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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Railway worker injury advice


    If a person has an accident while working on the railway that is the fault of someone else, Accident Advice Helpline offer railway worker injury advice. It is very likely that the victim of such an accident will be awarded a payout by filing a personal injury claim for rail workers.

    If you are a rail worker and member of a trade union then Accident Advice Helpline is more than happy to work alongside the union to ensure that the case presented for a compensation claim is as thorough as possible for the victim. As a law firm we are well versed in the intricacies of the claim process and realise that the worker’s rights and proper representation are paramount during the compensation claim process.

    A fairly common form of railway worker injury claim is for a slip, trip or fall. This can be on the platform, on the tracks themselves, or inside a railway office. Sometimes slips are caused by a spillage or a leak, or maybe a lack of proper maintenance in the offending area. All dangerous surfaces should be properly marked with a sign warning people of the wet area. Employers who fail to adhere to the health and safety guidelines will face punishment by law for their negligent actions.

    Information and advice

    For more information concerning the rights of a railway worker during the compensation claim process it is advisable to contact Accident Advice Helpline via our 24-hour telephone helpline. Our friendly and supportive helpline operatives are on hand to offer guidance and free legal advice to anybody who may have questions about claiming.

    To present the best possible case for our specialist lawyers it is helpful to collate a few small pieces of evidence for the case. Professional medical treatment is an absolute must and should be sought in order to provide immediate help for the victim, the medical records produced for the treatment will also be helpful for the claim for compensation. If it is possible to take a photograph of the injuries caused by the accident before any treatment is given (medical procedure usually involves covering the wound) then that can be helpful to the case.  This is sometimes not possible and severely injured people should seek medical attention first and foremost.

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    If there are any witnesses to the accident it is helpful if they are willing to state their experience of the incident. By asking for the name and number of a witness and then asking if they are willing to testify, the case for a personal injury claim can be substantially reinforced. For further information regarding the claim process, Accident Advice Helpline website contains a large amount of information that will help a person better understand the compensation claim process. All claims are 100% no win, no fee*.

    Date Published: May 19, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.