According to official figures, more than 30% of rail passengers travelling into London in the morning have to stand due to the sheer volume of people commuting. This can be unsafe, but for hundreds of thousands of people every week, this is a reality. Of course, without a seat and its comforts also come the heightened chances of injury. This is made all the more uncomfortable for pregnant women and the elderly or disabled who are often already in discomfort. Claiming compensation for accidents due to train overcrowding is a real possibility. See if you are eligible by calling today.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 16 years of experience and our personal injury claims specialists are well equipped to handle any claims you might have regarding injuries suffered due to train overcrowding, or any injury for that matter. If you have been injured in the last three years, the injury wasn’t your fault and you sought medical attention in the aftermath, you are likely eligible to claim compensation for your injuries.
Injuries you could suffer on a result of train overcrowding
- Slips, trips and falls. Given the number of people on trains during peak hours, you could fall for any number of reasons. Slippery train platforms can result in horrible falls and can cause broken elbows or wrists and can affect the way you work. Loss of work and the need to go to physiotherapy are reasons to claim compensation.
- Cuts and bruises from faulty doors. Trains usually warn you before the doors close to avoid anyone being caught between them. That being said, if the door closes without warning and catches you, there is the chance you could get some serious bruises and cuts.
- Head trauma and whiplash. In the rare case of there being a train crash due to a train driver’s negligence, you could suffer severe injuries. Due to the overcrowded nature of the carriage, you would likely suffer injuries like whiplash from being jolted or even concussion if you knock your head on the floor or against the door of the carriage.
Would I need to go to court to claim for compensation?
If the reason you’re holding off from claiming compensation is because you don’t want to go to court, then there is no reason to worry. Most personal injury claims can be settled over the phone. Get started by calling our 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 and from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. You can also take a 30-second test to establish if you’re eligible to claim compensation for your injuries.
Date Published: February 20, 2017
Author: Accident Advice