If you have recently been injured whilst working as a train track engineer, you may be asking yourself, ‘Can I claim for an injury as a train track engineer?’ To find out the answer to this question, just pick up the phone and call the experts at Accident Advice Helpline.
What are the risks of working as a train track engineer?
There are many risks involved with being a train track engineer. The railway can be a very hazardous environment and, in order to stay safe and physically intact, it is essential that the right equipment, health and safety guidelines and protective clothing be in place. You also need the requisite skills to work as an engineer in this environment. If any of these criteria are not fulfilled, serious accidents can occur.
For instance, a failure to provide clear safety instructions can lead to electric shocks, trips, slips, falls, fractures and severe lesions. In this kind of environment, when working near trains and train tracks, you are exposed to the possibility of life-threatening injuries. If you have been the victim of this kind of injury or accident, it is vital that you allow us to help bring the negligent party to account.
How can injuries be avoided?
The company or organisation that you work for has a duty of care towards you. This means that it is responsible for making sure that you are provided the relevant safety information, have the necessary skills to work in particular environments, and are given the right equipment and protective clothing. A lack of any one of these elements could constitute a legal breach of this duty of care and you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
Whilst you cannot claim for an accident which is the result of your own negligence – a failure to adhere to clear safety guidelines and instructions, a failure to wear the right clothing, or an insistence on unreasonable or overly risky behaviour, for example – you can make a claim if the injuries sustained were not your fault and happened within the last three years.
Who should I talk to?
At Accident Advice Helpline, our solicitors work on a no win, no fee basis. They are dedicated to making sure that you get the compensation you deserve, and will always seek the highest possible payout. If necessary, loss of earnings and costly medical bills will also be taken into account as part of your claim.
We operate a free, 24-hour helpline, so you can contact us and arrange an initial consultation at any time. You only have to pick up the phone and give us a ring, on 0800 689 0500.
Or, if you prefer, you can also text CLAIM365 to 88010 for a call back from one of our specialist associates. It is time that you take your first steps on the road to recovery, and you do not have to take them alone.