Let us help you with your injury claim in Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London, from which it takes its name. The building of the bridge was completed in 1894 and has become an iconic symbol of London, featuring in the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony. One of the main features of the bridge is that the central span can be raised to allow river traffic to pass through. An upper pedestrian walkway connects the two towers at a height of 44 metres above the water level.
The safety record of Tower Bridge has been overall very good, however there are a couple of notable exceptions:
- In 1952, a double decker bus was being driven across Tower Bridge. Usually a warning bell would ring and the road gates would be closed if the central section needed to be opened to allow a large boat or ship to pass through on the Thames. Unfortunately, the stand-in watchman who was on duty did not do this and the bridge started to rise with the bus on it. The bus driver’s quick reaction to speed up and clear a one-metre gap, dropping down two metres onto the other side of the bridge meant that disaster was averted and no serious injuries were sustained.
- On 11 May 2009, six people were injured in a lift accident in the north tower of the bridge. They had been trapped in the faulty lift and then sustained injuries due to the lift falling from a height of three metres with them inside.
If you have been involved in accident which was not your fault, then you could be entitled to make an injury claim in Tower Bridge. Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in claiming the compensation to which you are entitled. We have over a decade’s worth of experience in personal injury law and a specialist team of lawyers who can provide you with the very best legal representation for your claim.
Here is our handy guide to making an injury claim in Tower Bridge:
- Call our free 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile;
- Let our friendly advisers guide you through our simple 30-second test to see how much you could receive should you decide to make an injury claim in Tower Bridge;
- If you decide you would like to go ahead with your injury claim in Tower Bridge, then we will refer you to our no win no fee expert legal team; and
- Most injury claims in Tower Bridge can be dealt with via telephone, and the majority of claimants will not need to attend court.
Date Published: 16th September 2013
Author: David Brown