Suffering a Devastating Crush Injury at Work

October 15, 2018

Construction sites may be among the most dangerous places to work, but any workplace has hazards, both obvious and unseen. Accidents happen all the time in warehouses, factories, and even in ordinary offices. There are many ways a worker can be injured, but crush injuries can be among the most devastating.

A crush injury happens when heavy equipment, machinery, or other heavy materials are forced or pressed against a worker, crushing that person or a body part. This can result in a wide range of damage, including:

  • Lacerations
  • Internal bleeding
  • Nerve damage
  • Internal organ injuries
  • Fractures
  • Muscle, blood vessel, and tissue injuries
  • Amputations
  • More

Crush injuries can be so severe that they may cause permanent damage or even death. Even those that are not as disastrous often require a long and painful period of recovery. If you have suffered a crush injury, you may need long-term medical care and rehabilitation. You may require a home health aide for assistance. And you will almost certainly miss time from work – which can leave you with no way to pay the mounting medical and other bills that will continue to accumulate. This can be a difficult, overwhelming experience.

If you have suffered a crush injury on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, even though these benefits are meant to assist you as you recover, the process of obtaining them can be complicated and confusing. We can help you to navigate through the process and recover the maximum benefits and compensation possible. You should be entitled to financial coverage of your medical evaluation and treatment, any medications you need during your recovery, physical therapy and rehabilitation, occupational therapy, retraining if you can no longer perform your job, and much more.

Third-Party Claims

If your injury was caused because of the negligence of a third-party – someone other than your employer – you may be able to file a third-party personal injury claim. This may cover damages that workers’ compensation does not cover, such as pain and suffering. A third party could be a construction site manager, a property owner, a vendor, or someone else other than your employer. An experienced Reading workers’ compensation lawyer at Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. can help you with third-party claims in addition to your workers’ compensation claims.

Reading Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. are Your Most Powerful Advocate After a Crush Injury

We know how devastating a crush injury can be. If you are lucky enough to survive a crush injury you may have a long road to recovery. We can help you obtain the financial compensation you need to recover and thrive. Call a Reading workers’ compensation lawyer at Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. at 888-PITT-LAW or contact us online for a free evaluation of your case.

We represent injured workers throughout Pennsylvania, including Berks CountyBucks CountyChester CountyDelaware CountyMontgomery County, and Philadelphia County, and those in the communities of AbingtonAmblerArdmoreBala CynwydBensalemClifton HeightsCrum Lynne, DarbyDowningtownDoylestownDrexel HillEssington, FolcroftGlenoldenHaverfordHavertownHolmesKutztown, Lansdowne, Media, Merion StationMorton, Narberth, Norristown, NorwoodPhiladelphiaProspect Park, QuakertownReadingRoxboroughSharon HillUpper Darby, West Chester and Wynnewood.