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Refuse Collectors Injured At Work

Refuse Collectors injured at Work


Duncan Lewis Personal Injury Solicitors for Refuse Collectors injured at Work


No Win No Fee Claims for Refuse Collectors Injured at Work


Duncan Lewis is a leading firm of personal injury and Legal Aid solicitors and can advise on how to make a no win no fee claim for refuse collectors who injured at work as a result of employer negligence or an accident which was caused by someone else.


Accidents and injuries Refuse Collectors can claim for


Working conditions for refuse collectors should comply with the Working Time Regulations 1998.


Road traffic accidents (RTAs) are one of the most common reasons for making personal injury claims in the UK – and refuse collectors suffer the risk road accident injuries as part of their job.


Refuse collectors can also suffer from a range of health-related conditions including back and spinal injuries – as well as cuts from broken glass or serrated metal in refuse bag.


Refuse collectors working in recycling centres also face risks associated with machinery and vehicles on site.


Refuse Collectors injured at work as a result of their employer not properly assessing tasks – or because of faulty equipment or road traffic accidents caused by another road user – can claim for injuries such as:


  • Amputation
  • Brain injury
  • Concussion
  • Crush injuries
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Foot and ankle injuries (walking and standing)
  • Fractures
  • Head injury
  • Glass cuts (broken glass)
  • Knee and joint injuries
  • Muscle damage
  • Neck and shoulder injury
  • Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
  • Spinal and back injuries
  • Whiplash injuries.


Accidents refuse collectors can claim for include:


  • Assault
  • Falling loads
  • Faulty goods accidents (failures in seat belts, protective equipment)
  • Machinery accidents (jams, malfunctions, poor maintenance)
  • Road traffic accidents.


How long do Refuse Collectors injured at Work have to claim?


Claims for accidents and injury at work compensation fall under the area of law known as personal injury.


Personal injury claimants usually have three years from the date of the injury to make a claim for accident and injury at work compensation.


Claims can sometimes be made outside the three-year limitation period, however.


Because of the limitation period for personal injury claims, it is important to seek legal advice from Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors as soon as possible if you are a refuse collector and have been injured in a work accident.


Family members can call Duncan Lewis for advice on making a claim if a loved one has been injured while working as a refuse collector and is recovering in hospital.


How much compensation can Refuse Collectors injured at Work claim?


Compensation for Refuse Collectors injured at Work includes:


  • General Damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity
    The exact amount will be assessed according to the extent of injury, estimated recovery time and rehabilitation needed – and whether further medical treatment or even lifelong care is needed.
  • Special Damages to cover medical fees and out-of-pocket expenses
    Expenses might include physiotherapy, loss of earnings, travel expenses to hospital or damage to personal items. In more serious cases, ongoing care, loss of future salary and pension or adaptations to your home would be included.


Who pays compensation to refuse collectors injured at work?


Employers have a legal duty to ensure safe working practices – and should carry out regular health and safety checks to make sure work premises or sites are properly managed and maintained, equipment is fit for purpose – and staff are properly trained and supervised.


Employees must also follow good working practices and report any lapses in health and safety to employers or line managers.


However, it is your employer’s insurer who will settle any claim for accident or injury at work as a refuse collector – or the insurer of whoever is liable for the injury, such as a motorist.


Will I have to go to court to claim compensation?


Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor will keep you fully informed at all stages of the case.


Most claims for refuse collectors injury at work compensation are settled out-of-court – Duncan Lewis personal injury lawyers negotiate hard to get the best settlement for you.


But if a court hearing is necessary, Duncan Lewis instructs leading barristers who specialise in work injury and/or road traffic accidents, to make sure you have the best legal representation possible.


Why Duncan Lewis is the best solicitor for Refuse Collectors Injured at Work


  • Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors understand just how traumatic and upsetting accidents and injury at work can be – we believe in putting you first to obtain the best results for you
  • Duncan Lewis is one of the leading firms of Personal Injury and Legal Aid solicitors in the UK
  • Our initial advice to refuse collectors on making a compensation claim for an accident or injury at work is free
  • Duncan Lewis accepts accident and injury at work claims from refuse collectors on a no win no fee basis, so you will not have to worry about legal fees
  • We will visit you at home if you are recovering from serious injuries sustained in a work accident as a refuse collector – and can arrange expert medical opinions to help back up your claim
  • Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors will make sure you understand every stage of your work accident and injury claim
  • We will handle negotiations for you, so you do not have to worry while you are recovering from your injuries.


Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors have a successful track record in accident and injury at work claims.


Contact Duncan Lewis for free advice on making a compensation claim for refuse collectors injured at work by calling 020 7923 4020.

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