As a nation we produce thousands of tonnes of rubbish every year, with more waste than ever before being sent to recycling plants. Waste processing accidents can easily occur in these huge plants, where heavy machinery with moving parts is often used to clean and sort waste for recycling. If you’ve been injured whilst working at a waste processing plant, let Accident Advice Helpline offer you confidential, no-obligation advice and get you the compensation you deserve.
Your employer has a responsibility to keep you safe at work and reduce the risk of waste processing accidents occurring. This means they must ensure that staff are properly trained to carry out their duties and operate machinery, and that machinery is well-maintained and safe to use. It’s also important that the working environment in general is safe for staff.
Accidents involving heavy machinery
The machinery used in waste processing facilities has the potential to cause serious or fatal injuries if it is not used properly. This is why it’s so important that staff receive adequate training before operating machinery. Many machines have moving parts including conveyor belts and rollers, and it is all too easy for a hand or arm to be caught and dragged into the moving parts, where serious crush injuries could occur. Wearing loose clothing is a bad idea, as this could be caught in the machinery, leading to cuts and bruises, fractures and other injuries. If you’ve suffered crush injuries after an accident at work, you’re probably wondering if there’s anything you can do about it. We can help you claim personal injury compensation that could pay for medical expenses and compensate you for your loss of earnings – just get in touch with us to find out more, or take the 30-second test on our website right now to see how much you could claim.
How have you been injured?
Injuries sustained in a waste processing accident could range from minor to severe, and could include compound fractures, crush injuries, tendon and nerve injuries and cuts and bruises. However, you have been injured, if somebody else is to blame, we can help. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about the claims process and get the ball rolling on your claim. It’s free to call and our professional personal injury lawyers operate on a 100% no win, no fee* service, so you really do have nothing to lose by getting in touch.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown