Crush Injury Claims

A crush injury refers to any harm caused by a body part being crushed between two heavy objects.

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Crush injuries can result in severe harm, including bone fractures, internal organ damage, and even death.

What is a Crush Injury Compensation Claim?

What is a Crush Injury Compensation Claim?

A crush injury compensation claim is a legal process in which an individual seeks compensation for the harm caused by a crush injury. The compensation amount may cover the medical expenses, loss of earnings, and other damages incurred due to the injury.

The Personal Injury Solicitors at Forbes deal with crush injury accident claims on a No Win No Fee basis. If you suffered crush injuries that were caused by negligence or the fault of another person, call us today for a free consultation.

Types of Crush Accident Injuries

Types of Crush Accident Injuries

The most common types of crush injuries occur in accidents at work and car accidents. They often involve:

  • Unfenced, unguarded machinery where a limb or a hand is drawn into a machine.

  • Heavy goods falling from height.

  • In a warehouse or shop floor situation involving equipment and operators.

  • Failure to provide appropriate training or safety equipment.

  • Road traffic accidents.

  • Crush injuries can range from minor to significant.

A crushed finger, hand or leg injury might have significant implications for your future and employment.

The amount of personal injury compensation awarded should reflect your particular situation and also to help you to recover. Typical losses might include loss of earnings, medical treatments, rehabilitation aids, care and equipment.

In England and Wales your employer owes you a duty of care even when you think you might have been partly to blame for the injuries, and the law reflects this.

Making a Successful Accident Compensation Claim

Making a Successful Accident Compensation Claim

To be successful in claiming compensation our Solicitors must be able to prove the accident was caused by the negligence or fault of another person. It could be your employer, another employee or at another premises that you have visited in the course of your employment where the accident has happened.

Our Personal Injury Solicitors will be happy to assess your case at no cost to you and talk you through the compensation claim process on a No Win No Fee basis. We offer a free consultation with an experienced Solicitor and can give you free legal advice on the merit of the case, the timeframe, the steps involved and guidance throughout the claim to maximise the amount of compensation awarded.

Crush Injury Claims FAQs

Crush injuries can have a devastating impact on a person's life and if you have suffered a crush injury, you may be eligible for compensation.

At Forbes, we have years of experience when it comes to claiming compensation for crush injuries and our team of personal injury solicitors are on hand to help your claim. The compensation awarded for a successful crush injury claim could help with some of the expenses associated with your injury, be that to compensate for a lack of earnings if a person can no longer work, or to pay for medical or travel expenses for treatment.

Whilst claiming compensation for a crush injury that wasn't your fault can appear daunting at first, claiming with Forbes is straightforward; you can either request a call back or fill out an online claim form. From here, a professional solicitor from our personal injury team will be in touch to discuss your injury and advise you on the next steps that you should take, should you be eligible for compensation.

Crush injuries come in all different shapes and sizes and the amount of compensation that you receive will ultimately depend on the severity of your crush injury and how it has affected your day-to-day life since. Whether you were involved in a road traffic accident, have been hit by heavy goods falling from a height, or were operating heavy machinery without the appropriate safety equipment, then you have likely been a victim of negligence and should contact Forbes to discuss your case.

We are a team of expert professional injury solicitors with a wealth of knowledge and years of experience when it comes to crush injuries and want to help you make a crush injury claim that will lead to the compensation that you deserve.

Contact us, or start your claim online, today.

How do I prove negligence with a crush injury claim?

Whether you have experienced a crush injury as a result of a sporting accident or you were injured in the workplace, in order to claim compensation, you will need to prove negligence. Our years of experience, combined with a great understanding of personal injury law, means that we will be able to look into your case and let you know whether or not we think you have a claim for compensation, based on your own individual circumstances.

If you have been injured in the workplace then we will look to see that employers were adhering to their legal duty of care correctly, which includes:

  • Providing the appropriate training where necessary;

  • Being provided with protective clothing to wear, where necessary;

  • Providing the correct protective equipment required to operate specific machinery;

  • Ensuring the workplace displays the appropriate signage;

  • Making sure risk assessments are completed and up to date;

  • Regular maintenance of equipment and replacing any that is damaged/faulty;

  • Providing working procedures and guidelines for all employees.

If you have suffered a crush injury outside of the workplace, then it will depend on the specific circumstances as to whether or not you have been a victim of negligence and therefore have a strong claim for compensation.

If you are unsure about claiming for compensation and would like to seek the advice of a professional, friendly team of crush injury solicitors, then please contact Forbes today.

How much crush injury compensation will I be entitled to?

Whether you're seeking hand crush injury compensation, crushed foot injury compensation or have other injuries as a result of being crushed, at Forbes, we will do everything we can to ensure that you receive the highest level of compensation for your claim, if it is successful.

We understand that a crush injury can be devastating; not only for an individual but also for the individual's loved ones; so we want to do everything we can to ensure each crush injury claim is compensated appropriately.

Of course, it's difficult to say exactly how much compensation you can expect to receive because every case is different and how much you are entitled to will ultimately depend on the severity of your injury and the level of impact it has had on your day to day life. However, after a chat with a professional personal injury solicitor, you should have a better idea of how much you can expect to receive if your claim is successful. Please don't hesitate to contact Forbes today.

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