Accidents happen on Britain’s roads every day. Many of them are avoidable, and that holds true for accidents that happen in company vehicles as well as those that happen when someone is driving their own private vehicle. If you are injured in a company vehicle, you should question how the incident happened and whether or not it could reasonably have been prevented.
Can you claim in a situation like this?
When it comes to claiming compensation in any instance, you have to prove someone else was responsible for causing the situation where you were injured. This applies equally to being injured in a company vehicle as it does to any other type of car accident.
Almost two-thirds of people who were asked about the prospect of claiming against their employer for being injured while driving for work reasons in a company vehicle said they thought they could claim in this instance. This is correct. In fact, the employer must always ensure their work vehicles are safe to drive and receive regular maintenance so this is always the case. If a vehicle is not roadworthy and you have an accident in it as a result, your employer could potentially be found liable for having caused the accident.
What should you do if you find yourself in this situation?
Expert legal advice is advisable to seek out if you are ever injured in a situation like this. Being injured in a company vehicle could mean you are hurt quite severely, or at least that you are injured and your life is disrupted for a temporary period of time. If this should be the case, you might have good cause to bring a no win, no fee* compensation claim against those responsible.
Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in this matter. By calling 0800 689 0500, you can speak with an advisor who can go through your circumstances with you and see whether you do have a good reason to claim compensation. You never know whether you could claim successfully unless you call us, and one of our lawyers could indeed win you compensation for injuries you sustained that were not your fault. If someone else is liable, your case could be successful, so ring today and see whether you might win your case very soon. Don’t be left in any doubt at all.
Date Published: May 3, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead