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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

    Train accidents: Objects or people on the tracks


    Travelling by train is very popular in the UK. According to National Rail, more than 3 million passengers use Britain’s trains every day. Train accidents are uncommon, but they do happen. If you’ve been injured in a train crash, or you work for a rail company and you were involved in an accident at work, you may be eligible for compensation.

    What causes train accidents?

    Train accidents are much less common than road traffic incidents, but when they happen, the outcome tends to be more devastating due to the number of passengers on board the train, and the speed at which a train travels.

    There are many possible causes of train accidents, including:

    • people or obstructions on the tracks
    • broken or damaged tracks
    • signal failure
    • human error
    • adverse weather conditions
    • mechanical failure
    • other vehicles

    One of the most common causes of train crashes is obstacles or people on the track. Often, drivers are unable to detect the obstruction until the train is already very close and they have to slam the brakes on very quickly, and sometimes, it is simply not possible to stop in time. Obstacles may include fallen trees or objects, which have been purposefully placed on the tracks by vandals; it has also been known for people to jump into the tracks as a means of committing suicide.

    Train accidents and work accident compensation

    Most people think of the passengers on board when they hear about a train crash, but workers can also be injured; it is possible for signal men, drivers, engineers, and station guards to be injured at work. If you have been involved in a work accident or you have sustained work-related injuries, you could claim compensation.

    How can I find out more about work injury claims?

    If you were involved in an accident in the last 3 years and you have proof that you were not to blame for your injuries, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation. The expert team at Accident Advice Helpline has experience and expertise in personal injury claims, and they could help you to get the compensation you deserve. Work accident compensation can help you to pay bills if you are forced to take long-term sick leave or give up your job. The firm was set up over 13 years ago and it provides a reliable and dependable service to clients hoping to claim compensation without hassle, anxiety, or stress. To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.

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    Date Published: December 15, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Train accident claim

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