The use of vehicles at work varies significantly. Some jobs require a large amount of driving such as bus, lorry and forklift drivers while others are more infrequent such as office workers sporadically using a company car.
Intensive driving jobs can often lead to road accidents and the Health and Safety Executive estimates that almost 20% of workplace accidents are caused by vehicle use at work.
In some circumstances, these accidents are the fault of the employer, as they have failed to conduct adequate risk assessments, vehicle maintenance, loading procedures or driver training. But if your accident was caused by the negligence of another driver, you may still be eligible to claim compensation.
Whether your employer or another road user was at fault, if you have suffered an injury in a work vehicle and it was not your fault, you may be eligible to claim financial compensation on a no win, no fee basis.
Accident compensation can be claimed for a range of injuries including whiplash and soft tissue damage and our experienced team of lawyers can advise you on the best course of action.
To speak to one of our solicitors about making a vehicle accident at work claim, call 0808 274 6197.