Many of us use trains at least now and again, if not every day we go to work. We tend to take them for granted as we do many things that we use in our everyday lives. However, it is wise to remember that trains are large, heavy and potentially dangerous if we do not treat them with respect. We have all seen people running for trains and trying to squeeze in the closing doors regardless of the potential danger this might incur.
Of course there are isolated incidents where people may potentially receive train door injuries through no fault of their own. For example the doors could be potentially faulty or dangerous in some other way. They may close earlier or faster than they should do, thus trapping someone or some part of their clothing in the doors.
Regular maintenance should include checks of the door mechanisms
Fortunately trains are checked for safety on a regular basis. They are maintained regularly to ensure there are no problems with them in any way. This reduces the chances of anything going wrong on the train when it is in use.
Every business owner has a duty of care to look after their workers and anyone who uses their service every moment of the day. This holds true for owners of railway companies as well. As such there should be a range of measures in place to ensure train door injuries cannot happen. It is always better to prevent these incidents than to manage them when they occur.
What injuries might occur in this situation?
If someone is trapped in a door as the train leaves the station, there is the potential for serious injuries to occur. The person may not be able to free themselves and could be dragged along the platform as a result. In addition to this they may end up being pulled or sucked under the train if no one realises they are there. It is possible that serious life-changing injuries could be suffered.
Accident Advice Helpline can provide no-obligation advice in these situations to ensure any individual who has been injured in a similar accident has a chance to make a compensation claim. By following the no win, no fee* model we have created for our clients, you won’t pay a penny unless your claim is successful. Call now on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen