Abercynon is in the Cynon Valley in Rhondda Cynon Taff, and it is linked to the history of the locomotive and the railways. Abercynon was the last stopping point of Richard Trevithick’s steam train journey carrying both passengers and iron from the Penydarren ironworks based in Merthyr Tydfil to the Glamorganshire canal at Abercynon. It was the first journey by steam train in the world and now there are memorials of that first journey in Abercynon. Right up until 2008, the village of Abercynon had two railway stations, one going from Cardiff to Aberdare and the other from Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff. Now the stations have merged and there is only one.
Accidents on trains and railways
If you regularly commute and use the train, you may be injured if there is a derailment, or collision. Between 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2014, there were 345 deaths on railways in the UK. However, 304 of those deaths were recorded as being suicides. Two of the deaths were of track workers who were struck by trains as they were working.
Four would-be passengers died as a result of accidents on the platform-train interface, but these accidents were not because of getting on or off a train. Accidents which involved passenger trains fell by 8.4 % from the previous year going from 582 to 533.
Of course you might have an accident while on board a train, as perhaps the steward accidentally scalded you with hot liquid. You might be able to make a claim for this if you can prove that negligence on the part of the member of staff was involved.
You could fall in the aisle if there was an obstacle in your way, or perhaps you were hit on the head by a falling object because something had not been carefully stowed away.
If you can prove negligence of staff caused your injury then you might be able to make a personal injury compensation claim against the owners of the train.
A specialist accident solicitor in Abercynon
If you are looking for an accident solicitor in Abercynon, you may not be able to find one. Of course, were you to look for one in Caerphilly or Merthyr Tydfil, it’s possible that you would be able to locate an appropriate one. However, as an accident solicitor in Abercynon (or anywhere else for that matter) specialises in certain kinds of accident, you may not be able to find one who has the expertise you need to help you file your claim. You would need an accident solicitor in Abercynon who specialised in accidents on trains if that is where your accident took place, for example.
Accident Advice Helpline
For expert legal advice about any potential personal injury claim call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time on one of our freephone numbers. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call us now for help and advice?
Date Published: 6th October 2014