Many of us rely on trains to get to work or travel from A to B. If youre travelling by train, you have a right to feel safe. If you’ve had an accident at the train station, such as a slip, trip or fall, or you’ve been injured while travelling by train, you may have a viable claim for personal injury compensation. Yet, first and foremost, you need to take a closer look over liability at train stations.
Who claims liability at train stations?
When you are injured in a public place, such as a train station, you may be left wondering whether or not you have a right to claim compensation. The issue of liability at train stations depends on the nature of the accident and how it occurred.
If you were injured, and you weren’t to blame, it may be possible that the train operator or station manager claims liability at train stations. If you had a slip or trip, which occurred because you weren’t looking where you were going, you would be expected to claim liability.
In many cases, it’s fairly straightforward to work out who should claim liability at train stations. In the event that you sustained injuries and you were not to blame, you should be able to make a claim for public liability compensation.
If you slipped on a wet floor at the station which wasn’t marked with a warning sign, or you tripped over a broken paving stone which had already been reported to the authority or firm that owns the station, you should be able to make a claim.
You may also be able to claim no-win, no-fee* compensation if you suffered injuries in a train accident which resulted from negligence on behalf of the operating firm. If the train crashed due to negligence on the part of the driver, for example, you would not be liable for the incident.
Should you be unsure about liability at train stations, or you would like to find out more about making a claim for a public place accident, contact Accident Advice Helpline.
We have more than 15 years of experience in the injury claims industry, and we have injury lawyers with expertise in public liability claims. We take over every aspect of the claims process, and we endeavour to make life as hassle-free as possible for you. We can carry out most consultations over the telephone, and most of our clients never attend court proceedings.
Call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice