Road traffic accidents happen daily, and it has been estimated in that in the UK, up to a third of all road accidents involved someone at work. If you have been injured in a road traffic accident whilst working, and it was the fault of a third party, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
If at the time of the incident, you were driving a works van or a vehicle provided to you by your employer in order to facilitate you undertaking your employment which your employer insures, you can make a claim for your injury and any associated losses.
Whilst your employer is obliged to pay for your lost earnings as a result of any associated time off; a personal injury claim can be made against the at fault driver. This claim does not require to be made through your employer’s insurers. Your claim can be intimated directly upon the third-party insurers who insure the at fault driver.
But what if you were a passenger who sustained an injury and the driver of your vehicle was at fault? You can still make a claim against the insurers of that vehicle.
It is important to note that there is a strict three-year time limit for bringing a claim in Scotland. In claims arising from road traffic accidents, the clock starts ticking from the date of the accident.
If you have suffered an injury in a road traffic accident, and you think you may have a claim, please contact us to discuss the matter on 0800 988 8082 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of our team will get back to you right away.