There are many jobs which require driving for work, from a forklift truck driver to a coach operator or parcel courier. Yet all of these people have something in common – they work for an employer whose duty it is to ensure that the vehicle they are driving is safe and that they are qualified and experienced enough to operate it.
If you have been involved in a collision with a work vehicle, you might be wondering who is to blame for your injuries. It depends on the specifics of your accident, as there could be many factors at play. Here are just a few examples of the types of things which could cause a collision:
- Driver is distracted by music, talking to passengers or their mobile phone
- Hazards in the road which caused the driver to swerve and collide with you
- An unlicensed driver or someone operating a vehicle they do not know how to operate
- Faulty vehicle which is unsafe to drive
- Driving dangerously in poor weather conditions such as ice and snow
If you have been involved in a collision with a work vehicle, you may be eligible to claim compensation if it can be proven that the driver or company in question has been negligent.
How to make a claim
You should contact a personal injury lawyer within three years of your accident in order to make a claim for compensation. They will be able to assess the circumstances surrounding your accident in more detail and tell you whether you have a viable claim. It’s a good idea to keep receipts relating to any expenses incurred as a result of your accident and injuries; the amount you will receive will take these expenses into account.
Accident Advice Helpline to the rescue
If you need confidential, no-obligation advice, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today. With 14 years’ experience in the industry, we have the knowledge and expertise to handle your claim efficiently, and we’re recommended by TV personality and UK consumer champion, Esther Rantzen. Whether you have been seriously injured or suffered minor injuries, we’re here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. It’s free to call us and because all our lawyers work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ basis, there are no expensive upfront legal fees to worry about. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help you; we are open 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: December 6, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Accident at work claim