Lorry drivers are arguably safer while on the roads than people in other vehicles. If they are involved in an accident they have a much larger vehicle to help protect them. However, they are not immune from being hurt if they are caught up in an accident.
You may already know this from experience. If this is so you can find out whether you might be able to claim any lorry driver injury compensation. This is sometimes paid to drivers who have received injuries that were someone else’s fault. For example if you are driving along the motorway and another car cuts you up and forces you off the road and out of control, you may be injured. Those injuries would likely be the fault of that other driver.
How do you know whether lorry driver injury compensation would be paid in your case?
Every case is different, of course. The key to finding out whether compensation could be payable in your case is to work out the facts of your accident. This is easier to do if you have the assistance of a professional injury compensation lawyer. This type of lawyer specialises in cases just like these. They have experience in assessing all manner of situations. As such they can determine whether you have enough evidence that another driver was negligent, and that evidence can help you through a no win, no fee* compensation claim.
The no win, no fee* element means there is no financial risk for you as you make your claim. Therefore, if you lose you are no worse off than before. As such there is no risk in finding out more about the circumstances surrounding your accident.
Whiplash and more severe injuries
Lorry drivers might easily suffer from whiplash in an accident, even though they are driving a much bigger vehicle. If an accident involves several vehicles and the lorry smashes into them, stopping in a hurry can incur other injuries as well.
To pick through the complex situations that can result from an accident, you should get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Our team has years of experience in assessing all manner of claims to see if we can help. Call us on 0800 689 0500 and you can find out whether you have a chance to claim anything for the injuries someone else has caused.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead