Every weekday hundreds of thousands of people use the London Underground to help them complete their journeys to work. They navigate ticket barriers, crowds of people, various platforms and trains to get from their starting point to their destination. While many stations are busy throughout the day, the morning and evening rush hours periods are the busiest of all in most cases.
Thankfully there are very few accidents at a Tube station that occur throughout the network. This is good to know and impressive when you consider how many people use the network every day. However, those who do suffer accidents at a Tube station may have memories of their accidents that affect them for the foreseeable future. Accident Advice Helpline has spoken with people for whom this is the case.
What kinds of accidents at a Tube station can potentially occur?
It should be said that all Tube stations are perfectly safe to use for the majority of the time. However, there have been stories in the news of accidents that have occurred on the network for various reasons. Sometimes these accidents may be the fault of the people involved, but in other cases they may be down to potential negligence. For example if a platform is allowed to become overcrowded and a person is pushed onto the tracks or under a train as a result, there is the potential for injuries to occur. In other situations spillages may not be cleaned up quickly enough, leading someone to slip and fall and hurt themselves.
Accident Advice Helpline has dealt with claims like this before that people have put in as a result of suffering injuries while using the network. Some are worth making since they result in successful compensation claims.
Obviously being alert to potential problems on the Underground is half of the battle. However, it doesn’t matter how careful you are – if someone else is negligent in their behaviour it could cause you to suffer an injury.
If this has been the case within the last three years you should call 0800 689 0500 now to speak to an expert at Accident Advice Helpline. This is by far the best way to make sure you get no-obligation professional advice regarding your situation. When you call us we may be able to put you through to a professional injury compensation lawyer, so call now.
Date Published: May 12, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Accident in a public place