Whilst coaches are statistically a fairly safe way to travel, there is of course an element of risk, as with any form of transport. Whilst travelling on a coach, you may be injured and require medical treatment, and if your injury is serious you may even need to take time off work, leading to loss of earnings. Extremely serious injuries could impact your quality of life in the future.
Here are some of the most common situations which could lead to injury during a coach journey
- Hit by falling luggage
- Road traffic accident
- Slip, trip or fall over something in the aisle
- Falling when embarking/disembarking
- Injured by faulty on-board equipment – e.g. faulty electrical sockets or seatbelts which don’t work
- Someone spilling a hot drink on you
These situations can all occur during a short or long coach journey, and many of these could be avoided with proper care. If you believe that your accident and subsequent injury has been caused by negligence, for example, if seatbelts on the coach have not been checked and maintained and you suffer injury in a road traffic accident, or if you are injured due to careless driving, then you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
Claiming for personal injury compensation
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we don’t judge; we empathise with your situation, and our friendly team of expert personal injury compensation specialists will be able to tell you within 30 seconds whether you have a viable claim. We’re here to listen 24/7 and our freephone line provides confidential, no-obligation advice.
Should you decide to proceed with your claim, you’ll benefit from our 100% no win, no fee service. Because we have been in business for more than 13 years, we’re experienced in the field of personal injury claims, and we can usually process most claims over the phone, so there’s no need to attend court.
You could receive a settlement to cover your medical expenses or even loss of earnings, if you have had to take time off work because of your injury. Our patron is Esther Rantzen, and we’re accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and Lexcel, the Law Society’s practice management standard, so you know you’re in safe hands. We aim to provide all our customers with a professional, friendly and helpful service, so why not call us today to get the ball rolling on your personal injury claim?