Checking tickets, issuing fines and allowing passengers to buy tickets on board the train are all tasks which are in a day’s work for the average train conductor, but you may also be involved in ensuring passengers leave the train at the next station if they’re unable to produce a ticket or pay for their journey. Working as a train conductor isn’t an especially dangerous job, but there is the risk of injury if health and safety regulations are not followed. Your employer is responsible for ensuring you are trained to carry out your job safely, and if you’ve been involved in an accident at work due to employer negligence, claiming train conductor injury compensation could be the way to go.
Whilst most accidents involving train conductors lead to minor injuries, you could still claim for train conductor injury compensation if somebody else is to blame for your accident. Here are a few examples of the types of accidents which could occur whilst working as a train conductor:
- Slip, trip or fall – probably one of the most common types of accidents. You could slip on the wet floor of the train carriage or trip over luggage or other hazards and be injured
- Hit by objects falling from height, such as bags falling off overhead shelves
- Injured in a train collision
- Scalded by somebody spilling a hot drink on you
- Cuts and lacerations from faulty equipment, seats or other items on board
So we’ve established that working as a train conductor isn’t really a dangerous job, but what about if you are injured and your employer is at fault? It could be that they haven’t given you the training you need to carry out your job safely. Or perhaps the driver of the train is over-tired or working double shifts and has caused a collision which has left you injured. Negligent employers should be held accountable for their actions, and claiming personal injury compensation is one way to ensure that they pay.
I don’t want to lose my job
Don’t worry; you won’t. Your employer will have liability insurance designed to pay out in the event an employee makes a claim, and they won’t be able to fire you for claiming compensation for an accident which was their fault in the first place. You might want to consider working for a company which takes health and safety more seriously though, and a personal injury settlement could help cover your household bills whilst you search for a new job (and recover from your injuries). Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 5659 and find out if you’re eligible to make a claim today.