Taking the tube is a convenient way for thousands of people to travel, whether it is to work or whether it is to get around the local area. Tube stations are generally busy places, particularly during peak times when hundreds of people are trying to get to work on time. Although they are convenient, many people use them so frequently that they do not consider the accidents that can occur when rushing around on escalators, stairs and through the station. Here are some of the things that you should be aware of when making your way through your local tube station.
Be aware of hazards
The last thing on anyone’s mind when rushing to work or to meet friends is the possible hazards in their path. However, it pays to stay aware of your surroundings at all times, particularly as other people at the station can be careless. Look out for damaged escalators or stairs and try not to run when making your way to the tube as this can cause a serious fall or can cause someone else an injury. In addition, be aware of other people. They can be careless when in a hurry so stick to one side of the escalator and hold on to the hand rail. Good maintenance of the seating areas, escalators, stairways and hand rails should prevent any accidents from occurring but, if these are poorly looked after, you may sustain an injury. If the injury you sustain is not your fault but the fault of the tube station, then you can hold them liable.
How do I make them take responsibility?
It is simple: just give Accident Advice Helpline a call if you have an accident that is not your fault. We are available 24/7 so you can pick up the phone no matter what time you arrive home from travelling. As a law firm, we have been in business for many years so our team of experts know how to help you with your unique case. Should you have broken bones, fractures, a head injury or some other kind of injury or illness and you think that the staff at the tube station could have prevented it, then you can hold them liable. Keep any evidence of your injury and if you have the names of any witnesses present, that may also help to ensure we have a good case for compensation.
Date Published: April 20, 2014
Author: David Brown