Workplace vehicle accident claims

If you suffered injury caused by a moving vehicle in a place of work you may be entitled to personal injury compensation.

Most accident at work claims can be dealt with on a no win no fee basis.

If you were injured in an accident involving a company vehicle while you were working, you may be entitled to receive compensation for pain and suffering, medical treatment, rehabilitation support, lost pay and out of pocket expenses.

When you call our Personal Injury Solicitors for free legal advice we will ask you some questions about the accident and your injuries so we can assess your claim at no cost to you.

When a Personal Injury Solicitor or Litigation Lawyer has reviewed the details that you provide, we can tell you if your claim can be dealt with by a No Win No Fee agreement. This means that there is no financial risk to you, win or lose.

As part of the Co-op Group our values of openness, honesty, social responsibility and caring for others are core to the service we provide.

As part of a large ethical organisation our Personal Injury Solicitors can ensure that you are fully supported throughout your injury claim, whatever your injuries and your circumstances.

Vehicle accidents at work

Moving vehicle accidents causing injury are most common in the transport, storage and construction industries. Each year approximately 2,000 workers are seriously injured and several deaths occur (16 in 2013/14) because of accidents involving company vehicles, ranging from fork lift trucks and vans, to light commercial and large goods vehicles.

Many work related vehicle accidents occur during the storage, collection and delivery of goods. Each day many workers across the UK including delivery drivers, sub-contractors, warehouse operatives, company employees and visitors to businesses are at risk of:

  • being hit by a moving workplace vehicle i.e. lorry, fork lift truck
  • being crushed between moving vehicles
  • hit by objects falling out of vehicles
  • falling from cabs
  • falling from tail-lifts
  • falling from goods ramps
  • being hurt by overturning vehicles

Ironically, twice as many people are hit by vehicles moving forward than by vehicles reversing, and a similar number are trapped by something collapsing or overturning.

Moving vehicle accidents in workplaces are not just confined to a delivery bay, construction site, warehouse or a logistics facility, these accidents can happen anywhere and at any time and the consequences can be devastating.

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About Co-op Legal Services

As part of the largest Co-operative organisation in the UK, Co-op Legal Services works to ensure that our clients receive the best legal advice and support services available from our teams of personal injury and clinical negligence solicitors, legal executives and staff.

We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and several of our Personal Injury Solicitors are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

Co-op Legal Services has over 600 staff working in different businesses with offices in Manchester, Bristol, Stratford-upon-Avon, Sheffield and London.