When it comes to train travel, the importance of train station safety is impressed on us from childhood. Our early education informs us of the dangers surrounding railway tracks, and of the hazards involved with slips, trips and falls, and other injuries suffered on train platforms. Whenever and however we travel, it is important that we apply common sense during our journey to minimise the risk of accidents.
Common injuries suffered on train platforms
Generally speaking, if you follow health and safety advice, ‘mind the gap’, stay ‘behind the line’ and desist from running through the train station, you are unlikely to experience any of the common injuries suffered on train platforms.
That being said, there are times when injuries suffered on train platforms are caused by poor station management or maintenance. From slips and falls due to adverse weather conditions, or accidents caused by overcrowded platforms, if you feel that your injuries suffered on train platforms were caused through no fault of your own, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for the harm you have suffered.
Placing blame for injuries suffered on train platforms
In the case that poor management or maintenance was the cause of your train platform-related injuries, it may be that the train station company or train company, depending on the nature of your accident, is liable.
All train station companies have a legal responsibility to ensure your health and safety while you use their facilities. This includes taking reasonable measures to prevent injuries suffered on train platforms.
Whether you slipped on wet flooring while walking for your train, or you have experienced severe injuries suffered on train platforms, such as broken limbs from falling onto tracks due to uneven flooring, Accident Advice Helpline could be able to help you claim personal injury compensation.
Claiming for injuries suffered on train platforms
So long as the accident in question occurred within the last three years, you are able to provide evidence to suggest liability, and you have records of any harm endured, our in-house legal team could help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Our friendly, trained advisors work around the clock 24 hours, seven days a week, for your convenience, providing an efficient service to fit around your life. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 for a free initial consultation, with no pressure to pursue your claim following the call.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown