Crush injuries are amongst the most serious injuries workers on construction sites could sustain, and there are a number of situations which could lead to serious building site crush injuries – here are a few examples:
- Crushed by collapsing structures, such as when carrying out a basement renovation
- Crushed by heavy objects falling from height
- Crush injuries sustained by being run over or struck by heavy machinery, such as a digger or forklift truck
Building site crush injuries could change your life – you’ll probably need to spend time in hospital recovering from your injuries and may find you are unable to return to work even once you have recovered. In some cases, these types of injury could cause a fatality or even permanent disability or mobility problems, impacting the rest of your life.
Accident Advice Helpline has 15 years’ experience helping builders claim compensation for crush injuries and we know the impact an injury of this type can have on your well-being. Trust us with your claim and get in touch with our expert personal injury advisors for confidential, no-obligation advice.
Your right to claim
There has been talk of a ‘compensation culture’ sweeping the UK, where workers will make a personal injury claim for any accident, no matter how minor. If you’re considering claiming personal injury compensation after sustaining crush injuries on a building site, remember that you have a right to claim.
At the end of the day, if you have been injured and somebody else is to blame, you’re entitled to claim personal injury compensation for your pain, suffering and financial losses. There’s no need to feel guilty as your employer will have liability insurance in place to protect them, should an employee make a claim, and you probably won’t even have to go to court.
With a three-year time limit in place for personal injury claims, many workers leave things too late and miss out on the opportunity to make a claim for compensation – don’t be one of them. It’s never too early to call Accident Advice Helpline after your accident, so pick up the phone and call us on 0800 689 0500 today for advice and answers to your questions.
Our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so you can’t use not being able to afford legal fees as an excuse not to claim. Get in touch today as we are waiting to take your call.
Date Published: June 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen