Crush Injury Claims for Compensation
Find out how much your personal injury claim may be worth
There are many different types of crush injuries, some may be minor, whilst others can severe with life-changing consequences. These types of injuries can be sustained in a range of different accidents; however, they are most commonly suffered as the result of an accident at work or a road traffic accident. If you have suffered a crush injury at work, or as the result of any other type of accident, you may be able to make a crush injury claim against the party responsible for your injury. Beacon Law are highly experienced in handling crush injury compensation claims and will fight to help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your injury.
Common Causes of Crush Injuries
Beacon Law have dealt with many types of claims in which a crush injury occurred in a range of circumstances. The most common crush injury claims which we have dealt with include:
- Road traffic accidents
- Crush injuries at work, especially due to accidents on building sites, factories, and warehouses
- Crush injuries at work caused by dangerous or defective machinery
- Crush injuries at work caused by a lack of training on the use of dangerous machinery
- Crush injuries at work caused by a lack of, or insufficient Personal Protective Equipment
- Crush injuries at work caused by falling objects
- Crush injuries at work caused by the negligence of other members of staff
If you have sustained a crush injury in an accident which has not been mentioned above, you may still be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
What Should You Do Following a Crush Injury?
If your crush injury was sustained at work, you should report the accident to a supervisor or manager and ensure that the incident has been logged appropriately in an accident report book. If the accident did not happen at work, you should report the incident to the person or company who you believe is responsible.
If you suffered your injury in a road traffic accident, contact your insurance company as soon as possible to report the accident.
You should seek appropriate medical attention for your injury from a GP or hospital. If your crush injury is severe, seek urgent attention at hospital.
Keep receipts for any medical treatment which you have had to pay for so that you can recover the expenses if you decide to make a claim.
If you would like to make a claim, or if you would like to discuss the claim process with a personal injury solicitor, contact Beacon Law today using the contact forms on our website, or call us on 0330 1332 857.
You should be aware that there is a strict time limit of 3 years from the date of the accident for making a personal injury claim. This can be extended in special circumstances; however, we would advise that you start your claim as early as possible to avoid your claim becoming statute-barred.
Crush Injury Claims: Am I Entitled to Make a Claim?
To be successful in making a personal injury claim, you must be able to prove that someone has been negligent and that their negligence was the cause of your accident and injuries. For example, your employer has a duty of care to take reasonable steps to keep you safe whilst at work. If it can be proven that your employer has been negligent and failed in their duty to keep you safe, you will have grounds to make a claim against your employer for any injuries sustained as the result of their negligence.
In the same way, the driver of a vehicle has a duty of care towards all other road users. If an accident occurs as the result of the driver’s negligence, a claim can be brought against the said driver.
If you have suffered a crush injury in an accident which wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Contact Beacon Law to speak to one of our specialist personal injury solicitors, and we will let you know if we think you have grounds to make a claim.
Crush Injury Claims: How Much Compensation Will You Receive?
The amount of compensation awarded for your crush injury will depend on a number of factors. When valuing your injury, we will take into consideration the limb which was affected, the severity of the injury, the amount of time taken to recover from your injury, and the physical and emotional impact which the crush injury has had on your life.
We will base the valuation of your general damages on recent case law, as well as guidelines set out by the Judicial College.
You will also be able to make a claim for special damages which include additional financial losses sustained as a result of your injuries. These can include:
- Loss of earnings if you required time off due to the accident, or if you have been required to change or leave your employment as a result.
- Travel costs – for travel to and from medical appointments.
- Parking costs at medical appointments.
- Care and Assistance compensation for any paid or additional unpaid care required as a result of the accident; this can include care provided by a family member.
- Medical treatment costs.
- Costs of making any required adjustments to your home as the result of your injuries.
You should ensure that you keep all receipts and invoices for your additional losses as these will be required to prove your loss.
How Much Do Crush Injury Claims Cost?
At Beacon Law, we offer our services on a no-win, no fee basis. This type of funding means that, in most circumstances, you will not be required to pay anything if your claim is unsuccessful. If your claim is successful, we will deduct a percentage of your compensation to cover our legal fees. To find out more about our fees, have a look at the funding section on our website.
Why Choose Beacon Law to Deal with Your Crush Injury Claims?
Beacon Law are specialist personal injury Solicitors based in Manchester. We have helped many of our clients obtain the compensation they deserve for crush injuries sustained as the result of an accident at work, road traffic accidents and accidents in public places.
We have years of experience in assisting those who have experienced all types of crush injuries. We deal with personal injury claims on a daily basis and have vast experience in all injury-related cases.
Claiming compensation can be a difficult task to carry out alone; therefore, you must have expert Solicitors to guide you through the process. We aim to make the claims process as hassle-free as possible for you. We will ensure you are kept up to date, providing appropriate legal advice throughout the progress of your claim.
If you have sustained a crush injury, you can initiate your claim for compensation by having an initial consultation with a member of staff from our personal injury department.
You can request an initial consultation by completing the online help form, and an experienced crush injury claims solicitor will contact you to discuss your case. Alternatively, you can call us on 0330 1332 857, and we will be happy to assist you with your query.
Beacon Law are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. To find out about our no win, no fee funding, have a look at the funding section on our website.