Collisions & Crashes at Work
If your job requires you to drive a work vehicle, either a car, van, lorry or forklift truck then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation if you suffer an injury when behind the wheel on the road or within the workplace itself. The same is true if you are struck or crushed by a moving vehicle within the workplace. All employers need to ensure that all of the vehicles they are providing for use by staff are regularly serviced and fit for purpose. It is also of the utmost importance that staff are fully licensed and trained on how to drive safely and/or operate work vehicles safely. If you feel there was a failure by your employer in these responsibilities and that your injury was a result of these failures then we can help. Our experienced solicitors will talk you through any queries and concerns you may have, the call is free and there is no obligation to take it any further – 0800 028 2060.
Being involved in a vehicle crash or collision at work can be a very traumatic experience and we understand you may be feeling nervous about pursuing a claim and that this may affect your position. Work injury compensation claims not only benefit you, the victim of the accident but employers are then more likely to take steps to prevent a repeat accident therefore protecting fellow employees from suffering what you have.
Examples of collisions and crashes at work:
- people being hit or run over by vehicles
- falls from vehicles
- vehicle overturns
- objects falling off a vehicle
Possible collision/crash injuries:
There are a wide variety of possible injuries from such accidents. Some can be mild and easily treated such as cuts and scrapes but others are more severe with long lasting consequences for instance;
- severe head injuries, brain damage
- spinal cord injuries
- multiple fractures
- burns or scarring
- internal bleeding
For many individuals being involved in a vehicle crash or collision leads to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is normal after an accident to feel a flood of emotions however with PTSD these feelings don’t go away and can get worse.
Contact us today for free, no obligation advice regarding your Accident At Work claim – either by calling us free on 0800 028 2060, or by requesting a free call back, whereby one of our team will contact you at a time of your choice, to discuss your situation.
We’re here to help – contact us today.
Free Legal Advice
If you are unsure whether you can claim compensation for a personal injury sustained in the armed forces, then call our personal injury claims team for free for no obligation advice on making a claim. They will ask you some simple questions about your condition, talk to you about what’s happened and can tell you if you have a viable claim for compensation or not.
Call us 24/7 on 0800 028 2060.
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