It is not uncommon for people to have accidents on public transport, which cause injuries that may take some time to recover from. If you have an accident on public transport, then compensation solicitors in Southwell may be able to help you to make a successful claim for compensation, as the drivers and other staff working on and with public transport services do have a duty of care to you to ensure that you have a safe journey. Here are some examples of the types of accidents that you might have on public transport, and which you can claim compensation for.
Slipping on wet floors
Even wet floors caused by snow, ice or rain should be dealt with by the driver and other staff as much as possible. If you can prove that the state of the floors on a bus, coach or train could have been improved had the driver or other staff been paying proper attention, you should be able to get compensation for your injuries.
Driver pulling off whilst you are trying to get seated
This only works where the driver can actually see you, so wouldn’t work on trains for example. However, if you were trying to get seated on a bus, and the driver pulled off before you were sitting down, causing you to slip and fall, you may be able to make a claim for your injuries.
Doors closing before you are clear of them
All drivers should be able to see that you are still getting on and off of the vehicle, and unless you are trying to get on or off after the doors have started to close, you should be able to claim for being trapped in the doors.
Finding the right compensation solicitors in Southwell for you
If you want to make a successful compensation claim, and be comfortable throughout the claims process, finding the right compensation solicitors in Southwell for you is critical. Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or text “claim365” to 88010 to speak to the team about your accident and the claims process, so that they can help you to decide whether or not you want to proceed with a claim of your own.
You are under no obligation to go ahead with a claim but, if you do, you will be teamed with an injury lawyer working on a 100% no win no fee basis to get your claim processed. Your injury lawyer will work on your behalf, so that the claims process is easier on you and you don’t have to get too involved.
Date Published: 25th September 2014