Some jobs involve driving, whereas others will never put you anywhere near or in a vehicle. However, if you do drive, your employer has a duty to make sure you are never in any undue danger. This means making sure the vehicle you use is in good condition and is able to be driven safely at all times. It may also mean you need training to ensure you can operate the vehicle safely, especially if there is a specialist nature to it.
However, even if your employer does everything with due diligence, ensuring you are safe at all times, this may not necessarily keep you safe. For example, you could be driving a vehicle and be hit by someone else if you are driving on the road.
How common is it to be hurt driving at work?
It is actually a rarity for something like this to happen. However, we all know things can go wrong without much notice at all. If this should happen to you, you could easily be hurt driving at work.
Delivery drivers and lorry drivers may potentially be at greater risk of an accident, simply because they spend more time on the roads doing their work. However, even the odd journey on work business could potentially put you in a situation that might cause you injury.
Have you already been in this situation?
If you have, you may be wondering whether someone else was at fault for causing your accident to occur. If so, you may have a chance to seek financial compensation for what occurred. However, since every accident is different, it is always wise to speak to someone who has extensive experience of cases such as yours.
That’s why it is usually best to make a quick call to the team at Accident Advice Helpline. This is easy to do – we’ve even set up a free enquiry line you can use. This is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you only need call when it suits you best. Get in touch on 0800 689 0500 and find out whether you are in a good position to make a claim. If we think you have a good case, we could match you with one of our lawyers. All that remains is for you to make that call to us today, so you can learn more.
Date Published: March 6, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Accident at work claim