If you are injured whilst doing your job and it involves a works vehicle, such as a lorry, HGV, crane or other lifting or transporting vehicle, you may think that this would involve a normal road traffic accident claim. However, many of these incidents would still fall under an Employer’s Liability claim, particularly if there was something wrong with the vehicle you were driving or were responsible for. It could also have involved another employee using the vehicle at the time you were injured.
How Tollers Can Help With Your Truck or HGV Claim
Your employer owes you a duty of care and that includes providing you with safe equipment which is also suitable for the job. If they don’t, then they will be considered in breach of that duty and if, as a result, you suffered an injury you would have a valid claim against them. Some people are reluctant to make a claim against their employer but employers must carry compulsory insurance and it is the insurers who deal with the matter, not the employer directly. It is also against the law for employers to victimise or treat differently anyone who is making a claim arising out of an accident at work.
Commercial Vehicle Accident Claim
There are strict regulations covering what kind of equipment, including your truck/lorry/HGV should be used for. The same regulations expect employers to keep the equipment in a safe and maintained condition. We can advise you on this potentially tricky area of law. Our Personal Injury experts will explain how the law works and how we can help you make a successful claim for injury and losses if your truck or HGV is defective in some way and it caused your injury.
What You Can Do to Help
It is important that the incident is reported to your employers and recorded in the accident book, particularly if you were on your own at the time. Many trucks are fitted with CCTV inside the trailer or cab and there may also be a recording from the work’s yard that could help. These need to be preserved as many employers only keep them for a couple of weeks. We will listen carefully to your story and use our expertise and experience to assess whether your commercial vehicle accident case has a reasonable chance of success. If it does, we can act on a risk free ‘No-Win, No-Fee’ basis. If you are off work because of your injuries, we can help with ensuring your loss of earnings are paid, sometimes by an advance payment known as an interim payment. If you can’t return to your pre-accident job we can help with re-training or a change of career so you are not out of pocket.
Talk to Tollers
We can help to secure funds for treatment, medication or any aids or equipment to improve your quality of life and speed up your recovery and return to work. Throughout your claim, we will apply our extensive expertise to achieve the best possible result for you. Get in touch today and Talk to Tollers, our expert team of workplace accident lawyers are here to help you.