Working as a bin man – your potential workplace injury claim in Colchester
Working as a bin man has some advantages and disadvantages. For most people, it is a good job to have as it is with the public body or private contractor and is reasonably well-paid. Holidays are good and so are the perks. However, for others, it can be a tiring, smelly and difficult job that comes with a lot of headaches and hard work.
Working with rubbish day in and day out doesn’t seem like the most glamorous job, but it pays the bills. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have had a number of individuals, who are working as bin men, get in touch with us to find out more about making a workplace injury claim in Colchester and elsewhere due to an accident they have endured through no fault of their own.
Accidents that can happen to a bin man
Working with people’s discarded rubbish and items can be a very strenuous and tough job at times. This is especially so in the winter time, due to bad light and the cold weather. Bin lorries are very large and intricate vehicles designed to crush and compact the rubbish collected. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for accidents to happen when handling bins or when on board the bin lorry. Many individuals who work in this field have encountered issues whereby the ramp jams and causes them injuries. It is even possible for limb amputations and deaths to occur with this sort of heavy machinery.
You can make a workplace injury claim in Colchester through Accident Advice Helpline, if the accident took place within the past three years. The person who sustained the injury must have had medical attention and, the accident must not be the claimants fault. It is the responsibility of an employer to ensure that everything is in working order and not liable to cause injury. To make a claim or find out more about an accident claim contact us at Accident Advice Helpline by text or phone to find out how we may be able to help you.
Find out more about your accident claim today
From a landline call 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile phone ring 0333 500 0993. If you would prefer, you can send a text to 88010 with the message ‘CLAIM365’ and one of our trained advisers will call you back. Don’t delay, call us now for expert legal advice.
Date Published: 29th December 2014
Author: David Brown