If you have been involved in an accident on a train then you may not be aware that there is a method through which you can claim for train injuries. An accident on a train is a rare occurrence in the UK and so the number of people making a claim for compensation train injuries is low.
Fatal accidents are especially rare and it is a fact that you are far more likely to killed on the roads of the UK than on a train. The spectacular safety record has been attributed to better training and modern safety procedures and equipment.
Nevertheless, several thousand people are slightly injured in train-related incidents every year. Some of these are passengers and some are workers. If you have been injured in an accident on a train or related to train travel that was not your fault then you may be able to claim compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline have a team of highly trained personal injury lawyers who are experts in helping people who have had an accident on a train get the compensation that they deserve.
What may an accident on a train involve?
Statistics have shown that passengers suffer an accident on a train in several ways. Actual train collisions account for a very small proportion of all injuries. Passengers are much more likely to suffer a slip, trip or fall. Some of these falls have actually been fatal.
Accidents at the platform-train interface are also fairly common. This includes passengers getting on and off trains. Contact with an object or person also accounts for some further injuries. A small number of people have been struck by a train on a station crossing.
What does a workplace accident on a train involve?
For most of us a train is a way of getting from one location to another but for many people the train and the train station is a place of work. Workers can get injured on trains and in stations just like in any other place of work.
If you are a train worker and have been injured because of something that your employer did then you may be able to claim compensation. Perhaps you have been injured because of something that your employer did not do.
This may include providing you with suitable training. Under these circumstances you may also be able to make a claim. The highest number of accidents is recorded for the infrastructure workforce. These tend to be the jobs related to maintaining the railway line and involve equipment, machinery and working alongside the track.
Claim for compensation train injuries
Accident Advice Helpline can help with all stages of a claim for compensation train for injuries. Don’t worry if you have not started your claim straight away. It is still worth giving Accident Advice Helpline a call because you generally have up to three years to make a claim.
You will not be asked for any large up front legal costs as your case will be handled on a no win no fee* basis.
Because of this, there really is nothing to lose when thinking about making a claim and tapping those little words in to a search box: compensation train accidents. You can just let Accident Advice Helpline do what they do best.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 25th August 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Train accident claim