An average of 468 road casualties and 5 fatalities are reported every day in the UK. In 44% of the road fatalities, the victims are in a car*.
Our leading accident at work claims solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. If you suffer an injury due to someone else’s negligence, contact us today for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
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Professional drivers injured at work explained
Professional drivers spend most of their work days on the roads and know the traffic very well. Professional drivers could be:
- Taxi drivers
- Bus drivers
- Coach drivers
- Uber drivers
- Lorry / HGV drivers
As a professional driver, you don’t want to risk your life or your passengers’ lives on the road. That’s why you usually follow the principle “better safe than sorry”. However, accidents do occur where someone else is at fault, and if this happens, you may have the right to claim compensation.
Most common causes and types of professional drivers injured at work
As a professional driver you are subject to all kinds of accidents. Here are the most common causes:
- From careless driving: where other road users are inattentive or fail to see you, then back up, collide or change lanes without warning
- By hitting potholes: where a local council has failed to keep the road in a good condition
- From spillages: diesel and oil can create slippery road conditions that can catch cars out and lead to accidents
- From loading and unloading: where you have been injured while loading and unloading your truck.
For more information about the different causes of car accidents, have a look at this article.
These accidents result in different kinds of injuries. Our clients most commonly seek compensation for:
What can I claim for?
If you have experienced an accident as a professional driver and it wasn’t your fault, you can claim compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- House modifications
- Rehabilitation and treatment
Who is responsible for my accident?
If the accident was your employer’s fault, you will claim compensation from his liability insurance. Your employer has to follow a set of regulations called the “Six Pack” to comply with the Health and Safety Act from 1974. According to these regulations, your employer has to carry out a full health and safety assessment to prevent accidents from happening in the workplace. Your employer might be at fault in the following cases:
- An accident that happened on a private road on the premises of the company.
- Your load was too heavy.
- Insufficient training.
- Unsafe vehicle.
- You were not allowed to take the breaks required by law.
Where another driver is at fault, the claim will be made against them and compensation will be claimed from their motor insurance. So, no matter who is responsible for your accident, if you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact us to establish your full legal position with one of our expert solicitors.
I delivered goods to mainland Europe and have been involved in an accident. Where will I claim compensation?
If you were working in Europe and had an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you have the right to claim compensation. You do not have to find a solicitor from the country where your accident occurred. Speak to one of our accidents abroad expert solicitors who will inform you of your legal position and will represent you if you have the right to claim compensation.
How much can I claim for an accident as a professional driver?
It completely depends on your injury and the impact it has on your life. If the injury was caused due to someone else’s negligence, your claim for pain and suffering could be worth several thousands of pounds. For more information call us on freephone 0800 083 5045 or try our online claims calculator.