Construction work is known to be a dangerous job. Construction accidents leave many workers injured each year. Although the risks of the job are well known, that doesn’t mean that construction accident victims don’t have rights. When construction workers are injured on the job, they should work with an experienced work injury lawyer to ensure they are justly compensated for the full extent of their damages. One of the most common types of injuries to be suffered during a construction accident is crush injuries.
Crush injuries can have devastating consequences, and may even leave a person unable to continue their work duties. At Reinhardt Harper Davis, PLC, our attorneys offer legal representation to victims of construction accidents with crush injuries in the Richmond, VA area. We will take the appropriate steps to secure financial compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and any necessary rehabilitation.
Dangers of Crush Injuries
Construction workers are routinely surrounded by hazards, such as high scaffolding, open trenches, and heavy machinery, which can cause accidents and injuries. These inherent dangers make the odds of a work injury so high for those in the construction field. Any construction accident has the potential to cause catastrophic injuries or even death.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, classifies crush injuries as one of the fatal four types of injuries in the construction field, meaning they are one of the top four causes of death for construction workers. Crush injuries describe any accident in which a part of the body (or the entire body) becomes pinned or trapped between two objects, or between an object (such as a heavy piece of work equipment) and the ground.
Crush injuries are extremely dangerous because they can cause serious injuries to tissues, bones, and organs. Aside from death, some of the most common types of injuries to result from a crushing incident include:
- Broken bones
- Nerve damage
- Internal bleeding
- Tissue death
- Permanent disability
Protect Your Rights
Many workers who are involved in a construction site accident fail to seek legal representation because they count on worker’s compensation to meet their needs. Unfortunately, worker’s compensation insurers are often in a hurry to close a case and may offer a settlement that doesn’t take into account a worker’s full range of losses.
Our team of experienced construction accident attorneys will fight for our clients to ensure that they are justly compensated for all damages, including lost wages, medical expenses, the cost of future medical care, and emotional pain and suffering.
In addition to working with a worker’s compensation claim, we will look at every aspect of a case to determine whether there may be additional liable parties, such as the manufacturer or vendor of a defective piece of equipment. We always have our client’s best interest at heart and will not settle for less than maximum compensation for damages.
If you were injured during a construction accident, you deserve to have an experienced legal team fighting on your side. Contact us at your earliest convenience to discuss the details of your case and learn how the attorneys at Reinhardt Harper Davis, PLS can protect your legal rights.