Do you work in the recycling and waste disposal industry in East Lothian? Are you considering launching an East Lothian accident at work compensation claim for an injury you’ve sustained in the workplace through no fault of your own?
If so, you might like to know that one of the best specialist injury claim lawyers in the UK is us here at Accident Advice Helpline. Our no win no fee services, (as recommended by the former TV presenter and well respected people’s consumer crusader Esther Rantzen), are at your disposal.
One of the most hazardous industries to work within
The recycling and waste disposal industry is one of the most hazardous to work in, in terms of worker health and safety. Approximately 3,000 workers get injured every year, some very seriously. According to information on the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) website, in the last nine years there have been 81 fatalities due to accidents in the workplace, mostly related to collisions with on-site vehicles.
Work related illness or injury affects one in every 20 employees
The HSE estimates that 1 in every 20 recycling worker suffers from occupationally related ill-health or work related injuries. It is now being said that the recycling and waste disposal injury is more dangerous than other more reputedly hazardous industries such as agriculture, and twice as hazardous as the construction and manufacturing industries.
A disproportionate injury occurrence rate
The industry employs approximately 140,000 workers, a number that makes up less than 1% of the UK working population. However in terms of work related injuries, the recycling and waste disposal industry accounts for over 3% of all injuries reported under the RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases, and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) protocol.
Employing the services of AAH to launch an East Lothian accident at work compensation claim
If you work in the recycling and waste disposal injury in East Lothian, and you’ve either contracted a work related illness or suffered an accident in the workplace through no fault of your own, you should contact us here at Accident Advice Helpline in order to launch an East Lothian accident at work compensation claim.
Pre-test the validity of your claim
Before launching your claim you can test its validity for free by going to the AAH website and using our HOW MUCH compensation calculator. By supplying 4 pieces of basic information relating to your illness or injury, the calculator will check out whether or not your claim appears to be valid in principle, and if it is, it will then issue you with an estimate of how much compensation you could win. This only takes about 30 seconds on average, from start to finish,
Our toll-free helpline
AAH operates a freephone helpline for the convenience of its customers. You can get free advice from one of our experienced advisor’s by calling 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.
Date Published: 21st September 2014