Refuse collection lorries are a regular part of our daily lives. They will be out and about on a regular basis somewhere or other, driving slowly down roads and picking up rubbish from private properties. Without them we would have a gradual build-up of rubbish that would definitely cause us a problem.
The good news is few people are injured in the vicinity of a refuse collection lorry. Most people would know not to go near them and those that work with these lorries are usually fully prepared for the types of rubbish they are likely to pick up. However, it doesn’t always matter how well-prepared you are. Sometimes accidents happen and in some cases they could have been avoided. Potential hazards should always be foreseen so appropriate steps can be taken to reduce the odds of being injured or hurt in any way. Of course while we can do all we can to reduce injuries it is sometimes not possible to avoid them altogether.
Some of the potential injuries that have the possibility of occurring include road accidents, accidents involving pedestrians and others involving the people using the lorries.
What types of injuries can occur in this situation?
You should never go too close to a refuse collection lorry because of the potential for accidents to occur. Typically some of these examples can include injuries caused by rubbish falling out of the back of the lorry. Of course as we have seen there are people who work with these lorries on a daily basis. In these situations potential hazards can occur if the lorries are not maintained properly. Accidents can also happen if you are dealing with rubbish and are not properly protected against some of the more dangerous things that are sometimes found in it. Typical examples include needles and other sharp items that are capable of cutting you.
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to see where you stand
If you have been injured within the last three year period and you know the accident involved a refuse collection lorry in some way, it is usually best to get advice about the situation. Professional injury compensation lawyers are standing by at Accident Advice Helpline to make sure you have an opportunity to discuss your case. You may be in a position to eventually bring a no win, no fee* case against the negligent party.
Date Published: July 22, 2014
Author: David Brown