Train travel is usually a very safe way to travel over a large or small distance. Plenty of people use the train to get to and from work every weekday, as well as using it for other purposes. There are very few instances of train crashes in the UK today, mostly thanks to exceptionally-good safety procedures and rules. However, there are still incidents that may occur every now and then, and these can potentially lead to people being injured.
Crashes can happen for a variety of reasons, but when they do happen they tend to occur because of damage to the train tracks, some kind of mechanical issue or even a collision, if two trains are on the same piece of track at the same time. Thankfully these issues are very rare, and few people will ever need to make a claim for train accident compensation stemming from an incident like this.
What about other accidents?
Train accidents don’t have to be as catastrophic as this. There are cases where people have been hurt while trying to disembark from a train, if it pulls away while they are still trying to get off. The doors should only be closed once everyone is clear of the train, and there should be no opportunity for anything to get caught in the doors. However, in the unlikely event something goes wrong, there could be a problem that results in someone being hurt.
Accidents can also happen inside a train that can cause serious injuries. For example if the driver has to slam the brakes on to avoid someone or something on the track, it could lead to you being slammed into the seat in front, or cause you to fall over if you are standing. Any type of accident like this could lead to a train accident compensation claim meeting with a successful conclusion.
What else might happen?
Even slips, trips and falls are perfectly possible in some circumstances on a train. For example if something is spilled on the floor and no one bothers to clean it up, you could be walking along and quite easily slip over in it.
As you can see, there could be many reasons to call 0800 689 0500 to get in contact with someone at Accident Advice Helpline who can assist you with a no win, no fee* compensation claim.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead