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How can a crush injury impact your health and life?

| May 19, 2021 | Workers' Compensation

When working, you face potential risks associated with your job. Some jobs have a greater degree of natural risk than others. However, some high risk issues may occur at any job regardless of what it is.

Crush injuries have the potential to be this risk. It can occur in any place with objects heavier than a human. But just how do crush injuries impact your life?

Factors that impact a crush injury

Medline Plus discusses the physical impact of a crush injury. It differs in severity depending on several factors, such as:

  • The size and weight of the object
  • Where on the body it crushes
  • How long it is on the victim
  • The overall health of the victim before the incident

Crush injuries can involve anything from a heavy object falling on your foot to getting pinned by a vehicle against a solid surface. They can occur with little warning, and may happen despite the careful observation of safety precautions. This is part of what makes it such a dangerous risk.

Impact of crush injuries

Crush injuries are also almost always severe. They can have profound and long-lasting health implications and may impact your life for years to come. For example, suffering a crush injury of the foot may render you incapable of standing on it. This could limit your employability in the future.

Many crush victims also suffer health complications, such as amputation or even organ damage and other tissue death. Some need life-saving surgery, while others must go through extensive physical and mental therapy in the aftermath. If you suffer from such an accident, consider seeking the counsel of legal help so they can guide you toward the maximum amount of compensation.

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