If you work in a driving job and have had an accident, it is fairly typical for the other driver to be assumed to be at fault if you were not the person at fault. However, you can have an accident which is your employer’s fault when you work in a driving job, without your employer being present at the time of the accident. If you think you may have a case, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us for a truck accident claim in Epping Forest.
If you do feel that your employer was at fault for your road accident, you should be able to make road accident claims in Epping Forest against them. Here are some of the ways that your employer may have been to blame.
Long shift patterns and a truck accident claim in Epping Forest
For those working in any driving job or with heavy machinery, you need to be given shorter shifts and lots of breaks so that you don’t become exhausted during your day and find it difficult to focus on driving. If you are working very long shifts without any breaks then your employer is probably breaking the law, and this means that if you have an accident they may have to take the blame.
Poorly maintained vehicles
You must be given a vehicle to drive which has been regularly serviced and is of a good condition. Your employer needs to be sure that all vehicles have been checked over before they go on the road, and if you have an accident because your vehicle wasn’t in full working order then you should have a good case for compensation.
Even if the accident was technically your fault because you have not been properly trained to drive the vehicle that you are driving, this may still be something that your employer can take the blame for. This is because employers have a duty to train staff, as well as to check that staff have been fully trained.
How to make a truck accident claim in Epping Forest
If your employer is at fault for your road accident, then you can think about making road accident claims in Epping Forest against them. The best way for you to do this is to go through an injury lawyer who will take on the claim on your behalf and deal with your employer for you.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or text “claim365” to 88010 to speak to the friendly team about making a claim. You will be able to find out more about the claims process, as well as decide whether or not you want to make a claim against your employer. If you do then you will work with an experienced and professional injury lawyer on your claim.
Date Published: 16th May 2015
Author: David Brown