Before making a road accident compensation claim, there are special issues which may affect liability.
Council Immunity: This states that a victims injury may limit an injury victim’s ability to sue when the driver of the vehicle that causes an accident is a council employee who is working at the time of the accident, or where the accident involves a council-owned vehicle in view of a road accident compensation claim.
Owner Liability: This states that even if a vehicle is borrowed to a third party, if an accident ensues, the owner may be jointly liable for damages caused by the third parties fault.
Company / Employer Liability: This states that here an employee is driving a vehicle “on the job”, or within the course and scope of employment, the employer can be jointly liable for injuries caused by the employee’s negligent driving conduct.
Mobile Phone Usage: Mobile phone usage whilst driving is banned in the UK. Employers may want to consider the following best practice guidelines. Mobile phones should be switched to voicemail when the user is driving. Emergency calls only should be made / received when on the move....