Climbing on and off trains in flip flops is not a good idea. If you suffer an accident which was not your fault you could be eligible to claim. Here is why you should not climb on and off trains in flip flops.
Dangers of climbing on and off trains in flip flops
Considered by many to be the most dangerous footwear possible, flip flops can easily cause trips and slips by:
- Getting caught on or under steps
- Slipping off your feet at the wrong moment
- Sliding on smooth or wet flooring
- Causing your foot to slide sideways as you walk
When climbing on and off trains in flip flops, someone behind you may also accidentally step on the back off your flip flop. Being stopped dead in this manner could also result in an injury by tripping and falling.
Slips, trips and falls are, by the way, among the most common accidents on trains. In many cases, trips and slips on trains are caused by spills, dropped food or carelessly deposited luggage. This also applies to accidents in train stations, where crowded escalators, occasionally inadequately lit stairways/walkways and cluttered aisles in station shops could add to the risk of sustaining personal injuries.
Hurt on a train or at a station
If you were injured by tripping, slipping or falling on a train or at a train station, you could qualify for compensation if:
- Your trip, slip or fall was caused by someone else
- You suffered your injury no longer than three years ago
Liability for your accidental injury could be held by:
- The authority responsible for the maintenance/cleaning of a train or station
- Another passenger
- Owners/staff of a station shop, café or restaurant
If you were climbing on and off trains in flip flops and a faulty flip flop caused you to trip and fall, the manufacturer or retailer of your flip flops could be held responsible for your injury.
Accident Advice Helpline
With more than 16 years’ worth of experience in handling slip and trip injury claims, we can quickly establish who was to blame for your injury. Specialising in claims like yours, our in-house solicitors can draw on this experience to get your claim settled hassle-free, fast and in the most professional, sympathetic and efficient manner possible.
To learn more about when and how to claim, confirm your claim eligibility and/or request our assistance, pick up your telephone or mobile and call our 24/7 freephone helpline now. The numbers to call from UK landlines or mobiles are 0800 689 0500 and 0333 500 0993. Calls are obligation-free and kept strictly confidential. All claims are conducted by our own legal team under conditional fee agreements.
Date Published: March 13, 2017
Author: Accident Advice