Crush injuries may occur on a construction site when a worker is entangled in heavy equipment or pinned between two hard surfaces. These injuries can result in devastating losses: amputation of a hand, arm, foot or leg, permanent disability, or wrongful death.
At the Finney Law Office in St. Louis, Missouri, our attorneys have pursued compensation for injured construction workers since 1981. If you have been injured or a loved one is killed due to a crush accident, contact us for a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Our lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our severely injured clients.
Beyond Workers’ Compensation
When a construction worker suffers a serious injury, the employer often steers the employee toward workers’ compensation. However, workers’ compensation benefits are limited and will not compensate you for everything you have lost. For example, workers’ compensation does not provide any compensation for pain and suffering.
While workers’ compensation is the sole source of recovery for many workplace accidents, there are exceptions. The following are examples of times when you would have the right to seek additional compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit:
- If your injury was caused by someone who does not work for your employer
- If your injury was caused by extreme employer negligence (such as a violation of safety requirement)
- If your injury was caused by negligent property conditions
A crushed hand, arm, foot or leg can have a devastating effect on your life and your family’s finances. There is no cost or obligation to discuss your options with an experienced attorney at our firm.
Free Consultation | Crush Injuries On Construction Sites In Missouri
Protect your rights. Call 314-646-0300 to schedule a free consultation with our St. Louis lawyers concerning a crushed hand or other type of crush injury.