Winter in the UK often means that waking up in the morning to travel to work is as tedious as can be. Frosty mornings make walking to the train station unbearable and even dangerous as ice on train platforms can make for treacherous conditions for commuters. Slipping on ice can be a terrible way to start your week and can even result in a broken elbow or worse. It is the responsibility of staff to make stations safe in winter, whether this is adding grit to the platform or making sure safety signs are up.
Accident Advice Helpline specialises in personal injury claims, if you’ve suffered a fall at a train station due to icy conditions may be eligible to claim.
Injuries you may have suffered from a fall at a train station
- Broken bones. Slipping on any wet surface can result in horrible falls and, in our experience, broken bones are the most common result. Depending on the nature of your job, you might have to take time off work or even need to visit a physiotherapist to regain full use of your arm or leg.
- Head injuries. Anyone who has slipped on a wet surface can tell you how dangerous it is if you end up hitting your head. Concussions are very dangerous and can cause a whole host of other issues too.
- Back injuries. Falling on ice can cause significant damage to your back, especially if there is damage inflicted to your spinal cord.
Do I need to go to court to claim compensation?
A lot of people believe that in order to claim compensation for injuries that they have suffered at the hands of someone else they need to go to court. This isn’t true. Most claims can be processed over the phone and are settled outside of court. We have over 16 years of experience as personal injury claims specialists and if you need to claim for an injury you’ve suffered in the last three years, give us a call.
Claim for a personal injury at a train station
If you’ve suffered a personal injury at a train station due to the failure of the station’s management staff to ensure your safety, you can claim compensation. It’s their responsibility to ensure you aren’t hurt on their premises and if you are, you should contact us to claim. Call our 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 and from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 to start your claim or take the 30-second test on our website to assess your claim.
Date Published: February 20, 2017
Author: Accident Advice