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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."

    Esther Rantzen

    Can I claim for an accident as a truck driver?


    Road traffic accidents

    Working as a professional lorry driver means that you will spend more time on the road than the average motorist. Statistically speaking, this increases the likelihood of you being involved in a road traffic accident at some point. Accident Advice Helpline can help you make a claim for compensation if you have been injured in a road accident.

    The key to a successful claim is to prove that the accident was not your fault. An example of this would be if another driver caused the accident by driving recklessly and pulling in front of your truck thus not giving you enough time to stop. You could also seek compensation from your employer if, for example, you were given an unsafe truck or asked to drive a vehicle that you were unfamiliar with and had not received proper training to operate.

    Accidents at work

    Road accidents are not the only risk faced by truck drivers. Just like any other job, poor safety and lack of training for employees can lead to a number of serious incidents in the workplace. Other factors that can cause injury to truck drivers include the following:

    • Slips, trips and falls.
    • Back disorders caused by driving long distances.
    • Being injured while loading or unloading a truck.
    • Being struck by a vehicle while in the depot.
    • Exposure to fumes and dust.

    To discuss the exact circumstances surrounding your truck driver accident, call Accident Advice Helpline.

    How can I claim for an accident as a truck driver?

    People are often put off making a claim for an accident suffered at work. The process can seem too overwhelming and sometimes there is a fear that there will be consequences for claiming compensation from your employer. Speaking to someone in the know can make all the difference.

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    Accident Advice Helpline offers a free, 24-hour helpline that is available seven days a week  Call us on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 to speak to one of our friendly legal advisors about your truck driver accident. They will be able to answer any questions you may have about how the claims process works and they can give you an honest assessment of whether you will be able to make a successful compensation claim.

    If you have a strong case, your claim will be handed over to one of our expert lawyers. All of our solicitors work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis.

    If you are curious to find out what your claim might be worth, try our quick test at the top of the page. It only takes 30 seconds to complete.

    Call Accident Advice Helpline now. You have nothing to lose.

    Date Published: May 3, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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