Railway accidents happen every year in the UK. Annually, the ORR (Office of Rail and Road) in the UK releases statistics for the numbers of casualties of train or railway accidents. In 2016 there were 15 fatalities, an increase of 4 on the previous year, and 11 more than in 2014-15. There was also a small increase in the number of injuries to passengers, and a decrease in workforce railway injuries.
Train travel remains one of the safest modes of public transport in the UK, but accidents can and do happen. They can happen for a wide variety of reasons; these include train derailments, improper maintenance of the tracks, faulty equipment, collapsed bridges, landslides and more. The Government also publishes details of branch reports online which gives some idea of the various types of accidents that happen on the railways
On most occasions, these accidents could not have been prevented. Sometimes, though, these accidents occur due to negligence or carelessness on the part of those responsible for running and operating the railways.
If you suffered from a train accident personal injury within the last 3 years and you believe someone else was responsible, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline is one of the leading names in personal injury compensation. We’ve already helped thousands of innocent accident victims to make successful claims and we can help you too.
Call us today to find about more about the service we offer.
What to do after a train accident personal injury
If you are involved in a train accident, you should first of all make sure that you are treated for your injuries. You should contact the emergency services, and also the police, who will be able to take information at the scene and give you an incident number.
It should also be reported to the railway operator and formally reported in their accident and incident book. Try to get contact details for witnesses and these will be useful later on if you make a claim, when you will need to prove that someone else was responsible.
The next step is to contact a personal injury solicitor who can help you to make a claim for train accident personal injury compensation, which can compensate you for any physical or emotional injuries you sustained.
Help with a train accident personal injury claim
A claim for compensation following a train accident personal injury could help you to recover some or all of the costs associated with your injury, including loss of earnings, medical bills, prescription charges, travel costs and more. If injuries were serious enough, you could cover the cost of personal care or help around the home, too.
It’s important to get support, advice and help if you decide you’d like to make a claim. Personal injury law can be complex, and you’ll need to prove the other party’s responsibility in the accident if you are to win your case; a personal injury solicitor will have expert knowledge of the law in this regard, and will be able to give you the best possible chance of succeeding.
Many people who are injured in an accident like this never go on to make a claim. Sometimes they are convinced that their injuries weren’t serious enough to warrant a claim, or perhaps they couldn’t find a local solicitor who was able to help them. One of the main reasons is that they are worried about the cost. Solicitor costs can seem prohibitively expensive, particularly if you’re already out of pocket following your accident.
No win no fee train accident personal injury claim
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we believe that everyone should have access to justice, regardless of affordability. That’s why we offer a 100 percent no win no fee guarantee. This means that you get access to help and support throughout your claim, as well as specialist representation from one of our expert solicitors, and all at no upfront cost.
Our Patron, well-loved TV personality and consumer rights champion Dame no win no fee guarantee:
“I have met many people who have been denied justice – innocent people whose lives have been wrecked by an accident which was not their fault – and have faced hardship, unemployment or disability as a result. The law states that if you’ve been hurt and someone else was negligent and is to blame, you should be compensated. Everyone should have access to justice.”
“If you call Accident Advice Helpline, I promise you will receive no high-pressure sales tactics, no money is required to make a claim and no win no fee means exactly that. One of their experienced advisors will help you every step of the way.”
Accident Advice Helpline has over 16 years’ experience of specialising solely in personal injury claims. That means we’ve gathered all the knowledge and expertise we’ll need to help you make a successful claim. We’re one of the most reputable names in the business, too. We score a massive 4.7 out of 5 on feefo.com, as scored by previous satisfied customers, because we always put you, the customer, first.
Our four key principles are: integrity, dependability, reliability and accountability. We know that recovering from injuries following an accident that wasn’t your fault can be painful, time-consuming and stressful. That’s why we’ve worked hard to make sure that it is simple, fast and efficient for you to make a claim with us.
Make your train accident personal injury claim today
It’s straightforward to start a train accident personal injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline. To start, take our unique 30-second online questionnaire. Answer a few short questions about your accident and we’ll tell you if we think you are eligible to make a claim. We’ll even estimate how much that claim might be worth, although we can’t guarantee that figure at this stage, since everyone’s circumstances are unique.
Then, pick up the phone and make a free, no-obligation call to our helpline. Our friendly, professional advisers will take more information about your accident and explain the claims process to you fully. They’ll give you all the advice you need to decide if you’d like to go ahead with a claim.
There’s absolutely no pressure; it’s your decision whether to start a claim or not. Not only that, but because we can handle most claims entirely over the phone, you probably won’t even have to go to court.
If you do go ahead with a claim through Accident Advice Helpline, we’ll be there to support you every step of the way. We’ll put you in touch with one of our experienced, in house specialist solicitors, who will be able to explain more about what to expect, and talk you through what you’ll need to provide in order to prove that you weren’t responsible for the accident.
How to get in touch
If you’d like to know more, or you’d like to start a claim with Accident Advice Helpline, call us today, free on 0800 689 5659. We’re here to help you get the compensation you are entitled to.