How often do you hear about lorry drivers injured at work? The chances are you don’t hear about accidents like this very often. This is due to the considerable amount of work done by their employers to ensure the workplace and the lorries they drive are safe to use at all times.
Of course there are incidents that occur and lorry drivers might potentially receive injuries because they have not followed instructions. However there are also cases where someone might potentially be injured through the negligence of their employer.
Negligence on the part of another individual or business must be clearly proven if someone is going to make a successful compensation claim. Accident Advice Helpline deals with potential claims of this nature on a regular basis.
How are lorry drivers injured at work?
There have been cases where lorry drivers have fallen from their vehicles as a result of performing tasks that should have been found to be potentially hazardous. For example someone might not have risk-assessed the process of loading or unloading a lorry.
In this case a driver might be at risk of falling from their vehicle during the process. If this should occur they would have a fall from a significant distance, enough to cause potentially serious injuries.
Negligence will always be explored and considered in situations like this. There are cases where people have won compensation in court as a result of being injured when they were not at fault. In these cases someone else must be proven to have been at fault for a compensation claim to be paid out.
Evaluating the situation
For the most part employers of lorry drivers are exceptionally careful and diligent about following and adhering to all health and safety rules. This applies to ensuring visitors to their business are safe as well as their own employees. For example a visiting lorry driver should also be considered so they are always in a safe position.
If this has not been the case for you and you’ve suffered injuries because of it, let Accident Advice Helpline make sure you have the right no-obligation advice. A quick phone call to us on 0800 689 0500 won’t cost you a thing, and it will grant you access to our experienced team members. Make that call today to see if you could make a claim very soon.
Date Published: June 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen