A crush injury happens when a person is caught between two objects or between an object and the floor or ground. Crush injuries are painful, debilitating, and could lead to permanent loss of function.
When you suffer a crush injury at work or while performing your job duties, you may be eligible to pursue workers’ compensation benefits for your lost wages and medical care. Sometimes, if a third party is to blame for your harm, a seasoned catastrophic workplace injury attorney can help determine if there is another cause of action you should pursue in addition to your workers’ compensation case. Let a Florida workplace crush injury lawyer review the details of your incident and help you understand your legal options. Call the Law Firm of Kevin A. Moore today for a free and confidential consultation.
Anytime a person’s body gets caught between two or more surfaces, the person could suffer a crush injury. In general, the greater the force of the impact, the more severe the injury. The duration of the pressure also affects an injured person’s chances of making a full recovery. A crush injury can cause various symptoms and complications, including:
Crush injuries can also lead to internal bleeding when a bone fragment or debris from the accident pierces an organ or artery. Crushing can also severely damage nerves, sometimes resulting in paralysis or the need for amputation. Our team understands the devastating impact this can have on you and your ability to provide for yourself or your family, and we are dedicated to providing the assistance you need. Tampa attorney Kevin Moore can help injured workers ensure they get the best possible treatment for their crush injuries and take all required action to have this care covered by a worker’s compensation claim.
For workers in industries where heavy machinery and industrial equipment are present, crush injuries are more common. Typically, accidents follow three scenarios.
Building collapses or incidents where construction materials fall often result in crush injuries and, sadly, fatalities. For example, collapsing scaffolding can cause a person below to be crushed by materials. Trench and excavation work also creates serious hazards.
Crush injuries can also occur when an employee is struck by a power-driven vehicle or when a worker is pinned between two objects. This often happens during roll-on-roll-off operations.
Workers who operate machinery that requires them to have direct contact with a moving part are at especially high risk for crush injuries. Brake and punch presses or power shear equipment commonly used in manufacturing are a few examples of these hazards.
Regardless of what type of Florida workplace accident resulted in your crush injury, our Attorney Kevin Moore is prepared to help you seek the appropriate benefits to get your life back on track.
Many types of workers’ compensation claims exist. In most cases, the compensation received for crush injuries focuses on ensuring the injured party has access to medical care including an ambulance ride, emergency room care, hospitalization, surgeries, and follow-up care and rehabilitation.
Most workers who experience crush injuries may also be eligible to receive lost wage payments for the time they spend off work while making a recovery.
Complex calculations such as wage loss should be verified by an experienced legal professional. Our trusted Tampa, Florida workplace crush injury attorney can evaluate the impact your injury has on your life to ensure the workers’ comp insurance carrier pays you timely and correctly. When the insurance company fails to calculate your wages correctly and pays your compensation late, our team will fight to get you the additional wages you may be due for their mistakes.
A Florida workplace crush injury lawyer from the Law Firm of Kevin A. Moore wants to help you receive the benefits you deserve after suffering serious harm on the job. During your free consultation, we will carefully outline your rights and responsibilities and help you understand what steps to take to protect your ability to receive maximum benefits.
When you work with our team, your case will always be handled with care. To us, you are more than just a number. You will meet directly with Kevin from the start, and we will make sure you feel included and empowered in every step. Call now to begin reviewing the details of your claim.