Whether you are in a black cab in London or a mini cab anywhere else in the country, you will rely on your driving skills to make a living. You’ll make many small journeys throughout a single day, and you could find yourself meeting all kinds of different people as well. Business trips, trips to the supermarket and even trips to the airport could all become part of your day.
Taxi driver injury compensation has the potential to be paid out when you suffer an accident in your cab that was not your fault, but instead was the fault of another person. For example, someone might be driving erratically or without care and attention and crash into your vehicle as a result. No matter how efficient a driver you are, you never know what other people might be about to do.
How much could be paid in taxi driver injury compensation?
Injuries sustained in a car accident can range from a fairly minor case of whiplash to something far more severe. Much will depend on the speed the vehicles are travelling at and how the accident happens. In some cases more serious injuries will be sustained, such as when limbs are broken, head injuries are suffered or severe bleeding is experienced.
This is why it is important to get medical help as quickly as possible if you fear you have a serious injury. In these instances help should be called to the scene. However, if you think you are fine and only develop symptoms of an injury later on, you should get medical advice as soon as you can.
How much taxi driver injury compensation could be paid to you?
This will depend on what injuries you have. There are basic amounts that are estimated for each part of the body and each type of injury. Thus if you suffer several injuries you may be awarded a composite amount that takes them all into consideration. Basically, the more serious your injuries are, the more likely it is your compensation will be higher.
The best way to find out what applies in your situation is to call the team at Accident Advice Helpline. A quick phone call to 0800 689 0500 will help start things moving if you have a good case to argue to win an amount in compensation for your accident.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead