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Workers’ comp and long-term impacts of workplace crush injuries

On Behalf of | Jun 13, 2024 | Workers' Compensation

Workers’ compensation provides support if you suffer an injury at work in New Jersey. Crush injuries, where parts of your body are pressed between objects, are common in industrial settings.

These accidents can severely harm muscles, bones, and nerves. If you face such a situation, you’re likely covered for medical bills, rehabilitation, and compensation for any wages lost during recovery.

Managing long-term health after a crush injury

After a crush injury, managing your health is crucial. Long-term effects might include chronic pain, nerve damage, and mobility challenges. To support your recovery, follow medical advice, engage in physical therapy, and attend regular check-ups.

These steps help mitigate lasting impacts and improve your quality of life. Workers’ compensation in New Jersey can cover ongoing medical care, aiding in your recovery process.

While this support is valuable, remember that outcomes can vary. Staying proactive in your health management is key to navigating the aftermath of such injuries effectively.

Protecting your rights and understanding the claims process

If you suffer a crush injury at work in New Jersey, knowing how to file a workers’ compensation claim is important. 

First, report the injury to your employer immediately. This step is crucial to start the claims process.

Then, seek medical help to document your injuries, as these records are vital for your claim. To file, you will need to fill out specific forms provided by your employer or the insurance carrier. Keep track of all documents and adhere to deadlines.

A crush injury can cause debilitating injuries that dramatically affect your life, which can be overwhelming at times. However, when you know how to manage your injury and get workers’ compensation, it makes things much easier to handle.