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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Waste disposal truck accident claim


    If you need to make a waste disposal truck accident claim, you can get all the help you need from the friendly team at Accident Advice Helpline. Use our online claim form or give us a call for free advice on whether or not you can claim compensation and how much compensation you could get. We won’t put you under pressure or bother you with endless follow-up calls, we’ll just help you to work out your options, and if you want our help to make a claim, we’ll be there for you.

    You don’t need to be rich to claim with Accident Advice Helpline because we work on a no win, no fee* basis. If we take on your case, you’ll still get expert help as we aim to get you the best possible compensation settlement, tailored to meet your needs.

    Typical waste disposal truck accidents

    The most common waste disposal truck accidents that people seek help with are:

    • Falling off the side of a moving truck.
    • Being crushed against a wall or another vehicle by a reversing truck.
    • Being caught in the grabbing mechanism of a truck.
    • Being hit by material falling from a truck.
    • Being struck by the truck as it drives along.

    Most victims of accidents like this are people who work in the waste disposal industry, but other road users and pedestrians can also be hurt. If the accident wasn’t your fault, if it happened within the last three years and if you were subsequently treated by a doctor, you could be entitled to compensation.

    What can compensation do?

    Compensation packages are worked out in accordance with the injured person’s needs. This means that if you’ve been left with severe injuries you can expect to receive more money to help you cope with their impact on your life. If you are unable to work, either temporarily or permanently, compensation can help to cover your loss of earnings. If you’ve been badly traumatised or you are having trouble adjusting to a more limited life, compensation can potentially fund the counselling to help you to cope, and it could also help you with the cost of adapting your home to make it easier to deal with a physical disability.

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    How to claim compensation

    If you choose to claim compensation with us at Accident Advice Helpline, we’ll start by finding you the right kind of solicitor. If you were working with the waste disposal truck that injured you then you’ll need an industrial accident solicitor to back you up, and we can arrange that. All our solicitors specialise in helping accident victims, and they understand that you may be feeling shaken, so they will aim to keep things simple for you. You can work with them over the phone so you won’t need to travel to lots of meetings, and you won’t have to deal with the case constantly. Your solicitor will inform you when any important decisions need to be made. Otherwise, you can simply relax and let our expert solicitors work on your behalf.

    Start your claim by calling our 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 or taking our 30-second test.

    Date Published: February 17, 2015

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.