Truck Accidents

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.

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Our Truck Accidents Experts

Tristan Holdom
Head of Personal Injury Department
Heading up the Personal Injury Department Tristan is a brain, spinal and catastrophic injury specialist with over 20 years’ experience...
Stephanie Jervis
Associate
Stephanie has worked in Personal Injury since 1999 and been with Tollers since 2009...
Roger Reed
Personal Injury Lawyer
Roger Reed, Personal Injury Lawyer, has focused purely on personal injury cases for 25 years. Roger has an interest in cases of unusual complexity...
Nina Chivers
Associate - Chartered Legal Executive
ina is a personal injury lawyer with over 18 years’ experience within the field...
Lauren Hamper
Welcome Team Member
Lauren Hamper works in the welcome team in the personal injury department. Her role involves taking initial details from new clients for potential claims...
David Boobyer
Partner – Spinal Cord Injury Specialist
David Boobyer is a Partner within the firm and Member of the Multi-Track (Serious Injury) Team. He has 25 years’ experience of running injury claims...
Amanda Marlow
Associate – Chartered Legal Executive
Amanda joined Tollers in 1991 and is now an associate in the firm...
Tristan Holdom
Head of Personal Injury Department
Stephanie Jervis
Associate
Roger Reed
Personal Injury Lawyer
Nina Chivers
Associate - Chartered Legal Executive
Lauren Hamper
Welcome Team Member
David Boobyer
Partner – Spinal Cord Injury Specialist
Amanda Marlow
Associate – Chartered Legal Executive
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