Injured in a public place in Cumbria?
There are many places in life we visit on a regular basis; some might be for pleasurable reasons such as hobbies or special places but others are because we have to use them. Commuting to work is one such example, with busy train stations being the norm for many people on a twice daily basis.
Busy places are not always the safest, either. The Railway Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) is an authority that collates and processes information on how safe our railways are. But we are not just talking train crashes here. Thankfully, train crashes are rare but when they do happen can have far-reaching and devastating consequences for many people.
Stations need to be kept safe too and sometimes, with busy schedules and so many rail passengers passing through on a daily basis, small things can get forgotten – but small things that need to be in place, when they are absent, can have the biggest of impacts…
Why you may need an expert when you’ve been injured in a public place in Cumbria
The RSSB, for the year 2011-2012, has published its findings in a detailed report that shows a variety of data and statistics. Its report shows that 252 passengers were hurt during the year, although it does not ‘grade’ the severity of the injuries. However, 62% of the passengers hurt received their injuries after ‘slips, trips and falls’.
Have you slipped, tripped or fallen?
If you’ve been injured in a public place in Cumbria, whether it was at a train station or not, our injury solicitor may be able to help. And here’s why:
- If the accident was as the result of negligence or carelessness of someone else – in other words, not your fault – then the law says that you are entitled to make a claim…
- You will need to show that you were injured and that these injuries have caused symptoms, which have impacted on your life e.g. a broken bone.
- You must also have received medical treatment for the injury or injuries (your injury solicitor will need details of your injuries and how, as well as who treated you).
- Finally, you need to make sure that you make a compensation claim for your slip, trip or fall within three years of it happening – unfortunately, attempting to make a claim outside of this 3 year deadline will see your claim fall at the first hurdle!
Why choose AAH?
AAH is short for Accident Advice Helpline and we are a law firm, with over a decade of experience in helping people successfully claim compensation for personal injuries.
Our lawyers have dealt with claims of all types for over 15 years, including claims from people who’ve been injured in a public place in Cumbria.
If you’ve been hurt through no fault of your own, you may need our expertise, so why not call us to find out more, on 0800 689 0500?
Date Published: 12th January 2014
Author: David Brown