Accidents, resulting in injury do happen when your occupation is that of a bus driver. At times like this the driver should seek bus driver injury advice.
Why is bus driver injury advice important?
If you are a bus driver and are injured while carrying out your duties, it could lead to, at the very least, a temporary loss of earnings while you recover. This will inevitably put a heavy strain on household finances, not helped by additional costs such as prescription charges, travel to and from medical appointments and treatment not covered by the NHS.
In serious cases you may be out of work for an extended period of time, or in serious cases may be unable to return to work at all. This can put an intolerable strain on you and your family. By seeking bus driver injury advice you will be able to discover whether or not you can make a claim for compensation.
Where to seek advice
For bus driver injury advice to be of any value it has to be accurate, which means you should always contact solicitors who specialise in personal injury cases. If you have been injured in a road traffic accident, or been assaulted by a passenger, this type of injury advice is invaluable.
Accident Advice Helpline employs a team of experienced solicitors with the expertise to provide the information you need. Crucially, based on what you can tell us about your individual case, we will be able to determine whether you have grounds to make a successful claim.
Generally, in order to make a successful injury claim, you should not have been responsible for the incident. However, if you are in any doubt, it is still worth seeking advice on the matter.
What type of advice is available?
When you contact Accident Advice Helpline for bus driver injury advice you will be asked to provide as much detail about the incident as possible. This typically includes your recollections about what actually happened and the names and contact details of any witnesses.
If you were injured as the result of a road traffic accident or assault, the police should have been called. If this is the case, contact details of the investigating officer along with his or her report will be required.
A medical report, prepared by your doctor, indicating the extent of the injuries you suffered, will be crucial, particularly if your case is to be strong enough to make a successful personal injury claim.
You will also be advised to note down the amount of wages, including overtime, lost while you are absent from work recovering and keep receipts for any additional expenses incurred.
What does it cost?
Pursuing a personal injury claim is expensive and this prevents many people seeking compensation. At Accident Advice Helpline we employ a team of specialist solicitors who work on a no win no fee* basis. This means that if you do have grounds for making a claim for compensation and you elect to have us represent you, you will not have to pay any money up front.
Date Published: May 30, 2014
Author: David Brown