Degloving injuries are very serious injuries where the skin, soft tissues, tendons and muscles are ripped off the bone akin to removing a glove from your hand.
One of the primary causes of degloving injuries are pedestrian, bicycle, and motorcycle accidents where an individual is dragged by a car along the roadway or run over by a vehicle. Another major cause is industrial or work accidents involving large equipment or machinery such as tractors, conveyor belts, forklifts, drill presses, cranes, back hoes, and similar equipment. Degloving injuries occur when someone’s arm or foot gets caught in a machine and pulled or crushed by the machine leading to avulsion injury where the skin gets peeled or pulled off. In a crush injury, the limb is crushed by the machine. If you have been involved in a degloving accident, a Brooklyn degloving accident lawyer should be consulted immediately. Our experienced construction accident injury team can take a look at your claim and help guide you through the legal process.
Causes of Degloving Injuries
Degloving injuries are often caused by the negligence of others including motorists who negligently drag a pedestrian in a car accident. Defective machines are another common cause of degloving injuries including machinery with an improper design, lack of safety features, and other products liability scenarios. Unsafe work sites, OSHA violations, lack of safety training, and unsafe work practices can also contribute to and cause degloving injuries especially involving construction or industrial accidents. Speak to an experienced Brooklyn degloving injury lawyer today.