Taking coffee onto a train can be dangerous. Here is why.
Dangers of taking coffee onto a train
The main risk of taking coffee onto a train is that of someone being injured by scalding if, for example:
- Someone bumps into you on a crowded train, knocking your coffee out of your hand or causing you to suddenly jerk forwards, backwards or sideways
- The train comes to a sudden stop, causing you to lose your balance (if standing) or unexpectedly jerking forwards (when sitting)
- You trip or slip while moving towards your seat
Slips, trips and falls are, by the way, among the most common causes of injuries on trains and at train stations.
Many train companies no longer permit taking coffee onto a train. If bringing hot beverages is permitted on the train you are boarding, you can help prevent scalding injuries by:
- Ensuring your drink has a tight, securely fitting lid
- Minding your step to prevent slips and trips
- Giving other passengers plenty of space
Clearing up spills, taking your empty cup with you and reporting any potential slip and trip hazards you cannot deal with yourself to train or station personnel as soon as possible will also help to prevent injuries from slipping or tripping.
Injured on a train
If you were injured by scalding, tripping or slipping on a train or at a train station, you could be eligible to make a passenger injury claim if:
- Another passenger was responsible for your accidental injury
- A trip or slip hazard was not dealt with by train or station personnel
You could also qualify for compensation if your personal injury was caused by a train accident due to:
- Someone or something on the tracks
- A defect on the train
- A train driver’s mistake or lack of attention
- Faulty signals
If you believe you may have a claim, call us, Accident Advice Helpline, for no-obligation, free train accident advice today.
With more than a decade of experience in processing train injury claims, we can answer any questions you may have and provide you with the services of a highly experienced, sympathetic in-house solicitor to support you throughout the claim process on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis.
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Date Published: May 9, 2017
Author: Accident Advice