Road traffic accidents involving lorries and trucks are fairly common in the UK – the most recent figures from the Department of Transport tell us that in 2011 there were 6,511 road accidents in which at least one vehicle was an LGV or HGV. Just under 10% of these accidents resulted in a serious injury or a fatality.
Those working in warehouses and factories are also at risk from injury from delivery trucks and other vehicles, and injuries suffered can often be catastrophic due to the size and weight of vehicles involved.
If you’re a lorry driver who has been injured, or you have been involved in a collision with a truck on the road or at your place of work, YouClaim can help you to get the compensation to which you are entitled.
Failure to carry out regular checks on vehicles or to properly maintain them can also lead to injury. In the current economic climate, there is also increased pressure on drivers and ancillary to work longer, harder hours, which can lead to a loss of concentration due to tiredness and, ultimately, an accident. The driver of a heavy goods vehicle who is injured in a road accident because of the negligence of an employer will be entitled to claim compensation, as will those ancillary workers injured as a result of an employer's negligence.
Likewise, any other road-users or passengers who suffer personal injuries in a road accident as a result of this same negligence will be entitled to claim road accident compensation.
At YouClaim we have a dedicated team of personal injury lawyers with the expertise necessary to ensure that a case will be successful. Our panel solicitors have dealt with many cases where lorry drivers and ancillary workers have been injured either on the road, or in the warehouse, suffering from injuries as diverse as whiplash injuries to terimalisations and amputations.
What's more, all our lawyers operate on a no win, no fee basis. This means that you are financially protected if your claim is not successful. It means there really is nothing to lose and everything to gain when it comes to making a claim with us.
Why not give one of our knowledgeable advisers a call today to find out more about making a lorry accident claim? Call us on 0800 10 757 95, use our e-chat facility or put your details in our online form.