Accident Advice Helpline can help you if you need to make a train ride accident claim. Accidents are a traumatic experience, and can leave you faced with many costs. If your injuries are severe, you may spend some weeks or months unable to work, or perhaps even be permanently unable to return to your profession. Making a claim can compensate you for your injuries, and cover some of the costs caused by your accident.
Some tips for a successful train ride accident claim
- Consult a doctor straight away after your accident, or as soon as your injuries become apparent. This way, your injuries will be documented in your medical records, and can be used as evidence.
- Record your account of the accident as soon as you feel able. Include as much detail as you can.
- Get the names and contact details of any witnesses.
- Take lots of photographs of your injuries, the accident scene, and any specific hazards that were involved, because they can all be used as evidence for your train ride accident claim.
- Keep receipts and records of all the financial consequences of your accident.
When to claim
Ideally, you will start your train ride accident claim soon after the accident. However, having the presence of mind to start a claim may not always be feasible. It is possible that you did not initially realise how serious the consequences would be. Maybe your injuries were so severe that you needed to just focus on your recovery. Whatever the reason, as long as we can start the claim within three years of the accident, we have a very good chance of being able to successfully represent you.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline has years of experience helping many people successfully claim for their injuries. When you contact us one of our professional advisors will be able to give you any information you need about making a personal injury claim. They will confirm if you are eligible for compensation, and can even give you an idea of how much you may receive.
To determine if you are eligible to make a train ride accident claim, we will need to know all about how your accident was caused, and what kinds of injuries the accident left you with. To be eligible for compensation, your injuries will have needed to be severe enough to require treatment from a medical professional, and a third party must have been at fault.
An example of negligence may be that the tracks or the train itself were in a poor state of repair, resulting in essential mechanisms malfunctioning. Perhaps health and safety rules were not followed, either. The injuries you may have suffered can include lacerations, whiplash, broken bones, or life-changing brain or spinal injuries.
How to get in touch
We can be contacted at any time by calling 0800 689 0500 from your landline phone, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone. You can also text claim365 to 88010 and one of our expert advisors will call you.
Date Published: October 1, 2015
Author: Lee Tadd