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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

    Can you claim if you are injured by an underground train door?


    Have you been hurt by an underground train door? If so, and it wasn’t your fault, there’s a big chance we could be able to help you claim compensation. You do not need any money to begin a claim with us, and we have a no-win, no-fee** policy. As long as we can prove you….

    Dangers of electronic doors on taxis


    Taxis can be very convenient, allowing us to get around without having to deal with the stress and strain associated with public transport and enabling us to get right to where we need to go right from our front doors. However, taxis are not without their hazards, and if you have been in an accident….

    Are tramlines a trip hazard?


    Tramlines can be very dangerous, although they are also very convenient and allow people in various parts of the UK to get around with ease. Trams play a pivotal role in helping people reduce their carbon footprint and cutting down congestion, but sadly far too many people are still being injured by trams each year…..

    Why you should take notice of where your emergency exits are on trains


    It’s vital that you pay attention to emergency exits on trains and find out where they are so you can escape and help others too if disaster strikes. You never know when an accident might occur, so it’s always best to know what to do if you and your fellow passengers are endangered whilst you….

    Precautions to take on a night train


    Do you know which precautions to take on a night train? If you are planning to use public transport through the night and are looking for safety and security tips, read on. It’s wise to do your homework before you do use public transport at night, so plan your journey as far in advance as….

    The dangers of taking coffee onto a train


    Taking coffee onto a train can be dangerous. Here is why. Dangers of taking coffee onto a train The main risk of taking coffee onto a train is that of someone being injured by scalding if, for example: Someone bumps into you on a crowded train, knocking your coffee out of your hand or causing….

    Can you claim if you fall down the stairs on a double decker bus?


    ContentsClaim for a fall down the stairs on a double decker busAccident Advice HelplineCompensation amounts and time framesLearn moreWhether you can claim if you fall down the stairs on a double decker bus depends on the circumstances. Here are some instances that may entitle you to make a claim. Claim for a fall down the….

    The dangers of city trams


    Do you know about the dangers of city trams? City trams can be very convenient for getting around, but they can also be very dangerous. There have been many tram-related accidents in cities like Manchester and Edinburgh over recent years, and several experts have suggested that more needs to be done to boost safety standards….

    The dangers of driving to France


    Driving to France presents you with a fair amount of risks. Here are some of the dangers of driving to France. The dangers of driving to France – in the UK Depending on where you are starting your trip to France, you may have to drive on motorways for several hours before you even get….

    Staying safe on trams


    Tram accidents can and will happen occasionally. Here are a few tips on staying safe on trams. Staying safe on trams – waiting Tram safety begins while waiting for your ride. To prevent being hit by a tram, slips, trips and falls and other tram-related accidents while waiting, always remain behind line markings and never:….

    What should you do if you become ill due to the heat on the train?


    Trains can get stifling hot in summer, which can lead to all kinds of heat-related illnesses. Here is what to do if you become ill due to the heat on the train. Steps to take if you get ill due to the heat on the train When you start feeling ill due to the heat….

    What should you do if you become ill due to the temperature on the underground?


    Temperatures on the underground can rise to intensely uncomfortable levels in summer, especially during busy periods. Drinking plenty of water while you travel to keep as cool as possible is imperative to prevent getting ill due to the temperature on the underground. Here is what you should do if you do start feeling ill. What….

    The dangers of having hot drinks on aeroplanes


    Having hot drinks on aeroplanes can expose you to all kinds of risks. If you suffer an accident whilst flying you may be eligible for compensation. Here are some of the dangers of drinks on aeroplanes. Dangers of having hot drinks on aeroplanes The most obvious risks of having hot drinks on aeroplanes include: Drinks….

    Dangers of climbing on and off trains in flip flops


    Climbing on and off trains in flip flops is not a good idea. If you suffer an accident which was not your fault you could be eligible to claim. Here is why you should not climb on and off trains in flip flops. Dangers of climbing on and off trains in flip flops Considered by….

    How to claim for trips and slips on a ship’s deck or stairs


    Sustaining injuries by trips and slips on a ship’s deck or stairs could mean you are entitled to make a personal injury claim against the ship’s operator. Claiming after trips and slips on a ship’s deck or stairs How and when to claim compensation for injuries by trips and slips on a ship’s deck or stairs depends….

    What to do if you fall ill on the train


    Travelling to work on the train is often a great way to streamline commuting as driving in the United Kingdom almost guarantees being caught in traffic. While trains are often crowded, they offer a faster way to travel to work. That being said, some people have to travel very long distances to work and can….

    Claiming compensation for accidents due to train overcrowding


    According to official figures, more than 30% of rail passengers travelling into London in the morning have to stand due to the sheer volume of people commuting. This can be unsafe, but for hundreds of thousands of people every week, this is a reality. Of course, without a seat and its comforts also come the heightened….

    Survivor guide: Taking the Paris Metro


    When in Paris, one of the cheapest and easiest ways of travelling round the city is taking the Paris Metro. However, to avoid a travel accident there are certain things you can do. Plan ahead and be prepared to help prevent a travel injury Before setting off on your journey ensure you know what line….

    Survivor Guide: Driving from London to Cardiff on the M4


    Driving from London to Cardiff on the M4 is relatively straightforward and should take around 3 hours in good traffic conditions. However as with any car journey, it’s important to take measures to ensure your safety and to avoid becoming involved in a road traffic collision. Before you set off Before you embark on any….

    Five of the most common accidents on the train


    Thousands of people travel by train every day in the UK; whether you’re commuting to work, travelling to see friends or family or venturing out into the great outdoors, here are some common accidents on the train, such as slips, trips and falls, to try and avoid: Five of the most common accidents on the….

    Survivor Guide: Catching trains to different countries


    When travelling around the world a great way to explore, especially if you have to travel long distances, is by train. This way you get to sit back, relax whilst having fun catching trains to different countries. However, to avoid having to make a travel accident compensation claim here are our top tips. Plan ahead….

    Survivor Guide: Driving on the M25


    The M25 is one of the busiest motorways in the UK. The main reason for this is that it is the main route in, out and around London. Here is some tips on how to stay safe whilst driving on the M25. Plan ahead and leave plenty of time to prevent a road traffic accident….

    Is catching the train underground a danger to my health?


    Many of us rely on an underground train as part of our daily commute to work. But is catching the train underground a danger to your health? Exposure to dust Until relatively recently, little research had been carried out on the accumulation of dust and other harmful particles in underground train stations. Whilst it has….

    If you go on a public bus, are accident injuries covered?


    Public bus companies have a duty of care towards their passengers. In other words, if a motoring accident involving a public bus is caused by the bus driver or a defect on the bus, they are liable for any injuries sustained by said passengers. Other drivers If a road traffic accident involving a public bus….

    What to do if you see someone faint on the train


    If someone were to faint on the train, would you know how to perform basic first aid? Being confronted with this kind of a situation when you aren’t sure what you are doing can be a daunting experience.  With this guide, you can perform the first steps of first aid until help arrives. Inform a….

    Is it dangerous to listen to music whilst riding a bike?


    According to statistics published by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), 20,000 cyclists are killed or injured each year on UK roads. These figures are startling and show that cyclists are a particularly vulnerable demographic when it comes to traffic accidents. It’s important to cycle in a safe manner to reduce the….

    Severe injuries suffered on train platforms


    When it comes to train travel, the importance of train station safety is impressed on us from childhood. Our early education informs us of the dangers surrounding railway tracks, and of the hazards involved with slips, trips and falls, and other injuries suffered on train platforms. Whenever and however we travel, it is important that….

    Potential accidents on the ferry to Greenwich


    When you’re venturing abroad via ferry, looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, it is unlikely that you consider any potential accidents on the ferry to Greenwich. You can minimise the risk of accidents on the ferry to Greenwich by following safety precautions, however, there is always risk involved with….

    Survivor Guide: Using the bus network in Kenya


    The bus network in Kenya (both short and long distance) is serviced by an array of more or less reputable coach and minibus companies. Reputable companies typically run well-maintained, comfortable buses (which are definitely preferable for long distance travel), but some of the smaller services (in particular the so-called matatus, privately run minibuses designed to carry….

    Being safe on the subway in New York


    New York is one of the world’s most iconic cities and it tops many people’s lists of places they would like to visit. If you’re gearing up for a trip to the Big Apple and you’re busily planning your itinerary, here are some safety tips to help you stay safe and avoid travel accidents on….

    Survivor guide: Driving the A537


    Statistics show that serious injury and death is seven times more likely to occur to drivers on single-carriageway A-roads than on motorways. The Road Safety Foundation analysed road traffic accident records and found that these roads were three times more dangerous in general than dual carriageways. With this in mind it is perhaps unsurprising that….

    Most common HGV accidents: Failure to look properly


    HGV and lorry drivers have to control a much larger vehicle, which not only has more blind spots but is heavier to steer, varying in difficulty depending on its load. This means to avoid a road traffic accident these drivers have to be especially aware of their surroundings. The importance of preventing HGV accidents All drivers must make….

    Most common HGV accidents: Bridge collisions


    Road traffic accidents are frightening at the best of times, but HGV accidents be substantially more terrifying. As HGVs are so heavy, large and powerful, the severity of road accidents is often much greater and this can result in devastating injuries and even loss of life. HGV accidents HGV drivers are likely to be involved in the….

    London to Edinburgh via the A1: How to avoid an accident en route


    Samuel Johnson famously said, ‘when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.’ However, we all need a change of scenery once in a while, and many of us choose to take a trip from London up to the capital in the north. Driving from London to Edinburgh is a serious undertaking….

    Survivor guide: Carsickness, seasickness and other motion sickness


    Many of us can be affected by motion sickness from time to time. Travelling by car, boat or plane can often cause symptoms of nausea due to repeated movements Motion sickness can affect anyone Motion sickness can affect people of all ages, although it tends to be more prevalent in children and women, and normally….

    Survivor guide: Remedies for seasickness


    Seasickness can ruin a well-earned holiday, whether it’s a luxury cruise across the exotic Mediterranean or a luxury mini cruise along the historic River Thames. Fortunately, there are some remedies that you can consider to reduce the symptoms of seasickness, otherwise referred to as motion sickness. Tips to combat motion sickness According to the NHS,….

    Survivor guide: What are the causes of seasickness?


    Seasickness, otherwise known as motion sickness, is believed to be caused by a confusion of sensory signals, and also occurs during car travel, train travel and flights. According to the NHS, many experts agree that motion sickness occurs when our bodily senses conflict and the brain sends the wrong signals to the body. Motion sickness….

    Survivor guide: Why aren’t public buses fitted with seatbelts?


    It may seem strange to some people that there is no legal obligation for passengers to wear a seatbelt on public buses. While wearing a seatbelt is mandatory in cars, people travelling on a bus could theoretically be at an increased risk of injuries like slips or trips. Buses are generally a safer mode of….

    Survivor guide: What aeroplane coping measures can I put in place?


    To stay calm during a flight, keep well hydrated and bring any prescribed medication with you. Remember, flight safety records have never been better, and airport security procedures are very strict, which should help reassure you. Have you suffered an accident on an aeroplane or at an airport that wasn’t your fault? If, however, you….

    Five turbulence ‘coping measures’ on an aeroplane


    When you’re packing and rushing around getting everything together, finding passports and throwing your sun lotion into your case, the last thing you want to think about is getting injured abroad, but sadly accidents do happen and it’s important to be prepared, do your research and always ensure you have valid insurance before you go….

    Survivor guide: How often should I stretch my legs on a plane?


    If you’re getting ready for a long-haul flight, you might not be looking forward to spending hours and hours in the same location, excusing the occasional loo break. To prevent cramps and numbness in your legs, you should consider stretching them periodically. Stretch your feet several times on a long-haul journey Aim to stretch your….

    Survivor guide: The dangers of unlicensed minicabs


    Minicabs are a convenient way to travel between destinations, whether you’re travelling alone, as a couple or in a group. You don’t have to wait for public transport, you enjoy more privacy, and, after some wine or beer, everyone in your group can be transported home safely and avoid a road accident. Plan your transportation….

    Survivor guide: How safe are bumper cars?


    Bumper cars are the epitome of the British holiday: fun, silly, and a great choice for a rainy afternoon. However, a problem arises when some individuals take their bumper car expeditions a little too seriously, acting like they are ‘out to get everyone’ by bumping every car they can find. Sometimes, it is necessary to….

    Survivor guide: Why were English Channel hovercrafts retired?


    For over thirty years, hovercrafts provided an effective and thrilling way of traversing the English Channel. For many people, they were the perfect way to get a French holiday off to a thrilling start. However, citing a lack of comfort for passengers and the dangers of accidents whilst travelling, the vessels were retired from use….

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