HAND AND FOOT INJURIES
Injuries to hands and feet can result in a number of losses and needs, including:
- A need for emergency treatment
- Ongoing medical care needs
- A need for physical therapy and occupational therapy
- In the case of feet, special shoes and other devices such as a cane, walker or wheelchair
A broken foot, an amputation, a torn ligament or tendon, or development of plantar fasciitis carries with it complications such as ongoing pain and loss of functionality. When the injury affects a person’s ability to work as usual or engage in normal life activities, it can translate to serious disability.
If a hand or foot injury occurs at work in South Carolina, scheduled value compensation applies, depending on the number of affected body parts and their degree of loss of functionality. If the injury occurred in a motor vehicle accident or an accident involving a dangerous product, the route to compensation may be a lawsuit.