There are many ways that you can be injured on a bus or at a bus station but these should be managed by warning signs and safety precautions so that accidents are less likely to happen. If you have been injured and you feel that there was negligence or not enough done to try to prevent the accident, you may want to consider claiming bus station accident compensation.
Risks at bus stations
An injury at a bus station could involve the buses travelling through the station. If enough effort is not made to separate pedestrians from vehicles, dangers may present themselves and people can become injured. Buses are large vehicles and therefore require more space to manoeuvre and turn around and so there should be a wide birth in bus and coach stations between people and vehicles while they are moving. Usually this may be achieved with barriers and staff to prevent people from going too close to moving buses. However, if staff are not paying attention or do not follow regulations that have been put in place at the station then injuries may occur and it can lead to a claim of bus station accident compensation if it can be found that a staff member or station management are at fault.
The safety of a bus station environment
The whole bus station should be managed and looked after well. Not only does the management need to consider the risks that buses pose to customers and pedestrians but they also need to consider the facilities within the station and the general upkeep and maintenance. For instance paving or flooring could become loose and cause a trip hazard, which can become even more dangerous if it is near to where the buses are. Facilities such as toilets or cafés and food stalls need to be looked after and should be checked regularly to make sure they are in a good state. Ticket machines and queue areas should also be considered, as hazards can arise in overcrowded areas and with electrical items, which may need to be serviced and checked often.
If you are unsure as to what you can do about your accident you may want to consider calling our helpline to speak to our expert team who can offer you no-obligation advice. If you want to go ahead with a claim it is easy to begin, with no upfront fees and no costs if your claim is not successful. Give us a call today on 0800 689 0500 to tell us what happened to you.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Sarah Douglas