If you have been involved in an accident that has resulted in internal injuries, then Bonnar Accident Law can help you claim the compensation you deserve on a ‘No Win – No Fee’ basis.
Causes of internal injury
Crush injuries are responsible for most serious internal injuries, including broken bones, severe bruising, bleeding, lacerations and compartment syndrome.
Crush injuries are most common in car accidents and accidents on construction sites and at other hazardous workplaces. There are varying degrees of crush injuries: from slamming a finger in a door to limbs being trapped and crushed for an extended period of time.
Depending on the severity of the crush injury, the symptoms will differ. For a minor injury (i.e. a finger in a door or dropping something on a toe) there can be bruising, lacerations and moderate pain.
In the case of a major crush injury, there is often serious damage below the skin, including tissues, organs, muscles and bones. A crush injury will often cut off the flow of blood in the damaged appendage, leading to serious muscle and tissue damage, as well as numbness and possible paralysis.
There is also a much greater chance for infection in the damaged tissues and muscles. The force of the impact can also cause serious damage to the skin, in some cases completely removing layers and leaving the wound exposed to infection and deformity. Infection can lead to amputation in extreme cases.
In many cases of crush injuries, compartment syndrome will take place. When the muscles and tissues are deprived of blood for too long after a crush injury accident occurs, there is a strong chance that the nerves will become severely damaged and the victim will experience muscle death. While most common in crush injuries to the legs, compartment syndrome can occur in any part of the body that is crushed and trapped between two objects for too long.
Compensation for an internal injury – typical claim amounts: