HGV drivers have a dangerous and responsible job and if you’re regularly delivering feed or other supplies to a farm, you could be at risk of an HGV driver injury. Chances are, you’ll have to deal with grain silos and/or slurry pits at some point, and these have a dangerous reputation – people have died in the past after being asphyxiated when they fell into them. Contaminants could also cause dermatitis if they come into contact with your skin, whilst industrial asthma is also a risk if you are regularly exposed.
There is also the risk of being involved in a collision with another farm vehicle, and if your heavy goods vehicle has a mechanical failure, there is the risk of a crush injury as you could be run over if the handbrake or other equipment fails. If you’ve sustained an HGV driver injury, it’s likely you will need time off work to recover, which means loss of earnings. For more serious injuries, you may need medical treatment and if you have been severely injured, such as losing a limb, you may even be unable to return to work at all, which can impact your quality of life and your financial situation.
How to make a claim
As with any type of personal injury claim, a three-year time limit applies when claiming for an HGV driver injury. However you have been injured, it’s important to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible, to explore your options. Whether you have lost a limb or sustained a minor injury, there are steps to take to ensure you get the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering. Negligent employers shouldn’t be allowed to get away with treating their staff carelessly, and if your employer is to blame for your accident – or if the owner of the farm you deliver to is at fault, you are entitled to claim compensation.
Simple, stress-free and straightforward
When you call Accident Advice Helpline, we hope you’ll be struck by how simple, stress-free and straightforward our claims process is. Professional personal injury lawyers are here to offer you confidential, no-obligation advice, and if you do decide to proceed with a claim, we work on a 100% no win, no fee basis. Our aim is to get you the compensation you deserve, with as little stress to you as possible and our patron, TV personality Esther Rantzen, recommends us for our excellent standards of customer service. Call our freephone helpline today on 0800 689 0500 – we’re open 24/7 – and see how we can help you.
Date Published: January 22, 2015
Author: David Brown