If you live in Longniddry, you may commute to Edinburgh by train. Although train travel is considered reasonably safe, accidents can occur. If you are involved in an accident for which you were not to blame, then you may be entitled to make an injury claim in Longniddry, or one based in any other place in the British Isles, if you make your injury claim in Longniddry (for instance) within three years of the date of the accident. However, in some cases you have only two years in which to file a claim.
Making an injury claim in Longniddry
You may or may not realise that you could also be eligible to make an injury claim in Longniddry if you have, in the last three years, been diagnosed with an illness which you could prove was caused by another person’s negligence. This might be a work-related illness or one such as food poisoning which you had after eating a meal at a restaurant.
In July 2013, two trains collided with each other at the main railway station in Norfolk, Norwich and eight people were injured. Clearly they did not cause the accident, so they had grounds on which to base a personal injury compensation claim.
Accidents involving both passengers and railway workers can occur because of the following problems:
- damaged tracks
- mechanical faults affecting the train or train wheels
- objects (such as fallen trees) or people on the tracks
- weather conditions, such as snow or ice
- collisions with another train or vehicle
- signal failure
- poor maintenance of tracks
Accidents can also happen inside the train, as people may slip, trip or fall, because of spillages or litter on the floor of the train, or be hit on the head by an object falling from the overhead rack which should have been properly and securely stowed away. You may get food poisoning after eating in a buffet car on a train, or suffer a burn or scald because a member of staff spilled a hot drink or soup over you.
You could also receive cuts if seats are damaged and a sharp object pokes through them, or you could be cut by a sharp edge inside a railway carriage.
Accidents such as slips, trips and falls can also happen on the station platform or anywhere else in the station.
If you have been injured while at a railway station, or while travelling by train, you could be able to make an injury claim in Longniddry or one based elsewhere in the British Isles.
Accident Advice Helpline are here to help
If you have a personal injury compensation claim to file, but you don’t know where to begin, call us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice. You can make use of one of our numbers which you can call at any time. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or, from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993. Why not call us now to find out if we can help you?
Date Published: 20th October 2013
Author: David Brown