What Should I do if my Hand was Crushed at Work

What Should I do if my Hand was Crushed at Work

If you have injured your hand in the UK, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and financial losses.

    Crushed your hand at work? We can help you

    If you have seriously injured your hand at work in a crushing accident, you might be wondering “what should I do if my hand was crushed at work?”

    We have written this web page to provide you with the information you need to help you decide if you would like to start a new claim for compensation against your employer if your hand has been crushed at work and they were to blame for your accident and your subsequent injuries.

    We offer all clients a free and no obligation initial consultation to discuss your potential claim so feel free to call us now on 01507 609027 to speak with one of our team of lawyers.

    Nigel Askew Solicitors specialise in work accident claims

    We are a firm of personal injury solicitors based in Lincolnshire and we specialise in work related personal injury claims. We represent clients across England & Wales in claims, so whether you are based in Bath or Bury or Lincoln or London, our team of experienced solicitors can represent you in a No Win No Fee claim for personal injury compensation.

    Your employer’s duty of care

    Your employer owes you a duty of care to ensure that you are safe and not at risk of sustaining an injury whilst carrying out your work.  If your hand has been crushed at work and you are not to blame for the accident then you may be entitled to claim compensation.

    For a successful claim against your employer, it is necessary to show that they breached their duty and were to blame for the accident.

    All employers have a legal duty to and responsibility to:

    • Make sure staff are adequately trained in how to do their job, which means providing staff with sufficient training in the machinery they use, or manual handling training and Health & Safety procedures
    • Provide all staff with suitable personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • Undertake risk assessments before staff carry out tasks
    • Manage business activities to minimise risks to staff health and safety

    If you believe that your hand crushing accident was not your fault and that your employer could have done more to prevent the accident from occurring in the first place, we recommend you contact us now to discuss your legal rights.

    Common types of hand crushing accidents we can help with

    Crushing accidents can cause significant external pressure on the bones, muscles and nerves in your hands and often there is little visible evidence on the outside of the body, but the hidden damage can be extensive and in some cases lead to fingers, thumbs and even the entire hand requiring surgery or even amputation.

    Some of the most common crushing accidents we have seen include:

    • Hand crushing injuries due to faulty or dangerous pieces of machinery. Workers arms, hands and fingers can become entangled in faulty machinery
    • Hand crushing due to a heavy loads or heavy object falling and landing on the hand
    • Materials in warehouses and on construction sites falling or collapsing onto clients, crushing hands and arms
    • A wide range of crushing injuries caused by faulty or dangerous elements on work vehicles, such as tipper lorries, FLTs, diggers, tractors and trucks

    There a wide variety of hand crushing accidents that can occur in the workplace and if the accident you were involved in is not listed above, do not worry. Our specialist team of personal injury solicitors have the necessary skill and expertise to advise you on the likelihood of a successful hand crushing accident at work.

    Call us now on 01507 609027 for a free and no obligation initial consultation.

    How much is a hand crushing claim worth?

    The amount of compensation you can expect to claim depends on a number of different factors, including the severity of your injuries, whether you have been unable to work as a result, your long-term work prospects and if you require any ongoing care or rehabilitation.

    Depending on the severity of your injuries and your current and future financial losses, work related hand crushing claims can range in value from £25,000 to several hundred thousand pounds and in cases where someone has suffered life changing injuries, they can be valued in the millions.

    For more information about the potential value of your hand injury, read our compensation calculator page.

    To discuss a new claim with us, please call us on 01507 7609027.

    How much does it cost to start a new claim?

    We do not charge our clients any fees whatsoever to start a new claim.

    We fund all hand crushing claims using No Win No Fee agreements, also known as “Conditional Fee Agreements”.

    The nature of these agreements means that law firms take all the financial risk and not the client.  If a claim fails, the law firm is not paid and the client does not have to pay any solicitor’s fees for their time.  For taking this risk, it is common for law firms to agree with a client that they will be paid a % of the client’s compensation award at the end of a successful claim.

    Free Initial Consultation

    We offer all new hand crushing at work enquiries a free and no obligation initial consultation, during which we will ask you questions about the accident, who you feel was to blame, your injuries and your likely recovery.

    We may also need to request to see your medical or hospital records, which we will do with your permission.

    Once we have a complete picture of the accident circumstances, we can decide if your claim has decent prospects of success and whether we can offer to represent you on a No Win No Fee basis.

    To start your claim, contact us now for a free consultation on 01507 609027 or alternatively, fill in the enquiry form on this page and one of our experienced personal injury lawyers will call you at your convenience.

    How long do I have to make a claim?

    The law in England & Wales states that you have 3 years from the date of an accident, or a medical diagnosis, to start a claim for compensation.

    There are some exceptions to this 3 year claim rule so we recommend you contact us as soon as possible to discuss your particular circumstances so your claim does not fall outside this 3 year claim period.

    Contact Nigel Askew Solicitors today

    If you are wondering “what should I do if my hand was crushed at work?”, call and speak to our solicitors today for expert legal claims advice.

    Call now to take advantage of our free claim consultation on 01507 609027 or submit an online enquiry using the form on this page and indicate the most convenient time for us to reach you.

    Alternatively, you can email us details of your new enquiry to nigel@nigelaskew-solicitor.co.uk

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