Crush injuries are potentially very dangerous. They can incur bruising on the skin but it is the internal injuries that can be far more serious. Often you cannot tell how bad a crush injury is, which is why it will typically require urgent medical help.
Construction site crush injuries can be very disfiguring and painful, depending on which part of the body is involved. A construction site will have various safety measures in place to ensure things like this do not happen.
Very few employers will neglect to take care of their workers, because they know the consequences of this can potentially be very severe. This holds true for their business as well as their workers.
How might construction site crush injuries happen in the first place?
This is the big question of course. If proper health and safety measures are in place there is no need to be too concerned about something like this happening. However there are situations in which things might potentially go wrong.
Someone might have something dropped on them if someone else is working at height without proper restrictions on how they are doing so safely. In another situation a vehicle might be reversing in an unsafe area and it could trap someone between it and a wall or other immovable object.
These are just a couple of examples of how crush injuries might occur. Falling from a height can also create the same injuries since the person will be injured on impact with the ground.
The recovery process
In situations like these the recovery process can differ greatly from one person to the next. For example one person may be able to recover fully given enough time. However another person may be more seriously injured and may never get back to the way they were prior to the accident.
In every instance though, it is a good idea to get in touch with legal experts to find out whether there is enough evidence of negligence to support a claims process to seek compensation. If you were hurt and it was someone else’s fault you do have a right to consider this line of action.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to see if you could make a no win, no fee claim of this type today. If you cannot return to work, compensation could help you financially.
Date Published: August 13, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead