Industrial workplaces can involve all kinds of machinery, processes and spaces where work of various kinds is undertaken. Industrial crush injuries can potentially be a problem in this type of work space, because there could be a chance that someone might be hurt if something falls on them or if they are crushed between two objects.
Since moving machinery is often used, not to mention industrial vehicles of various kinds, proper care should always be taken to minimise the chances of anything going wrong.
When industrial crush injuries occur there will usually be an investigation undertaken by the Health and Safety Executive. The HSE, as it is commonly known, will determine whether negligence was to blame for the accident occurring in the first place.
What injuries can someone suffer when a part of their body is crushed?
As you’d imagine these injuries can be serious and potentially life-threatening in some cases. Even when an extremity is involved there is the chance that loss of blood could be severe. In severe cases amputation might be the only option.
In other cases someone might be caught between an immovable object and a heavy vehicle. If this happened, the injuries would more likely involve multiple parts of the body.
Accident Advice Helpline has dealt with a variety of injuries people have sustained that have been of this nature. In many instances they end up winning compensation when there is strong evidence that negligence was involved.
Serious injuries can be life-changing
If someone’s organs are crushed or damaged in an accident like this, there is the chance they could be seriously hurt. They may not recover and go back to the way they were before. For instance if they suffer spinal, head or neck injuries they may be paralysed and end up in a wheelchair.
While these are the most severe outcomes, aside from loss of life, even lesser injuries can have a profound effect on those who suffer them.
Accident Advice Helpline has been working on behalf of injured workers and other individuals for the last 15 years. Let us help you too if we can – call now on 0800 689 0500 to find out where you stand.
We can determine the circumstances of your accident and therefore let you know whether you could make a no win, no fee* compensation claim. If you don’t win, you pay nothing.
Date Published: June 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Industrial injury claim