When asked, ‘Can I claim for a train accident?’ we have to be honest and admit that it depends on the circumstances, but providing certain basic conditions are met the answer is usually ‘yes’. If you’ve been treated for your injuries by a doctor and less than three years has passed since your accident happened, claiming is usually a possibility. Give us a call at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and we should be able to give you a clear answer as soon as you’ve explained your situation. We can also answer any questions you may have about the claims process.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we’re happy to take your call at any hour of the day or night, and our advice is free of charge. We’ll never pressure you into claiming with us, although we are happy to help if you wish to do so.
When to claim for a train accident
Whenever you travel by train, the train company is responsible for your safety. This means that the train company is considered the responsible party in most related accidents, from falls to luggage falling on people (even if that luggage was stowed by other passengers). As a result, claiming for a train accident is relatively straightforward. It’s also made easier by the fact that there are usually witnesses. If you were able to get the details of other passengers at the time, you should pass these to your solicitor so that statements can be collected. If this didn’t happen, don’t worry – it may still be possible for your solicitor to track down any passengers who booked in advance.
In some cases, train companies may not be held responsible for serious accidents like crashes. A court may rule instead that the responsible party is the company that was responsible for maintaining the lines, or someone who caused an obstruction. In cases like this, it is probable that you will still be able to claim, and we can advise you on how to proceed.
Finding a solicitor
If you decide to claim with us at Accident Advice Helpline, we can provide you with a solicitor who has dealt with train accidents in the past, to give you the best possible chance of success. We do this on a no win, no fee basis.
When you have a solicitor, it will simply be a case of building up evidence so that things can move forward. If you have photographs of your injuries, these can help. Your solicitor will take care of most of the paperwork so you won’t need to deal with the case on a daily basis, and you won’t need to worry about getting to meetings, as you’ll be able to communicate with your solicitor by phone. We know that it’s easier to recover from an accident if you don’t need to think about it all the time. A successful compensation claim can help you to put it behind you for good.
To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: February 15, 2014
Author: David Brown