The average building site is a place of much activity. Every building project can involve lots of workmen in different roles, all working towards the required outcome. To ensure the project is completed safely, the employer must make sure all the relevant health and safety procedures are followed.
These will ensure no employee comes into any potential danger while working. Since building sites can potentially be more dangerous than many other workplaces, things can sometimes go wrong. Crush injuries on a building site are just one example of how this can happen.
Crush injuries might occur in a number of ways. For instance if something heavy falls on a worker, that person could suffer crush injuries to one or more parts of their body. These injuries might also occur in a fall if someone is working at height without proper protection against falling.
Is negligence always to blame for crush injuries on a building site?
Every case is different, and it is important to recognise that. In the majority of instances, building sites are kept perfectly safe through the use of risk assessments and health and safety managers. Everyone does their bit to ensure the rules are always followed to keep the site safe. However if something goes wrong there is the chance that someone could end up being crushed in some way, perhaps in one of the ways mentioned above.
There are companies who spend lots of time exploring the facts of each accident that occurs in the workplace, as well as elsewhere. Accident Advice Helpline is a good example of a company that focuses on whether individuals can claim compensation for injuries they have suffered. This holds true whether they work on a building site or whether the accident occurred somewhere completely different.
Are crush injuries life-threatening?
They are more likely to threaten a person’s life if they occur to the torso. Of course even crush injuries to other parts of the body could potentially be life-threatening if a major loss of blood is involved.
However severe (or not) your injuries were at work, if they happened within the last three years you should get in touch with us at Accident Advice Helpline as soon as you can. By contacting us you have a chance to determine whether you could make a no win, no fee claim. Call 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: June 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen