It is hard to imagine what it might be like to suffer crush injuries. These are injuries where a person is crushed between two objects. For example with excavator crush injuries the person is typically caught between the excavator and something that is immovable, such as the ground or perhaps a static cabinet. Injuries can be potentially very serious and sometimes even fatal, depending on the exact nature of the accident.
The team at Accident Advice Helpline doesn’t see accidents like this very often, thankfully. However, when they do occur and we hear from people who have been through them, it is clear that the aftermath can be very difficult. While some people survive they may be gravely injured and this may result in injuries that could prevent them from working again.
How long could it take to recover from excavator crush injuries?
Clearly it would depend on how serious those injuries were, and which parts of the body were affected. In some cases people might make a good recovery, but it may still take ages for this to happen. In other cases some individuals may not properly recover at all. They may get some semblance of normality back, but they may be unable to return to work or do a number of things they could do before.
In any case it is difficult to determine what the potential outcome could be. Every case is different. However, it is also true to say that if health and safety rules and regulations were always followed to the letter, the vast majority of the few accidents like this that do take place probably wouldn’t happen at all. Negligence is often found to be behind accidents like this, as many court cases have proven in the past.
Staying safe in the workplace
Prevention is always going to be better than cure, especially when it comes to accidents like this. Making sure all health and safety rules are always adhered to can prevent people from finding out how devastating accidents like this can be.
Accident Advice Helpline is here on those isolated occasions where things do go wrong. By calling the free 24/7 enquiry line we run on 0800 689 0500 you can be in prime position to get the expert advice you need – and all at no obligation. Call us today for more details about our expert service.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown