An accident claim for injuries sustained at work must be made within three years of the incident, so if you are a train driver and have suffered an accident in the workplace, it is a good idea to make a train driver accident claim as soon as possible. Accident Advice Helpline can help you get your claim off the ground, so here are few things to consider before you call.
What can you claim for as a train driver?
Because your work as a train driver involves operating heavy machinery, there is an element of risk. If your accident was the result of negligence by someone else, then it’s very possible you are eligible to claim compensation. There are many different circumstances and kinds of accident or injury that may result in compensation, such as:
- Derailment: If a train you are driving is derailed, there is risk of physical injury and emotional distress. Derailment can be caused by a mechanical failure, vandalism or damaged tracks.
- Trips and slips: Wet surfaces from cleaning, spillages or leaks on trains or platforms are a common cause of trips and slips. You could be eligible for compensation if you have this kind of accident due to negligence.
- Vibration white finger: Workers who regularly operate vibrating equipment without protective equipment could be affected by this common industrial syndrome.
- Industrial deafness: Regular and prolonged exposure to loud machinery can cause hearing damage without proper protective equipment.
If you have suffered from any of these occurrences, it may be worth thinking about claiming compensation for the physical consequences. In a case where you may need counselling as part of your recovery, the cost of this can also be eligible for compensation.
Don’t hesitate to call today and get your train driver accident claim off the ground. Make sure you keep records and receipts of any costs you may have incurred in relation to your accident, so that these can be included as evidence in your case.
Making a train driver accident claim
If you have suffered an accident at work as a train driver, you can get your train driver accident claim started with Accident Advice Helpline. As experts in personal injury compensation and with a team of specialist solicitors at our disposal, we can make claiming compensation for your accident a hassle-free experience.
We will appoint a solicitor whose expertise is in the kind of claim you are making, and they will update you during each step of the process. Our estimates will provide you with an idea of what your compensation could be, although this is subject to change and depends on certain factors to do with your case. All of our solicitors operate on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, to give you peace of mind. There is no obligation to go ahead with your train driver accident claim, so you are free to decide once you have heard our advice.
Call us on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993, or use our specially designed 30-second test can help us find out if you qualify.
Date Published: June 3, 2015
Author: David Brown