If you require the best bin man injury advice and legal representation available, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Refuse collecting can be a dangerous profession if the local council does not prioritise health and safety. If their actions were negligent and you sustained injuries in an accident that could have been prevented, then you are within your rights to pursue a personal injury claim. Our 30-second online compensation calculator will confirm your eligibility and provide a ballpark figure for your claim.
Burden of responsibility
Driving large vehicles and operating heavy equipment poses dangers to bin men on a daily basis. Trucks can cause devastating injuries if they are not used correctly, or if employees do not know how to exit and enter them correctly. It is up to your employer to provide full training to employees. Everyone on your team must follow health and safety measures so that fellow workers are not exposed to risks; however, accidents can still happen. If someone was negligent, then you can file a claim if you sustained serious or life-changing injuries.
Bin man injuries can range from broken bones, wounds, amputations, spinal cord damage, and even fatalities depending on the severity of the accident. Trucks pose a constant danger if they are used recklessly. You could file a claim if you were walking alongside the vehicle and it toppled over and crushed you due to a driver taking a corner at high speed. Injuries in these cases are often devastating, with some accidents leaving workers wheelchair bound due to back injuries and occasionally requiring round the clock care.
Other bin man injuries can be more passive in nature. For example, if you worked as a refuse collector for many years, you could file a claim if the noisy vehicles and equipment left you with severe tinnitus or hearing loss. You could also file a claim if you tripped over a pavement or other surface that should have been replaced by the council. If you think someone else was at fault, we should be able to make a claim on your behalf.
We advise that you ensure that the date and time of the accident are recorded in your employer’s report book after the accident. You should also get the contact details of any workers or other passers-by that saw what happened. Our expert solicitors will use this information and any available financial and medical documents to support your case. We are renowned for maximising compensation, so let us work for you.
You should not sit by and suffer if your employer was at fault. In most cases, an employer’s insurance policy will cover any settlement they have to pay. Many employees also return to work at the same company after a successful claim. It will help everyone involved, including your co-workers, as health and safety will be improved. Our no win, no fee* policy makes it incredibly easy to get started, so ring our free, 24-hour helpline today from a landline on 0800 689 0500. We will provide you with the best bin man injury advice, tailored to the injuries you suffered from your accident.
Date Published: July 21, 2015
Author: David Brown