Entry for the 2014 Praise Awards, which aims to recognise road safety at work, has just opened. With past winners including British Telecom and Royal Dutch Shell, the awards this year are set to be as competitive as previous years.
The Praise Awards competition recognises companies who have made a noticeable commitment to improving road safety in the workplace and there are three categories for businesses to enter: Small-Medium Enterprise, Large Company and Public Authority – which category to enter obviously depends on your business size.
The criteria for any applicants interested in entering includes:
- Providing evidence that health and safety processes have taken place, such as developing policies and undertaking risk assessments
- Evidence of reduction in casualties and reduced crash rates
- Innovation when it comes to work related road safety
Applicants have until the deadline of 1st September to formally apply, with the award ceremony taking place in Brussels in October 2014, at the PRAISE conference. Work related road safety is a serious issue in the UK and Europe and companies can reduce their risk of work-related car accident compensation claims by focusing on safety for those who drive regularly or occasionally as part of their role.
Injured in a work-related car accident
If you drive as part of your role and have been injured in a work-related car accident, you may be wondering who is to blame. It depends on your individual situation, but if your accident was caused by a fault in the car you were driving, your employer may have been negligent. Injuries from car accidents can include whiplash, lacerations and bruises, crush injuries, concussion and head injuries and broken bones – they can range from minor injuries to serious ones and even death. Working out whether someone else is to blame for your accident is the first step towards claiming compensation for a work-related road accident.
Claiming compensation for your injuries
There is usually a three year time limit when claiming compensation, so contact Accident Advice Helpline today; there’s no obligation to proceed with a claim. You can simply call us for confidential advice at any time and if you decide to go ahead with your claim, you’ll be pleased to know all our lawyers operate on a 100% no win, no fee* basis. We’re experienced in the personal injury industry, so whether you have suffered severe head injuries and needed time off work to recover or minor whiplash, we can help; just call our freephone helpline today.