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Crush injury claims

Crush injuries at work can have serious, and sometimes life-changing consequences. Injuries can range from crushing fingers in a door to injuries that result in amputation or paralysis. Suffering a crushed finger, hand or limb can have serious implications on your ability to work in the future. A life-changing injury such as amputation may mean that you can never work in your chosen field again.

The most common types of crush injury involve unfenced or unguarded machinery, for example in a factory or on farms where hands or limbs can be drawn into mechanisms such as balers. 

If you have been injured in a crushing incident in the workplace you may be able to claim compensation from your employer who has a duty of care to protect you from injury at work.

If you have been injured at work read our ‘What should I do if I have been injured at work?’ page to find out what steps you or a family member should take after a crush injury in the workplace.

Crush injury case studies

 

JCB crush injury

Mr M was driving a JCB on a construction site when it toppled over crushing his lower body and right arm. He suffered catastrophic injuries and spent over 11 months in hospital undergoing treatment for complicated pelvic injuries and serious crush injuries to both legs and his right arm.  We were able to settle his claim for a seven figure sum. 

Mr M is now a wheelchair user, although he can walk short distances with a frame. He was able to use the compensation he received to move to more suitable accommodation and pay for professional care and equipment, removing some of the burden that had fallen to his mother. 


 

Amputation injury

Mr Leonard Ashworth was injured in an accident at work which resulted in the amputation of his right leg below the knee. The compensation will provide essential financial support paying for prosthetic limbs and adaptations to Mr Ashworth’s house.

Mr Ashworth was working as an engineering fitter at a paper manufacturing company in Kent as part of a maintenance crew which was replacing a 4.5 tonne roll from a paper manufacturing machine. A metal grate under a trolley holding the roll gave way and the roll fell, crushing Mr Ashworth’s leg which had to be amputated.

We secured an early interim payment which allowed Mr Ashworth to buy an adapted vehicle and the significant sum of compensation that he received at the end of his claim let him purchase prosthetic limbs and make adaptations to his home.
 

Our experienced accident at work claims team can advise you about starting your compensation claim. Please call 0161 393 3570 and someone will get back to you. Our lawyers can visit you at home if you are unable to travel to any of our offices.

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