Lake City law firm of Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC at (801) 335-6467 or contact us online to discuss your options for recovering compensation for your injuries. 

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