Many people take train journeys every day – especially in the case of heading to and from work. However, other people take train journeys in order to go on holiday, to visit relatives or to have a day out. As a method of travel, it is generally incredibly safe to travel in this way. However, as we all know, there have been isolated incidents where train accidents have occurred. Some have been relatively minor while others have been very serious and have involved a great loss of life.
It isn’t always necessary to be on a train in order to be injured. For example, you may be injured on a train while getting off at a platform, or while boarding it at the station. Imagine trying to alight from a train and finding it suddenly jerks forward, for example – causing you to lose your balance and fall between the platform and the train. This is just an example, of course – accidents such as these are so rare as to be very hard to find details on.
Who was at fault?
If you are injured on a train because you were drunk and not paying attention to where you were going, and you fell and hurt yourself just as the train came to a stop, this would not be the fault of the train operator or company. However, if the accident happened because one train hit another head-on, when only one train should have been on the track, you can see this would amount to potential negligence.
Finding out the exact cause of an accident you have been involved in is crucial if you are to consider claiming any compensation for injuries you received.
Call Accident Advice Helpline for more information
We provide no-obligation advice to anyone who has been involved in any kind of accident in the last three years. It doesn’t matter whether you incurred minor injuries on a train, or you were involved in a more serious accident that left you with life-changing injuries. Simply call us on 0800 689 0500 to make sure you have easy access to expert information and advice.
Whatever happened and however it happened, make sure you find out if we could connect you with someone who can help. We have access to expert lawyers and one of them could be well placed to assist you.
Date Published: March 6, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead