Crush Injuries at Work
Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Orange County
Automated equipment and heavy machinery poses a constant crushing injury hazard to workers who must use it to complete their regular job functions. The dangers of such equipment can be amplified tenfold when safety protocols are not encouraged or followed and routine maintenance is neglected.
When a crush injury accident occurs on a jobsite, it is uncommon for it to be the fault of the injured employee; it is not uncommon for the employer and their insurance company to try to deny workers’ compensation benefits.
If you were operating, repairing, moving, or using a piece of automated machinery and suffered a crush injury, you might need our Orange County workers’ compensation attorneys from Alvandi Law Group, P.C. to represent you. We have 10+ years of legal experience dedicated solely to workers’ comp cases throughout Southern California. Schedule your free consultation with our team today.
Painful Consequences of Crush Injuries
Moving gears, pneumatic presses, fast conveyor belts, and falling objects on a jobsite can all cause a crushing injury. Most crush injury cases involve a hand, arm, or leg that was placed under or within a machine, either to operate it normally or in an attempt to fix it after a malfunction. While a crush injury to a limb or extremity might not pose an immediate risk of fatality, the consequences are usually debilitating and permanent.
A crush injury could cause the victim to experience:
- Inability to control digits
- Inability to walk without pain
- Paralysis in one arm or leg
A worker who has suffered a crushing injury may find it painful, difficult, or simply impossible to perform regular work functions. This could cause them to be pre-eliminated from possible promotions and raises, negatively impacting their finances and fiscal wellbeing for the rest of their lives.
Reliable Legal Counsel from Day One
The process of filing a claim after suffering a debilitating crush injury at work can be complicated and stressful. Team up with our Orange County workers’ compensation lawyers to remove the guesswork and gain confidence in the fact that you have a real chance to secure full financial compensation or benefits for your injury.
We will want to hold your employer accountable for what happened by fighting for compensation that pays for:
- Medical bills
- Emotional trauma
- Lost wages
- Muscle therapy treatments
To say that it would be a shame if you were denied workers’ compensation due to a filing error is a vast understatement. In cases where your employer is completely cooperative and wants to see you comfortable and recovering, the help of our attorney’s is still beneficial, as we will handle every single step of the filing process.
Call us at (800) 980-6905 to work with a team you can believe in.