Working in the construction industry or in a manufacturing role means you’re likely to be working with heavy vehicles such as diggers, forklift trucks and other vehicles which have the potential to cause serious injuries. Vehicle crush injuries could occur in a variety of different situations – you could be driving a vehicle which topples over or overturns, or you could be struck by a vehicle whilst crossing a construction site or factory floor. You could even be injured by a vehicle whilst carrying out maintenance or checks – it could reverse over you or hit you, if the ignition has been left on.
Vehicle crush injuries have the potential to be life-changing, even fatal, so if you’ve survived an accident of this type, your life may have changed. Perhaps you need assistance doing things around the house, suffer from mobility problems or struggle to spend a full day at work? Whatever your situation, you can trust Accident Advice Helpline – we’ve been helping workers claim personal injury compensation for industrial accidents since 2000.
How serious are your injuries?
When you’re crushed under the immense weight of a forklift truck, digger or agricultural vehicle, you could sustain any of the following types of injury:
- Loss of limbs
- Broken bones
- Severe lacerations
- Compound or complex fractures
- Crush injuries such as cracked ribs or a punctured lung
- Head injuries (including brain injury)
Whilst the severity of your injuries will in some way affect the amount of compensation you’ll receive, when you make a claim we will also take into account how your accident has affected you and your family financially, as well as any expenses you’ve incurred, such as medical and prescription costs.
It’s hard to say exactly how much personal injury compensation you could claim without knowing the circumstances of your accident, but take the 30-second test on our website and that should give you a good idea. Then you can speak to our personal injury advisors for confidential, no-obligation advice.
Should you claim?
Whether or not to make a claim for personal injury compensation is your decision and yours alone. We won’t pressure you and there’s no obligation to proceed with a claim when you call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500.
We’re sure you’re far too busy worrying about your health and your financial situation after your accident to deal with any more stress, so our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, giving you one less thing to worry about.
At Accident Advice Helpline we specialise in personal injury law, so you know you can trust us with your claim.
Date Published: July 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Crush injury claim