Without train drivers, many of us wouldn’t be able to get to work in the morning, or enjoy that holiday in the Lake District we’ve been planning for months. Train drivers are responsible for getting us from A to B, safely and efficiently, and whilst modern trains are equipped with a wide range of equipment to make a driver’s job easier, that doesn’t mean that things can’t go wrong and accidents can’t happen. In fact, injured train drivers could find themselves unable to work and suffering from loss of earnings if they are involved in an accident at work, so claiming train driver injury compensation could be a good option.
Accidents affecting train drivers
Train drivers could be injured after a slip or trip at work, either on the train or whilst embarking or disembarking. They’re also at risk of repetitive strain injuries from long periods spent sitting carrying out repetitive tasks whilst driving. But that’s not the only risks which they face. They could be assaulted by members of the public, involved in a serious collision or even left psychologically scarred after having to deal with somebody who has thrown themselves in front of a moving train. Faulty equipment on board trains could lead to an electric shock, laceration or other injury, and because train drivers usually work alone, they are at an increased risk of serious injury from accidents.
You could even be injured after being hit by a train, if your train breaks down and you need to walk to get help. However you’ve been injured, making a claim for train driver injury compensation is something that all drivers should consider, if their accident was caused by a third party. It could be that your employer is liable for your injuries and you could be awarded compensation.
How much compensation do train drivers get?
There isn’t a set amount that any injured train driver will receive when claiming personal injury compensation – it will depend on the severity of your injuries, how they have impacted your life and any loss of earnings that have affected you. Accident Advice Helpline will take all this into account when assessing your claim, and because we offer a 100% no win, no fee* service, you don’t even need to worry about upfront legal fees, making us an affordable choice. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to get advice and information about making a claim, with no obligation to proceed.
Date Published: September 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton