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Getting Caught Between Objects or Materials (Crush Accident)

It is a legal requirement for all employers to ensure your safety and well-being while you are working on their property. It is their responsibility to follow health and safety guidelines and regulations by facilitating:

  • Appropriate on-going risk assessments
  • Suitable training
  • Safe procedures and methods for work practices
  • The issue of correct personal protective equipment

If you suffer an injury following an accident in your work environment and you feel it was someone else’s fault or due to negligence, you have a right to make a compensation claim for personal injury.

How a crush accident may occur

Legally this type of accident is referred to as a crush accident and in a broad sense describes a situation where an employee is caught in between objects, materials or vehicles.

Construction

The most dangerous place for a crush accident to occur is on a building site or in the construction industry. Common incidents occur when:

  • An employee is caught in machinery
  • An employee is caught between vehicles and fixed objects (i.e. between a fork-lift truck and a wall)
  • An employee is caught within the swing radius of a crane or other vehicle

In the office

The same type of accidents may occur in an office setting but are more likely to focus on a part of the employee’s body. For instance:

  • Fingers or hands caught in a drawer, door, window
  • Fingers or hands or articles of clothing caught in office machines
  • Fingers or hands caught under the blade of a paper cutter.

Whereas it is clear that an employee has a responsibility to be careful when carrying out a task in the office, it is also the responsibility of the employer to ensure the work environment is safe at all times.

Making a claim

The reward you receive from a personal injury claim may help in supporting you through the period of your injury. It may also help prevent further accidents happening as changes to health and safety measures are tightened at your place of work and within the industry itself. Employers expect there to be compensation claims and they therefore factor this into their budgets by covering themselves with Employers’ Liability Insurance. At myworkclaim.com our expert solicitors can guide you through the process.

How we can help you claim compensation

At Workplace Accident Helpline our professional consultants specialise in helping people claim for accidents, illnesses or diseases which originate in the workplace. We guide you through the whole process on a no win-no fee basis. We will match the needs of your case and personal preferences with our panel of solicitors who are pre-screened experts in this type of claim. To make an enquiry simply fill in our compensation claim form or call us on 0800 327 7919

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