Brisbane’s Busway features over 25 km (15.53 miles) of busways with over 20 stations along the way. With buses carrying in excess of 70 million passengers every year, it is no surprise that every now and then mishaps, resulting in personal injuries, do occur.
- Busway bullies
While crime is considered to be a somewhat minor problem in Brisbane and passengers are asked to adhere to a strict code of conduct, violent assaults can and will occasionally happen. Staying in well-lit areas and well away from apparently rowdy crowds will help to prevent being injured by assault.
- Traffic incidents
Busway accidents are also comparatively rare. Should your bus be involved in an accident on the road, remain calm and follow instructions (especially if an incident should occur within a tunnel) by Busway personnel or rescue teams.
- Other mishaps
Like in any other public places around the world, the risk of slips, trips and falls when using the Busway is ever present. Prevent slip, trip and fall injuries by watching your step; not cluttering paths, walkways, and so on with bags, packages and other luggage and reporting slip or trip hazards immediately.
- UV light
Heat-related health issues and sunburn are probably the greatest danger when visiting Brisbane and using the Busway. Prevent being affected by Brisbane’s extreme UV Index rating by wearing sunscreen; shirts, hats and glasses, as well as drinking plenty of water and remaining in the shade as much as you can.
Should you sustain an injury by slipping, tripping or falling; in a Busway road accident, you could be entitled to claim personal injury compensation. Specialising in travel accident claims, Accident Advice Helpline injury lawyers can help you get the passenger injury compensation you are entitled to.
Getting a solicitor
You can get the help of an experienced in-house solicitor by calling our freephone number, a no-obligation, confidential helpline, provided by our law firm or by visiting our website and filling in the compensation calculator. Either way, once it has been confirmed that you are entitled to make a public liability claim, a member of our own legal team will be assigned to deal with your case.
Entitlement to claim
Claims for accidental injury compensation can be made if an injury was sustained within the past three years and was the result of an accident caused by someone else’s error, misconduct or negligence. Give us a call on 0800 689 0500 to speak to one of our advisors.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice