Most people have cause to go to their local council tip from time to time. While we can put rubbish outside our properties to be collected on a regular basis, there are many things that are better off taken to the tip. Many of the things dropped off there can be recycled as well.
Of course we all recognise that a council tip can be a potentially-dangerous place. With that said, it is good to know there are very few accidents that happen in these places, either to staff or to visitors. When you go to a council tip to drop off your rubbish, you should observe all signs and instructions. These will be in place to help you stay safe during your time there. They will also reduce the odds of something going wrong.
What could happen that might trigger a claim for council tip injury compensation?
A tip will have various skips and machinery present to help cope with the amount of rubbish that is being thrown away. Much of this rubbish will need to be sorted so it can be recycled if at all possible. You will need to be alert for rubbish lorries, other machinery and also cars driven by people coming in to get rid of their own rubbish. Yet the safety instructions should help keep you safe in this way.
For example, there should be clear markings on the floor that indicate areas where pedestrians can go without coming into contact with vehicles. There should also be clear warning signs that allow visitors to stay away from machinery and to dispose of their rubbish without coming into contact with any potential hazards.
What can you do if you are injured at a council tip?
Firstly it is very important to get evidence of what occurred if you can. For example you can take photographs if there was no signage present, or if there was some rubbish on the floor that you slipped on and it was made dangerous due to wet weather conditions.
Whatever happens, if you want to see whether council tip injury compensation could be payable in your case, contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 now. Whenever you call us you can be sure to get supportive no-obligation advice, regardless of the severity of your injuries. Make that call to us today to learn more.
Date Published: September 24, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead