Vehicles operating in the workplace are always a source of danger. If you’ve suffered an injury in Sevenoaks caused by on-site transport, you may be entitled to claim compensation. We here at Accident Advice Helpline can act on your behalf launching your injury claim in Sevenoaks, using the ‘no win, no fee’ services we offer that come highly recommended by Esther Rantzen.
Segregating on-site traffic and pedestrians
Traffic and pedestrians don’t mix. When they do, pedestrians are likely to get hurt from time to time. It’s therefore important to try and segregate the two in the workplace as much as possible. This can be easily done by ensuring vehicle routes and pedestrian crossings are clearly defined and well marked-out. Employers should also ensure that employees are fully informed, and where necessary trained, to be vigilant, and to only use clearly defined pedestrian crossing points.
In busy transport businesses, like logistics, warehousing and haulier distribution companies, it is also necessary to make sure that constant stream of visiting drivers are properly inducted in the site’s health and safety procedures as far as traffic is concerned. They should be aware of the layout of the site, where pedestrian crossing points are, and any priorities they are to follow. There should be an appropriate speed limit in force, (which needs to be policed in some way), and all destinations and facilities must be clearly signposted.
Reversing should be limited and controlled
Reversing should not be allowed wherever practical, but where it is necessary or unavoidable, it should be directed in a safe manner. Reversing is one of the major causes of serious injuries.
Making use of Accident Advice Helpline’s experience for your injury claim in Sevenoaks
Obtaining compensation for injuries caused by on-site vehicles is something that we here at Accident Advice Helpline have a lot of experience with. If you’ve been hurt in an on-site traffic incident and you need to raise an injury claim in Sevenoaks, why not draw on that experience? It will be to your advantage.
Begin by finding out how much your claim could be worth
You can begin by visiting Accident Advice Helpline’s website and using our HOW MUCH compensation calculator to estimate how much compensation you could be awarded. To do this, all you have to do is answer 4 basic questions about the nature and severity of your injury. It’s simply a matter of selecting the appropriate answers from the drop-down boxes provided. All it takes is 30 seconds of your time.
Chatting to an adviser
If there is anything that you would like to know, and you cannot find the answers you seek on our website, you can chat to one of our experienced advisers. To do this at no cost, you should call via our toll-free helpline. You can access this helpline from any landline by calling 0800 689 0500, or, if using your mobile, call 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 30th October 2014