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How you could sustain a crush injury

You won’t have thought of how you could sustain a crush injury

There are some accidents that can take a long time to recover from and some that you will never fully recover from. Sadly one of those types of accidents is that which involves the victim either being crushed, or having part of their body crushed. How you could sustain a crush injury is probably something you haven’t thought of but it could apply to you if you are reading this now.

After an accident in which you suffered a crush injury you could well find that your quality of life has changed considerably and the things you once took for granted are now much more difficult, if not impossible altogether. At Accident Advice Helpline we understand the pain, physically and emotionally, endured by the victims of crush injuries.

Why and how you could sustain a crush injury?

Crush injuries can occur when the victim of an accident has been trapped underneath a fallen object or has fallen a distance and landed on their own limb(s). These kinds of injuries are familiar in the workplace or environment where heavy-duty equipment and merchandise are stored or transported from one location to another.

Crush injuries most commonly affect the extremities such as the feet, legs, arms and hands. Depending on the severity of the accident, the injuries may be more severe and could involve the crushing of internal organs if large objects fall upon the accident victim.

Those suffering crush injuries affecting the extremities can exhibit the following:

  • Bruising
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Broken fingers or toes
  • Broken legs or arms
  • Broken or crushed hands or feet
  • Fractures
  • Deep cuts

If you have been injured in a workplace accident then a member of the first aid team (or designated first aider) should be able to administer some preliminary care whilst waiting for the arrival of fully trained medical professionals. This should include treating you for shock and also trying to reduce the bleeding to any cuts you might have sustained.

What can you do now?

If you have suffered crush injuries as the result of an accident that could have been avoided then you will want to know if you are entitled to make a personal injury claim. To find out if you can then you should call Accident Advice Helpline today.

Our team of advisers is available daily to answer any questions you may have and also to ascertain if you are eligible for compensation. Once that has been determined, if you want to make a claim, we will pass your details to our team of no win no fee accident lawyers. It is their aim to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve in the aftermath of your accident.

Call us today using our freephone number 0800 689 5659. These lines are open daily and our advisers will make sure you have all the information you need and are able to pursue your claim for compensation with the minimum amount of hassle. This is especially important given the nature of the accident you have been involved in.