Subcutaneous Cellulitis of the Hand Claims
Compensation for the contraction of cellulitis
Cellulitis of the hand comes about after a bacterial infection which affects the connective tissue of your skin. Cellulitis is characterised by redness, swelling and warmth which is painful to touch. The infection is usually caused by cracks in the skin, cuts, blisters, burns, insect bites or surgical wounds etc.
Cellulitis will have different forms of symptoms. The ones which occur on your hand are called local symptoms. After an infection your hand will become turgid with a glossy look. It will also be tender and sore and will swell up quickly within the first 24 hours. The swelling and redness will also be warm, instigating a fever which will result in chills, warm skin, shaking, sweating, muscle aches, fatigue and general pains and ill feeling. Other symptoms present themselves at other parts of the body which are called systematic symptoms. These are also associated with infection and can typically create nausea, stiff joints and even occasional hair loss.
If the cellulitis is extreme enough you may have to be treated in hospital to obtain the drugs and medical care you need. With more moderate cases antibiotics are sufficient enough to put you on the road to recovery. To treat the cellulitis at home it helps to elevate the infected area as it minimizes swelling.
If you have suffered from subcutaneous cellulitis of the hand as a result of your occupation then you could be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation. If there were any steps that were not put in place by your employer to prevent you from contracting the condition you are likely to receive an award in compensation based on your initial injuries and any loss of earnings that you are now suffering from.
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