Working in the sanitation industry can be a dangerous job, as refused and toxic waste has the potential to cause disease or personal injury if not disposed of properly. Sanitation workers have an important job – to protect the general public from dangers associated with waste. Dealing with hazardous materials on a daily basis puts anyone working in sanitation at risk of serious injury, and if you have been injured at work, you could claim sanitation worker injury compensation – if somebody else is to blame. Trust Accident Advice Helpline with your claim, as we have years of experience and are endorsed by our patron, TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen.
What sort of injuries could sanitation workers sustain?
Whether you’re working as a refuse collector going door to door to empty bins or are part of a clean-up crew after a disaster, there are a variety of different things which could cause injury:
- You could be hit by a refuse truck or by impatient drivers trying to pass the truck
- You could be injured by defective equipment – mechanical faults with bin lorries could result in crush injuries, severed limbs, cuts or even fatalities
- Clean up crews or litter collectors could be injured after a slip, trip or fall on oil, chemical spills or debris
- You could suffer lacerations, cuts or infection after being stuck by a needle or injured by broken glass
- Hazardous chemicals could cause burn injuries if not handled correctly
If you feel that your employer is at fault for your accident – for example if they’ve asked you to be part of a clean-up crew but haven’t provided you with any protective equipment – then you could have a viable sanitation worker injury claim. Serious injuries could mean you’re unable to return to work for some time, and if you have suffered an amputation or severe crush injuries, you may be left permanently disabled. Don’t suffer in silence, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline or take the 30-second test on our website, to see how much you could claim.
Is claiming personal injury compensation difficult?
Provided you hire a reputable personal injury lawyer, the claims process is usually fairly simple and most personal injury claims can be settled out of court. Trust Accident Advice Helpline to handle your claim – our expert personal injury advisors offer confidential advice and we provide a 100% no win, no fee* service, so you don’t need to lose sleep over expensive legal fees. If you are an injured sanitation worker who is looking for personal injury compensation, call us today on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: September 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton