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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Company car accident


    If you have been involved in a company car accident, claiming compensation could make a big difference to your life.  It’s easy to do and you will not need to pay any money upfront.  At Accident Advice Helpline, we are happy to discuss your case with you, advise you on your chances of success and even estimate how much compensation you might be entitled to. We are available round the clock, so why not give us a call?

    Types of car accident

    It is possible to claim compensation for any car accident you were involved in where somebody else was to blame.  You will need to do so within three years and you will need to have seen a doctor or another medical professional about your injuries.  Usually there will be a police report on the accident which helps to make the claims process more straightforward.

    Most people think of car accident claims in terms of crashes caused by other drivers.  We know that accidents can also be caused by other kinds of road user – even by pedestrians – and we also deal with claims where the problem was the poor condition of the road surface.  Most roads are supposed to be maintained by local councils and if they haven’t done the job properly, you may be able to claim against them.

    Company car accidents are unusual in that you may also be able to claim if something was wrong with the car you were driving.

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    Company cars

    As with other kinds of company property, company cars are supposed to be maintained in a safe condition.  If you are the only person who uses the car and you have had it for some time, the responsibility for maintenance will usually lie with you.  If, however, you have just been given the car, or other employees also use it, you may be entitled to make a claim against your employer.

    Claiming against your employer isn’t as difficult a process as you might imagine.  Any compensation payout usually comes from the employer’s liability insurance, so it’s unlikely to put the company at risk.  You are also unlikely to be disciplined or fired, because that could result in legal complications for your employer.  If you are worried about this, your solicitor will be able to advise you.

    The claims process

    If you decide that you want to make a claim with our help, we will find you a skilled traffic accident solicitor who can begin the process for you.  We aim to keep this as simple as possible and your solicitor will be happy to work around any difficulties you may have because of your injuries, as far as possible.  You may need an independent medical assessment, but often this can be avoided.  If you need to travel, make sure to keep your receipts, and we can help you to recover the cost if your case is successful.

    We deal with dozens of car accident cases every month and we win a large majority of them.  Our aim is to help you get the compensation that you deserve. Call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making your traffic accident claim.

    Date Published: October 8, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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