A lot of us use railways at some point or another and some use them frequently to commute to work. This is why it’s important that they are safe to handle the amount of people using the service as well as containing any dangers that may arise from fast moving trains and other concerns. There are many different job roles involved in keeping the railways going, including drivers, conductors, ticket office staff and cleaners. The staff who work at railway stations should be protected from becoming injured as much as possible.
Risks involved with railway work
The risks people face working for a rail company will be different depending upon what their role is. This is why health and safety precautions should be considered relating to the kind of work that the person does. For example, conductors will need special training so that they are aware of the dangers of their role and of conducting a train and dealing with the public and should be trained well for their role to ensure that they are much less likely to experience injury. Drivers will need extensive training on the risks of driving a train as well as emergency procedures. Drivers can also experience fatigue so the company should ensure that there is a fatigue management system in place and that driver hours and regulations are followed.
What if I am injured working at a railway?
If you are injured then you may be able to claim railway staff injury compensation if there has been negligence or a lack of training that led to your injuries. Safety is vital around railways and trains and it is a serious concern when it is not being followed or enforced by rail companies. You may be unsure of what you can do and how you can go about making a claim and this is where Accident Advice Helpline can help you. We can look into what happened and collect the evidence needed to make a strong claim for compensation.
If you want to claim railway staff injury compensation get in touch with us today. Our team of injury experts have dealt with many train and work-related incidents successfully and can help you to get the best result from your claim. We operate a no win, no fee policy so there are no upfront costs. Just call us today on 0800 689 0500 to discuss your case and how we can help you.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Sarah Douglas