Ulnar Nerve Injury After a Slip and Fall
Ulnar nerve injuries can result after a slip and fall accident. If a person falls and a hand, wrist or finger is jammed into the ground, then an ulnar nerve injury can occur. Ulnar nerve injuries can also become complicated and more serious, resulting in:
- Muscle weakness
When the ulnar nerve is damaged, it needs to be repaired quickly. Ulnar nerve repairs can take a long time to heal, and may not restore the full function to a person’s hand. When an ulnar nerve injury occurs above the level of the person’s elbow, it can take over a year to heal. The surgery for an ulnar nerve injury repair affects the muscles in the hand. The ulnar nerve goes from the arm to the wrist, then down to the ring and pinky fingers. It starts at the level of the elbow; this is where if you bump your elbow and get a tingling feeling you say you “hit the funny bone.”
Symptoms of Ulnar Nerve Damage
If you have injured your ulnar nerve in a slip and fall accident, you may not realize the extent of your injury. You may experience certain symptoms of an ulnar nerve injury, such as:
- Funny feeling and sensations in your pinky finger, ring finger on the palm side of the hand
- Weakness in the fingers
- Loss of coordination in the fingers
- A claw like deformity in the wrist and hand
- Pain in the hand
- Decreased sensation
- Tingling in the hand
- Burning in the hand
- Being awakened from sleep by the pain
- Sports making the pain worse
Diagnosis of an Ulnar Nerve Injury
A healthcare provider or doctor will perform several tests to determine if a person has ulnar nerve injury after a slip and fall. This diagnosis is often misdiagnosed, diagnosed in error, or missed completely as a diagnosis by some healthcare providers. The tests to determine an ulnar nerve injury in a person might include:
- Blood testing
- Imaging testing
- Nerve biopsy
- Electromyography (EMG)
- Nerve conduction testing
Treatments for an ulnar nerve injury can be complicated. The prognosis for an ulnar nerve injury may be that the person’s hand is deformed, loses sensation in the hand or fingers, or loses complete motion in the hand or wrist. The most advantageous ulnar nerve injury treatments might include:
- Physical therapy
- Elbow pads
- Supportive splint at the elbow or wrist
If you have suffered a missed diagnosis for an ulnar nerve injury, you can give us a call right now. In the event that you feel you have received poor treatment for your ulnar nerve injury, you can also call us today to discuss this situation.
Ulnar Nerve Injury After a Car Accident
Some ulnar nerve injuries are sustained after a car accident. This is because of the arms and limbs being bumped, bruised or pinned down after a car accident. If you have an ulnar nerve injury because of a car crash, you will want to call our law office to discuss your personal injury claim.
Work Injury Fall Resulting in an Ulnar Nerve Injury
In the event that you have fallen at work and injured your ulnar nerve, you may want to discuss your personal injury claim with our legal team. You will be eligible for discussion of your case, and we can review your workers compensation claim as well, if that also applies in your case.
Motorcycle Accident and Ulnar Nerve Injuries
People who have had motorcycle accidents often have ulnar nerve injuries. This is because in the accident, the ulnar nerve can have direct contact with the ground during a motorcycle crash. If you have had an ulnar nerve injury after a motorcycle accident, you need to give us call today.
What Is the Average Case Value of an Ulnar Nerve Injury?
The average case value of an ulnar nerve injury is around $100,000, but all cases will be reviewed on the merits of that specific case. The recovery compensation package for your case will depend on your injuries, any disabilities, lost wages, losses and any other damages associated with the claim. We are here to help you get sorted, and we know what to do to help you start the process to recover from this loss in a lawsuit.
How Much Is an Ulnar Nerve Injury Case Worth?
The ulnar nerve injury case will be determined based on the merit of the claim, as it is presented. There is an average of around $100,000 that the case could settle for, but this is speculative at best, because every case is different.
“Help, I Need a Lawyer with Experience in Settling Ulnar Nerve Injury Cases?”
If you have sustained an ulnar nerve injury after an accident, you will want to discuss your case with a highly knowledgeable lawyer in our law office today. We have attorneys who are ready to help you, and who will discuss your case with you in language that you can easily understand. Just call us at the DTLA Law Group right now to start the process for initiating a lawsuit on the merits of your case.
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We offer a zero-fee guarantee when you give us a call to initiate a lawsuit on the merits of your claim for an ulnar nerve injury. That means that you will receive access to our attorneys who specialize in managing and winning cases related to an ulnar nerve injury.
We know how to talk to and negotiate with the big insurance companies, and we can get the full settlement package for your recovery compensation related to your case. You can feel comfortable to just call us today, to talk to a lawyer with a specialty in settling cases for an ulnar nerve injury.
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Our legal team is prepared to give you a free second opinion on your case regarding an ulnar nerve injury. All that you have to do is to call us at the DTLA Law Group today. You will be connected with a lawyer with experience in personal injuries and ulnar nerve injuries.
Once you give us a call, you will have access to an attorney with expertise in getting the full recovery compensation package that you need in this type of claim. Just all our attorneys in Los Angeles at the DTLA Law Group today.
Can I Sue for an Ulnar Nerve Injury?
Yes, we can sue for an ulnar nerve injury. You are able to get information on how to proceed for a lawsuit when you call our Los Angeles case lawyers. We are here for you, and we can file a lawsuit regarding your ulnar nerve injury. You are in good hands with our case attorneys in Los Angeles. Just give us a call right now, to discuss your claim for personal injuries related to an ulnar nerve injury.
Call for a Free Consultation
You can call us for a free consultation for an ulnar nerve injury. We are able to talk to you as you are healing from your trauma and will be ready to discuss your case when you give us a call today.