What are crush injuries?
Crush injuries can happen when there’s a sudden impact to your body, or if a body part is compressed between two objects. Unfortunately, crush injuries can be incredibly painful, and it can take a long time to make a full recovery. Especially if your accident caused damage to the bones, joints or ligaments.
These types of injuries can affect any part of your body and can range from minor to very serious. For example, serious head or brain injuries can cause severe trauma, and injuries to the arms or legs can sometimes lead to amputation.
If your injury was someone else’s fault, we know how frustrating it can feel – your injury may have affected you physically and emotionally, as well as leaving you worried about the future. To us, this feels wrong and that’s why we’re committed to helping you make it right.
With one free call to us on 0800 376 0150, we can tell you if we think you have a claim. If you’re ready, we’ll then put you in contact with a no win no fee solicitor.
Crush injuries caused by road traffic accidents
Any road traffic accident can be terrifying – in some severe cases, they can even cause permanent disability.
Crush injuries can happen as a result of a car accident if the body of the vehicle crumpled during the collision. As well as car drivers, all types of road users are at risk of crush injuries – for example, cyclists or pedestrians may be trapped between two vehicles.
If your accident was caused by someone else’s unsafe or reckless driving, then we may be able to help you make a compensation claim to cover the costs of your injury and to make sure you have the support you need during your recovery.
Trampling or crushing due to overcrowding
The last thing you expect when attending a social or public event is for the venue to be overcrowded and unsafe. In fact, all events have safety regulations to follow, such as having enough staff, ensuring they have emergency procedures in place if there’s a fire, and making sure the venue isn’t over-capacity.
If safety rules aren’t followed and areas become overcrowded, then people can become crushed or trampled. This is especially dangerous if the venue is evacuated in an emergency.
Crush injuries at work
Crush injuries are some of the most common types of injury at work, particularly where there’s dangerous or heavy machinery, that fingers or even limbs can become trapped in.
Some jobs and industries carry more risk of crush injuries than others. Some examples of higher risk jobs are:
Working in these types of industries can carry numerous risks due to the heavy equipment and large vehicles that are used to carry out the job.
Employers have a duty of care to make sure you have the training and protective equipment needed to avoid injuries wherever possible. This includes making sure you know how to use the equipment required for your job, and making sure that the equipment is regularly inspected and has the right safety procedures, such as an emergency stop button or equipment guard.
Suffering from an injury that wasn’t your fault can feel very unfair. You may also have been left unable to work or support your family while you’re recovering, and this can put you under financial pressure.
We can’t take away what you’ve been through, but if your injury happened in the last three years and was someone else’s fault, we may be able to help you make a compensation claim.
Your compensation could cover any loss of earnings due to not being able to work, cost of any care or support you may need, and any medical adaptions to your home if your injury caused a disability. On top of that, your compensation can help you feel secure into your future – especially if your injury is life-changing.
To find out whether you could make a claim, or just for free, impartial advice, you can get in touch with us on 0800 376 0150 or fill in the secure online form. Our advisors will be happy to answer your questions, and will never rush or pressure you into starting a claim.