Most of us take train journeys for granted. We might get delayed from time to time and we might have to go without a seat on busy journeys, but other than that they tend to pass without delay.
While this tends to be the case for the majority of the time, there are potential incidents that could occur if the wrong set of circumstances were to arise. UK train companies are run with exceptional levels of safety, care and attention. The safety of passengers is always a priority. However there could still be situations where negligent train driver incidents could occur, and if this is so injuries can happen. When a train brakes hard for example, there are no seat belts to restrain those in the carriages. This can lead to nasty injuries occurring within a split-second or two. If you are injured in this way, or in a bad accident on a train, you should discover who was responsible. You may need professional advice in this situation but it can help you ascertain where you stand. Injuries can cause you problems for months or years to come – and that’s just the physical injuries, never mind the mental ones.
Can compensation really be paid in such situations?
It depends on the nature of what occurred and whether or not the train driver can be proven to have been negligent in their duties. If there is firm evidence that a negligent train driver caused your injuries to be inflicted, there is a good chance a court case would be successful. Since the situation in which you find yourself would undoubtedly be stressful and upsetting, it is always advisable to obtain legal advice to determine the facts of what occurred. This will help you move forward in a positive way.
No-obligation advice is always available from Accident Advice Helpline
If you think there could be a chance that negligence was to blame for the injuries you suffered on a train – whether it was a few days ago or up to three years ago – your first port of call should be Accident Advice Helpline. With the help of our professional injury compensation lawyers you can determine whether you have a good chance of getting compensation for your suffering. Remember, this can be for mental as well as physical suffering so find out more now by calling our free enquiry line on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: July 22, 2014
Author: David Brown