Stop and think for a second about how many different vehicles could be used in the workplace – here are just a few:
- Forklift trucks
- Combine harvesters
All of these vehicles have the potential to cause accidents or injuries at work if they are not properly maintained, and if you have been injured by a vehicle at work, you could make a work vehicle injury compensation claim. You have a right to be safe whilst you’re at work and Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim work vehicle injury compensation on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so you can afford to claim even if you’re struggling financially after your accident.
Injuries caused by work vehicles
The type of injuries sustained will obviously depend on the type of vehicle involved and how your accident happened. Agricultural vehicles are amongst the most dangerous types of vehicles to use at work and you could be run over by a combine harvester or tractor, injured by the blades on a combine or even crushed if your tractor rolls over.
But you could equally suffer serious injuries whilst travelling on a work bus to a new site or building. All it takes is one dangerous driver speeding in wet weather conditions or faulty brakes on the bus and you could be involved in a collision which could leave you suffering from whiplash, cuts and bruises, broken bones or even more serious injuries such as head and spinal injuries. It’s up to your employer to keep you safe at all times whilst you’re at work and that includes whilst you’re operating or travelling on work vehicles, which should be regularly inspected and well maintained to ensure your safety.
Will your claim be successful?
We can’t say for sure whether your claim will be successful, but over the last 15 years Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of people to claim compensation for vehicle accidents at work. We’ve even been endorsed by our patron, TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen, for our excellent customer service. So if you have been run over by a forklift truck at work or injured whilst driving a company car, get in touch with us by calling our freephone 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out whether you have a viable claim.
Our expert personal injury advisors offer confidential, no-obligation advice that could help you decide whether to go ahead and make a claim for compensation.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton