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Atlanta, Georgia Workers' Compensation Attorneys - Crush Injuries

As Atlanta, Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyers, we have seen far too often the devastating effects of a crush injury. Because of the serious injuries so often involved crush or compression injuries, it is essential that you have a legal representative who understands the nature of these types of cases and who can help you to seek compensation for your work-related compression or crush accident. At Sammons & Carpenter, our experienced Atlanta, Georgia Workers' Compensation Attorneys understand what you are going through when you or a loved one has been seriously injured at work and we provide the legal assistance you need to get the benefits you deserve.

In 2009, $2.04 billion in costs were incurred throughout the United States as a result of workers being caught in or compressed by machinery or other objects at work. According to the Liberty Mutual 2011 Workplace Safety Index, compression or crush injuries were the seventh most common cause of disabling workplace injuries during this same time period.

Crush injuries are most common in work environments where employees work routinely with machines. However, crush injuries don’t have to occur when a worker is caught in a machine. Crush injuries may also happen when equipment falls onto a worker or when you sustain a hard fall off of a structure and crush a body part. In any case, when a crush injury happens, the effects can be devastating. Workers may lose limbs or even be killed as a result of crush injuries.   

Crush Injuries and Atlanta, Georgia Work Accidents
Whenever your body part is subjected to a very high degree of force or pressure, as a result of a fall or of being squeezed between two heavy or immovable objects, you can experience a variety of medical complications. The medical problems you may experience include:
  • Bleeding
  • Bruising
  • Compartment syndrome (increased pressure causing serious nerve, muscle, tissue and blood vessel damage in the arms or legs)
  • Fractures
  • Open wounds
  • Nerve injury
  • Amputation
  • Death
Crush injuries can be very expensive to treat and may make it impossible to work in the future or at least limit the type of work that you can do. Workers' compensation benefits in Atlanta, Georgia should cover the full cost of your medical bills and treatment as well as provide partial or complete disability benefits on either a permanent basis or a temporary basis.

If you experienced any type of crush injury at work, you should contact an experienced Atlanta, Georgia Workers' Compensation Attorney for help as soon as possible for help obtaining these benefits. Remember, workers' compensation doesn’t require that your employer was negligent in order for you to receive benefits, so if you’ve been crushed at work, you have the right to be compensated.

Getting Help from an Atlanta, Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyer
When a crush injury happens, you are likely going to be dealing with the significant medical problems you face or, in the worst case scenario, you are going to be coping with the death of your family member. Unfortunately, you will still have legal issues to deal with to get your workers' compensation benefits, and there are strict deadlines that must be met to preserve your eligibility for benefits.

Let an experienced Atlanta, Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyer take care of the legal matters for you so you can focus on getting better. At Sammons & Carpenter, we understand the high stakes involved in crush injury cases and we have extensive experience helping the victims of compression injuries to get the full amount of benefits available under Georgia workers' compensation laws. Give our Atlanta, Georgia Workers' Compensation Attorneys a call today at (404) 991-5950 or fill out our online contact form to learn more about how we can help you.  

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