Work-Related Crush Injuries
In factories and construction sites which use heavy machinery to move or build, there is a significant possibility of a worker being involved in an accident where some part of their body is severely crushed. Getting a body part caught in that type of manner can result in loss of that specific part of the body or amputation, resulting in costly medical bills, extensive treatment, loss of income, as well as pain and suffering.
If you have suffered a crush injury in Massachusetts at work or due to the negligence of another party, our Massachusetts workers’ compensation attorney can help you file for the workers’ compensation benefits necessary to recover your entitled compensation. With extensive legal experience and an exceptional track record of success, our legal team has a comprehensive understanding of state legal system in order to navigate through the potential complexities of your case.
Types of Crush Injuries
Crush injuries cause substantial damage to the bones and soft tissues compared to other types. While simple fractures heal within a few weeks, a crush injury generally results in comminuted fractures, in which the bone is shattered into three or more pieces. Bones in this state require multiple surgeries to repair with the likelihood of never regaining its complete function.
As far as the soft tissues, significant pressure suffered by the body in a crushing accident may lead to “compartment syndrome.” It is a condition where blood or edema fluid may accumulate in the muscle compartment, causing the compartment pressure to rise and preventing proper blood flow to tissues inside the compartment. Severe cases of compartment syndrome can result in loss of body function, which may require amputation or even death.
Other physical damage associated with crushing injuries include the following:
- External and internal bleeding
- Nerve damage
- Organ damage
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At Brooks Law, we understand that every employee is entitled to their right to workers’ compensation whenever a work-related accident occurs. However, whether you’re having issues with filing your claim or your work’s doctor declares that it’s your own actions that caused your injury, our legal team will be there to help you every step of the way. Our workers’ comp lawyers can conduct a thorough investigation and gather any evidence necessary to create a relentless and customized strategy for your case. Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.