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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

    Can I claim for an injury at a bus depot?


    Following an accident, you might find yourself asking: Can I claim for an injury at a bus depot? Whether you are a passenger, a driver or a bus company employee, Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in making a claim for any injuries sustained while in the depot. While bus stations and depots are generally well maintained and comply with stringent health and safety procedures, they are potentially highly dangerous places with large moving vehicles coming and going at all hours of the day and night. Even stepping off a kerb can be hazardous – possibly leading to a trip or fall. The depot itself may be dimly lit, and drivers may be less aware than usual to the presence of members of the public.

    Claiming as a member of the public

    To make a claim for an injury at a bus depot, you must be able to show that the injury was not due to personal negligence. As a member of the public, it must be evident that you proceeded with due care and attention whilst in the bus depot, and that you were not behaving in a careless or foolhardy manner. If this is established then your injury may have been the result of negligence on the part of the bus company, or one or more of their employees – and they could be considered legally responsible for your injury, even if they were not directly involved. The team of expert lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in determining if this is the case.

    Claiming as an employee

    If you were an employee of the bus company at the time of the accident, then you could still be able to make a claim for an injury at a bus depot. All workplaces should have strict safety procedures in place, and all employees should have undergone proper training in these procedures. If you feel that you did not receive appropriate health and safety training, this could be grounds for a claim. If you received training and correctly followed the safety procedures as they were explained to you, then the accident was probably not your fault. In this case you may be able to claim compensation.

    Making a claim

    If you have been injured at a bus depot at any time in the last three years and your injury required medical attention, Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you. We always work on a no win, no fee* basis. If you can prove that the accident was not your fault, then our expert lawyers should be able to help you make a claim. If you were working in the depot at the time of the accident, then the bus company should have employer liability insurance to cover any injury claims. Our personal injury specialists have many years of training and experience in handling such claims. Call our 24-hour free helpline now to find out whether you could claim for an injury at a bus depot, or visit our website and use our 30-second online compensation claim calculator.

    Date Published: October 18, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.