Have you suffered a Mountain Ash accident whilst at a train station?
As train travel is one of the most popular forms of public transport, millions of passengers use rail services all over the United Kingdom on a regular basis. As demand continues to increase, there have even been calls for extra services to be provided.
As trains can get very busy during peak times, there are times when passengers waiting at stations are simply unable to board. This routinely happens in busy tube stations, when passengers are forced to wait for another train due to overcrowding. If passengers are sensible to wait for another train, this can help to limit the chance of an accident or injury occurring. However, it also means that the station itself can become overcrowded as people wait for available trains.
As stations can be dangerous, it’s important that disruptions are kept to a minimum and that the premises can safely hold the amount of passengers. If, for example, a station platform is relatively small and too many passengers are waiting for a train, people may be forced to stand close to the edge, and a Mountain Ash accident could occur as a result.
In order to cater for passengers waiting for trains, many stations now feature a range of shops and cafes. In addition to increasing revenue for the station, this can help to keep passengers away from the platforms until it is time for them to board their train. While a Mountain Ash accident could still occur inside a station concourse, it is likely to be less serious than if someone was hurt whilst on a platform or struck by a moving train.
If you’ve been hurt or suffered a Mountain Ash accident whilst at a train station or on a platform, you may want to make a compensation claim for your injuries. If you can show that you weren’t at fault, there is a good chance that you could receive compensation. Although it’s possible that another passenger could have caused the Mountain Ash accident, in many incidents the station operators or train companies themselves will be held responsible.
If, for example, a train company allowed the train to become dangerously overcrowded, and a Mountain Ash accident occurred or people were injured on an overcrowded platform as a result, the companies in charge of these areas are likely to be held responsible.
Before you start your claim for a Mountain Ash accident, you may be keen to find out more about the claims procedure and how it operates. If so, we can help. Just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile phone, and a member of our team will be happy to answer any questions you have about the claims procedure. We’ll even provide free no-obligation advice, so finding out about making a claim won’t cost you a penny! Call now to find out more or make a claim today.
Date Published: 15th July 2014