Work Related Crush Accidents
Crush injuries in the workplace are more common than they should be. However they occur, the consequences are painful and sometimes life changing. The most serious crush injuries can lead to not being able to use a limb or an amputation. In some cases, what seems like a small injury such as trapped fingers in a door can have more serious consequences further down the line. Whatever your circumstances, the effects can lead to a loss of earnings, an inability to work, physical pain and emotional trauma, not just for yourself but also for your family.
At Injury Lawyers UK we have experience in claiming compensation in cases where a workplace accident wasn’t the employee’s fault. Sadly, the majority of crush injuries are preventable and we can help you the make a claim and get the maximum compensation you deserve.
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Types of Crush Injury
Common ways crush injuries in the workplace occur include:
- Machines with moving parts e.g. fingers and hands getting trapped inside machinery
- Falling objects e.g. building materials or scaffolding
- Moving equipment e.g. fork lift trucks
- Fingers trapped in doors
Whilst there are some cases of crush injury due to poorly maintained machinery or machinery without the right safety guards, most are caused by a lack of full and appropriate training meaning they are almost entirely preventable.
The effects of crush injuries can be varied in severity and can be internal and well as external. Some of the most common consequences and effects after this type of accident are:
- Bone fractures
- Lacerations which may cause scarring
- Muscle and nerve damage
- Brain and head injuries
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If you’ve been crushed in an accident at work and wish to pursue a claim for compensation, contact the team at Injury Lawyers UK today. We’ll provide a thorough assessment of your situation and help you in achieving the compensation you deserve. Contact us on 0800 285 1411 today or submit an online enquiry form and we’ll be in touch.