Some workplaces seem to have more potential for accidents to occur than others. Take industrial workplaces for example. Here there is equipment, machinery and vehicles all in use. As such there could potentially be multiple reasons why an accident could occur.
However the one thing all workplaces will always have in common is the requirement to adhere to all the health and safety rules that are in force.
Being crushed at work might potentially happen if these rules are ignored or not followed in the proper manner. For example, a risk assessment should always be done before any particular task is undertaken. If this doesn’t happen there is a chance that someone could be injured – and that injury could have been prevented.
How severe could crush injuries be?
These injuries sound serious and indeed they are in many cases. While they can be fairly minor in nature it is also true to say being crushed at work could potentially result in life-threatening injuries. It all depends on what causes the accident, the amount of pressure exerted on the injured person as a result, and which parts of their body are affected.
However you stand a chance of being able to claim compensation in a wide variety of cases, regardless of the severity of the injuries you suffer. You need to prove a third party was negligent and therefore caused the accident to happen. However if this is possible the amount of compensation you might be entitled to can then be determined depending on your injuries and the extent of them.
In some cases people may not get full pay if they are off sick, particularly if this is for an extended period of time.
If you are involved in an accident at work and you received crush injuries that took a long time to recover from, you might end up being out of pocket through no fault of your own. This means you could end up with financial worries as well as health worries.
Accident Advice Helpline will consider elements like this if you call us to discuss your accident. We can assess any claim you might have providing you call us within three years of your accident occurring.
Just pick up the phone now and contact us on 0800 689 0500 and let’s see if you could indeed claim any compensation.
Date Published: June 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen