Train travel in general is quite a safe mode of transport, and it’s a popular way to travel in the UK, with many people using the rail network to commute to work. If you have been injured as a passenger on a train or a rail worker, or have had an accident on a station platform or other railway premises, you might be wondering whether you are eligible to claim for compensation.
Common train accidents
Here are some of the most common accidents and injuries which could occur on trains:
- Derailment due to damaged tracks/signalling issues
- Collision with another vehicle or train
- Snow, ice, fog or windy conditions
- People or objects on the track
Other injuries which could occur on platforms or trains include:
- Being hit by falling objects such as luggage
- Burns or scalds from hot drinks
- Slips, trips and falls due to loose flooring, litter or spillages
- Lacerations from damaged seats or other on-board equipment
Claiming for train accident compensation
If you’ve been involved in a major train accident where several people have been injured, you’ll usually receive some advice from the train company as to what happens next. If you’ve received minor injuries from an accident on a station platform or on the train itself, we recommend you seek the advice of a specialist personal injury lawyer.
With more than 13 years’ experience in the industry, we can offer advice and assistance with your claim for compensation, no matter what has happened. We’re backed by our patron, Esther Rantzen, who you probably know from TV, so you know we’ll deal with your claim sensitively and professionally.
What happens now?
Ring Accident Advice Helpline today and we can tell you whether you have a viable claim. We’ll answer your questions and take you through the claims process; there’s no upfront fee to pay as we offer a 100% no win, no fee* service. You probably won’t even need to attend court, as we can process most claims in full over the phone.
When you’ve been involved in an accident, you want to speak to someone you can trust, and our team of specialist personal injury lawyers have years of experience dealing with claims just like yours – yet we’ll still treat you as an individual. Our helpline is free to call and we’re open 24/7, so give us a ring today on 0800 689 0500 and see what we can do for you.
Date Published: January 13, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Train accident claim