Duncan Lewis is one of the UK’s leading firms of personal injury and Legal Aid solicitors – and can advise on how to make a no win no fee compensation claim for a crush injury which occurred as a result of someone else’s negligence.
Crush injuries often occur in work accidents involving heavy machinery or industrial vehicles such as fork-lifts, which can topple over and trap the driver beneath them.
High impact car accidents and horse riding accidents when the horse falls and lands on its rider are also common causes of crush injuries.
Serious crush injuries can involve internal injuries after road traffic accidents – or bicycle accidents when cyclists become trapped between two vehicles or dragged beneath an HGV. Motorbike riders often sustain crush injuries if their bike lands on them after an accident.
In industrial accidents, multiple fractures of the skull and limbs and injuries to internal organs can occur if an employee accesses the moving parts of unguarded machinery to clear jams or to clean it.
Extremities like fingers and toes can also get trapped and sustain crush injuries in the moving parts of escalators, lifts and machinery and hinges of doors or seating like deckchairs.
Deep bruising, pain and broken bones or dislocation and nerve damage, as well as internal bleeding and major organ ruptures are the result of crush injuries. Crush injuries to the spine can involve long-term Rehabilitation.
Accidents resulting in crush injuries include:
Any work-related crush injuries which result in an employee being off work or unable to perform their normal duties for seven consecutive days or more should be reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) within 15 days.
If crush injuries leave you with a permanent disability, Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors can advise you further on Industrial Benefit Disablement Injuries and how to claim.
Compensation claims for crush injuries fall under the area of law known as personal injury.
Personal injury claimants usually have three years from the date of the injury to make a claim for compensation.
Claims can sometimes be made outside the three-year limitation period, however – and minors have three years from the age of 18 to make a claim.
Because of the limitation period for personal injury claims, it is important to seek legal advice from Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors as soon as possible if you wish to make a crush injury compensation claim.
Family members can call Duncan Lewis for advice on making a claim if a loved one has been badly injured with crush injuries and is still recovering in hospital.
Claims for Crush Injury Compensation include:
The insurer of the company liable for the injury usually settles compensation claims – for example an employer’s insurer if the crush injury was sustained in a work accident or industrial accident.
MoD claims for crush injuries can be settled under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme – and a no win no fee claim for crush injuries can also be made.
Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor will keep you fully informed at all stages of the case.
Many claims for crush injury compensation are settled out-of-court – Duncan Lewis personal injury lawyers negotiate hard to get the best settlement for you.
But if a court hearing is necessary, Duncan Lewis instructs leading barristers who specialise in personal injury cases, to make sure you have the best legal representation possible.
Compensation paid to minors for crush injuries has to be approved at an Infant Settlement Hearing at the local County Court – the child and their “Litigation Friend” (usually a parent or guardian) have to attend this hearing.
Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors have a successful track record in accident and injury claims.
Contact Duncan Lewis for free advice on making a crush injury compensation claim by calling 020 7923 4020.