Motor Claims

Motor Claims

OHES were instructed by brokers to assist a client when one of their vehicles had an accident on the M18 motorway.

The vehicle had veered down an embankment, coming to a standstill in a ditch. The impact ruptured the vehicle's fuel tank resulting in a loss, believed to be up to 300 litres of diesel, into the watercourse. Due to the contamination in the watercourse the Environment Agency were heavily involved and were demanding that the contamination was cleaned up immediately

Completed Works

  • OHES visited the scene to undertake a site investigation including soil sampling to establish the extent of the diesel contamination.
  • The investigation and soil analysis confirmed that contamination was minimal
  • OHES successfully liaised with the Environment Agency and provided details of the analysis results and investigation.


The Environment Agency reduced their demands and a cost effective pragmatic solution was agreed. OHES liaised with the landowner to gain easier access to the site and the work was completed by OHES after agreement was reached with the Highways Agency.

The broker and their client were delighted with the outcome.