Thousands of people rely on trains to get to work every day or visit friends and family around the country. Train drivers have an important job with great responsibility, a job which comes with a high risk of accidents and injuries. If you’re a train driver and you’ve been involved in an accident at work or you’ve been injured on a train and the incident wasn’t your fault, you may want to think about claiming personal injury compensation.
What risks do train drivers face at work?
If you work as a train driver, potential causes and types of accidents include:
- slips, trips and falls at the station, especially at busy times and when platforms are icy or slippery
- train collisions
- injuries caused by crashes associated with signal failures and mechanical problems
- accidents caused by pedestrians and trespassers on the line
- accidents at level crossings
Train drivers, especially those who have been involved in work accidents, may also have a high risk of work-related stress and other work illnesses such as back pain.
What should I do if I’ve been injured at work?
If you’ve sustained work injuries, it’s advisable to seek medical assistance, note down the details of the incident while it is still fresh in your mind and report the accident to your employer. Every accident should be recorded so that employers can take necessary steps to reduce the risk of a similar incidents occurring in the future.
Can I claim compensation for a work accident?
If you’ve been injured in a work accident, such as a collision, which wasn’t your fault, you may be thinking about claiming work injury compensation. Compensation is awarded to people who have sustained injuries at work as a result of negligence on the part of their employer or the organisation they represent.
If you’ve been injured at work in the last 3 years and you have evidence, such as medical reports and eyewitness statements, to support your work accident claim and you wish to pursue a no win, no fee* compensation claim, why not call Accident Advice Helpline today? Our lines are open 24 hours a day on 0800 689 0500 from a UK landline and 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and you can also find out more by visiting our website and taking the 30-second eligibility test.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown