If you’re in a job where you drive for work, there’s the potential for accidents to happen at any time. Whether you drive a company car or van or are involved in driving a lorry or farm vehicle, you could be involved in an accident which could leave you seriously injured. The injuries you could sustain driving at work may make it impossible for you to return to work for some time, leaving you affected by loss of wages. Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim the compensation you deserve, provided you make a claim within three years of your accident.
What sort of injuries have you suffered?
If you’re involved in an accident whilst driving at work and somebody else is liable for your injuries, they could be held responsible. It might be that your boss has failed to ensure the vehicle you’re driving is safe – in which case they could be ordered to pay you compensation if you are injured as a result. If you’re involved in a collision with another driver and they were at fault, they could be held responsible for your injuries. Here are just a few of the injuries you could sustain driving at work:
- Rollover injuries/crush injuries, for example if driving a tractor, forklift or other industrial vehicle
- Whiplash, cuts, bruises or fractures after a road traffic collision
- Burns caused after a collision, if your vehicle catches fire
- Head injuries caused by a collision at speed
Whilst some of these injuries are minor, others could mean you need time off work to recover or seek medical treatment. For example, a brain injury can affect your behaviour and mood, which might mean you’re unable to return to work – you may even need care and ongoing medical treatment in future.
Should you make a claim?
Sometimes people avoid making a claim for personal injury compensation because they don’t feel that they deserve to be compensated for some reason. Even if you’ve suffered minor injuries, such as whiplash, you may be entitled to be compensated if your accident was somebody else’s fault. You could find out right now how much you could claim by taking the 30-second test on our website, or call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about the claims process. Our advisors offer confidential, no-obligation advice and it’s free to call us and find out if you’re eligible to make a claim.