If you are looking for train driver accident advice, you have probably suffered an injury whilst working on a train or waiting at a train station. To have a valid claim, it is very important to report the accident and the associated injury to your supervisor straight after the accident. Your superior has the duty to record your accident in the accident book. Additionally, you should seek prompt medical attention.
As soon as you receive medical treatment, ask your doctor to give you a copy of your medical record. Make sure that your medical record states the type of injury that you have suffered and the medical treatment you have received, along with the recovery plan that you must follow. All these are useful elements if you decide to make a train driver accident claim later.
Things to know before making your claim
If you believe that you are entitled to compensation for the injuries that you have suffered whilst working as a train driver, the best course of action is to seek specialist legal advice soon afterwards. Although you can file a compensation claim within three years from the date of the accident, it is always better to address the problem sooner rather than later. Since most witnesses tend to forget ‘insignificant’ details after a long time since an accident, relevant proof may be omitted, preventing you from getting the compensation award you should receive for your injuries.
The solicitors from Accident Advice Helpline can assist you through every stage of the claim process and secure the best possible conclusion for your case. Before offering train driver accident advice, our legal experts will study your documents in order to establish the liability of the party presumed to be at fault. Once we find relevant proof, indicating that a certain person or company is responsible for your accident and associated injuries, we will help you to file a compensation claim.
Typically, a personal injury claim is brought against the defendant’s insurance company, which will probably negotiate with us to come to a satisfactory settlement. If the party at fault refuses to pay a satisfactory compensation award, or if liability is denied, we will pursue your case through the legal system.
Obtaining rail accident compensation
Our solicitors will work very hard to ensure the success of your claim. If your rail accident claim is successful, you will be entitled to receive compensation for general damages, including the pain and suffering that you have gone through and associated loss of amenities, and special damages, including any financial losses and expenses incurred as a result of your accident. The total compensation award given to victims of work accidents is meant to put sufferers in the same financial position as if the accident had never occurred.
If you are no longer able to continue your employment because of the accident, we will include additional damages within your claim. Costs for special equipment, care, transport, and housing modifications will also be considered when calculating damages. Any additional damages included within your claim will increase the compensation award considerably.
For professional train driver accident advice, contact us as soon as possible by calling our Freephone number 0800 689 0500 or filling in our online claim form via our website.
Date Published: February 9, 2014
Author: David Brown