A car crash could be anything from a minor prang to an accident that occurs at high speed. It only takes one vehicle to be travelling at speed to cause a potentially-serious accident, purely because the impact will be at speed.
Car crash crush injuries can be very serious for those who suffer them. Crush injuries may look relatively minor on the outside, but there is no way of telling how serious the injuries could be internally. This is what makes them potentially serious, as there could be internal bleeding, punctured lungs and various other problems that cannot be seen from the outside.
Serious injuries can also lead to psychological problems
Clearly, suffering car crash crush injuries is a challenging and upsetting situation to be in. Often you will end up feeling emotional, upset and distressed over the accident and the injuries you suffered. Internal injuries can be a threat to life. Furthermore your extremities can also potentially be damaged through crushing injuries.
Let’s say for example your leg is caught inside the car when the crash happens. This could lead to crushing injuries that might in turn cause broken bones or other problems such as internal bleeding. In the worst-case scenarios there could be a chance that amputation is the only way you could survive the injury.
The question of compensation
Clearly there is a need to make sure you recover as best you can from a situation like this. There are times though when crush injuries lead to health problems you can never fully recover from.
As such you might end up having to change the way you live your life, purely because of the injuries you are trying to come to terms with. You may need some degree of help, or you may need adaptations to your home to make it easier to get on with your everyday life.
Whatever the case may be, you should spend some time talking to an experienced advisor with Accident Advice Helpline. You can do this by calling 0800 689 0500. Once you have spoken to someone they can let you know whether you have a chance to claim compensation of some kind. Knowing where you stand is the first step to making this work for you. If you can call us now we may be able to put you in touch with one of our lawyers.
Date Published: August 13, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead