Crushing machines, or crushers, are used in a variety of industries, and there are several different types of crushers. Crushing machinery used in mining operations includes jaw, gyratory and compound crushers, as well as mineral sizers. The recycling industry typically uses jaw crushers and either horizontal or vertical shaft impacters (anvil and shoe). Another type of vertical shaft impacter, known as the autogenous impacter, is used by industries dealing with sand, gravel and varying quarried materials. These industries also use the previously mentioned type of vertical shaft impacter, as well as horizontal shaft impacters, gyratory and cone crushers. Building materials in/for the construction industry are usually compacted using compound crushers.
Crushers and accidents at work
What of all these machines have in common is that they can cause serious, potentially fatal, injuries at work if proper work and safety procedures are not observed or safety guards and equipment are not in place or ignored.
Injuries by crushing machines
Considering the fact that these machines are capable of disintegrating or compacting rock, metal and a variety of other materials, it is easy to see how serious injuries by work accidents involving crushers can be. Getting a limb caught in the jaws of a crusher may result in the loss of a limb, and the potential outcome of being dragged or falling into a crusher is too horrific to consider.
Workers injured by crushers or the families of workers who have lost their lives in crushing machine accidents may be eligible for industrial injury compensation. Injured workers or families of workers fatally injured by crushing machines are eligible to claim if the workplace accident leading to these injuries occurred no longer than three years ago and was someone else’s responsibility.
Claiming for compensation
To claim for work injury compensation, call the free phone number 0800 689 0500 (available 24/7) provided by Accident Advice Helpline. You obligation-free call will be kept confidential by the law firm’s friendly advisers, and your claim will be processed by an experienced personal injury compensation lawyer specialising in compensation for work-related accidents.
No win no fee*
To ensure injured workers or their families are not unnecessarily burdened with additional financial worries during what is undoubtedly already a traumatic time, claims are handled under conditional fee agreements. This means any legal fees and other expenses incurred during the claim process are paid for by deduction of a percentage of the awarded compensation after the claim has been settled.
Date Published: March 12, 2014
Author: David Brown