If you were injured during a shift as a landfill operative or employee, you might be asking yourself, ‘Can I claim for an injury as a landfill worker?’ Well, it is easy to find out the answer – all you have to do is pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline.
What are the risks?
Whilst there are plenty of landfill workers who never fall victim to an injury, not everyone gets to be so lucky. If the proper safety guidelines are not followed, and the equipment used in and around a landfill is not properly maintained, nasty accidents can occur. As such, it is imperative that suitable measures are taken to help you avoid nasty slips, trips and falls.
If no such measures are taken, a duty of care has not been followed, and you may be eligible to make a claim for financial compensation. This is only the case, however, if your injuries are a result of the negligence of a third party. You cannot claim for accidents or injuries that occur because of your own failure to perform as required or requested.
What do I need to avoid?
For those working on industrial landfill sites, safety is everything – particularly when it comes to what you wear. In most cases, it is a legal requirement to wear specially designed safety boots, fluorescent clothing and a suitable hard hat. It is the duty of the site manager to provide you with these items. If he or she does not, and you suffer an injury, they are liable for the subsequent costs.
Who should I talk to?
At Accident Advice Helpline, our solicitors work on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. This means that not only will we will deal with your query in an extremely professional and efficient manner, it also means that you will not have to pay any money up upfront should you wish to pursue a claim.
It is our job to ensure that the third party in question is never allowed to shirk their duty of care ever again. In addition, we will seek to recover medical costs, where possible, and to cover any loss of earnings that may have resulted from your exposure to dangerous situations during your time as a landfill operative or employee. If you can’t stop asking yourself ‘Can I claim for an injury as a landfill worker?’ it is time to stop wondering, call us and find out.
We operate a free 24-hour helpline, so you can contact us at any time. You only have to pick up the phone and give us a call, on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: October 18, 2014
Author: David Brown