Crush injuries can be particularly severe and lead to long-term problems with that particular part of the body. They can happen in a variety of different environments as well. For instance, you could be working in an industrial setting and be crushed in a fall from height. Alternatively you could be caught between a piece of machinery and a wall, or hurt in an accident if the digger you are driving overturns and crushes you beneath it.
These incidents don’t just have the potential to happen in industrial or work settings either. Car and road accidents may also lead to crush injuries being sustained by one or more of those involved. Leg crush injuries can potentially mean part or all of that limb needs to be amputated. Even if you survive and keep your leg, you may experience ongoing pain in that limb or have a permanent limp and have to deal with pain as well.
How could a leg crush injury change your life?
If you are a very active person this might change when you suffer this type of injury. It is no surprise then to discover that leg crush injury compensation can be claimed if there is ample proof of negligence on the part of another person. In a work environment you must be able to prove your employer (or another worker) was negligent and this led to the accident occurring. In the case of an accident on the road or elsewhere, another party must have been responsible for what happened.
Leg crush injury compensation can make a big difference to someone who suffers from these injuries. They may have to stop working or change jobs, and they could suffer financial difficulties. As you can imagine, compensation can make a huge difference to easing the future of that person.
Are you in a similar position?
Perhaps you have suffered an injury like this within the last three years. If you have you may still be coming to terms with what happened. Perhaps compensation, if payable to you, could make a major difference to your life and how you move on from here.
Why not call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out whether this could be the case for you? Our lawyers are standing by to see if they are able to help you in any way.
Date Published: September 24, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead