If you have suffered a crush injury in a workplace environment, you may be eligible to claim compensation. Financial compensation awarded for crushing injuries is intended to help victims pay bills incurred during a period spent out of work, rehabilitation costs and to compensate them for the pain and suffering caused by their injury.
Can I Make a Crush Injury Claim?
Your employer has a legal obligation to remove unnecessary or easily managed risks from the workplace. This could mean anything from providing the proper training in the use of a particular piece of machinery, to ensuring you are supplied with safety equipment or protective clothing.
If you suspect that your employer has breached their duty of care to you, and this has resulted in a crush injury, it is highly likely you will be able to make a claim.
Common Causes of Crushing Injuries
If you work in an industry which requires you to regular use heavy machinery, you could be at risk of suffering a crushing injury, particularly if that machinery is poorly maintained. Other common causes of crush injuries include:
- Falling boxes and heavy goods
- Removal of guards on Industrial Machines
- Road traffic accidents
- Negligently operated forklift trucks
Should you decide to pursue a crush injury compensation claim with Farleys, our experienced solicitors will provide you with all the help and legal advice you require, relating to both your claim and your future relationship with your employer.
To discuss a potential crush injury claim with the work accident solicitors at Farleys, call 0125 460 6090 or e-mail us and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.