If you work in the public transport industry, or drive for a living, you may need the assistance of Accident Advice Helpline to help you launch a claim for accident at work compensation in Abercynon. Road traffic accidents (RTAs) happen all too often and pose a significant threat to workers’ health and safety.
Work related Road Traffic Accident injury statistics
The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) reports that approximately one third of all RTAs involve somebody who is actually at work at the time of the accident. In Scotland work related RTA’s are responsible for 100 deaths per year. In the UK, records show there are on average 20 fatalities and 250 serious injuries per week. Some of these fatalities and injuries are in relation to public transport workers, whereas others involved people who were either driving to work or driving somewhere during working hours.
The HSE puts the pressure on employers
According to the HSE somewhere between 800 and 1000 RTA fatalities are work related. Unfortunately many employers have in the past ignored the problem, therefore the HSE is making it clear to employers that they have a duty of care to their employees, which extends to road travel during working hours. Whether the employee is driving a company vehicle, or their own privately owned vehicle, is irrelevant.
The drivers most at risk
The people most at risk from work-related RTA accidents and injuries are bus drivers. HGV drivers and delivery drivers, most of whom spend their entire working day driving. However others at risk include company representatives, field maintenance workers, and anyone whose job brief covers them having to drive to attend meetings and events.
Launching an RTA related accident at work compensation in Abercynon
In order to claim for compensation regarding accident at work compensation in Abercynon for an RTA related injury, the blame for the accident must be leveled at a third party.
Compensation awards vary widely
RTA related injuries vary from the mild to the significantly severe; from things like whiplash injuries, to loss of limbs, and even fatalities. The more severe and debilitating the injury, the more compensation is likely to be awarded. To find out how much compensation your own injury is worth, make use of our calculator that can be found on Accident Advice Helpline’s website. It will take only 30 seconds of your time.
Our no-win, no-fee* promise
All of the injury claims we process here at Accident Advice Helpline are handled on a no-win, no-fee* basis, removing the fear of having to pay our fees should the claim fail. It also means that no money is required upfront in order to launch a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
Some compensation claims are more complicated than others. Should you find you need help or advice, you can chat to one of our experienced advisers by calling our helpline on 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.
Date Published: 24th September 2014