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.
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:
Accidents refuse collectors can claim for include:
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.
Compensation for Refuse Collectors injured at Work includes:
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.
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.
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.