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Have YOU Been involved in an accident?

In the unfortunate event that you're involved in an accident, please follow our guide below
 

Unless you or your company have arranged accident cover or the vehicle is covered by our accident management service it is your responsibility to arrange for the vehicle’s collection and repair in the event of an accident.

All customers: What to do in the event of an accident

  • Do not admit liability or make any offer of payment
  • Obtain details of other drivers involved and any witnesses
  • If possible take photos of the scene
  • „Report the incident and get assistance by calling Driver Assistance on 08000 32 32 77
  • Please inform the Police immediately if anyone is injured or you believe an offence has been committed.
  • You must also inform the Police within 24 hours if an animal has been injured or street signs, lamp posts etc. are damaged; if a 3rd party failed to stop; or if you have damaged a vehicle or any property and do not have the owner’s details.

 

​ALD accident management scheme customers only

If your vehicle is undriveable WNS will recover and transport it to their nearest approved repairer. Subject to your insurance company's instructions repair work will commence typically within one working day.

During office hours and subject to your policy a hire vehicle may be provided for you so you can continue your journey (peak hours delivery can take up to 2 hours). Alternatively you will be taken to a place of safety or your office / home by the recovery agent dependent upon your circumstances and requirements at the time of incident.

If your vehicle is legally safe to drive then you may wish to report the incident at a later date convenient to you, only then will WNS book your vehicle in for repair. Subject to your policy, you will either be provided with a courtesy vehicle from the repairer or a short term hire vehicle.

For all accidents you must report the details over the phone to WNS. This should take 15 minutes, however if this is not convenient or possible at the time of incident, WNS will contact you or your fleet manager at a later date.

Depending on the severity of the damage to your vehicle and your company's repair policy, WNS can offer a one-day body shop repair or mobile repair.

WNS will manage all aspects of your repair and advise you of its progress by phone, email, or SMS. You can call Driver Assistance for an update at any time.

WNS is contracted to deliver your repaired vehicle back to you as soon as possible. Your vehicle will be returned to the pre-accident state and backed by a 5 year guarantee on all work undertaken.