Traffic wardens have an important job to do, enforcing parking regulations and issuing tickets for parking violations. Employed by the local council or a traffic control agency, traffic wardens don’t do a particularly dangerous job, but as with any job there is the risk an accident could happen if health and safety isn’t taken seriously.
Injured traffic wardens might find themselves unable to return to work, either temporarily or permanently, suffering financially as well as physically, but there is a brighter side. If you’ve been injured whilst on duty as a traffic warden and somebody else is to blame, you might be able to claim traffic warden injury compensation.
That’s a £60 fine, please
Issuing fines and tickets isn’t in itself a dangerous job, but there are certain risks that could affect you if you work as a traffic warden:
- Slip, trip or fall on uneven pavement or hazards;
- Repetitive strain injury from carrying out repetitive tasks; or
- Lacerations or electric shock from faulty equipment.
Tripping on a cracked or damaged pavement could lead to serious injuries including strains and sprains, back injuries, hand and wrist injuries (from bracing yourself against a fall), broken bones and even head injuries if you hit your head as you fall. Because traffic wardens often work alone, you could be at risk of waiting to receive emergency medical treatment. Your employer could be held liable for your injuries if they have put you at risk.
Accident Advice Helpline’s professional personal injury lawyers could help you to claim compensation on a no win no fee* basis. We’ve got years of industry experience specialising in personal injury claims and have helped a number of traffic wardens to claim the compensation they deserved after being seriously injured in an accident at work.
The support you need
Broken bones or even serious damage to ligaments could mean taking extended time off work. Claiming traffic warden injury compensation could help your family to get back on track financially. Accident Advice Helpline are here with the support you need – call us on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to get confidential no-obligation advice from our personal injury advisors. It’s free to call and all of our lawyers work on a 100% no win no fee* basis, so you have nothing to lose by getting in touch.