Industrial work settings are perhaps the most common places for crush accidents to occur, and when you look at these environments in more detail, this fact comes as no surprise. Workers are required to use dangerous, often large and heavy equipment in loud and busy surroundings. At Accident Advice Helpline we see many claims for industrial accident crush injuries, and as such we have become well-versed in helping our clients get the level of compensation that they deserve.
Causes of industrial accident crush injuries
- Workers who have not been properly trained to use the machinery or have not been provided with the user manual are at risk of injuring themselves or others
- Machinery that is used in the industrial workplace that has not been checked to ensure it is in full working condition, or has not been well-maintained so that it is working properly
- Workers in the industrial workplace who are not behaving appropriately, acting recklessly and behaving irresponsibly can cause injuries
- Workplace issues including poor lighting, the working area becoming cluttered with obstructions and/or people, the air being thick with dust and noise pollution, all of which makes operating this equipment more difficult to do and therefore, more dangerous
Anyone who has sustained industrial accident crush injuries will first of all need go to hospital so that medical professionals can treat your immediate injury. However, doctors will also want to check if you have suffered any other related injuries, and if so what the severity is. Further injuries to look for include:
- Any bruising you may have sustained
- Lacerations or wounds that are bleeding, potentially non-healing
- Internal bleeding which may end up causing Compartment syndrome, i.e. where the increased pressure in the leg causes serious muscle, blood vessel, tissue and nerve damage
- Fractures, breaks or dislocation of bones
- Nerve Injury
Compensation levels for serious accidents such as those mentioned above tend to be on the higher side. If you have been left unable to work or in a great deal of pain and discomfort, it is only right that you should be compensated. What’s more, some negligent employers will only change unsafe working conditions as a result of being taken to task. Finding out if you are eligible to make a claim for compensation couldn’t be easier, call one of our specialists now on 0800 689 0500 to begin your own claim.
Date Published: August 19, 2015
Author: Rob Steen