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What are crush injury at work claims?

A crush injury at work claim occurs when an individual seeks compensation for employer negligence after suffering a crush injury in the workplace. Crush injuries are amongst the most prevalent incidents within the workplace, as stated by the Health and Safety Executive.

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The most important things to remember when making a claim for Crush injury at work

It’s your employer’s obligation to ensure your work environment is secure

If your employer is responsible, you may make a claim for a mishap

A claim can be made on a no win, no fee basis

Typically, you have three years from the date of the mishap to file a claim

The compensation you could potentially receive is contingent upon the severity of the injury, loss of income, and the effect on your lifestyle.

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When Is It Possible to Submit a Crush Injury at Work Claim?

You are eligible to make a claim for a crush injury at work if the accident was caused due to your employer’s negligence, such as faulty machinery or objects falling from a height. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, employers are legally bound to provide a safe workplace, conduct regular inspections, prevent falls, provide necessary training and maintain all equipment properly. If these guidelines are not followed, and you can prove your employer’s negligence, then you may be entitled to compensation.

Common injuries include those on the fingers, hands, legs, or in severe cases, the torso. The impact of these injuries can be life-altering and may result in severe pain or even inability to work. The amount of compensation is calculated based on the severity of your injury and how it has affected your life.

There is generally a three-year window to make a claim, with some exceptions. It is also possible to claim on a No win, no fee basis. However, the specifics of each case vary and it is recommended to seek legal advice for your unique circumstances.

Feel free to reach out to the claim advisor specialists at for further assistance. You can contact us using the contact form or by phone. Our experts will guide you through the claim process and help you understand your legal rights.

Recompense Claim Figures for Accidents at the Workplace

A crush injury at work typically occurs as a result of an external force damaging a part of the body, such as a finger, leg or torso. This could be due to falling objects, being caught in machinery or infrastructure, or as a result of a road traffic accident. The severity of such injuries can range from relatively minor crushed fingers or feet, to more serious cases leading to amputation, long-term disability, paralysis or even fatality.

When a crush injury at work is due to someone else’s negligence, employees have the right to seek compensation. The amount of financial compensation awarded usually depends on the severity of the injury, the impact on the individual’s life and work, and whether any health and safety lessons have been learned as a result of the incident.

It’s worth noting that some firms have been instrumental in establishing health and safety acts aimed at protecting employees, and have decades of experience in taking negligent employers to account. As such, if you or a loved one has suffered a crush injury at work, it’s advisable to seek specialist legal advice to help secure the maximum amount of compensation.

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What responsibilities does an employer have to prevent crush injuries at work?

An employer has a legal obligation to ensure a safe and secure workplace for their employees. This includes conducting regular inspections and acting promptly on any identified issues. They are also responsible for preventing falls from a height and ensuring that any scaffolding used is safe.

Employers must ensure that their workers receive adequate training, which includes Health and Safety training, manual handling, COSHH (for chemicals), and training for any specific equipment being used. Appropriate safety signs must be correctly displayed throughout the workplace. Furthermore, all equipment should be properly maintained and safe for use.

Employers must ensure that workers have access to adequate protective clothing. If an employer fails to comply with these health and safety responsibilities and this negligence leads to a crush injury at work, they could be found liable and the injured party may be entitled to compensation.

What must be proven to claim compensation for a crush injury at work?

To claim compensation for a crush injury at work, certain aspects must be proven. This includes demonstrating that the employer has not adhered to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. This may manifest in them failing to conduct risk assessments, provide adequate training, or ensure the workplace is safe and secure.

The employer is held responsible for providing a safe working environment, including proper training, regular inspections, and addressing any issues promptly. They are also responsible for preventing accidents, providing appropriate training, displaying safety signs, maintaining equipment, and ensuring workers have access to adequate protective clothing.

For a successful compensation claim, it must be proven that the organisation in charge of health and safety was negligent and did not comply with their statutory responsibilities. If this is proven, the employer will be found liable and the claimant will receive compensation.

What are common types of crushing injuries in the workplace?

Many types of crushing injuries can occur in the workplace, particularly in hazardous environments such as construction sites, factories, warehouses and agricultural sites. The most frequently encountered crush injuries affect hands or fingers, but there can also be significant damage to muscles and internal organs. Common injuries include one or more crushed fingers and internal injuries, often resulting from accidents with machinery such as forklift trucks.

Head injuries are another common outcome, typically as a result of objects falling from a height. Hand or arm crushing while operating moving machinery is frequently reported. Additionally, any situation where a person’s body is jammed, pinched, or squashed underneath or between objects is considered a crush injury. In severe cases, the pressure exerted can be so extreme as to damage bones and internal organs, and in the most extreme cases, crushing injuries could necessitate amputation.

What steps should one take after suffering a crush injury at work?

The initial step after suffering a crush injury at work is to seek medical attention. Make sure to keep any medical notes you receive from your doctor as these may serve as valuable evidence later. If your workplace has an incident book, ensure your injury is recorded in it. If there’s no incident book, send a letter to your employer detailing the injury and keep a copy for your records.

Reporting your injuries to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) might also be required. Any reports made by them could potentially help you when producing evidence. After you are physically well enough, begin gathering as much evidence as possible to present to your legal team, such as photographs, CCTV footage, witness statements, medical records, or receipts to prove financial losses, to support your crush injury compensation claim.

You must be able to demonstrate that your employer was at fault. This could be shown by indicating that your employer did not manage all risks and hazards adequately by carrying out proper measures, risk assessments, and training. Your claim will be required to prove that the employer failed to meet these Health and Safety standards and regulations. Possible ways to prove their irresponsibility could include reproducing training records which show overdue equipment or Health and Safety training, reproducing inspection records for equipment showing it was faulty or overdue for checks, or taking photographs of potential hazards that could cause machine malfunctions.

Can compensation be claimed for crush injuries caused by a colleague at work?

Yes, compensation can be claimed for crush injuries at work caused by a colleague. This falls under the concept of vicarious liability, where all employers in the UK are held accountable for ensuring their staff act safely. Should a fellow employee cause a crush injury, the employer would still be considered at fault, and a claim could be made against their Employer’s Liability Insurance. Even in cases where both the injured party and their employer share blame, referred to as contributory negligence, partial compensation could be claimed.

Is it possible to claim compensation if I was partly responsible for my crush injury at work?

Yes, it may be possible to claim compensation even if you were partly responsible for your crush injury at work. This is referred to as contributory negligence. For instance, if the court determines that both yourself and your employer were partially at fault, it would then decide how much of the blame each party holds. If you were considered 50% at fault, you would receive 50% of the standard compensation amount. This could occur if, say, you were operating a machine that caused the injury, but your employer didn’t provide you with the necessary training.

How can it be proven that an employer acted irresponsibly in relation to a crush injury?

In order to prove that an employer acted irresponsibly leading to a crush injury, it needs to be shown that they failed to adhere to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. This could include evidence that they did not conduct necessary risk assessments, or neglected to provide appropriate training.

Employers have a legal obligation to maintain a safe environment for workers, which includes ensuring proper training and carrying out regular inspections. They should rectify any identified issues, prevent falls from heights, ensure scaffolding is secure, and provide necessary protective clothing.

Other responsibilities include displaying safety signs appropriately and ensuring that all equipment is well-maintained and safe for use. If it can be proven that the employer failed to meet these statutory duties, they can be found negligent and thus held responsible for the injury. This could involve producing training records showing overdue equipment or health and safety training, or inspection records indicating that equipment was faulty or overdue for checks.

Photographic evidence of potential hazards that could cause machine malfunctions could also be useful in proving employer irresponsibility. In such cases, the claimant would be eligible to receive compensation for the injury sustained.

What information is needed to make a crush injury compensation claim?

When making a crush injury compensation claim, you need to provide certain pieces of information. First and foremost, the injury should be properly documented within your workplace’s records, such as in an incident book. Furthermore, any evidence that could support the claim should be kept. This can include photographs, CCTV footage, witness statements, medical records or receipts that prove financial losses.

In order to make a successful claim, you must be able to demonstrate that your employer was at fault for the incident. Your employer is obligated to minimise all risks and hazards within the workplace by implementing appropriate safety measures, conducting regular risk assessments, and providing necessary training. Your claim will need to prove that your employer failed to uphold these required health and safety standards and regulations.

Proof of employer negligence might include outdated training records, overdue equipment inspections, or photographs of potential hazards which could lead to machine malfunctions, such as loose wiring. In cases where the claimant is found to be partially at fault, compensation may still be possible, albeit potentially reduced in line with the degree of blame apportioned to the claimant.

What constitutes a crush injury in the context of a compensation claim?

A crush injury, in the context of a compensation claim, is an injury one suffers from being crushed at the workplace as a result of the employer’s negligence. These injuries may be caused by faulty machinery or falling objects and most commonly affect the fingers, hands, legs, or even the torso. The injury can lead to severe consequences including extreme pain or being unable to work.

To claim compensation for a crush injury, it must be proven that the employer failed to follow Health and Safety guidelines and neglected to conduct risk assessments or provide proper training. Employers are legally obliged to create a safe working environment, maintain equipment and ensure adequate protective clothing is available for employees.

Compensation amounts are determined based on the seriousness of the injury and its impact on the individual’s life. The timeframe to file a claim is generally three years, with certain exceptions. If successful, the claimant receives compensation which is usually covered by the Employer’s Liability Insurance.

What is the average duration for settling a crush injury claim at work?

In general, a claim for compensation following a crush injury at work must be made within three years from the date of the accident or from the date of diagnosis of the crush injury. However, there may be exceptions to this timeframe in certain circumstances such as if you were mentally incapacitated at the time of the accident, if the accident occurred abroad, or if the injury was caused by a piece of equipment which was later found to be faulty.

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