In need of an injury claims solicitor in Leek Wootton?
Leek Wootton in Warwickshire was the location of a serious rail accident in the mid-1800s. Although there would be no one left alive today who can remember it happening, it was a major disaster in the area. The railway bridge over the road between Leek Wootton and Hill Wootton collapsed on 11 June 1861.
These days, if you have been involved in an accident on a train then you may be able to claim compensation via a railway injury claims solicitor in Leek Wootton. Thankfully, an accident on a train is a rare occurrence in the UK and so the number of people making train injury claims in Leek Wootton is very low. Nevertheless, several thousand people are slightly injured in train-related incidents across the UK every year – some are passengers and some are railway workers. If you have been injured in an accident on a train or in an accident that was related to train travel that was not your fault then you may be able to start a claim for compensation with an injury solicitor in Leek Wootton. Accident Advice Helpline are a law firm with teams of highly trained personal injury lawyers who are experts in helping people who have had an accident on a train.
Common UK train accidents
Statistics show that rail passengers suffer accidents in several ways but train collisions account for a very small proportion of all injuries. Passengers are much more likely to suffer a slip, trip or fall and these can even be 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. Any of these can give rise to a railway injury claim.
What does a railway injury claim involve?
Railways are either a mode of transport or a place of work. Workers can get injured on trains and in stations just as they can in other workplaces. If you are a train worker and have been injured because of something that your employer did then you may be able to start a railway compensation claim with an injury claims solicitor in Leek Wootton. You may have been injured because of something that your employer failed to do to protect your health and safety. This may include providing you with suitable training and under these circumstances you may also be able to make a claim. The railway workers who suffer the highest rates of accidents are the infrastructure workforce. These tend to be the jobs related to maintaining the railway line and involve heavy equipment and machinery working alongside the track. Accident Advice Helpline can help with all stages of a railway injury claim so give them a call and let them take over from there.
Date Published: 10th December 2013
Author: David Brown