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    Esther Rantzen

    What should you do if you become ill due to the heat on the train?


    Trains can get stifling hot in summer, which can lead to all kinds of heat-related illnesses. Here is what to do if you become ill due to the heat on the train.

    Steps to take if you get ill due to the heat on the train

    When you start feeling ill due to the heat on the train, there is a good chance that you are suffering from heat exhaustion. This is likely if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

    • Headache, dizziness and/or nausea

    • Pale, clammy skin and/or cramps in your legs/arms

    • Weak, rapid pulse and/or shallow, rapid breathing

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    • Loss of appetite

    The main objective when suffering with heat exhaustion is to cool down quickly. To do this:

    • If possible, open a window or find a cool place to sit or lie down somewhere

    • Drink as much cool water as possible (ideally, this should have about one teaspoon of salt per litre in it)

    If you do not start feeling better, you could be suffering with heat stroke. Dial 999 and ask someone to help you until the ambulance arrives.

    Other risks

    Travelling on a train in summer not only exposes you to the risk of getting ill due to the heat on the train, it may also increase your risk of injury by slips, trips and falls. Quite common at the best of times, slips and trips are usually caused by hazards including:

    • Wet flooring and spills

    • Dropped food (e.g. melted ice creams)

    • Carelessly deposited luggage, shopping bags or packages

    • Damaged or uneven flooring (summer heat can wreak havoc on some types of surface)

    Feeling dizzy and/or confused due to being too hot can increase your risk of falling victim to such slip and trip hazards.

    Right to claim

    If you sustained a trip, slip or fall injury on a train or train station through no fault of your own, you may be eligible to make a public liability claim. You can get helpful advice and confirm your claim eligibility by speaking to one of our friendly, helpful Accident Advice Helpline advisors.

    On confirming that you are eligible to make a personal injury claim, the advisor will offer to have one of our experienced in-house solicitors assigned to your case. You will, however, be under no obligation to accept this offer. If you do, your claim will be processed on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis. Find out more by calling 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a UK landline or mobile now.

    Date Published: April 20, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.