Crush injuries can be life-changing and can occur after a variety of different types of accidents. But if your accident was due to somebody else’s negligence, however serious or minor your injuries, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation. There is a three-year time limit on any claim you make, which means you need to think about making a claim as soon as possible after your accident. If you’re wondering what the most common causes of crush injuries are, keep reading.
How do crush injuries happen?
Crush injuries can happen in a range of different scenarios, and over the years Accident Advice Helpline has handled hundreds of claims for crush injuries sustained at work and in public places. Here are a few of the most common causes of crush injuries we have come across:
- Falling from height, such as from scaffolding or a roof, when items collapse on you
- Collapsing scaffolding
- Building demolition/extension gone wrong (such as extending/converting a basement)
- Explosions such as a burst gas pipe leading to a fall, where you could be crushed by debris
- Vehicle collision, either as a driver or pedestrian
- Crushed by machinery with moving parts at work – for example a machine with rollers in a factory
- Objects falling from height
- Injured at a gig or sporting event – for example if there is an emergency and people need to evacuate the venue
- Crush injuries sustained at a bar or nightclub, for example if a fight breaks out
Crush injuries can include fractured ribs, head injuries and punctured lungs, which are often experienced by those who suffer cracked ribs. In some cases they can be very serious, even fatal. If you have been injured either at work or in a public place, you could make a personal injury claim, and Accident Advice Helpline’s lawyers can help you, on a 100% no win, no fee basis.
How much compensation can you expect to receive?
We handle each claim on an individual basis, which means we can’t tell you exactly how much compensation you could get until we have assessed your claim. But you could find out right now how much you could receive by taking the 30-second test on our website. Then pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. It’s free to call us and speak to one of our expert advisors, who are on hand to offer confidential, no-obligation advice.
Date Published: May 12, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton