Thousands of people drive as part of their day to day job, but what happens if you’re involved in road traffic accidents during working hours? If you’ve been injured in car accidents at work and you’d like to find out if you have a case for work accident compensation, call Accident Advice Helpline today.
If you drive as part of your work and you have an accident, who is liable?
If you drive as part of your work and you’re involved in an accident on the roads, there may be a case for work injury compensation provided that the accident was linked to employer negligence. If the driver was at fault for the accident, the employer may be sued by the other driver in cases where the driver was acting on behalf of their employer.
In the first case, when an accident occurs as a result of employer negligence and the employee is injured, this may relate to poor supervision, a lack of training or failing to provide employees with safe, reliable vehicles, for example.
In the second case, where the employee causes the accident, the employer may still be liable if the other driver decides to make a road accident claim. In this case, the employer will only be liable if the driver was representing them at the time. If a driver has an accident while working, this means that they are acting on behalf of their employer. If the accident occurs when the driver is doing something off their own bat, for example, they are stopping for lunch, the employer will not be liable.
Do I have a valid case for compensation?
If you drive as part of your work and you’ve been injured at work and you were not to blame, you may be able to claim work accident compensation. However, you must be able to prove that you were not at fault in any way and the incident must have occurred within the last three years.
To discuss the details of your work injury claim with our expert advisors, call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. The lines are open 24 hours a day and we operate a no win, no fee* policy, so you won’t have to deal with any unexpected bills if your claim is unsuccessful.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown