Do you work in a dangerous environment? Working in a factory or with heavy machinery could put you at risk of long-term crush injuries if you’re involved in an accident at your workplace. If you’ve already been injured, ask yourself if more could have been done to prevent your accident from happening.
Long-term crush injuries can impact the rest of your life and could prevent you from earning a living, caring for your family or living the life you choose. So if somebody else has been negligent, such as your employer, you could find you are entitled to claim personal injury compensation – that’s where Accident Advice Helpline can help you.
What kind of injuries could occur?
Long-term crush injuries can impact the rest of your life and are most commonly caused by heavy machinery or vehicles – so if you work in construction, in a warehouse or in a factory, you could be at risk. Here are a few examples of the types of injury which could be sustained:
- Crush injuries caused by trapping a limb in heavy machinery (with no guard rails) leading to multiple fractures or even the loss of a limb
- Crush injuries after objects falling from height, leading to fractures, head injuries and even internal bleeding
- Being crushed under a vehicle such as a tractor or forklift, leading to injuries such as a punctured lung, injuries to internal organs and internal bleeding
If you’ve been injured in an accident that somebody else is responsible for, you could claim personal injury compensation. It might be that somebody else ran you over in a tractor, or your employer failed to fit guards on machinery that you were working with, and you suffered crush injuries to your hand.
Unfortunately, serious crush injuries to limbs can often lead to amputation, and you could be eligible to receive a substantial settlement if this has happened to you.
Nothing to lose
It’s well worth finding out if you could receive personal injury compensation, and our team of expert personal injury advisers are on hand to offer confidential, no-obligation advice.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 – it’s free to call – and speak to us about your individual circumstances, or get answers to any questions you have.
We have helped hundreds of people claim personal injury compensation for crush injuries since we opened in 2000, and our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis.
Date Published: August 12, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton