To obtain compensation for a train station accident claim, contact Accident Advice Helpline immediately for professional advice from a team of dedicated experts.
Why a Train Station Accident Might Occur
A train station accident can occur for many reasons. Passengers passing through a station may slip or fall on a wet surface, for instance and break or fracture bones as a result. If station staff do not put adequate signage in place warning of a slippery surface, for instance, then members of the public – or other staff members for that matter – have no adequate warning and are therefore, at risk of injury. It is the responsibility of those managing the train station to ensure that it is a safe environment. Health and Safety standards are strict in the UK and are legally enforceable so any breaches in health and safety are to be taken very seriously indeed. An accident that occurs in a public place, such as a train station, will typically be compensated for under public liability insurance so members of the public who slip or fall, for instance, in a train station can have peace of mind that there are adequate funds in place to compensate them for any injuries received. Dedicated solicitors working for Accident Advice Helpline can advise on all aspects of the accident compensation system as it relates to accidents and injuries in a public place.
Train station accidents may also happen to employees. Again, health and safety is a critical issue and employers have to bear in mind that they are responsible for keeping their staff safe within the working environment. If you are employed at a train station and received injuries from an accident arising from someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Even if another member of staff and not your employer causes the accident per se, you are still entitled to look for compensation. Some employees may feel reluctant to seek compensation from their employer but organisations have insurance in place to deal with such a scenario happening and if compensation is awarded it comes from the insurer and not the employer directly.
What to do Following a Train Station Accident
If you, as a member of the public, have an accident in the workplace, make sure to get the names and addresses of the people you deal with, whether they are the members of staff who come to your assistance or fellow travellers who witness the incident. An accident compensation claim cannot typically be processed if the person in question does not receive medical help, so quite apart from the common sense of seeking medical assistance, seeing a medical professional is very relevant to any subsequent compensation claim. Keep all receipts, doctors’ letters and hospital appointment letters, as documentation is critical to expediting a compensation claim.
If you are wondering how straightforward a train station accident claim can be, then it is as simple as filling out the claims form on Accident Advice Helpline. Alternatively, you can ring the 24-hour helpline.
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown