Bury is a large town with a population of over 78,000 people. It sits within Greater Manchester, with Manchester itself some distance south of Bury. The town is also within the borough of the same name. With a population of this size, it probably wouldn’t be too taxing to locate an accident lawyer in Bury if you had good reason to look for one.
Since you are already reading this, you might well have good reason to speak with an accident lawyer. This is someone who deals with compensation claims put forward by those who have been injured in accidents they didn’t cause. Yet while some accidents are just that – freak accidents that are no one’s fault – others are clearly caused because someone else was negligent. A few of those accidents may potentially happen at work.
Crush injuries at work
Most workplaces are very safe, and we have the Health and Safety at Work Act to thank for this. It came into being in 1974, and since then, employers have adhered to the rules and regulations laid down in the Act. This has reduced the number of accidents at work by a huge margin.
One example of a possible accident someone might have at work is one which involves crush injuries. This might happen if someone falls from a height, suffering the injuries as they land, either on the ground or on something else. Other crush injuries could potentially be caused if someone is struck by a moving vehicle, or if something falls on them. Similarly, they may be caused if someone is working with machinery, and they trap a finger, hand, or arm (or other part of the body) in that machinery. This type of accident may well incur an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive, and if the employer is found to have been negligent, it can make a claim by the injured person much easier to process. Does this situation sound familiar to you, perhaps because you have been through a similar accident already?
Do you have injuries an accident lawyer in Bury could help with?
No doubt you never wanted to have good reason to call an accident lawyer in Bury to start with. However, if you have experienced crush injuries while at work, or indeed any injuries you suspect another person caused through negligence, now is the time to find out if you could claim compensation. There’s no need to find a local lawyer either – you can just call our team of experts to find out more about a possible no-win, no-fee claim.
People have been calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from mobile phones) for over 16 years. You can do the same, and in doing so, you can find out whether you are due to receive compensation for injuries received while you were doing your normal job. Was your employer negligent? Call us today for more information and insight into your situation.
Date Published: 13th November 2014
Author: David Brown