What do you mean by Crush Injuries ?
In simple words, crush injuries occur when a person’s body or some part of the body literally gets crushed under any foreign object. The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) mentions that crush injuries occur in instances when the body is compressed by a foreign object. They have also noted in their observations that crush injuries case involve victim’s extremities. In over 75 percent of the crush injury cases, the victim’s legs or feet are affected by the crush whereas around 15 percent cases affect the arms or hands of the victim. A small percentage affect the trunk area. However these crush injuries to the trunk can be truly catastrophic and may be in few cases fatal too.
Consequences of Crush Injuries
While at work on a job site, the moving gears, inflated presses, fast moving conveyor belts, or falling objects can cause a devastating crushing injury. In most of the cases a hand or leg gets crushed under the machine. The worker may be operating the machine or maybe try to fix a malfunctioned machine. A limb crush injury may not be fatal, but the consequences are incapacitating and everlasting.
A crush injury may result in:
- Severe bruising
- Fractures or spinal cord injuries
- Internal injuries or bleeding
- Inability to control limbs
- Inability to walk or move around without pain
- Partial or full Paralysis
- Disfigurement of the body part crushed in the accident
- Emotional trauma
A victim of a crushing injury may have to face a lot of pain and difficulty in doing simple regular day to day tasks. This may have an adverse impact on their work life, as they may not be considered for promotions and raises. Which will put a lot of strain on their financial standing for the rest of the life. They may have to be lead a dependent life for life, and may have to incur heavy medical and therapy expenses to treat their injuries both physical and emotional.
Filing a claim for compensation for crush injuries
The process of filing a claim for compensation from the liable parties or insurance companies after suffering from a crush injury at work can be a very tiring and complicated process. Contact us at Khashan Law, so that we can help you file your claim and fight your case to help you get the best compensation.
You can fight for compensation for:
- Reimbursement for Past and Present Medical bills
- Compensation for Emotional trauma
- Compensation for Lost wages and financial uncertainties
- Reimbursement for therapies, present and future
We at Khashan Law Firm have wide experience in handling settlement cases for crush injury victims. It takes experienced lawyers having a strong network of professionals from fields of medicine, insurance, investigation etc.to build a substantial case to claim damages. We at Khashan Law have won a number of cases involving crush injuries and have helped our clients in obtaining full compensation for their present and future damages. Contact us for a free, confidential consultation at (951) 461-2387.
Contact a Southern California Personal Injury Lawyer
The Southern California Personal Injury Lawyers at Khashan Law represents clients injured by dog bites, car accidents, workplace accidents, accidents on another’s property, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases. If you think you may have a personal injury case, please do not hesitate to seek the expert legal assistance you need to make things right. It costs nothing to call us, costs nothing for a consultation, and costs nothing to get us started looking out for your rights if we agree that you have a solid case.
Unexpected and unfortunate things happen to good people. Our caring legal professionals are here to help you recover the financial payment you deserve so you can get on with your life. Remember, all legal fees are based on a percentage of the award, and you pay nothing for our services until we win your case. We have three conveniently-located offices in Southern California.
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