Fatal accidents in the workplace are fortunately very rare indeed nowadays. The health and safety rules in force mean every employer has a strict duty of care to ensure their employees are never in any potential danger in any way. This applies to people working in all kinds of different professions.
Unfortunately it is not always the case in real life that everything works smoothly. For example if an employer neglects to use risk assessments to determine where potential hazards lie, it could result in nasty accidents occurring.
Accident Advice Helpline has come across fatal lorry driver accidents that could easily have been prevented had the proper procedures been in place.
How could fatal lorry driver accidents happen?
While they are rare, there are situations in which fatalities could potentially occur. For example if a driver was loading their lorry and fell from the back of it, serious head injuries and internal injuries could potentially occur.
If this were to happen the injuries might be serious enough that the driver could not recover from them.
In some instances the next-of-kin of someone who has died in such circumstances will contact Accident Advice Helpline. When this occurs we will explore the situation to work out whether any signs of negligence were present at any point.
Is driving a lorry safe?
This is as safe a profession as many others people work in today. While some people will drive for many years without any issues, there are some cases in which individuals may suffer serious accidents.
While fatalities are rare they can potentially happen and sometimes they could easily be prevented if the employer took all the proper steps to make sure this was the case.
It is impossible to imagine what it would be like to lose a family member through an accident at work. No amount of compensation would ever make up for the loss, but many family members do seek compensation as restitution for the death.
Accident Advice Helpline is in a position to help you if you have suffered such a loss within the last three years.
By calling us as soon as you can on 0800 689 0500 you can make sure you get access to no-obligation advice.
If you can do this you’ll possibly gain access to a professional injury compensation lawyer as well, so why not make that call today?
Date Published: June 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen