Crushing injuries can result from employees falling from heights, being hit by falling objects, defective or dangerous work equipment, unsafe work conditions, lack of safety equipment, violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and many more.
While a crushing injury can involve any type of accident in almost any situation, some of the most common types of crushing injuries happen in industrial, warehouse or factory settings and include:
- Heavy machinery accidents
- Motor vehicle rollovers
- Building & motor vehicle roof collapses
- Tractor trailer & truck accidents
- Fork lift, crane & construction related accidents
- Conveyor belt accidents.
Any employee whose job consists of working with or near any type of dangerous machinery with moving parts is at an increased risk of suffering a crushing injury in which arms, hands, legs, fingers, toes and other body parts could be entrapped or crushed.
Treating Crushing Injuries
Treatment for crushing injuries varies greatly and is determined by the severity of the injury. Crushing injuries include broken bones, head injuries, neck and back injuries, loss of oxygen, internal injuries, severe bruising, lacerations, hemorrhaging, torn muscles and ligaments and much more. Crushing injuries can also cause victims to bleed, develop infections and go into shock – each which carries its own risks. Sadly, limbs involved in crushing injuries can often be permanently damaged and, in some cases, may require amputation and result in permanent disability.
Regardless of the type of injury sustained, crushing injuries often result in substantial medical bills, rehabilitation, the inability to work (short term, long term or even permanently) – as well as physical and emotional pain. In these situations, it’s important to hire an experienced attorney to represent your interests so that you get the compensation for which you’re entitled to provide for your family. Geoff McDonald & Associates is that firm.
Geoff McDonald & Associates: Helping Injured Workers Get WC Benefits For Over 20 Years
Crush injuries claim the lives of thousands of victims each year. While fatal injuries oftentimes result from the negligence of another person or entity, if they happen while you’re at work, you should be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. If you’ve been denied WC benefits, call the aggressive and experienced Richmond, VA workers’ compensation lawyers at Geoff McDonald & Associates today. We can help you cut through the red tape of workers’ compensation denials and get you the benefits you deserve.
For over 20 years, we’ve been helping clients injured in all types of accidents obtain the compensation they deserve. We have the knowledge, experience, resources and assets to assist you in seeking justice during this traumatic time and will make sure you’re fully informed and educated about your case at every step along the way.
At Geoff McDonald & Associates, you don’t owe us a legal fee unless we win or settle your crushing injury case. Let our experience help you. Call Geoff at (866) 369-9051 – and speak with a lawyer who cares.
We accept clients from across Virginia, including these areas: Eastern Shore, Hampton Roads, Chesapeake Bay, Northern Virginia, Central Virginia, Southern Virginia, Shenandoah Valley, Blue Ridge Highlands and the Heart of Appalachia.