Are you Claiming Compensation in Suffolk After Travelling by Train?
When people imagine train or travel related injuries, they often conjure up thoughts of collisions and accidents involving mass casualties and catastrophic injuries. Although these types of incidents can occur, they are, fortunately, rare in the United Kingdom. Of course, if you were harmed in a collision whilst travelling by train, it should be possible for you to claim compensation in Suffolk but, if you are hurt whilst travelling, it’s likely to be a more minor type of incident.
For example, many claimants who obtain compensation for train related injuries have simply been injured whilst on board a train, rather than being involved in a collision. If, for example, the seat on the train was broken and you fell as a result, you may be able to claim compensation in Suffolk from the train operators. Similarly, if the laminate flooring in the carriage was torn and you tripped, you may be able to obtain compensation in Suffolk, if you were hurt due to the incident.
As most trains provide a food and drinks carriage, you may find that you’re able to buy a drink, a snack or even a meal whilst you’re travelling. Although this can be extremely convenient for passengers, it can mean that accidents are more likely to occur. If, for example, a member of staff was to spill your hot drink on you, you could suffer burns as a result.
Although many people worry that there aren’t medical facilities on board a train, this isn’t always true. Staff members are often trained in first aid so that they can help in an emergency and there should be a first aid kit on board so you may be able to access medical supplies if you need them. Of course, if you need urgent specialist care, the train will have a pull cord so that you can alert the driver. In such instances, it’s likely that the train will stop or attempt to get to the nearest station so that you’re able to access the medical help that you need.
If you are hurt whilst travelling by train, there is a chance that the train operators are at fault. If so, you may want to make a complaint to them but you could also claim compensation in Suffolk from them. If you can show that you weren’t responsible for your injuries, there’s a good chance that you could be awarded a substantial amount of compensation in Suffolk following the incident.
If you’re considering making a claim, or you want to learn more about obtaining compensation in Suffolk, why not contact us to find out more? We’ll be happy to help you find out more about making a claim and we’ll even provide free no obligation advice. Just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile today.