Work Related Crush Accidents
Crush injuries in the workplace are more common than they should be. However they occur, the consequences are painful and sometimes life changing. The most serious crush injuries can lead to not being able to use a limb or an amputation. In some cases, what seems like a small injury such as trapped fingers in a door can have more serious consequences further down the line. Whatever your circumstances, the effects can lead to a loss of earnings, an inability to work, physical pain and emotional trauma, not just for yourself but also for your family.
At Injury Lawyers UK we have experience in claiming compensation in cases where a workplace accident wasn’t the employee’s fault. Sadly, the majority of crush injuries are preventable and we can help you the make a claim and get the maximum compensation you deserve.
Types of Crush Injury
Common ways crush injuries in the workplace occur include:
● Machines with moving parts e.g. fingers and hands getting trapped inside machinery
● Falling objects e.g. building materials or scaffolding
● Moving equipment e.g. fork lift trucks
● Fingers trapped in doors
Whilst there are some cases of crush injury due to poorly maintained machinery or machinery without the right safety guards, most are caused by a lack of full and appropriate training meaning they are almost entirely preventable.
The effects of crush injuries can be varied in severity and can be internal and well as external. Some of the most common consequences and effects after this type of accident are:
● Bone fractures
● Lacerations which may cause scarring
● Muscle and nerve damage
● Brain and head injuries
Am I Eligible for Compensation?
If you have suffered an injury after a crushing accident at work that wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible to claim. Employers have a duty to provide a workplace that complies with health and safety regulations for its staff and visitors. Even something as simple as adequate training for all employees can prevent accidents occurring. At Injury Lawyers UK, we understand how workplace accidents affect our clients and as such we always aim to get the maximum compensation available to you. Our team of experienced lawyers are on hand to help and advise you with any potential cases.
At Injury Lawyers UK we operate a no win, no fee policy meaning that there is no risk for you. You will only have to pay anything if you win your case. We take the stress for you and will do our upmost to get you the justice you deserve. Contact us on 0800 1123 156, text “CONTACT” to 80011, or fill out our personal injury enquiry form and we will get in touch with you.