Driving is a part of everyday life for people who work in certain industries and many companies have fleets of vehicles which operate regularly. Making deliveries, taking passengers from A to B and dropping off equipment to businesses all involves driving and some industries may need to use heavy goods vehicles to carry out their job. Employers have a duty of care to employees as well as the public when they send out fleets as part of their business. This means that they have a responsibility to train their employees on road safety and to create a healthy attitude to staying safe within their business. There are many organisations which offer free tools to employers with fleets which can be used to hold seminars, hold training courses or to educate their drivers on their responsibilities on the road.
Those who drive for work also have a responsibility to ensure that they keep to the training and also exercise basic road safety when they are using a vehicle for work. This means staying aware of other road users, avoiding making poor driving decisions and ensuring that they stay under the recommended speed limits. Although many employers offer this kind of training, accidents still have the potential to occur. If you have been the victim of a road accident at work, you can give Accident Advice Helpline a call to discuss representation.
Accidents at work and on the road
If you have been fully trained on safety while using a vehicle for work, but are involved in an accident, there may have been another road user at fault. If you have not been trained by your employer on certain aspects of road safety, your employer may be at fault for not providing you with this. Call Accident Advice Helpline to discuss a road accident at work. We can discuss your case with you and recommend whether you may be eligible for a compensation claim and what party you should be making the claim to.
How to get in touch
You can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline via our contact form on our website if you are short on time, or you can contact us via our 24-hour helpline to discuss your case at length. If you have been injured in a road traffic accident and another party was at fault, you may be entitled to a cash payout to help with any medical costs or loss of wages. Call us today to start your claim and you could be on your way to winning a cash sum.
Date Published: November 11, 2014
Author: David Brown