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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Survivor guide: Why aren’t public buses fitted with seatbelts?


    It may seem strange to some people that there is no legal obligation for passengers to wear a seatbelt on public buses. While wearing a seatbelt is mandatory in cars, people travelling on a bus could theoretically be at an increased risk of injuries like slips or trips.

    Buses are generally a safer mode of transport than cars

    It is important to note that buses are statistically safer than cars. Buses in London, for example, rarely travel very fast due to the overwhelming number of traffic lights, traffic jams and bus stops in the city, all of which generally prevent buses from achieving a high speed, at least during the day.

    Indeed, a typical two-mile bus journey in inner London can sometimes take 20 minutes or more during the rush hour, while a 4-mile journey in the middle of the night may take the same amount of time. Unfortunately, accidents, while rare, do occur on buses and can lead to serious injuries.

    Have you suffered a non-fault injury on a bus?

    If you have been injured after suffering a slip, trip or fall on a bus and the accident was due to dangerous driving, you could be eligible to make a claim. Likewise, a passenger injured in an overcrowded bus or a bus with a defective engine may also be able to claim.

    Have you been a victim of any other non-fault accidents?

    You can also make a personal injury compensation claim for other accidents that were not your fault. You may have suffered injuries during an accident at work, or perhaps you’ve been injured in a road traffic accident and are looking to make a car crash claim.

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    You could also be eligible for repetitive strain injury compensation if you’ve suffered long-term injuries from dangerous or faulty equipment, or other work accident compensation for injuries you’ve experienced from slips and falls on workplace premises.

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    Date Published: September 30, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

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