Accidents Travelling to or from Work Compensation Claims

Many different issues may require consideration if you are seeking to pursue a personal injury compensation claim arising from an accident when you were travelling to or from work.

Where you were travelling in a vehicle driven by a work colleague at the time of the accident you will need to consider:

  • Who was to blame for the accident?
  • Where did the accident occur?
  • Was your colleague driving in the course of their employment?
  • Were you travelling in a works vehicle and if so in company time?

These issues will determine against whom a personal injury compensation claim should be brought and what damages can be recovered.

In the event that your colleague was not driving in the course of their employment or another driver was to blame, you may be required to recover losses and expenses on behalf of your employer under your contract of employment. This could include any sick pay which you received during your absence.

Should you work off-shore, whilst transport may have been provided and paid for by your employer, the correct Defendant may in fact be the party responsible for providing the transport.

If the accident happened when travelling by air or sea different rules may apply to any claim for personal injury compensation.

Jurisdictional issues may also arise if your journey to work involves crossing a border for example between England and Scotland. Other jurisdictional issues may arise if you are travelling abroad when the accident occurs. For further information on all these issues see Travel Accident Claims.

At Sintons our personal injury specialists are experts in pursuing claims arsing from accidents which occur when travelling to or from work.

All personal injury claims are pursued on a No Win No Fee basis so you can rest assured that there is no financial risk.

To begin a personal injury compensation claim or obtain further advice with no obligation contact Sintons 24/7.