How often do you take the bus or train to work? Perhaps you travel in your free time by train or regularly take a coach journey back home to visit friends and family. Public transport is an affordable way to get around – especially for those of us who don’t own a car – and is generally safe. But there is still the potential for accidents to happen on buses or trains, and you could be left suffering from minor or life-changing injuries. If this has happened to you, let Accident Advice Helpline help you claim the compensation you deserve for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings.
Unable to return to work after an accident on public transport?
You’d be surprised by how serious the injuries you could sustain on public transport can be. We’re not just talking about injuries sustained in a bus or train crash – which could include fractures, serious head injuries, crush injuries and even loss of limbs. We’re also talking about accidents such as slipping on the floor of a bus or tripping as you get onto or off a coach. Depending on how you land, you could suffer broken bones, facial and head injuries or serious lacerations. Elderly people are even more at risk, as their bones are more brittle, and hip fractures are amongst the most common injuries sustained by elderly people after a fall on public transport. If you’re travelling on a packed commuter train, you could suffer crush injuries – for example if there is an emergency on the train or at the station and people are pushing to exit or enter the carriages.
Or you could be injured whilst on the train or bus itself – sharp edges on seats or faulty doors could cause nasty lacerations. If you’re unable to go back to work straight away after your accident, your earnings will be affected, which could impact your family financially.
Your personal injury settlement
When you contact Accident Advice Helpline to make a claim, we’ll take into account your pain, suffering and any loss of earnings you’ve been affected by. We’ll also consider medical and travel expenses, such as the cost of prescription medication or travel to physiotherapist appointments after your accident. Give us a call on 0800 689 0500 to get confidential, no-obligation advice from our expert team, and make a 100% no win, no fee* claim for personal injury compensation.
Date Published: March 29, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton
Category: Public transport accident claims