FREE CONSULTATION (314) 361-4300

Blunt Trauma Injuries – St. Louis Work Injury Attorneys

Blunt trauma injuries are common in many workplaces and result from an impact or collision with a blunt object or surface of some kind.

Missouri worker with blunt trauma injury

Trauma can be defined as a serious shock, injury, or wound to the body that results from an accident or act of violence. Trauma also refers to an experience that brings about psychological pain or injury.

Blunt trauma

A blunt trauma injury results from an impact or collision with a blunt object or surface of some kind. This type of injury causes physical trauma to some area of the body.

A blunt trauma injury is also referred to as non-penetrating trauma, blunt force trauma, or simply blunt trauma. Blunt force trauma is a term used when a blunt trauma injury is caused by some type of physical attack.

Body parts commonly affected by a blunt trauma injury

A blunt trauma injury can occur to any part of the body, including the abdominal area and head. Blunt trauma injuries to the abdominal area are known as blunt abdominal trauma, and are the most commonly reported blunt trauma injury.

Another common type of work related blunt injury that commonly occurs on the job is blunt trauma to the head. In some occupations, there is a higher risk of blunt trauma to the head resulting from contact or impact with a blunt object or surface, or fall of some kind.

The signs and symptoms of blunt trauma injury depends largely on the area where the trauma occurs, and the severity of the injury. If the worker has suffered a blunt trauma injury to the head, the worker may not experience any symptoms immediately, however the symptoms may develop gradually over a period of hours or even days. Some of the common symptoms include:

  • Inability to move one or more of the limbs
  • Severe headache
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizure or convulsion
  • Blurred vision
  • Slurred speech
  • Unusual behavior and Irritability
  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Personality changes
  • Paralysis

If the worker suffer a blunt trauma to the abdomen, he/she may experience the following symptoms:

  • Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
  • Decreased volume of circulating blood in the body, a condition known as Hypovolemia
  • Irritation of peritoneum
  • Blood in the urine or Hematuria
  • Protrusion of internal organs out of a wound or Evisceration
  • Air or gas in the abdominal cavity or Pneumoperitoneum

A work-related blunt trauma injury is usually very serious, and can be debilitating. It can cause the worker to miss days, weeks and even months of work. This type of injury can also result in partial or total permanent disability.

St. Louis Work Injury Lawyers

If you have suffered a blunt trauma injury in the workplace, you are likely faced with huge medical expenses, and may need some time off work. Generally, workers compensation should cover your medical expenses, and part of your lost wages. If you have been injured on the job you should be receiving all of the benefits you are entitled to. Our St. Louis work injury lawyers can help you understand what your legal rights are and begin pursuing compensation for all of the benefits you are entitled to.

Give us a call today at (314) 361-4300 for a free case evaluation.