If you or your family member suffered a severe crush injury while working offshore, call us right away to discuss your options. Arnold & Itkin has a track record of winning. We have recovered billions of dollars. We fight for our clients because we are passionate about justice and believe in the importance of standing up for the injured.
A crush injury is exactly what it sounds like: An injury that occurs when a body part is subjected to an enormous amount of pressure or force. In most scenarios, these injuries occur when a body is pinned between two heavy objects, such as when cargo that fell off of a forklift pins a victim against the ground. Unfortunately, these scenarios can be all too common while working offshore, and often leave victims to suffer from severe or injuries.
A crush injury can be deceptive. While in some cases the damage may not be obvious, the truth is that few injuries are as devastating or dangerous. One of the worst dangers associated with crush injuries is known as muscle cell death. Muscle cell death can be linked to a series of events caused by crush injuries, including the immediate cell disruption, the pressure on the cells, and the vascular compromise.
These effects coordinate and cause the muscles to release toxins into the body system, resulting in damage not only to the direct area of the injury, but also to organs located far away in the body.
Whether you have personally suffered a crush injury or your family member has been affected, our firm is here to help you. Even if you have suffered from the similar compartment syndrome (CS), obtain the involvement of a knowledgeable maritime attorney with experience handling these types of cases. A crush injury lawyer from our team at Arnold & Itkin may be able to assess your situation and determine the best course of action.
At Arnold & Itkin, we recognize that—while immediate medical attention is, of course, necessary for the victims of crush injuries—it is also important to take a look at the possible future ramifications. Our maritime injury lawyers understand the need for compensation to cover such future rehabilitation. Our goal is to maximize your recovery so that you obtain the full amount you are entitled to.
Our team is prepared do everything that we can in order to address your needs, including pain management, care of scar tissue, and even treatment for emotional damages such as anxiety and depression. You can rest assured knowing that we are on your side, and we’re fully prepared to handle your care effectively.
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