There is no doubt that the London Underground is one of the most ingenious, innovative and inventive transport networks in the entire world. There is also no doubt that it is a network fraught with danger. A system where the threat of injury, be it from a transport accident or public fall looms large.
Staying safe on the Underground around London is far more complicated than simply standing clear of the doors and reporting any suspicious baggage. It can be a veritable jungle, particularly during rush hour, and somewhat overwhelming. Here are the essential steps to keeping a clear head.
Getting the Underground around London
– Know where you are going. An untold number of public accidents are caused on and around the tube by people suddenly stopping to establish exactly where it is they are and where it is they are going. Some pre-planning can go a long way to ensuring your journey is as quick and painless and possible.
– Take care on the escalators. Faulty machinery can cause severe personal injuries while hordes of people crowding on the moving stairs has the potential for severe problems. Following etiquette such as standing on the right hand side will help you fit in.
– Relax. At the end of the day, another train will be along in two minutes so is it really worth risking serious injury to make this one?
Underground stations have to be regularly and thoroughly checked for health and safety purposes. Such is the volume of people that move through them during the day, something as small as a minor spillage can have serious consequences in terms of slips, trips and falls.
What should I do if I suffer a slip, trip, or fall on the Underground around London?
The first thing you need to do in the aftermath of a public accident is to ask yourself one key question:
– Whose fault was it?
Establishing blame is a key part of the pubic accident claims process. While you might not think it was anyone’s fault, there are people responsible for the maintenance of the Underground stations and if something was missed and you were hurt as a result, then you may well be due some injury compensation.
A quick call to Accident Advice Helpline can determine the strength of your case, as their professional advisers guide you through the process.
Furthermore, they are normally able to settle cases without the need for a court appearance, easing your stress.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: November 6, 2013
Author: David Brown