Train drivers are exposed to a number of hazards in the workplace and being a train driver is considered to be a dangerous profession. At Accident Advice Helpline, we’ve been dealing with claims for compensation in all areas of personal injury law for over 15 years now. As a result we’ve amassed an unrivalled knowledge of health & safety in the workplace and here we have compiled a list of some, but by no means exhaustive, potential accident claims for train drivers.
Slips, trips & falls
Slips, trips & falls are the single biggest cause of workplace accidents across all occupations and train drivers are no exception to this. A train driver could suffer a slip or trip on to a railway platform when embarking or disembarking from their cabin, which in turn can cause serious injuries such as a head, neck or shoulder injury.
Repetitive Strain Injury
Repetitive strain injury occurs when an excessive load is placed on the same muscle groups for an extended period of time. You may believe this is associated with jobs that require constant heavy lifting, but can also be caused by sitting in the same position for a long period of time. Train drivers often work long hours with little or no breaks and as a result are liable to suffering a repetitive strain injury from sitting in the same position for too long.
Perhaps the single most frightening potential accident for a train driver is a railway crash. Colliding with another train, a vehicle that has become stuck on a level crossing or a person on the tracks are among some of the worst nightmares of train drivers. Not only can a railway accident cause catastrophic destruction and serious injuries but can leave a driver suffering with severe psychological trauma as a result of the devastation.
Making a claim for compensation
Are you a train driver? Have you been injured as the result of an industrial accident and you weren’t at fault? Accident Advice Helpline could help you to pursue a claim for compensation. Call free on 0800 689 0500 and speak with one of our friendly and competent advisors. Lines are open 24/7 and you won’t be under any obligation to proceed with a claim that may be discussed with one of our advisors. The majority of claims are settled outside court, meaning many of our clients will not have to go through the traumatic experience of reliving an accident in court.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown