You may have indulged in a spot of spring cleaning every year, but there is no doubt that cleaning and decluttering is a great activity to get involved in at any time of the year. Clearing away rubbish and sorting out things to take to the rubbish tip is very freeing and makes your home feel much better.
You’ll no doubt be familiar with the process of visiting your local rubbish tip to get rid of old furniture, garden rubbish and all manner of other things you don’t want any more. While this is a relatively easy process, it is wise to remember there are potential dangers lurking at rubbish tips of all kinds. Moving vehicles, large lorries and rubbish can all present potential hazards.
How to avoid the injuries you could sustain at a rubbish tip
Slips, trips and falls can happen anywhere, and they are just as likely to occur at a rubbish tip as anywhere else. This is because rubbish can be dropped and could be slippery to walk on in the case of some items. The staff have a duty to make sure the site is always as safe as possible, but it makes sense to keep an eye out for potential hazards as well.
The injuries you could sustain at a rubbish tip could be far more serious, however. For example, if you are injured by a lorry reversing in a space designed for pedestrians, you may receive serious crush injuries that could even threaten your life. Furthermore, the lorry driver may be at fault for causing the accident in the first place.
How can you find out about an accident that has happened to you?
It is well worth considering whether you could be in a position to claim any compensation for injuries that you ended up with while visiting a rubbish tip. If you were taking due care and someone else’s negligence led to your injuries occurring, there is a reasonable chance the team at Accident Advice Helpline might be able to help you.
To find out more, you can take the fast 30-second test provided on our website. Alternatively, if you’d rather speak to someone, simply call us now on 0800 689 0500 to use our 24/7 free enquiry line. Whatever you do, you can count on us for advice when you need it most.
Date Published: April 1, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead