Left-handedness and the Legal System

Left -handers should bring about more legal action!  

Find a Left-handed Lawyer first.


The following several cases are examples of what needs to happen, a lot more often, but with better results. It’s a safe bet that since there are no significant surveys done on left-handedness and left-handers and there are very few if any that detail a eg; “hand injury” or “foot injury” accurately. For whatever reason they won’t detail which hand or foot in most cases.  When it involves injuries at work it is very important to find a lawyer that “gets it”. As far as I’m concerned, the only ones to get are left-handed lawyers. Find a left-handed lawyer for your left-handed cases. A right-hander doesn’t get what it’s like to be left-handed.

More lawyers should consider looking into “hidden danger” cases pertaining to Left-handers.

Untold worker’s compensation claims overlook the facts that Left-handers use right-handed machinery and many are not clearly marked to warn of the hidden dangers. For some help in manufacturing and industry consider visiting here for some help.

Here are some examples.


  • In the case of Campo vs. Scofield, (1950) the court dealt with a plaintiff whom a hazardous part of a machine injured. In their ruling, the court established the principle, that a “concealed danger” or a “latent defect” is grounds for establishing liability.


  • In the case of Crystal Sagan, a former checkout clerk, she won a judgment of $136,700.00 U.S., against a food store, where she had worked. The store required her to check out groceries with her right hand. It did not make sense, she said in an interview, “It was discrimination against left -handers.” She was forced to sign a form saying, she would always check out right-handed!


  • De la Torres vs. Bolger and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Mr. De la Torres was fired from his job as a postal worker, because he could not sort the mail as quickly as his fellow workers. His supervisor demanded that he use his right hand for sorting mail. Mr. De la Torres was fired for “unsatisfactory slowness” in delivering the mail. District courts dismissed the suit, because Mr. De la Torres could not prove his left – handedness was impairment under the Rehabilitation Act.


  • A Queens, New York politician is demanding that left -handers should be given legal protection, under America’s tough anti-discrimination law. He wants city, state and federal laws to protect them. This is the kind of thinking, and action that they urgently need. This is an excellent example for other politicians to emulate.