Running late for work not only risks getting into trouble with your employer, it also exposes you to the risk of potentially serious personal injuries.
Being late may tempt you to exceed speed limits or take other unnecessary risks while driving to work. Needless to say, this means you are at risk of causing a road traffic accident. People rushing to work at the last minute are, in fact, among the main causes of vehicle collisions during rush hour traffic.
Possible driving errors
Distracted and worried about what your boss will say, you may, for example, fail to see a pedestrian, cyclist or other road user; or you may make the mistake to overtake when it is not really safe to do so. The resulting traffic accidents could have potentially serious, even fatal consequences.
Even if you have made it to work without causing an accident on the road, you are far from being safe. Running on potentially wet or icy car parks, pathways and even interior flooring or up steps could easily lead to injuries by tripping, slipping or falling.
Having started the day in such a stressful manner, you may also be distracted at work, meaning you may inadvertently make mistakes that could lead to accidents at work.
The moral of the tale
In short, it is better to leave home early enough to get to work on time without having to take the risk of causing motoring accidents; trips, slips or falls and work accidents. If you are going to be late, never try to make up time by taking such unnecessary risks, but call your employer, apologise and tell him why you are running late.
When others are late
Should you sustain an injury by a car accident; slip trip or fall or work related accident because someone else was in a hurry or negligent of their duty of care, it is likely that you will qualify for personal injury compensation.
Establishing claim eligibility
You can find out what your chances of successfully making a claim for passenger or driver injury; trip, fall or slip or work injury compensation are by calling an Accident Advice Helpline advisor. Our Freephone advice line is open 24 hours, seven days a week, and all calls are kept confidential.
Find out whether you have a claim and get the opportunity to take advantage of their experienced lawyers by calling us today on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice