If you travel frequently for work and your employer arranges transport for you, do you ever stop to think how safe that transport is? You might only need to hop on a company bus for a short journey from one building to another (if you work at an airport, for example), but you’re still putting your personal safety in the hands of the driver, and if there is an accident, you could be injured.
Accident Advice Helpline encourages anybody injured on a bus or other form of transport at work to make a claim for work transport injury compensation. Whether you’ve suffered cuts and bruises or more serious injuries, you could find yourself eligible for a personal injury settlement which could help you to move on from your accident.
Who’s to blame?
Your employer is responsible for your safety whilst you’re at work and this includes your safety whilst you’re on work-organised transport. So if you’re travelling to a corporate away-day on the company bus or making your way from one terminal to another at the airport, you could be compensated for your injuries if you are involved in an accident and make a personal injury claim. But what sort of injuries could you suffer?
- Cuts and bruises
- Slip, trip or fall injuries such as back, neck, head and facial injuries or broken bones – for example if you trip getting on or off a bus
- Facial lacerations from broken glass in the event of a collision
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
Making a claim for work transport injury compensation means you’ll get the compensation you deserve if the driver of your work transport has been negligent in any way. From dangerous driving to a poorly-maintained vehicle (the bus brakes could fail, for example), you deserve to be compensated if somebody else is responsible for your injuries.
You’re not to blame
Getting to and from work shouldn’t be anything to worry about, and you should be able to rely on your employer to take the health and safety of their employees seriously. So if you have been the victim of an accident on work transport, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you could make a personal injury claim. Be quick though as there is a three-year time limit in place for personal injury claims. Why not give us a call today on 0800 689 0500? It’s free to call and get advice from our expert advisors – there’s no obligation to proceed with a claim and our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton