NSW Work Vehicle Accident

Discussion in 'Employment Law Forum' started by ArchieWall, 12 April 2019.

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  1. ArchieWall

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    I've had a motor vehicle accident in a work vehicle. The accident was in our car park and I swiped the car door on the gate to the car park. I was informed that I could request my company organise quotes or go through insurance and pay $500.00 excess. I agreed to the excess.

    Several days later I was informed that my excess was now $950.00 due to me having a license for less than 5 years.

    I was informed that I could not seek my own quotes and only my company could decide where to get the car repaired.

    My union rep has told me I am not liable to pay for any excess as driving the vehicle is a requirement of my job and because I was not grossly negligent. Is this true?
     
  2. Rod

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    As this accident happened in NSW, then the union rep is likely correct, assuming the accident was in the course of your duties. EG: Not in after hours private use.
     
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