Crush injuries are usually catastrophic. Many people who sustain crush injuries ultimately have severe brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, fractures, and even amputated limbs. To be clear, accidents in which a person suffers a crush injury tend to result in a permanent and often total disability. Anyone who has suffered a crush injury claim because of another party’s negligence should speak with me as soon as possible about filing a claim. In the meantime, the following are the top things you should know about crush injury claims.
Crush Injury Result from Pressure on the Body
According to MedlinePlus, crush injuries usually happen “when force or pressure is put on a body part.” Pressure must be substantial, and it often occurs when a person or a person’s body part gets caught between heavy objects or within a piece of heavy machinery.
Many Different Types of Accidents can Result in Crush Injuries
Crush injuries can have many different causes, including but not limited to:
- Car accidents;
- Truck accidents;
- Workplace accidents;
- Medical malpractice;
- Construction accidents; or
- Motorcycle accidents.
Crush Injuries Often Occur in Caught-in/Between Accidents in Construction
In the construction industry, these types of accidents are sometimes described at caught-in/between accidents. Those described as caught-in-/between accidents are among the “fatal four” of the construction injury, or among the types of accidents that most often result in a worker’s death.
Crush Injuries Result in Many Different Types of Bodily Harm
Since crush injuries are indeed very serious, they result in significant bodily harm. MedlinePlus lists the following physical consequences of a crush injury: severe bleeding, bruising, broken bone or fracture, laceration, nerve injuries, smashed fingers, amputations, open wounds, and compartment syndrome (which MedlinePlus describes as “increased pressure in an arm or leg that causes serious muscle, nerve blood vessel, and tissue damage”).
You Will Need to File Your Lawsuit Quickly
If you have plans to file a lawsuit against the at-fault or otherwise responsible party after a crush injury, you should remember that you only have a limited time to do so under Ohio law. For most crush injury claims, a plaintiff will have two years from the date she or he sustained the injury to file a lawsuit. Once that “clock” runs out, the plaintiff’s claim will be time-barred. Do not let too much time pass before you put yourself at risk of having a time-barred claim. The sooner you get in touch with me about filing a lawsuit, the faster you may be eligible to get monetary relief.
Contact Me for Help with Your Crush Injury Claim
I know how devastating crush injuries can be, and I know that they often result in permanent total disabilities. Many people with crush injuries cannot return to their jobs, and many have difficulty engaging in any type of meaningful work. Do not let the person who caused your injuries leave you with the financial repercussions, too. Let me help you seek the compensation you deserve. Call my office today at 877.944.4373 to discuss your case. I’ll Make Them Pay!®