Finding out your partner has been seriously injured at work is a distressing time for the whole family, and it might leave you wondering, “What happened?” It may be that they were careless whilst operating machinery, but it could also be a case of employer negligence, where their employer breached health and safety regulations.
If they decide to report their accident to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), it could be that an investigation will be carried out which will identify any breaches, ensuring their employer is held liable for their serious crush injuries and ordered to improve health and safety in their workplace.
Serious crush injuries are often sustained by those working with machinery with moving parts. For example, if your partner works in a food processing factory, they could be injured if their hand is trapped in a moving conveyor belt or roller, whilst if they work in an industrial factory, crush injuries could be sustained whilst cleaning or performing maintenance on heavy machinery.
Call Accident Advice Helpline and you can find out whether your partner is eligible to claim compensation for their workplace accident – our personal injury advisers offer confidential, no-obligation advice.
Time off work
Serious crush injuries could include injuries such as:
- A punctured lung
- Broken ribs
- Compound or complex fractures
- Spinal injuries
- Head or brain injuries
- Loss of a limb
Time in hospital for treatment and to recover from injuries is likely to be necessary, and if your partner is forced to take time off work, this could impact your family financially. The last thing you need to be worrying about is household bills, when somebody you care about is ill.
That’s one reason why so many people claim personal injury compensation, as you could receive a settlement which takes care of those bills until your partner is ready to return to work. If they’re seriously injured and it’s unlikely they will work again, we’ll take this into account when you claim.
No win, no fee
We know that the aftermath of an accident can be a financially and emotionally difficult time, but Accident Advice Helpline’s team of personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so that’s one less thing to stress you out.
We believe that workers who have been injured because of somebody else’s negligence deserve compensation for their pain and suffering, and our advisers are here to help you claim the compensation your partner deserves.
Call our freephone 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500, to find out if you have a viable claim and get more information on the claims process.