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    Fleet driver road safety: Do business owners know the true cost of a work-related road accident?

    The true cost of a work-related road accident goes far beyond the initial garage repairs. According to some fleet driver training companies, a road accident can lead to loss of reputation and even prosecution. Some insurance policies may not even cover the final total. So what is the true cost of a work-related road accident?

    The repairs to a fleet car that has been involved in a road accident is only the first expense in a long line of potential costs that some business owners do not take into account. It is not simply a case of repairing the car and carrying on as normal. A company’s reputation can be put at risk if it is discovered that the accident was caused by one of their drivers.

    The final total in the aftermath of a work-related road accident can be truly eye-watering. ‘Hidden’ costs such as the administration time needed to contact the insurance company and complete the necessary forms, and potential loss of company reputation can add up to a significant amount.

    What can be done to reduce the number of fleet driver road accidents in the UK?

    Leading work-related road accident law firm, Accident Advice Helpline, deal with many compensation claims in relation to fleet driver accidents, and a spokesperson from the company commented:

    “Adopting a policy of training fleet drivers on a regular basis is a worthwhile investment for a business. Providing a continuous cycle of advanced driver training would be far cheaper than dealing with the fallout of regular work-related accidents on the road.”

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    She went on to say, “There are plenty of companies offering fleet driver training packages these days, so it wouldn’t take long to find a suitable provider in any area of the UK.”

    According to fleet driver training company, G&M Fleet, the total costs of a work-related driving accident include:

    • An increase in insurance premiums
    • Cost of accident investigation
    • Staff absence for medical or legal appointments, and sick pay
    • Loss of production
    • Potential claims from third parties

    All in all, the final total can potentially cause the business serious financial problems.

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    Accident Advice Helpline is a top UK work-related road accident law firm. They provide support from expert accident injury lawyers around the country, and their 24 hour helpline can be reached on 0800 689 0500.

    Date Published: October 17, 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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