Duncan Lewis is a leading firm of personal injury and Legal Aid solicitors and can advise on how to make a no win no fee claim if you work as a professional driver of a car, taxi, van, HGV, bus or coach and have been injured in a work accident which was the fault of your employer or other party, such as another road user.
Road traffic accidents (RTAs) are one of the most common reasons for people in the UK and Britons travelling abroad to make personal injury claims.
If an employer does not assess the risks of a driving job properly, professional drivers can also suffer from a range of health-related conditions and injuries, including back and spinal injuries.
Regular breaks from behind the wheel are also necessary – and working conditions should comply with the Working Time Regulations 1998.
Professional Drivers injured at work as a result of their employer not properly assessing tasks – or because of faulty equipment or road traffic accidents caused by another road user – can claim for injuries such as:
Accidents professional drivers can claim for include:
Claims for accidents and injury at work compensation fall under the area of law known as personal injury.
Personal injury claimants usually have three years from the date of the injury to make a claim for accident and injury at work compensation.
Claims can sometimes be made outside the three-year limitation period, however.
Because of the limitation period for personal injury claims, it is important to seek legal advice from Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors as soon as possible if you are a professional driver and have been injured in a work accident.
Family members can call Duncan Lewis for advice on making a claim if a loved one has been injured as a professional driver and is still recovering in hospital.
Compensation for Professional Drivers injured at Work includes:
Employers have a legal duty to ensure safe working practices – and should carry out regular health and safety checks to make sure work premises or sites are properly managed and maintained, equipment is fit for purpose – and staff are properly trained and supervised.
Employees must also follow good working practices and report any lapses in health and safety to employers or line managers.
However, it is your employer’s insurer who will settle any claim for accident or injury at work as a professional driver – or the insurer of whoever is liable for the injury, such as another motorist.
Many work injury claims for professional drivers are settled out-of-court by insurers, so you do not have to worry that making a claim will cause problems for you when you return to your work as a driver.
Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor will keep you fully informed at all stages of the case.
Low-value claims for road traffic accidents – between £1,000 and £10,000 – can be fast-tracked through the RTA Claims Portal.
Many claims for professional driver’s accident and injury at work compensation are settled out-of-court – Duncan Lewis personal injury lawyers negotiate hard to get the best settlement for you.
But if a court hearing is necessary, Duncan Lewis instructs leading barristers who specialise in personal injury and RTA claims, to make sure you have the best legal representation possible.
Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors have a successful track record in accident and injury at work claims for professional drivers.
Contact Duncan Lewis for free advice on making a professional driver’s accident and injury at work compensation claim by calling 020 7923 4020.