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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Common hazards in the rail industry

    Working in the rail industry can be a dangerous job, particularly if your employer doesn’t take the health and safety of their staff seriously. There are plenty of common hazards in the rail industry which could easily lead to an accident at work – luckily by implementing health and safety procedures and ensuring staff stick to them, the risk of an accident happening is reduced. But if your employer has been negligent and you have been injured in an accident at work, you might find yourself wondering if there’s anything you can do. You can make a personal injury claim within three years of your accident, and get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

    How could you be injured on the railways?

    Those who work on the railways are probably already aware of some of the most common hazards in the rail industry – for those who are not aware, here are a few examples:

    • Train collisions
    • Electric shock from falling onto electrified rails
    • Structural collapse, such as a tunnel collapsing during building workstation
    • Falls from height, such as falling onto rails or from a crane
    • Faulty machinery or tools causing serious injuries
    • Being hit by a train or other vehicle such as a digger
    • Heavy machinery/equipment which could cause manual handling injuries

    You might suffer eye injuries from flying debris whilst carrying out maintenance work or fall onto electrified rails and suffer an electric shock which leaves you with a heart condition. But whatever has happened, ask yourself who is to blame for your accident. If the answer is your employer, then you could claim personal injury compensation.

    Are my injuries severe enough?

    You’d be surprised how many people fail to claim the compensation they deserve after an accident at work because they don’t think their injuries are severe enough. Common hazards in the rail industry can lead to serious, life-changing injuries, but you could also sustain minor injuries and be back at work within a couple of weeks. You can make a claim for personal injury compensation no matter how you’ve been injured – if somebody else is to blame, you’re entitled to be compensated.

    So give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you have a viable claim. It’s free to call our 24/7 helpline and get confidential, no-obligation advice from our team of expert advisors. Plus we offer a 100% no win, no fee* service, so you have nothing to lose.

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading name of Slater and Gordon UK Limited, a company registered in England & Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 125 446 327, registered office 50/52 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1HL and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for insurance mediation activity.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.