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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Can I claim for an accident as a taxi driver?


    Can I claim for an accident as a taxi driver?

    You may be entitled to make a claim for an accident as a taxi driver if you were involved in an accident while you were working that was someone else’s fault. This could gain you financial compensation for the injuries you suffered at a time when you need it most.

    Driving regularly on the road has its risks, even for those who are used to being careful and who know what kinds of dangers exist. Your experience and skill as a taxi driver may be considerable, yet accidents can happen at any time. Perhaps your accident was caused by another road user who acted suddenly, irresponsibly or without due care; or perhaps your passengers caused you to lose attention by acting without warning. Your accident may have been caused by unsafe road conditions, ultimately caused by the local council’s negligence. Whatever the precise cause, if your taxi driver accident was someone else’s fault you may be entitled to make a claim.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    You can get free, expert personal injury advice by calling Accident Advice Helpline. When you call us, one of our expert advisors will go through the details of your accident and should be able to tell you within a few minutes if you have a potential claim for compensation and what it could be worth. Accident Advice Helpline was set up in 2000 to help people who have suffered injuries due to the actions or negligence of others without putting themselves at any financial risk.

    Taxi driver injuries

    Driving professionally can be satisfying and lucrative, but it can also pose a risk. Apart from the dangers inherent in working long hours, including tiredness and stress, you are also partly exposed to the actions of other road users. This may mean that you are suddenly put in danger by others’ reckless or irresponsible driving, or other inappropriate road behaviour. You are also dependent on the care and diligence of the local council in maintaining the road infrastructure, including road lights, traffic lights and the surface of the road. This means that you are potentially put at risk by many others who you have to deal with while working as a taxi driver.

    How to contact us

    Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. An advisor will give you free, expert advice about your taxi driver injury and advise you of your best options. If we think you have a claim that will be successful, we will pass your details to one of our expert, specialist personal injury lawyers, who will then start processing your claim. Your lawyer may advise you to settle early with the defendant, so as to avoid potentially onerous court proceedings.

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    No-win, no-fee*

    If we think your taxi driving accident could lead to a successful claim for compensation, the personal injury lawyer we will assign to your case will work on a no-win, no-fee* basis. He or she will advise you what your best route will be, as well as informing you of what your claim could be worth and what the process is likely to entail.

    Date Published: May 4, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.